Described by the novelist James A. Michener as "the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean," Marigot Bay, home of the awardwinning luxury resort and marina, is a hidden gem nestled on the scenic west coast of Saint Lucia.
It's truly one of the most desirable destinations on an island renowned for its natural beauty, forested mountains, waterfalls, secret coves and long, lazy sandy beaches but so far relatively undiscovered for its diving.
Marigot Bay's innate beauty and laidback calm belies its colorful history; it was the location for films such as the original Dr. Dolittle with Rex Harrison in 1967, Fire Power with Sophia Loren and Water with Michael Caine. Marigot Bay was also the site of the legendary 18th century battle where the English tucked themselves inside the bay to ambush the French. Even today, its natural design makes it a perfect "hurricane hole" a place of safety and shelter for yachts and catamarans in the event of bad weather. The enclosed nature of the bay adds to its close, intimate feel and is further enhanced by the tropical, dense greenery that closely hugs the surrounding hillside.
Diving in the calm, warm, blue waters of Saint Lucia is breathtaking, and as a dive base Marigot Bay really does tick all the right boxes. The PADI 5 Star Dive Center offers guided dives and PADI courses year-round; with more than 25 stunning dive sites all within easy access. There's something for all levels of experience and interest shipwrecks, black and white sand, volcanic pinnacles, sheer walls, an abundance of marine life and vibrant colored corals.
From Marigot Bay there's plenty to do out of the water too try zip-lining through the rainforest, trekking the famed Pitons or visiting the island's banana and cocoa plantations. With direct flights now available from Canada and the U.S. you can be on Saint Lucia in no time.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Exceptionally spacious, luxurious rooms and one-, twoor three-bedroom suites with superb facilities, state of the art appliances, huge shower rooms, generously proportioned balconies and well-appointed furnishings, all fused together by chic Asian-inspired interior design.
AMENITIES: Spa, fitness center and marina.