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TO MAKE A RESERVATION

Contact Marina Manager, Bob Hathaway and ask about our Hurricane Plan:

 

Office:    1-758- 451- 4275

 

Mobile:   1-758-285-4515

 

Email: marina@marigotbay.com

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 

Kalalu Festiva;

MAJOR ISLAND EVENTS COMING YOUR WAY!!!

Carnival

Carnival is the biggest show on the island's calendar. Activities span a whole month and culminate in early July with calypso and soca monarch competitions, a carnival queen show, panorama the steel pan competition and two days of "jump up." Costumed bands take to the streets for the Carnival pageant: parade of costumes. For more information visit: www.stluciacarnival.com

 

 

St.Lucia Billfishing Tournament

A four-day tournament that attracts anglers from all over the Caribbean. The Blue Marlin is the most sought after catch and everyone is out trying to hook the biggest one. The weigh station is at Rodney Bay an all are invited to view the catches at the end of each fishing day. Check the website for updates: www.stluciabillfish.com

 

 

Creole Heritage Month

If you enjoy indulging in foreign culture then you will enjoy this. A series of events are held throughout the month of October to celebrate the Creole culture: enjoy creole music, festivals and cuisine. This culminates with International Creole Day or Jounen Kweyol, a world wide celebration by all countries that speak the creole language.

 

CALLING ALL GOLFERS

St.Lucia Golf and Country Club has the only 18-hole golf course in St.Lucia. Located in the northern part of the island at Cap Estate, the course was designed by John Ponko, a protégé of Robert Trent Jones Sr. It offers fabulous views of the Caribbean and Atlantic coastlines. The 6815 yard, Par 71 championship golf course is a challenge to serious and recreational golfers. Club activities include a 350-yard driving range and gold academy, a clubhouse and pro shop. Club rentals are available. Lessons are provided by the resident golf professional. Golf carts are mandatory and golf shoes with soft spikes or tennis shoes are also required. Lessons and tee times can be reserved by calling (758) 450-8523.

 

On the first Saturday in November the Rotary Club of Gros-Islet host a one day tournament held to raise money for Rotary Club projects. To participate, contact Mrs.Hermiston at (758) 452-8756. 

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN....

THE FUN GOES ON!!!

St.Lucia has several "liming zones "- liming being the local way to say "hang out."

 

Marigot Bay is dotted with restaurants for fine and casual dining and is home to the renowned "Rainforest Hideaway,' where you get the best in elegant dining for a price you wont believe. Chateau Mygo offers live band entertainment and an east indian menu to choose from.

 

The weekend comes alive with locals and visitors alike as everyone goes to the JJ'z Plaza for their weekend lime. You can find this up on the hill overlooking the  Bay, an excellent spot for those memorable vacation portraits. There is good food, good music and good company. You can enjoy a fantastic  meal here - St.Lucians come from all over the island to enjoy the local crab prepared by the in-house gourmet chef.  Order from the superb drinks menu and get wired for a trip to the "basement" nightclub.

 

If you're in the mood for a bit of local culture then you can venture out into the local communities to get a taste of local cooking and local music.

 

Friday Seafood Feast - Anse la Raye  Only 10 minutes away from Marigot Bay, This village offers an excellent Friday Night fish feast. Starting from 6pm, tables are set up in the middle of the street overlooking the bay, while cooking is done in booths that line the two sides of the road. There is lobster in season and a variety of seafood, barbecued, fried or cooked en papillote. Be sure to try the authentic fish "braff" made with dorado or mahi-mahi. Soak up the gravy with roasted or fried bakes. There is music and occasionally live band entertainment.

 

Street Party - Gros Islet    The original street lime. Gros Islet Friday Night on Friday evenings has been in existence for over 20 years. Barbecue grills come out onto the sidewalks and glowing coals sizzle beneath chicken and conch kebabs. Tables and chairs are set up in the streets. All the bars down Gros Islet's main street are a hive of activity with visitors and St.Lucians. Speakers set up on street corners keep the audience hopping with a variety of Caribbean rythmns.

 

Fish Fiesta - Dennery  The fish fiesta takes place every Saturday night in the Atlantic village of Dennery - 30 minutes from Marigot. Seafood specialties include grilled fish, steamed fish, fried fish and lambi or conch. You are entertained by local folks bands which give you a pinch of decade old music enjoyed by the natives. The Dennery police force is on patrol.

A Summer Caribbean Escape

Dear Yacht Owners, Captains and Crew,

 

Welcome to yet another edition of our monthly marina newsletter.

 

A common misconception of summer spent in the Caribbean is that there is little to do . WRONG, there is always something to do. It isn't difficult to create an adventure when you have 238 square miles of pure beauty and from a visitor's perspective: uncharted territory as your backyard. In this article we will show you how to create an experience that you wont soon forget and friends and family will envy you for.

 

Last month we started to a two-part series newsletter highlighting: Summer Sailing in the Caribbean. We dispelled the myths surrounding the Summer season in the Caribbean and gave you all the advantages of sailing and chartering guests at that time.

 

This month we tell you all the fun things to do, exciting sites to visit and more in St.Lucia and the best places to take your charter during the summer that is sure to make the experience spectacular.

 

Again if you want more details of newsletter contents, feel free to email us at marina@marigotbay.com and we will respond to you quick.

 

Until Next Time!!!!

YOUR MARIGOT BAY RETREAT THIS SUMMER

The Marina at Marigot Bay......

 

continues to have an amazing season with visits from many old friends and new visitors discovering the joys of our Marina for the first time. All Marina guests are also guests of Discovery at Marigot Bay Hotel including:

  • The Lapli Spa
  • The Boudreau Restaurant
  • The Hurricane Hole Bar
  • Fitness Centre
  • Pools

And, in The Marina Village

  • Rowley's Caribbean Café & Baguet Shop
  • Marigourmet Provisioning
  • Marigothill Laundry
  • and a wide range of boutiques and gift shops.

This season we offer the following new services:

  • A full range of electronic, electrical and mechanical ngineering services through Henning Schneider Engineering Services.
  • Full on-site Customs & Immigration Services
  • Small local chandlery & fishing tackle shop
  • As well as our wonderful local day workers: varnishing, painting & diving services.

 New This Year: 

  • New deep water berth, max LOA 50 metres, max Beam 10 metres, max draft 6.5 metres.
  • On berth fuelling and serviced with 3 phase & single phase power, water, black water pumpout, Wi-Fi. At the western end the Marina so the best sunsets in the Caribbean.

Please come by during the rest of the season and enjoy the

"Most Beautiful Bay in the Caribbean."

 
THE SIGHTS YOU DONT WANT TO MISS...

Your exploration of the natural beauty of the island of St.Lucia can be made more worthwhile when you know what the best sights and tours are. Experience what sets St.Lucia apart from the rest of the Caribbean.

 

Most popular island attractions:

 

Soufriere - The town of Soufriere boasts a wealth of cultural and historical features that tells the islands fabulous story with every step. But this cannot be enjoyed in just a few hours so if you're heading to Soufriere, set aside a whole day to take in the sights. Soufriere is home to the Diamond falls and Mineral baths; the Old Mill; the world renown Pitons, the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano and the Botanical gardens.

 

Pigeon Island National Landmark - A living museum within a natural setting, Pigeon island is being nurtured through careful protection and intelligent development to serve the intellectual, cultural and recreational needs of all who visit this historic site. The picturesque, 44 acre island reserve off the North west coast was originally surrounded by water but was joined to the mainland by a man-made causeway in 1972. Pigeon Island is more than just excitingly presented history, the 18 th century military ruins, white sand beaches, beautifully manicured grounds and tropical flora make it an ideal getaway. Go hiking up the trail and bird watching. Climb to the top of very top and experience spectacular views of the surrounding areas: a breathtaking experience.

 

Maria Islands Nature reserve - This is a nature lover's paradise. Half a mile off the mainland, Maria major and Maria minor are nesting sites for migratory seabirds and ground nesting land birds. The endemic Maria Islands Ground Lizard, known locally as the Zandoli Te, is found here and nowhere else in the world. The non-poisonous Couresse or Kouwes snake is the rarest and shyest snake in the world. It too is endemic to Maria islands. Access is provided by boat and visits are by appointment only.

 

ST.LUCIA IS A SPORTS LOVERS PARADISE...

 

Outdoor enthusiasts will find exceptional opportunities for fun!!!ArticTitle
St.Lucia's clear, blue, warm sea is ideal for water sports, and the climate permits year-round outdoor activities. Windsurfing, scuba diving, swimming, sailing, deep-sea fishing, tennis, jogging, hiking and horseback riding are just some of the possibilities for the active visitor to explore.

For radical fun on the water the best location is Vieux Fort's Anse de Sable beach (Sandy Beach), an immense stretch of white sand and blue water, open to the Atlantic wind, It is home to the Club Mistral and a kite surfing center. Windsurfing and kite surfing lessons are available and equipment is for rent.

Scuba diving is offered at several reputable diving operations on the island. PADI and NAUI certification courses are available. For the seasoned diver there are several excellent sites to explore and dive operations propose varied programmes including night dives.

Explore the island's countryside and beaches on horseback. Local riding stables offer various itineraries from one hour rides to half day horseback excursions with a barbecue lunch on the beach.

 

ESCAPE COMPLETELY IN THE GRENADINES...

 

Nothing Completes a Caribbean Vacation like the islands of the Grenadines!!!ArticTitle

In the Windward Island sailing south of St.Lucia, just past St.VIncent, you will find nine of the most beautiful islands in the world to explore with ease. Whether you're looking for a private retreat, white sand beaches or nature at its best, this is definitely a trip worth every cent.

Here's a brief overview of the islands:

Young Island
A private island retreat that only 200 yards off the southern coast of St.Vincent. The 35-acre national wildlife reserve features beachfront and hillside cottages,white sand beaches, swimming pools and a spa. The perfect combination of privacy and natural charm and luxury.

Bequia
The largest island in the Grenadine chain retains its age old boat building and fishing traditions. Bequia is popular amongst yachtees, beach lovers and honeymooners with some of the best beaches in the country , casual restaurants and bars and boutiques lodging.

Mustique
Rub shoulders with the rich and famous on this privately owned island, which has long been the Caribbean hideaway for many celebrities. Mustique offers a collection of luxury villas, one full service hotel and a five-room guesthouse. Dont miss the annual Blues Festival, the worl-renowned Basil's Bar or unwind in tranquiltiy on a deserted beach.

Canouan
The crescent shaped island is home to one of the Caribbeans longest barrier reefs with wide shallows and colourful undersea life - ideal for world-class diving. Hikers will enjoy the highest peak, Mount Royal, which rises to 787ft above white sand beaches and turquoise seas.

Mayreau
With no airport, you have to arrive by boat and you will never want to leave. It is possibly the most rustic island in the chain with just one small village with a quaint old church. It attracts daytrippers, who explore breathtaking white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters.


Tobago Cays
 A film location for "Pirates of the Caribbean," this horseshoe shaped reef shields five deserted islets and with its crystal clear waters, coral reefs and colorful sea life is renowned as one of the best sailing, diving and snorkeling ares in the world.

 

Union Island

Union Island's verdant topography greets visitors with a striking picturesque array of mountain peaks and ridges. Travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience will enjoy an authentic West Indian experience. Union is a paradise for yachting enthusiasts, scuba divers, hikers and sun worshipers.

 

Palm Island

The 135-acre private resort features 43 guestrooms, nestled amidst five white sand beaches and three nature trails. Guest can enjoy a rejuvenating treatment at the on-site spa, or join a sunset sail or a snorkeling day trip to the nearby Tobago Cays.

 

Petit St.Vincent

This is a private resort best known for being completely unplugged. Once on-island, guests can count on total privacy and enjoy their own cottage on the beach, with barely a trace of the world from which they escaped - no television, phones, casinos not even room keys.

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