Gros Islet, North Saint Lucia
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Gros Islet

Situated near the northern tip on the island of Sant Lucia, Gros Islet is one of the most popular tourist hotspots the country has to offer. Home to its own picturesque beach, there are several larger sandy areas just a short walking distance including Reduit Beach, Anse Lavoutte and Cas en Bas. For those looking to buy some souvenirs to take home, Rodney Bay Mall is only 10 minutes away and offers a great range of shops and a well-stocked supermarket.

When to go

The temperatures in Gros Islet don't fluctuate much throughout the year and tourists can look forward to a hot tropical climate perfect for sunbathing, scuba diving and swimming.


For those looking to meet the locals and get a real sense of the islet's atmosphere, every Friday night the streets are closed off to cars and a vibrant street party (The Jump-up) takes place. The bars remain open until late and there are plenty of street vendors selling delicious local food to try.