Marigot Bay Marina

Marigot Bay Marina Local Area - St Lucia

Marigot Bay Marina

Longitude: 61° 01.8' W

Latitude: 13° 58.1' N

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As St Lucia lies well south of the main hurricane belt, the island remains vibrant and busy throughout the summer months and Marigot Bay is no exception. The Marina Village, with its wide range of shops, boutiques, French bakery, bank and supermarket is open year round as is the new luxury Discovery at Marigot Bay resort and spa situated right above the docks.

The bay itself is dotted with bars and restaurants filled with visitors and locals alike.

“Traditionally, larger yachts tend to leave the Caribbean and head back to the Mediterranean for the summer months,” said Molly McDaniel, PR and marketing manager for Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, “but they don’t know what they’re missing.”

She continued: “As the tradewinds diminish, the waters around St Lucia become much clearer providing some of the best scuba diving and deep sea fishing conditions of the year. The seas are calmer in the summer months with relatively little swell making sea-going experiences much more comfortable for the uninitiated.”

As further enticement, visiting yachts will also get to enjoy lower rates at the marina during the summer period with special discounts for long stays, while the associated Discovery resort also extends low season summer rates for their rooms.

Fishing tours and other attractions also tend to lower their rates during the summer months.

“Marigot Bay Resort and Marina is the perfect gateway for exploring the Grenadines, Tobago, Grenada and the other southern islands of the Caribbean. St Lucia is close to Venezuela, an easy to reach refuge for larger yachts in the unlikely event that a storm should head our way,” McDaniel said.

“There are so many reasons to spend summer in the southern Caribbean. With Cricket World Cup action stretching into late April, it makes sense for the large yachts here on charter to stay on a little longer and enjoy Marigot Bay, St Lucia and all of the stunning island gems to the south. They’ll be pleased they did!”