Marigot Bay
Marigot Bay
4.5
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A yachtsman's haven, this picturesque bay has been used for background shots in many Hollywood films such as Dr. Doolittle and Fire Power.
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  • Carol B
    Ipswich, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would love to return
    Beautiful bay. Had a wonderful week staying at Marigot Hotel. Felt privileged to be staying there with such wonderful views. Staff were helpful. Loved the ferry/tug across water which was quick to appear whenever needed. Part of the beach reserved for hotel guests, lovely. We watched amazing sunsets from here. Hotel also had sunbathing area with steps into the sea, great snorkling. The beach had a food/drink kiosk and various services. You are approached initially so that they can tell you what is available but after that were no bother. We did buy drinks and had a fabulous lunch from the hut on beach, really good and cheaper than hotel food, even delivered to our deck bed. Also a wonderful massage on the beach, very professional, read the reviews for Hands on the Beach. Also hired kayark and went all around the bay admiring the yachts and property. Did kayark out of Bay to see Roseau Bay just around the corner. Only negative is that you need to get a taxi to go anywhere. Plenty of drivers available though. About 20 minute walk to bus stop, which we did try but mainly used a friendly taxi driver with their local knowledge. Our hotel room was basic but comfortable with great view. We were above reception but it was very quiet which suited us. We opted for daily clean (no extra charge), floor mopped daily and felt welcoming and clean. Large covered balcony area, we enjoyed. There was one day of rain when we had decided to visit Castries and then bus to Rodney Bay. As we left the receptionist chased after us with an umbrella, goodness were we grateful. We had a late flight on our last day, hotel helpful and allowed us to use a room to change in before leaving for airport. Ate at 3 restaurants around the bay, Doolittles was attached to hotel and they looked after us well. Watched many tour boats visit and leave the bay felt lucky to actually be staying there.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2023
  • SCMDJKWhite
    Atlanta, Georgia364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEAUTIFUL!
    A beautiful place to visit!! You can drive or walk (steep hill but doable!) to the top. There are food and souvenir vendors. And a perfect spot to see the whole bay. Some great places to eat and drink in the bay. The bartenders at Hurricane Hole were great! Fantastic place to watch the sunset and have a cocktail! (take the ferry across to Doolittles) You can rent a kayak and paddle around the bay or around the corner to a beautiful beach.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 27, 2024
  • Dreamer31481404332
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    so pleased I visited
    great location - beautiful views over the sea and coast - love to watch the boats come and go. But all a bit run down and tired - its part of the attraction I know. A few dodgy drug deals going on not overly attractive
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2024
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elyzaRC
London, UK132 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took the public bus from Castries (it is 10 dollar EC if you ask the driver to take you down to the bay, otherwise it is 2,75 EC dollar if the driver just leave you in the main street. From there it is 15 minutes walking down). We arrived at the bay and took the ferry to go to the beach (5 EC dollar with return). We didn't really like the beach there, very small, too crowdy. There is a beach club which seems nice. We also visited the bay with a catamaran coming back from a trip, and it was quick, just a look at the bay with all the big rich boats. Overall, not my best place.
Written February 5, 2020
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Maree M
London, UK368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Beautiful Bay with stunning sunsets . Very colonial. Some of the boats (super yachts) are breathtaking. Lovely cafes to stop and watch the world go by . Beach is small . The Hotel Marigot Bay great for swimming in their pool and a cocktail or two .
Written January 24, 2020
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Amanda R
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
We visited this location on a Royal Carribbean excursion. Our guide, Angus, was the best guide we had on our whole trip. He was informative and humorous.
Once we arrived at Marigot Bay we were told we had to pay the boat to take us to the bay. Mr. Bravo, the person in charge of the boat taxi said none of us were pd so we all had to pay to go across. Now it was $2 per person but still...several were mad and irritated that this was taken care of by the chartering company RC used. Who knows the truth of the matter but it put a damper on the day.

The details of the excursion mentioned shopping. There really wasn't shopping more than a few huts of people selling all the stuff you saw in the port.
The water and beach look beautiful but not too clear when in it.
We didn't eat at Mr./Dr. Doolittle's but people that were on our excursion that ate there said it was EXPENSIVE. There didn't seem to be many food options so we just didn't eat the whole time there.

I was really excited about this excursion but it didn't live up to all I hoped.
Written January 15, 2023
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Mare1208
Scotch Plains, NJ93 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Stayed with another couple at the Zoetry Resort nearby and thought that we would visit this beach as it was close by and touted for snorkeling.

Reached there by ferry and found that the beach was littered with cigarette butts and beer bottle tops. The water was very murky and I would not go in.

Locals tried to sell us cocnut rum drinks at 9:30 AM , a little too early for us.

The highlight of the beach was watching one of the locals scale up and down a very tall palm tree to harvest more than a dozen coconuts.

Boarded the ferry again to take us to JJ's for lunch which had a lovely view but food was mediocre. Wished we had gone to Chateau Mygo instead which turned out to be one of our favorite restaurants, close by to where we stayed.

We will not be back to this bay.
Written January 25, 2023
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Mickparr
40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Looks nice from a difference, but on landing beds are worn out, rubbish in several places. Staff promise the world but don’t deliver. Don’t eat the food from the shacks, staff get intoxicated. On return, water taxi stops at a cave to coax more money for jumpers. Very intimidating.
Written February 27, 2023
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stp234
Walnut Creek, CA37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is a beautiful bay, and we stayed at a Villa up on the hill with spectacular views. However, I wouldn't stay in Marigot Bay again. There are no markets or small stores to get essentials, no coffee places, mimimal restaurant options, and the beach isn't welcoming (you are harrassed by people wanting tips for services or to sell you drugs, and the beach isn't kept very nice). Some places closed with COVID and never re-opened. One of the hotels was undergoing a remodel, so their restaurants were closed as well. We went to Doolittles restaurant, Chateau Mygo, and JJ's Mangrove and all were mediocre and sloooooow. Stay closer to Soufriere where you have more options! Our best night was taking a water taxi to Kai Manje at Ti Kaye resort - recommend!
Written December 4, 2022
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Henry M
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I visited there because I read it's beautiful, movie scenes... It turned out to be a very small harbor and a few restaurants and shops along a mere 100 meter long street. There is a free parking lot before you enter the harbor access. You can take a water taxi to an island beach stone throw away. It might be more beautiful if you sail a boat there...
Written March 25, 2020
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Carol B
Ipswich, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Beautiful bay. Had a wonderful week staying at Marigot Hotel. Felt privileged to be staying there with such wonderful views. Staff were helpful. Loved the ferry/tug across water which was quick to appear whenever needed. Part of the beach reserved for hotel guests, lovely. We watched amazing sunsets from here. Hotel also had sunbathing area with steps into the sea, great snorkling. The beach had a food/drink kiosk and various services. You are approached initially so that they can tell you what is available but after that were no bother. We did buy drinks and had a fabulous lunch from the hut on beach, really good and cheaper than hotel food, even delivered to our deck bed. Also a wonderful massage on the beach, very professional, read the reviews for Hands on the Beach. Also hired kayark and went all around the bay admiring the yachts and property. Did kayark out of Bay to see Roseau Bay just around the corner. Only negative is that you need to get a taxi to go anywhere. Plenty of drivers available though. About 20 minute walk to bus stop, which we did try but mainly used a friendly taxi driver with their local knowledge. Our hotel room was basic but comfortable with great view. We were above reception but it was very quiet which suited us. We opted for daily clean (no extra charge), floor mopped daily and felt welcoming and clean. Large covered balcony area, we enjoyed. There was one day of rain when we had decided to visit Castries and then bus to Rodney Bay. As we left the receptionist chased after us with an umbrella, goodness were we grateful. We had a late flight on our last day, hotel helpful and allowed us to use a room to change in before leaving for airport. Ate at 3 restaurants around the bay, Doolittles was attached to hotel and they looked after us well. Watched many tour boats visit and leave the bay felt lucky to actually be staying there.
Written June 6, 2023
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Rhonda R
52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was a neat little area but not the best area for sunbathing and swimming. The beach is small and for the hotel residents. We drove in on one side and you have to take ferry to beach and restaurant. The ferry is free if you eat at Doolittles or for the hotel guests. This is also a docking spot for yachts.
Written April 10, 2024
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Gran7
Crossett1,505 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful spot in the southern Caribbean. The water and sky’s colors make the beaches surreal. Unique landscapes and resorts and restaurants and water sports contribute to the mag ice Cw! The Pitons crest the most u inquest backdrop
Written January 23, 2023
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