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“Great to visit for a day” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marigot Bay

Marigot Bay
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St Lucia Beginner Scuba Diving Tour
Ranked #13 of 168 things to do in St. Lucia
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Owner description: A yachtsman's haven, this picturesque bay has been used for background shots in many Hollywood films such as Dr. Doolittle and Fire Power.
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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“Great to visit for a day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

like: area when accessing by boat is great. diner possibilties also.
dislike: no clean water in the bay and only a tiny beach (not to clean) to hang out (no shade) with a small acess to open sea. you have to be brought by boat as you can not just walk over if you feel like it.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“NOT Recommended”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

I don't know what should be the reason to go to this beach! This is not really a beach in my opinion - maybe for cruise ship tourists. You have to pay 2 USD for the boat which takes you to the island and return which seems not that much. But the only thing you can do there is to have lunch or dinner at the famous Doolittle Bar and Restaurant or - as in our case - wait to leave.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Old fashioned and modern mixed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

We are staying in a self-catering cottage on the north side of the bay with a lovely sea view and a small pool. We combined this with a couple of days on a yacht charter so we got lots of sea and sun on our floating place and reasonable comfort on land. This was on a comfortable but slightly worn out yacht with a very helpful local skipper. Overall its quite well organised but not, thankfully, a 'Resort' with the hokum attached. Shopping is a bit of a pain, because it involves a ferry trip, and the supermarket is not super-well stocked. (Well its here, not London...). The beach is not wonderful. There are two restaurants on this side - The Rainforest Hideaway and Dolittles. The former is lovely but costly, the latter...well sometimes very nice but the place is understaffed and the service slow and we had some suspect fish which we refused to pay for. The boss doesn't seem to care about this and sits at the bar mumbling into his beer, although his staff are good and work hard.

Visited February 2014
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Paphos, Cyprus
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“A bit commercial”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

It was a picturesque setting but people were out to get your money and a bit mercenary. Unlike other pars of the Caribbean we visited.

Visited January 2014
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Saint John
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“Day trip to Marigot Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

We took a taxi from Castries down to Marigot Bay for a day trip. Cost was $30us for 4 people one way. We found the bars and restaurants down by the water very expensive. We crossed over to the beach area by ferry and found a small line of local bar-huts. Beer was cheap here ($5ec) and the locals were full of good information.

We ate supper at one these places run by Ishana & Etheopia. Food was a long time coming but very good when it finally did come.

The real local experience could be found at the shops and bars closer to the top of the hill. The Bay is very beautiful and provides a great natural Harbor for the boaters. I can see why it is such a popular destination.

I would recommend a day trip, or a short (2 to 3 days) visit to Marigot Bay. You can easily choose to take advantage of the expensive restaurants and bars, or just as easily avoid them. I think the town and area are to small to keep me entertained for more than a short visit like that.

Visited February 2014
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