Getting your St Lucia beaches right


Luciagel’s St Lucia beaches picks in the busy northwest of the island are Reduit Beach or The Ramp, Vigie Beach and Smugglers Cove.

The Ramp: just behind Rodney Bay town, that is how you would imagine a highly touristy beach in the Caribbean but it is rarely overcrowded, even on the weekends. Although lined with resorts, you can enjoy some privacy and some shade. Calm seas, clean, simply lovely. Easy to get a nice cocktail or meal at Bay Gardens beach bar and restaurant or the Spinnakers.

Vigie Beach: less touristy and attracting more of a local crowd, just behind a not too busy airport, which gives it a special feel. Ideal for morning jogging or enjoying lunch / some local beer in the shade of the trees.

Smugglers Cove: well-hidden just before the Cap Maison resort, you need to take a flight of stairs to reach this very special place beneath the rocks. The seas can be rough though but even if you are not much of a swimmer, you an still enjoy the beautiful scenery. Lovely beach bar – with slightly overpriced drinks though.


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