Anse la Raye is a town in Saint Lucia; It is a picturesque place with fine examples of French and English colonial architecture.
The name Anse la Raye is derived from the rays that are found in the bay, the English translation means Bay of Rays. There are two rivers that flow into the bay namely: Grande Riviere de l'Anse la Raye and the Petite Riviere de l'Anse la Raye.
Anse La Ray is best known for its popular fish fry held every Friday night where the wife's of local fishermen showcase their skills by preparing excellent dishes with lobsters, fish and lambi (conch) for sale. The Fish Fry event is held on Front Street which runs parallel to the beach.
The symbolic local Catholic church was built in 1907, but records show that a chapel has existed since 1765. The present church has murals painted by the St Omer Family.
Nearby attractions include the Anse la Raye Falls and the River Rock Falls.
Marigot Bay - quarter of Anse La Raye is located on the western coast of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, 3.75 miles southwest from Castries and a short distance from the Saint Lucian National Marine Reserve. It is surrounded on three sides by steep, forested hills.
Marigot Bay is a historic landmark, having been the site of a number of battles between the French and British navies.
The bay was used as the setting for the 1967 film adaptation of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books. Scenes of the shipwreck, Great Pink Sea Snail, and the construction of the harness for the Giant Lunar Moth were filmed in the bay.
The American novelist James A. Michener famously described Marigot Bay as "The most beautiful bay in the Caribbean."
The all-girl trio Arabesque featured a song "Marigot Bay" appearing on the album of the same name in 1980.