About Gros Islet
Gros Islet is located in the northern part of St Lucia and once used to be a peaceful fishing village. This has since been changed and Gros Islet has rapidly expanded and is now the island of St. Lucia most popular Tourist Destination.
Originally settled by the Carib (and possibly Arawak), a French map from 1717 provides the first identification of the area as Gros Islet. The community has had a long history of being a Roman Catholic parish, as the first priests who arrived on the island settled in the village in 1749.
In modern times, the community has continued to flourish. Between 1991 and 2001 the population rose 54%; the highest rise in the country. In 2001, the population was 19,409, making it the second most-populous community in Saint Lucia, up from 13,505 in the 1991 census and 10,164 in the 1980 edition. Of this number, 9,307 were male and 10,102 were female.
A nearby mangrove swamp was dredged to form Rodney Bay Marina and many hotels, resorts and villas have since appeared.
Hotels in Rodney Bay Gros Islet :
However the old village of Gros Islet is still a flourishing district.
Rodney Bay is a bay
that is located in Gros Islet Saint Lucia; it is along the northwestern coast of the island to the north of Choc Bay. It is named after British naval officer George Brydges Rodney. At Rodney Bay you can climb aboard the brig Unicorn, used in the film Pirates of the Caribbean and see the west side of the island by sea from her decks. Rodney is best know for it night life, shopping malls Treasure Bay Casino and lots of hotels and restaurants. You will find the biggest marina in St lucia in Rodney Bay, Gros Islet
Things to do in Rodney Bay Gros Islet
Sunset Cruise - Sunset cruise from Rodney Bay. Free champagne and lots of dancing!
Rodney Bay Hike up to the Lookout - Great hike around the point. Eat at the restaurant but be early
BayWalk Shopping Mall
Treasure Bay Casino