Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia

Rodney Bay on Saint Lucia

Crystal clear Caribbean Sea, Reduit beach, Rodney Bay in St Lucia. Taken from Fort Rodney on Pigeon Island National Historic ParkRodney Bay St Lucia

How to Get There

Flying is the most straightforward way to reach Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, especially for travellers from places like the UK, Europe, North America, and Australia. Most international flights land at Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort, located at the southern tip of the island. From there, you can either hire a car or take a taxi for the roughly 1.5-hour drive to Rodney Bay. For those coming from neighbouring Caribbean islands, arriving by ferry is also an option. Trains and coaches aren’t available for international travellers as Saint Lucia doesn’t have those types of networks.

What to Do in Rodney Bay


Rodney Bay has a rich naval history, particularly thanks to its strategic harbour. A must-visit spot is Pigeon Island, now a national park, where you’ll find remnants of naval forts and various artefacts.


The local culture here is a mix of Afro-Caribbean, French, and British influences. You’ll often hear Calypso music in the background, and local crafts are popular. The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival in May is often hosted in Rodney Bay and is a cultural highlight.

Sites of Interest to a Sailor

For sailors, Rodney Bay is a bit of paradise. The bay itself serves as a natural harbour, and there’s a fully equipped marina. Whether you’re sailing traditional boats or tall ships, you’ll find the facilities and views here top-notch. Sailing tours to explore nearby islands are also available.


As far as entertainment goes, Rodney Bay is the island’s go-to spot for nightlife. There are numerous bars and clubs, often with live music, particularly on weekends.

Eating Out

If you’re a foodie, Rodney Bay won’t disappoint. Seafood is the star of the show, but there’s also a good range of international cuisines. For a true taste of Saint Lucia, try the ‘St Lucia Seafood Friday’ event in Anse La Raye.


Don’t forget that Saint Lucia is not all about the sea. The island’s interior is lush with rainforests, and a visit to the iconic Piton Mountains is highly recommended. There are plenty of trails for hiking and natural waterfalls where you can cool off.

Unique Features

What makes Rodney Bay special is its blend of modern amenities with traditional Caribbean elements. The natural harbour makes it ideal for all kinds of sailing, and its historical context adds a layer of depth to your visit. Add to this the vibrant nightlife, and you have a destination that caters to a broad range of interests.

Rodney Bay is a well-rounded destination, whether you’re an old sea dog or just someone looking to soak in a variety of experiences.

Special Interests

If you have a special interest that you would like to find out about for this port or to tell us about, we would love to hear from you.

Special Interests

If you have a special interest that you would like to find out about for this port or to tell us about, we would love to hear from you.

Sustainable Travel Carbon Offset Schemes

By selecting sustainable travel options and actively participating in carbon offset initiatives, you can make a positive impact while journeying to or from your voyage.

Here are some suggestions for carbon offset websites.

UK: One popular carbon offset website in the UK is “Clear” who offer a range of carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and organisations. They provide detailed information about their projects and allow users to calculate and offset their carbon footprint online.

North America: In North America, “Terrapass” is a well-known carbon offset website. Terrapass offers carbon offset projects across the United States and Canada. They provide options for individuals, businesses, and events to calculate and offset their carbon emissions. Terrapass also offers additional resources and information on sustainable living.

Europe: A popular carbon offset website in Europe is “MyClimate.” MyClimate provides carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and travel. They offer a carbon footprint calculator and allow users to support various sustainable projects worldwide. MyClimate focuses on promoting climate protection and sustainability.

Australia:Greenfleet” is a prominent carbon offset website in Australia. Greenfleet focuses on planting native forests to offset carbon emissions. They offer individuals and businesses the opportunity to calculate and offset their carbon footprint by contributing to tree planting projects across Australia. Greenfleet provides detailed information about their projects and the positive environmental impacts they create.

Please note that these carbon offset websites may vary over time, so it is recommended to research and explore multiple options to find the most suitable one for your needs. 

If any of these links do not work it would be kind of you to inform us, many thanks.

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