EXCURSION TO MARIGOT BAY
A tour of the Caribbean'a most beautiful bay, Marigot Bay, where the white sand beach, the palms and the turquoise sea allow is to relax and enjoy ourselves against a genuine dreamlike backdrop.
What we will see
- Residential area of Morne: blossoming vegetation and villas, view of port of Castries
- Caribelle Batik
- 'Cul de Sac' with banana plantations
- Marigot Bay, Doolittle Beach, Fort La Toc
What we will do
- We will leave the ship and cross the city heading for Morne, one of the residential areas of Castries, characterised by blossoming vegetation and magnificent villas extending across the hill slope. Having reached the top, we will stop to enjoy the magical views of the port of Castries, where our ship is docked.
- Our tour will continue onto Caribelle Batik, a Victorian, four-storey house famous for West Indian Sea Island cotton production and where we can observe the traditional silkscreen batik process for decorating fabrics and the creation of relative products.
- We will pass the famous 'Cul de Sac', a valley rich withbanana plantations which leads onto Marigot Bay, described by the English writer, James Michener as the Caribbean's most beautiful bay. Over the centuries, the bay experienced terrible events: for years, it was a pirate's refuge and in the 18th Century, saw battles between the French and English; during World War Two, it served as a refuge for Nazi U-Boats. Over the past few years, owing to the beauty of the location and its white sand beaches and palms, Marigot Bay has experienced a remarkable surge of tourist interest: in addition the construction of luxury hotels and villas, the marina has expanded with restaurants and bars as well as an apartment complex with spa, almost renown as the place to be for yachts and sailing ships.
- At Marigot Bay, we will hop on-board a boat for Doolittle Beach, the perfect place for a little swim. Owing to its beauty, the area was selected as the setting for numerous films, amongst which 'Dr. Dolittle' in 1967.
- The tour will continue onto Fort La Toc, built in 1889 and abandoned in 1905.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- There is limited availability of English-language guides.
- This excursion requires that you know how to swim and that you are physically fit.
- This tour is not recommended for guests who suffer from sea sickness and those who have mobility problems.