Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort
What We Love
- A villa-style luxury hotel in lush St. Lucia, with breakfast and a full-body massageTasting fresh conch, mahi-mahi and kingfish at Dolittle's Restaurant and Bar
- Getting up close and personal with Sulphur Springs – the world's only drive-in volcano
- Being treated to a full-body massage at Soothing Touch Spa
What To Know
- Firefly studios come with a full kitchen, while Panorama Deluxe rooms have a larger balcony
- Remote location is ideal for seclusion-seekers
- Free WiFi can be spotty
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Heralded as one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets, Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort is a relaxing, rainforest-enshrouded retreat on the lush Windward Island of St. Lucia. Accessible only by boat, the resort sits on the edge of a secluded, white-sand beach, so you can spot sunbathing crabs and coral-skimming parrotfish during the day and swooping bats and gliding rays after dark.
Meals at Dolittle’s Restaurant and Bar are comprised of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Take an afternoon nap by the side of the palm-shaded freshwater pool or in your peaceful, luxurious room or villa with stunning views of Marigot Bay. If up-tempo is more your style, try power-walking through the rainforest, driving through a volcano, gliding through the Caribbean on a 34-ft. power boat or snorkeling through a sea of colorful aquatic life.
Rooms and studios
Breezy ceiling fans and air conditioning keep the stylishly appointed studios and villas cool. Both the Panorama Deluxe rooms and Firefly studios feature their own outside spaces and views of Marigot Bay, so you’ll have a little piece of paradise no matter what. Perched on a hillside overlooking the water, Firefly studios come with a full kitchen, while Panorama Deluxe rooms boast a large balcony.
Dolittle’s Restaurant and Bar offers al fresco dining in a tropical setting, serving up sumptuous dishes with the freshest local ingredients. Try the grilled sea scallops followed by the wild mahi-mahi, washed down with something from the fruity cocktail list.
The Soothing Touch Spa and Wellness Retreat offers a range of therapies, treatments and facilities to leave you feeling thoroughly pampered and rejuvenated. Find peace with transcendental meditation and yoga, relax with a full-body massage or reflexology, and rid your body of toxins in the sauna and steam room.
Despite its wonderfully secluded location, Marigot Beach Club and the island of St. Lucia offer endless opportunities for packing your days full. Shop, dive, snorkel, hike, visit one of the island’s historical sites or simply relax and take in your spectacular tropical surroundings. Visit Rodney Bay and Castries for shopping and partying, see the island by boat or take an open-top ride to discover waterfalls and rainforests.
How to Get There
The place ( resort) just like its peoples, is stunning, perfect. Though tired. It lacks much needed interior TLC.
The Bay is out ov this world.
The Nature is out ov this world.
Its peoples are out ov this world.
Though the resort is being unloved. It could do with some interior TLC. Kitchen wise especially.
That's my only gripe regarding the accommodation there. Though the resorts accommodation is well thought out with extremely stunning views regardless of the class of accommodation on offer.
The staff are fantastic, friendly, helpful and work very hard. ( it's hot there all work is hard)
I feel they as the island people's are not as appreciated as they should be. There is vast richness upon this island, both from and bought too. Though I saw much much poverty and inequality. Why? It made no sense. There more than anywhere I'd been in the world.
Thankyou the people of Marigot. Doolittle's & St Lucia. You are wonderful. We will definitely hope to be back one day.
I regret feeling compelled to write this, but am left with no choice after the events of August 16, 2019. I will preface this by saying the resort is in a spectacular location, but this is not a 4-star resort. It is 2-star, at best. The owner is making a very foolish mistake in not making maintenance a priority. If it were, it could easily be a 4-star resort.
I arrived on August 10, 2019 shortly after 2:00 p.m., and was checked into Room 51 above the reception office. The room itself was small, but adequate, had a nice patio, and would have been perfectly suitable for the week, but as I began settling in, many things were found not be to working properly, most importantly the air conditioner. Four hours after checking in, the room was only beginning to feel like it was cooling down, and given the small size, should have been cool in under 30 minutes. The second major problem was the refrigerator did not work. The freezer was a solid block of ice, but the refrigerator was warm. Buying small grocery items was out of the question. The back door to the patio would not latch or lock, creating security and mosquito concerns. The kitchen sink would not drain and smelled of raw sewage when I used it to wash my hands.
Despite these issues, I went downstairs to eat at Doolittle’s hoping the a/c and refrigerator just needed time once turned to max settings, and the other issues could be resolved with maintenance. When I returned several hours later, it was apparent these issues were not going to make for an acceptable stay in this room. I called the reception office and was told maintenance would be up to address the issues. Thirty minutes later, when maintenance had not shown up, called back to reception and requested my room be moved. It took over an hour and several back and forth phones calls for this to occur, but was ultimately moved to a nicely upgraded room, 21A.
Room 21A is a villa with an outdoor kitchen and living space. There are three separate bedrooms/bathrooms in the villa. My immediate concern was potentially having to share living space with strangers in the other bedrooms, but was emphatically assured by the gentleman that helped me move my bags that this would not happen during my stay. I started to settle in, discovered the tea-kettle did not work, so attempted to use the phone to request one be brought up. The phone did not work. I decided to go downstairs to reception to get a kettle and inform them the phone did not work. I went downstairs, advised reception of the issues, was given a kettle and went back to the room and could not open the locked door. I went back downstairs and asked the security guard to assist. He also could not open the door, so he called maintenance. A gentleman from maintenance came up and was successfully able to open the door and show me the “trick” to getting the door to lock/unlock, stating the door was not installed properly. Once resolved, I settled in, by this time it was after 8 p.m., nearly six hours after my arrival.
Maintenance issues identified the remainder of the week were abundant, but also mostly cosmetic, and I was agreeable to overlooking them given the significant room upgrade to remedy the horrible first impression. The view from this room was undeniably spectacular, and the important things like a/c and refrigerator were in working order. There were broken tiles in the villa and throughout the resort that should be replaced, quite a bit of the resort’s furniture is dirty or in disrepair, and there is just a feeling that many things that should have been replaced long ago are simply ignored. Things that have been repaired are often completed shoddily, and obviously so. An example is the outdoor furniture adjacent to the restaurant. It is beyond needing replacement and has electrical tape placed over the armrests. If replacement is not an option, it should simply be removed. It is this level of overwhelming details that will not go unnoticed and leaves you wondering why maintenance is such a low priority. The wifi is also prone to dead spots, or simply drops when it does work. It did not work in room 21A at all, only working if I sat in front of room 21C. There were significant drainage issues in the shower and bathroom sink.
The room phone was never fixed during my stay, despite reception and maintenance being made aware immediately after I was moved, which also would have been overlooked if guests hadn’t arrived to room 21C on the final afternoon of my stay. The couple appeared as surprised as I to discover they were sharing living space with a stranger. They spoke minimal English, and I do not speak French, so communicating was challenging. I made the walk down to the office in the rain to ask why this occurred with no prior notice. The girl was initially very dismissive when I explained my complaint, asking “so, what is the problem,” but then called someone named Chelsea when I explained this was not a hostel and I was not agreeable to sharing living space with strangers, especially with no forewarning from a property manager who should have felt obligated to bring this to their guest’s attention. Evidently Chelsea’s response to her was that I was checking out tomorrow, so “would just have to deal with it,” because that is exactly how it was communicated to me. Reiterating my concerns that two separate guests clearly felt awkward about this shared living arrangement, I was ultimately told there was no resolution available given there were no other vacant rooms. The receptionist finally expressed minimal regret over the numerous problems encountered, but made it clear there was nothing to be done.
The following morning when checking out, I pointed out all of the week’s issues and was asked why I had not brought the maintenance issues in room 21A to the resort’s attention. My response was that it was clearly communicated that the phone was not working a week ago, and this simple issue was not remedied, so what good would have it done. Furthermore, a well-run resort concerned with their guest’s satisfaction would have prompted a property manager checking with me at some point during my stay to ensure all was well following the move, and certainly would have notified their guest before moving someone into a villa with shared living space. This never occurred. Stay at your own risk!
The club has an adventure facility. We’re staying elsewhere but it’s so easy to get there by a frequent ferry service - 2 mins max. Effron, our instructor was soft spoken but informative. We had a perfect day as we started early and finished just in time before it gets sweltering hot! It was a 2 hours 30 mins tour but went quickly.
The Doolittle bar was quaint but again, as the island relies on tourism, the mark up in price is absurd. Be aware that only some fruit related drinks are made from fresh fruits otherwise it’s a sickly sweet sugar concentrate with a fruit extract. Every rum punch we had in the island has a kick, so, you won’t go wrong with that.
Food in Doolittle is mediocre and expensive.