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
We just came back to London after a week at the Marigot beach club hotel.
We lived in Dominican Republic and loved it, we visited Cuba last January and were desappointed so we were a little bit worried about what to expect from St Lucia. We left London with mixed feelings.
Its true that its not a cheap holidays and things like an excursion sets you back 350 dollars for two people, or a return taxi drive 90 dollars a day. But...
What an extraordinary place St. Lucia is!!! Stunning landscapes and amazing diving and snorkeling that makes it worth the trip.
However we found out that the secret of St Lucia is not all the above mentioned things, its the warmth of the people, their smiles, their service always willing to share a smile and make you feel welcome.
And the food!!!We ate by the beach in a local tent and was as excellent as our meals at the hotel or the Ladera resort in Soufrieres or the Indian restaurant in Marigot Bay wich is def a must if you like Indian food.
We stayed in room 51, one of the studios just above the reception. My wife has health issues and going up the stairs was not what we wanted, however we did go up the hill of the resort one of the days and visited the grounds of the hotel and the villas and its an amazing spot. All the rooms seem perfectly located to provided stunning views of the bay.
We cant recomend this hotel enough. Marigot bay is for us the perfect place to stay in St Lucia after visiting Rodney Bay, Soufriers and Anse cochon beach in Anse La Raye.
All the hotel team was amazing, they listened to all our questions and solved them, and the standar of food quality and service is constant and great.
We had breakfast included and not even one of the 7 days we were desappointed. We were served what we asked up to an excellent standar and trully enjoyed it. This is very important to me being an Ex chef of international hotels for the last 20 years. I wanted to take a couple of those chefs with me to London ;)
This is your hotel if you want to experience local style of living in St Lucia, away from huge hotels full of tourists and you want to have a nice relaxing holiday. A walk up the hill at the other side of the resort is worth to see the full bay.
The snorkeling in the hotel is stunning, its really like being in an acuario. We tried the beach but not much to see there, however if you get in the water by their stairs by the dive club and snorkel close to the rocks and around the artificial coral they have created with rocks you will be amazed.
And if you worry that a small hotel might not provide the higine standar you need, you dont have to. The rooms were perfectly clean and we had no issues at all during our stay with us getting stomache issues. My wife was a bit concerned about it since she has a kidney transplant but she was even able to enjoy the cocktails a couple of times and had no problems.
We cant thank enough to all the staff in the hotel for making our week there unforgettable adn a truly amazing one!
We stayed two nights before our Bareboat pickup from Moorings. We stayed in the three bedroom villa and it was perfect. Great view, good food, great staff. Yes it is not five star but if you want a laid back million dollar view this is the place to be. I read about the nature trail in the back of the resort up the mountain and two of us tried it out - note it is steep and not for one that is out for just a stroll. However, I felt very accomplished after the climb but then I had to face the task of getting back down :( . If you feel up to climb look for the green gate.
First of all, if you are hoping for a large, glossy hotel, with efficient but silent staff and a pristine, sterile environment, you will be very disappointed.
Marigot Beach Club is lovely - small and friendly, but with every convenience, and the most amazing staff, who actually make the place. Smiling faces, lots of laughter, and a willingness and helpfulness I have experienced rarely on holidays.
We had room No 51 - a deluxe beachfront studio, which has a double aspect balcony and benefits from the westering sun. The room is spacious, cool and clean, with a large four poster bed draped in muslin. A shower room leads off the main room, and there is also a small kitchenette with 4 rings, microwave, kettle, etc. Maid service is every day, although the time varies, sometimes quite dramatically.
We were transported from the marina on the other side of the bay by a small pontoon ferry, and our cases were taken to our room. No 51 has only a few steps to manage, but some of the freestanding chalets are considerably more. However, their views are impressive, which makes up for it. There is a walk to the very top of the hill, with views over the bay and the headland - it is outlined, but take care underfoot, as the tree roots can trip the unwary. Good views of the sunset can be obtained from the lookout by the bay beyond the restaurant.
Our particular package came with a $200 spa voucher, so we both enjoyed a massage. We didn't buy a package for meals, but ate there most mornings, and on several occasions in the evening. Doolittle's is consistently good, and their fish especially so. We often watched the catch arrive and be purchased direct from the fishermen.
The pool is small, but that suited us, and we spent most of our time on the small beach, catching the sea breezes. Much has been made in previous blogs about the beach-sellers, but they were not annoying, and soon faded away. If anything, I felt rather sorry for them.
On the other side of the bay are three or four restaurants, all, without exception, good, although not on the cheap side either.
We had a fabulous time, as good as we had hoped for, and would like to say thank you to everyone at Marigot Beach for making it a super holiday.
We had a very pleasant 8-day stay at the Beach Club. The staff was happy, attentive and charming. All of the staff that we can remember made our stay a memorable one: Glenn, Vanessa, Ponti, Mervin, Kay, Leonica and Amanda.
The bar has a relaxed atmosphere and the on-site dive operation was excellent. The room was clean and attractive with an excellent view of the beautiful bay interspersed with swaying palm trees. The food is at the same level as the other restaurants on the island and every table has an unobstructed view of the water.
During our stay we ate at a local restaurant, Julieta's Restaurant. Before we ordered, we advised that we could eat there only if the restaurant would accept credit cards in payment. We were assured it would. After the meal, we were informed that the restaurant's credit card internet connection was off line. We agreed with Julieta that we would return to the restaurant to pay by card when the machine was again operational. Despite the agreement and not getting the machine in operation for three days, Julieta publicly accosted us, demanding payment several times during the three day period, even going to the Beach Club and demanding payment more than once. The Beach Club rescued us from this harassment by agreeing to pay her and put the charge on our room. This was customer service above and beyond the call and we are very grateful to the Beach Club and its owner, David.
Take the free (and VERY frequent) Liquid Sunshine Ferry (shout out to Captain Bobby ... he's the best) from Marigot Bay (end of Waterfront Road) to the Resort (short 3 minute ride). Our room was quite nice ( #51), overlooking the Bay to the West (nice sunsets). A small kitchen allow us to fix our own breakfasts ... and keep the fridge stocked with Piton beers and wine. Nice porch. Restaurant service is a bit off, but then again, you're on St Lucia island time ... and there are several very good restaurants back in Marigot Bay by the waterfront. Very friendly staff. Overall, very good value --- and the dive shop is associated with Andre at Dive Fair Helen ... a terrific operator. Special shout out to Mervin in the dive shop , and the team at Doolittles that offers drinks during the 5 to 7 PM 2 for 1 "Happy Hour".