AAA Four-Diamond Boutique Hotel Overlooking Caribbean Bay
Tales of the South Pacific author James Michener reportedly once described St. Lucia’s Marigot Bay as "the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean." The area's lush jungle and turquoise Caribbean waters also captivated sea captain Walter Boudreau, who sailed into St. Lucia's western bay in the 1950s and built the lagoon's first hotel. The tranquil cove soon began filling up with luxury yachts as it became a popular destination for celebrities, movie crews (for the original Doctor Dolittle film), and even Apollo 17 astronauts, who once escaped to the inlet for R & R. Overlooking this popular waterfront is the Discovery at Marigot Bay Hotel, which pays respect to its pristine surroundings with eco-friendly practices.
The boutique hotel has been an AAA Four Diamond–rated establishment since 2007. Each bay-view room has a balcony or patio from which you can watch yachts, sailboats, and the hotel's solar-powered ferry sail by. The ferry serves as a complimentary shuttle to various spots around the bay, including restaurants, bars, and Labas Beach, where you can spend the day snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking. Aside from its solar-powered ferry, the resort commits to responsible tourism by using locally made paper products and participating in community cleanup days. Such eco-friendly practices helped the hotel earn a nod from National Geographic.
Three pools dot the property: an infinity-edge pool, a lagoon pool with a swim-up bar, and a children's pool shaded by an awning. There are also three onsite restaurants and bars, including the Boudreau Restaurant, an elegant French establishment named after the bay's first hotelier. The resort credit that comes with three of this deal’s options can be used at the restaurants or the onsite spa.
St. Lucia: Caribbean Island Blanketed with Rainforest
Marigot Bay is located on the west coast of St. Lucia, an island situated just north of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Lesser Antilles archipelago. About 22 miles down the coast from Marigot Bay, Sulphur Springs at Mount Soufrière is considered "the world's only drive-in volcano." You can literally drive your car into its volcanic crater to see the steaming sulfur.
The Pitons are twin volcanoes and perhaps St. Lucia's most recognized landmarks. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Hottest Couple by Us Weekly, the mountains jut into the sky on the island’s southwestern coast near Soufrière. Brave trekkers can ascend to the top of the taller of the two—the 2,619-foot Gros Piton.
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