With excellent restaurants onsite as well as all the other villa and resort amenities, most guests do not rent a car and seldom take a taxi. Most simply stay put. All the offsite tour operators will come and pick guests up. Many guests will do a combination of all options. They settle in to the villa for the first few days venturing out only for tours. Or, maybe they take a cab for dinner at one of the Rodney Bay area restaurants. Are you looking for St Lucia all inclusive resorts or vacations? Go to www.luxury-resort-guide.com and choose a value deal. After becoming accustomed to the island, some will rent a car for the last few days of their holiday.
Our Favorite Restaurants
There are a great many options for dining. The four restaurants on site at the resort are all excellent. And, tour books and magazines in the villa always contain a wealth of information about restaurants. There are two waterfront restaurants in Castries that face each other across Vigie Cove. Their driveway is accessed on the east side of Vigie airport. These two are the Coal Pot and Jimmy’s. The Coal Pot provides elegant haute cuisine while Jimmy’s highlights local foods. We have frequently taken lunches at Jimmy’s, and it is interesting to see all the local businessmen gather for their noontime break. Jimmy and his wife will spend time with you at your table.
The Great House is on a hilltop in Cap Estate. It is elegant and provides fine dining. It is definitely not just for tourists and is a favorite of the local elite. The Rodney Bay area, including the marina, is the tourist mecca on the island, and many restaurants are located there. The Eagle’s Nest was a favorite, but it was torn down and rebuilt as part of a hotel complex. We have not been there since the reconstruction. It is in a delightful spot overlooking the channel between the sea and the marina so watching the boat traffic is part of the attraction. The Chart House has long been a favorite. It is owned by an English expatriate. Key Largo was a delightful small pizzeria located right in the middle of the shops in the Rodney Bay Marina catering primarily to the international yachting community. Due to its success, they have now relocated across the road in their own much larger building, but their clientele is still a mixed bag of yachties, locals, and tourists. We do not intend to provide an encyclopedic list of all places to visit for your next vacation.
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