St. Lucia – Getting AroundMMCIS Webmaster

The Villa On The Bay is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy all the pleasures of the Caribbean sea, overlooking what author James A. Michener once described as “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean”, St. Lucia’s Marigot Bay… For more photos of The Villa On The Bay, just click HERE


From The Villa to the Bay!

Marigot Bay beach and all our 7 restaurants (Doolittle’s, Chateau My’go, The Hurricane Hole, Massala Indian Restaurant, The Pirate Bay, The Rum Cave and The Grill) are all located in the bay only a 10 minute walk from The Villa. Other options are to use your own car (only a 2-minte drive!) or to give a call to Jonas, our private taxi driver.


Rental car, taxi water-taxi and public transportation

watertaxiTaxis and water-taxis are a popular means of getting around. Drivers are well-informed and friendly, knowing nearly all the points of interest. 

At The Villa On The Bay, we use Jonas for all our tours, excursions and transportation from the airport (see below). 

Cornelius (our villa manager) is in charge of our water-taxi service to Castries, Rodney Bay or Soufrière. There is no better way to enjoy the island!

For a real St. Lucian adventure, some of our guests like to use the local minibuses, the island’s very unique public transportation. They are clean, frequent, safe and inexpensive.

 jeepChoiseul’s Art Craft Center, Vieux-Fort’s Light House, Cas-en-Bas’ secluded beach, The Pink Plantation Restaurant… if you really want to explore the island hidden treasuries at your own pace, the best way to do it is, without a doubt, by renting a car or a 4×4.

Car rental (sub-compact) in St. Lucia starts at US$65.00/day. Daily full coverage insurance costs US$15.00 and a temporary local driver’s permit is required (US $21.00). Please note that as this is a former British colony, driving in St. Lucia is on the LEFT!

Your car or 4×4 will be delivered at The Villa’s door whenever you need it… even for a one day rental! 

Our suggestion? If you’re tired after your flight, simply arrange to have your rental car delivered to the Villa the next morning, after you’ve settled in and rested up. Please note that all car rental companies at both airports close at 6:00 p.m.


Transportation from/to the Airport

After a long and tiring flight, it might a good idea to be picked up at the airport on your arrival. 

Our private taxi driver will safely drive you to The Villa On The Bay.

Even if you’re scheduled on a (very!) late flight, he’ll be at the airport, waiting for you. Just watch for “The Villa On The Bay” sign!


A Few Things that Await You at The Villa On The Bay

What a Place!!! What a View!!! What a Deal!!! This Villa On The Bay is truly a different holiday experience: affordable, comfortable, peaceful, quiet, unfussy and unpretentious…. Far away from expensive luxury villas and anonymous all-inclusive resorts. A unique and off-the-beaten-path to stay. We’ll be back!!!     Tom, Sue… and the family! New York, July 2017