The Best Party Islands In The Caribbean
Whilst we know the allure of the Caribbean is mostly centred on it’s silky white sands, azure waters and dramatic landscapes, it’s reassuring to know that when the sun sets there are a multitude of excitements to tempt even the most party-shy.
For such a petite island, St Lucia offers a spectacular array of of culinary adventures, laid-back cocktail bars, beachfront hideouts and diverse rum joints. The islands natural beauty provides the perfect backdrop to such experiences, with the Pitons gently framing vistas and a bounty of beautiful beaches providing luring panoramas to many a relaxation spot.
Most on-island restaurants offer nightly entertainment which includes local singers and dancers, steel pans, limbo and much more. However, if you want a more down to earth atmosphere, the villages of Rodney Bay and Gros Islet host weekly street parties for locals and visitors alike.
St Lucia Bars & Hot-Spots
Visiting a local bar is a great alternative for guests who want to enjoy an evening of casual drinks without the dramas associated with going to a bustling nightclub.
- DELIRIUS – Rodney Bay
A chic and contemporary cocktail bar that serves heady blends of rum, coconut and other popular refreshments to create a laid-back, totally memorable atmosphere. Many of their hand-shaken creations have won Caribbean wide awards and their appetiser menu provides the perfect accompaniment with delights such as ‘Duncan’s Shrimp’.
- REHAB – Rodney Bay
A lively mix of visitors and locals, this small roadside bar is run by the friendliest staff who are well renowned for making guests feel right at home. Meet new friends across the bar and if you’re daring, step right up for the frequent karaoke nights!
- TURBULENCE – Gros Islet
This friendly Sports Bar is true to its namesake but is also the home to fantastic drinks, an excellent ambience and welcoming staff. Take in the Caribbean breeze with their open-air seating and tuck into their sizzling BBQ on a Friday and Saturday night.
- GROS ISLET JUMP UP – Gros Islet
Jump-Ups are a common sight throughout the Caribbean, and St Lucia’s Gros Islet gathering is possibly one of the best. With huge speaker systems, tropical drinks flowing, flavoursome food cooking up and people dancing in the streets, guests mark this as a highlight of their visit. This is truly a taste of authentic St Lucian flavour.
- HURRICANE HOLE BAR – Marigot Bay
The panoramic vista across the Caribbean Sea is enough to make this small bar one of the best in St Lucia. Boat and people watchers alike will revel in witnessing the world go by with an iced beverage in hand. Attentive staff cater to your every need whilst serving excellent bar food and juicy cocktail concoctions.
- JD’S MANGROVE – Marigot Bay
Good local food, a casual setting and a memorable two minute water taxi ride make for a lovely evening at Marigot Bay. Serves a very good rum punch for those just looking to sit and enjoy the famous St Lucian sunsets.
- ANSE LA RAYE SEAFOOD FRIDAY – Anse La Raye
With a similar theme to the Oistins Fish Fry in Barbados, this tiny fishing village is home to a popular street festival that brings in the weekend in the tastiest way. With locals preparing their secret recipes of fish cakes, lobster and grilled or stewed fish, visitors are in for a culinary treat!
- THE CANE BAR - Soufriere
This is a special one. Both a rendezvous point and sophisticated rum bar, this chic hangout is perfect for those looking to indulge in a little luxury whilst visiting the South of the island. Stock your table with a fresh sashimi platter and let the rummelier navigate you through the finer blends in style.
St Lucia Restaurants & Dining
Whilst sipping on delicately flavoured cocktails and perfecting your skills as a rum connoisseur may not be to everybody’s taste, we know that once you have tasted authentic St Lucian cuisine at one of the many outstanding restaurants across the island, you won’t look back. Our article on Dining Out In St Lucia provides the perfect breakdown and foodie guide to suite every taste.
St Lucia Jazz Festival
St Lucia Jazz Festival has become one of the most memorable weeks on Saint Lucia’s calendar of events and one of the most anticipated music gatherings in the Caribbean. During the month of May, the island dances to the beat of jazz when music fills the air and partying takes on a whole new meaning to all.
The St Lucia Jazz Festival 2015 promises not to disappoint and with acts such as R Kelly, John Legend, Diana Ross, Amy Winehouse and NE-YO gracing the stage in previous years, visitors know that their experience will be legendary.
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