Destination guide

Caribbean experiences in Vieux Fort

Situated on the southernmost point of luscious St. Lucia, Vieux Fort is the island's 2nd-biggest town. Known as the entry point onto the island, it is home to an historic fort, coral reefs and spectacular stretches of sand. Here, quintessentially-Caribbean experiences abound. Trek through idyllic rainforest, try your hand at a variety of water sports or bask on the sand with a refreshing rum and Ting. Time to retreat? Your Vieux Fort vacation rental will keep you as comfortable as the weather.

Things to do

Beyond the beach in historic Vieux Fort

The main attraction in Vieux Fort is undoubtedly the beach, with its bleach-blonde sand and warm, teal waters. When you're not topping up your tan, the town's historic monuments provide a fascinating insight into its centuries-old past. Vieux Fort, after which the town was named, dates back to the 17th century, and its remnants still survive today. Among them, you can see the old fortifications, as well as 4 cannons. Nearby, you'll find Moule a Chique, a stout, white lighthouse, which boasts far-reaching views across the glittering Caribbean Sea.

Activities

Soaking up the sunshine in Vieux Fort

When you're not relaxing in your Vieux Fort vacation rental, the chances are you'll be soaking up the sunshine on the beach. The town's bay is where the action is, particularly if you're looking to chill out or try your hand at kitesurfing and windsurfing. Seeking thrills? A zip line adventure is a must. Accessed from Vieux Fort, the experience sees you soaring along 500-feet of wire through the breathtaking jungle canopy. For those looking to see the best of southern St. Lucia, a guided tour is just the ticket. One package takes you through rustic villages, on a short hike up Tet Paul's "Stairway to Heaven" and to a shimmering rainforest waterfall.

Weather

Year-round sun in Vieux Fort

Whenever you choose to book your Vieux Fort vacation rental, blissful weather is almost guaranteed. The tropical climate is tempered by northeast trade winds and promises average daytime temperatures that hover in the mid-80s. The dry season runs from December through late March, while the wet season lasts from June through late November. Despite this, the temperature doesn't vary much between seasons, thanks to St. Lucia's proximity to the equator.

Natural features

Find a taste of paradise in Vieux Fort

With its beautiful beaches, rainforest-draped hills, tropical wildflowers and cascading waterfalls, St. Lucia draws travelers in search of a taste of paradise. Vieux Fort sits within reach of 2 of the Caribbean's most stunning natural landmarks. Just northwest of town, volcanic plugs Petit Piton and Gros Piton rise more than 700 meters from the landscape and dominate the island's skyline. The Gros Piton Nature Trail offers a 2-hour trek, with hikers rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the island.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Vieux Fort

The nearest airport is in Vieux Fort (UVF-Hewanorra Intl.), located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Castries (SLU-George F. L. Charles), which is 20.4 mi (32.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Vieux Fort?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 296 vacation rentals near Vieux Fort. From 51 Houses to 74 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Vieux Fort for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vieux Fort?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vieux Fort. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sandy Beach: 299 vacation rentals
  • Hewanorra International Airport (UVF): 301 vacation rentals
  • Moule a Chique Lighthouse: 292 vacation rentals
  • Maria Islands Nature Reserve: 292 vacation rentals
  • Mankote Mangrove: 361 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Vieux Fort! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Vieux Fort?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vieux Fort:

  • Soufriere: 357 rentals
  • Gros Islet: 538 rentals
  • Rodney Bay: 531 rentals
  • Castries City: 684 rentals
  • Anse La Raye: 499 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Vieux Fort?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Vieux Fort. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sandy Beach: 299 rentals
  • Moule a Chique Lighthouse: 292 rentals
  • Maria Islands Nature Reserve: 292 rentals
  • Mankote Mangrove: 361 rentals
  • St. Lucia Rain Forest: 698 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vieux Fort listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.