Destination guide

All the Caribbean treats of the Castries Quarter

Castries Quarter is a huge wedge of St Lucia that's home to the buzzing capital of Castries itself, and a great place to base your adventure in this enticing corner of the Caribbean. For starters, you can choose from a range of Castries Quarter vacation rentals that run the gamut from swish apartments with infinity pools overlooking the jungles to seaside shacks set to the sound of lapping waves. On top of that, there's the beautiful inlet of Marigot Bay, laden with fancy seafood bistros and spas. There's colonial history to get stuck into. And there are jazz fests and dazzling beaches.

Things to do

Castries Quarter's colonial past

In between snapping shots of volcanos, dining in Francophone bistros and unwinding by the poolside, you should be sure to set aside some time to explore Castries Quarter's colonial past. Clamber up the ridges just south of Castries town itself and the Inniskilling Monument on Morne Hill is a prime place to begin. It honors the hard-fought battle between the French and the British that took place in the 1790s. Down on the coast below it is the La Toc Battery, a great fort-cum-museum with tunnels and cannons and an old gunpowder room.

Activities

From seclusion to sea dives in Castries Quarter

Romance and seclusion should be easy to come by in Castries Quarter vacation rentals. Seek out the pads that perch on the volcanic hillsides and you could find your days are filled with sunbathing on panoramic terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea or splashing in infinity pools while the palms sway to and fro below. In the evening, a jaunt down to beautiful Marigot Bay can reveal swish spas and elegant restaurants between the hibiscus blooms. To get active, scuba sessions or yacht rentals are never too far away.

Weather

Winter sun and springtime draws in Castries Quarter

The Castries Quarter remains one of the most-visited parts of St Lucia as a whole. From November to March, its seaside pads and hilltop villas fill to bursting with US travelers looking to escape the North American winter. The weather should be perfect for doing just that, too – it's dry season, when the days are warm and there's rarely a cloud in the sky. May and June are preferred by many for their lower rates and smaller crowds. Summer, from July to September, is when the storms set in right across the Caribbean region.

Natural features

Charming bays and misty jungles in Castries Quarter

While the Castries Quarter might not have the soaring Pitons of south St Lucia, it's still a looker. Low hills clad in pockets of jungle, palm trees and blooming wild orchids cascade down to meet the sea, here. Along the coast, some Castries Quarter vacation rentals peer out between the coconut trees onto yellow-glinting bays where cerulean Caribbean waters lap to a reggae rhythm. Back inland, the ridges rise and rise until they meet the Edmund Forest Reserve. That's a place of wooded valleys and gushing waterfalls, crossed by the amazing Millet Trail hiking route.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Castries

Fly into Castries (SLU-George F. L. Charles), the closest airport, located 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Vieux Fort (UVF-Hewanorra Intl.), which is 18.4 mi (29.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Castries City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 666 vacation rentals near Castries City. From 122 Houses to 172 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 Castries City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Castries City?

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

  • Marigot Bay: 421 vacation rentals
  • La Toc Beach: 667 vacation rentals
  • Vigie: 52 vacation rentals
  • The Embassy of France in Saint Lucia: 666 vacation rentals
  • Marigot Harbour: 680 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Castries City! 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 Castries City?

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 Castries City:

  • Soufriere: 348 rentals
  • Gros Islet: 525 rentals
  • Rodney Bay: 519 rentals
  • Vieux Fort: 286 rentals
  • Anse La Raye: 487 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 Castries City?

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

  • La Toc Beach: 667 rentals
  • The Embassy of France in Saint Lucia: 666 rentals
  • Marigot Harbour: 680 rentals
  • Roseau Valley Banana Plantation: 680 rentals
  • Saint Lucia National Archives: 666 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Castries City 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.