Destination guide

Escape to Gros Islet

Set on the northern tip of St Lucia, Gros Islet is a laidback fishing village loaded with Caribbean charm. As you wander along its historic streets you'll be spellbound by colorful rum shacks, breezy fishing huts and sizzling street food stalls. While nearby Rodney Bay is all about flashy resorts, Gros Islet champions a "barefoot luxury" approach. Nestled in the lush hillsides, Gros Islet vacation rentals fit the bill perfectly, with stunning views, sparkling pools and, most importantly, a secluded atmosphere.

Things to do

Discover Gros Islet's underwater wonderland

Just a stone's throw from Gros Islet, Pigeon Island National Park is brimming with Caribbean history. It's dotted with sites that date back to the 1550s, when the island served as a base for French pirates commandeering Spanish trade ships. Gros Islet is also a fantastic base for exploring St Lucia. The Caribbean island is dominated by a pair of rainforest-clad mountains known as the Pitons. You can hike to the Toraille waterfalls, bask in the sun on volcanic beaches or make a splash at some of the Caribbean's best dive sites.


Dance the night away at the Gros Islet street party

Want sun, sand and saltwater at your fingertips? Gros Islet vacation rentals put you within walking distance of St Lucia's best stretches of sand, including Reduit Beach. Every Friday night, Gros Islet banishes cars in preparation for the weekly street party. Gear up for live reggae music, spicy jerk chicken and, of course, plenty of rum cocktails. If you prefer a quieter vibe, why not pull up a chair at a beachside bar? Coupled with good company, there's no better place to enjoy an ice-cold glass of Piton, St Lucia's local beer.


Enjoy Gros Islet's spring sweet spot

Thanks to year-round sunshine, there's no bad time to enjoy a vacation in St Lucia. Crowds peak from December to April, when flocks of sun seekers descend on Gros Islet. The island treats visitors to clear skies and sultry temperatures that hover around the 80s. May and June are sweet spots, with fewer crowds and laidback vibes. You could also catch May's annual St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, a lively celebration featuring artists from across the globe.

Natural features

Palms and plantations on Gros Islet

While it was once a sleepy fishing village, today Gros Islet is known as Rodney Bay's laidback little sister. It offers the best of both worlds, with beaches to the west and lush hillsides to the east. Gros Islet vacation rentals make the most of the setting, with luxury villas complete with infinity pools, sun-drenched terraces and sweeping ocean views. Throw in hot pink bougainvillea vines and swaying coconut palms and they're a tropical dream come true. For a change of scene, head south to Soufriere, a colorful Caribbean town surrounded by historic plantations, secret beaches and tangled rainforests.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Gros Islet

The nearest airport is in Castries (SLU-George F. L. Charles), located 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Vieux Fort (UVF-Hewanorra Intl.), which is 23 mi (37 km) away.

Where to stay around Gros Islet?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 525 vacation rentals near Gros Islet. From 239 Villas to 92 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gros Islet for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Gros Islet?

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

  • Mount Hardy: 55 vacation rentals
  • Calabash Cove: 106 vacation rentals
  • Sea Breeze Heights: 18 vacation rentals
  • Cas En Bas: 64 vacation rentals
  • Mount du Cap: 88 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gros Islet?

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

  • Reduit Beach: 619 vacation rentals
  • Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia: 616 vacation rentals
  • Rodney Bay Marina: 617 vacation rentals
  • Rodney Bay Aquatic Centre: 611 vacation rentals
  • Beausejour Stadium: 618 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gros Islet listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Gros Islet?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 239 Villas in Gros Islet. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gros Islet include:

  • Houses: 92 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 143 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gros Islet?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 319 vacation rentals with pool available in Gros Islet. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.