Marigot Bay, the crown jewel of St. Lucia's harbors, is easy to fall in love with: Its nearly jade waters are dotted with sailboats, and brighter green hills hug its shores. Even hard-hearted pirates fell for this paradise. Take in views of the bay from the lookout, then spend a couple of hours down at sea level. There's plenty to do: You can stroll the boardwalk, stopping at various waterfront bars and dining spots, or try something more active and rent a catamaran or kayak at the beach, or even hop a ferry across the bay to catch the sun setting over the water.
This could be one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean. The deep blue water is flanked by steep hills overgrown with lush, verdant tropical forest. Marigot’s long, narrow shape has long offered protection to ships during storms, and legend has it that both pirates and colonial naval forces would hide out here to escape pursuing ships. Today, island-hopping sailors come ashore to kick back at the beachfront bars and resorts.