Vigie Beach, St Lucia
Vigie BeachHop in a taxi from downtown Castries for the five-minute ride to this uncrowded white-sand beach. Locals come during the week for a breeze and on the weekends to chill out: No-frills Vigie Beach offers an escape from other travelers and commercialized stretches. It's perfect for long walks, relaxing in the shade under the trees on the western end, or a quick dip. There are no vendors, save for a couple of snack shacks at the entrance, a place to rent beach chairs, and decent bathroom facilities. For those looking for a last-minute beach fix on the way back to the airport, Vigie Beach doesn't disappoint.