Join the Jump Up street party
Restaurants, bars and clubs offer everything from live bands to DJs and karaoke. Friday night is when the weekly street party known as the 'Jump Up' happens in the fishing village of Gros Islet (2km north).
Popular with both locals and tourists alike, the Jump Up is a 'must-do' activity. As well as dancing in the streets, there's also a wide variety of food available from street vendors such as fresh fish and grilled chicken. With DJs playing calypso, reggae and R&B music, the Jump Up is St Lucia's best party.
Try some delicious rum cocktails
A holiday to St Lucia is incredibly relaxing, and Rodney Bay offers some of the coolest and most enjoyable spots on the island to unwind.
There are several great spots to choose from, all offering cocktails made with the freshest ingredients. Don't like cocktails? The local Piton beer and local rums are also a 'must-try'.
Shop until you drop
Rodney Bay is the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of St Lucia. Containing two of the island's largest shopping malls, it is also home to St Lucia's only casino – perfect for high rollers.
JQ Rodney Bay Mall is home to more than 50 stores, selling everything from art to clothing. There are also plenty of souvenir shops, should you need to pick up a gift for a loved one. Likewise, Baywalk Mall is the home of the casino, as well as having 50+ shops and restaurants.
A Marina and much more
IGY Rodney Bay Marina is a popular attraction for anyone intrigued by a jet-set lifestyle. A 5 Gold-Anchor-awarded marina, it is often home to mega yachts and cruisers owned by the super-rich. The marina is the second-largest yachting centre in the Caribbean Sea, with 221 anchorages and 32 mega-yacht docks for holding. If you're also looking to indulge, the marina contains a wide range of bars, shops and duty-free stores.
Plus, if you visit in December, then you're also likely to witness the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, which attracts 270 boats and more than 1,000 people.
Trips to Morne Fortune
Located around 13km away from Rodney Bay (around a 30-minute drive), you'll find Morne Fortune. This translates to the 'hill of good luck' and provides unrivalled views of St Lucia. If you visit on a particularly clear day, you can see as far as neighbouring Martinique.
Due to Morne Fortune's vantage point, it is unsurprising that it was used as a compound in the battle between French and British powers. As a result, when visiting, you'll also see cannons, fortress walls and military fortifications that show the scars of the past.
With so much to see, do and discover, holidays to Rodney Bay St Lucia are popular with travellers of all ages. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, experience adrenaline-pumping water sports or take in the nightlife, then Rodney Bay has something for everyone. With some of the finest scenery in the Caribbean on offer, you can expect breath-taking views and the holiday of a lifetime when you visit Rodney Bay.