Our 8 restaurants in Marigot Bay are: Doolittle's, Chateau My'Go, The Rainforest Hideaway, The Rum Cave, the Baguet Shop, JD's Mangrove, The Grill and The Masala Bay. For more info on these restaurants, please click HERE
Our beach in Marigot Bay is a public beach located on a small peninsula in the middle of the bay as shown in some of the photos in our website.
The beach and the restaurants are only within a 10-minute walk from The Inn.
Free Shuttle to the Bay upon Request!!!
More Useful Hints
To explore our beautiful island at your own pace, whether for convenience or adventure, you might want to rent a car or a Jeep. Our suggestion? If you’re tired after your flight, simply arrange to have your rental car delivered to the Inn the next morning, after you’ve settled in and rested up. Please note that all car rental companies at both airports often close around 6:00 pm.
Almost 90% of St. Lucians are Roman Catholic. Other denominations include Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Church of the Nazarene, Church of Christ, Christian Science and the Salvation Army. Times vary at individual churches, so it's best to call before attending.
Climate and Clothing
St. Lucia's temperature varies from 28 to 32 degrees Celsius (82 to 90 degrees Far.) and the climate is tempered by constant, cooling trade winds. Visitors should bring cool, comfortable clothing and a good pair of walking shoes. While jacket and tie are rarely required, overly casual beachwear is not appreciated off the beach. (Please note that Web based weather and forecasts are not always accurate. St. Lucia weather is great, as our former guests will tell you! - Just take a look at their comments!)
EconomyThe banana was introduced to St. Lucia in the middle of the century, where it quickly replaced sugar cane and coconut as the island's main source or revenue. Although still a major industry today, the banana is finally giving way to tourism, as the island continues to adapt to changing global markets. When you visit St. Lucia, you'll understand why the island's incredible beauty and the charm of its people is truly a natural resource to behold, to share and to treasure.
ElectricitySt. Lucia conforms to the European standard of 220 volts at 50 cycles but transformers for electrical appliances are available at The Inn. All our guest rooms have both 2-pin American flat type connections and UK 3-pin square type connections. Electric shaver transformers are available in all of our bathrooms for US (110V) and European connections (220V).
English is the official language, but the historical French influence is still present in the local patois still spoken by many St. Lucians among themselves.
MoneyWe recommend that you carry US$ or travelers checks. One US$ is worth approximately 2.50 Eastern Caribbean dollars (EC$). You can change your American money at The Inn or at banks located in Marigot Bay, Castries or Rodney Bay. All major Credit Cards are widely accepted in St. Lucia in most shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, etc... Banks are opened from 8.00 AM to 3.00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM. Some banks also have Saturday morning hours at their sub-branches in Rodney Bay. Note: there's an ATM service in Marigot Bay.
St. Lucia's only Rum Distillery is located in the lush Roseau Valley, which is 10 minutes away from Marigot Bay. On arrival you will be able to view our rum story which gives you a brief outline of the rum industry both historical and contemporary.
You will be given a tour of the facility where you will receive first hand information on how rum is made. In addition you will experience the taste of over 20 different exotic blends of rums and liqueurs and hundreds of years of rum production knowledge captured to produce a quality product for you!
Tours are conducted every half hour. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30 AM to 4.00 PM.
If you plan to buy duty free items at duty free shopping malls such as La Place Carenage, Pointe Seraphine or J. Q. Mall in Rodney Bay, you need to bring you airline ticket and identification. You will be required to show both when making your purchases.
Store hours in Castries may vary, but are generally from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM Monday Through Friday, and from 8.30 AM to 1.00 PM on Saturday. Malls and Supermarkets are open from 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM, Monday through Saturday, and from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM on Saturday.
Taxis, Water-Taxis and Public transportation
Taxis and Water-Taxisare a popular means of getting around. Drivers are well-informed and friendly and know nearly all the points of interest. Before you hire a taxi or a water-taxi for a day, settle on the price. To look at our Sightseeing and Shopping Tours, please click HERE. But for a real St. Lucian adventure try the local minibuses, the island's very unique public transportation. They are clean, frequent, safe and inexpensive.
Eastern Daylight time all year round. Europe: October to April - 5 hours ahead (4 to UK), April to October - 6 hours ahead. North America: 1 to 3 hours behind.
Restaurants add a 10% service charge to the bill. Any additional gratuity is up to you. Cab drivers should be tipped about 10%, while airport porters should receive US$00.50 per bag.
Come and enjoy our beautiful island!
There really is something for everyone in St. Lucia and it's all yours to enjoy from The Inn On The Bay. We're sure you'll find activities and outings that will make your stay a memorable one in every way!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more info on St. Lucia. It will be our pleasure to make sure all your questions are answered.
We look forward to welcome you to St. Lucia!
Your hosts at The Inn On The Bay,
Louise et Normand... with Hubert and Karla, our friends and resident managers.