|Rodney Bay has one main beach (Reduit Beach) and one small, secluded beach on Pigeon Island.
Reduit Beach is over a mile long and is a jaw-droppingly stunning Caribbean beach - lots of soft white sand, palm trees and blue, blue water. It's the best beach on St Lucia and one of the very best beaches in the Caribbean.
Three large hotels with restaurants, bars and loads of facilities are right on Reduit Beach. Behind the hotels are many restaurants, bars, shops etc. and whilst these hotels are very handy to stay in, at night, they can be noisy as the Rodney Bay Strip, as it is known, comes to life. Over the years, we have stayed in all the hotels on the strip and the area does, as you would expect, get noisy at night.
If you stay at Blue Eden, you get the very best of both worlds. Because the villa comes with it's own car, Reduit beach is 3 minutes away and Pigeon Island Beach is 4 minutes away!
The Lime (restaurant)
The Coal Pot (restaurant)
The whole Rodney Bay area has the highest concentration of excellent restaurants on the island. Everything from the formal restaurants of the Royal St Lucian to a Domino's Pizza can be found here. There is also an excellent Indian Restaurant with an amazing Nepalese Chef and next to it (almost) is a wonderful Chinese restaurant. Obviously, there are local specialities available, such as lots of fresh sea food -the place is a food lover's paradise.
|Rodney Bay Marina
|The Marina is widely regarded as one of the safest marinas in the Caribbean. It provides a large range of facilities and berthing for all kinds of boats. There is also a Customs and Immigration office for those of you who would like to arrive on your own vessels.
It is the principal destination for the annual migration of the European / Mediterranean fleet of yachts and so is very popular with 'boaties'.
There are several boat hire companies here for those of you who would like to sail around the island or just maybe hire a JetSki for an hour or two. Prices are pretty reasonable for most small craft - pretty much what you'd expect to pay. If you do hire a boat, you can just sail it around to the villa and moor it right there outside the patio!!
|Open year-round, St Lucia Golf & Country Club is set in the scenic, rolling hills of Cap Estates offering panoramic views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
The fully-irrigated 18-hole, 6829 Yard Par 71 course is the only 18-hole course on the island and has a fantastic reputation worldwide. The Club is around five minutes away from the villa, in the Cap Estate.
|Shops & Facilities
|Rodney Bay Marina is around one minute away if you use the car or a few minutes away if you walk.There are a wide range of shops and facilities from Banks to Yatch Hire to be found there and some excellent places to eat and generally hang out if you want to!
Most of our guests tend to head over to the Bread Basket where they serve some excellent breakfasts for very little money. The view above is taken from the BB at breakfast time.
|Brace yourself for the voice over though, it's like the start of Sponge Bob!!
Some of the stores that can be found on the marina are below:
- Barnards Travel Agency
- Bryden & Partners Liquor store
- Buddies Scuba Ltd Dive operators
- Cable & Wireless Caribbean Cellular CellPhone Sales
- Café Olé
- Candida's Car Rental
- Carib Travel Agency full service travel agency
- CTL Car Rental
- Drop Anchor
- DSL Charters Yacht charter company
- First Caribbean International Bank Banking services (formerly Barclays Bank)
- Island Water World Chandlery
- M&C Insurance company
- Marché de France Supermarket
- Pieces of Eight Gift & souvenir shop
- Regis Electronics Sales & Service
- Rodney Bay Ship Services Chandlery
- Royal Bank of Canada
- Rodney Bay Marina Services Misc. services
- Scuttlebutts (restaurant)
- The Bread Basket Coffee Shop & Patisserie and After Dark Restaurant
- TJ's Car Rental
|There is a good shopping mall on Rodney Bay, where you can buy duty-free at such shops as Benetton and local boutiques selling attractive clothes, shoes and accessories. There is also a large supermarket, a pharmacy, plus other amenities such as book shops, florists, photo and phone shops - in fact, pretty much everything you need. There is also another development very close by which has another supermarket, plus a cinema.
Key Largo (restaurant)