Going to Gros Islet? Get answers from our friendly locals
Gros Islet Quarter, Saint Lucia
One of the new-found towns of Saint Lucia Island located on the northern tip, has undergone a sea-change from being a quiet fishing village to a bustling popular tourist destination. Though, the old village is still a flourishing district, many new hotels, resorts and villas have now sprung up, adding charm to the nearby mangrove swamp. Home to the Beausejour Cricket Grounds which hosted parts of the 2007 Cricket World Cup and 2010 ICC World Twenty20, this northern region of Cap Point now containing many shops, malls, restaurants and nightclubs is witnessing a boom in tourism.
Located to the north of the Castries, Gros Islet is also famous for the Friday Night Street Party where locals and tourists can be seen dancing in the small streets to the beats of calypso, zouk and reggae. Most of the nearby Rodney Bay Area beachfront properties are now purchased by small and large hoteliers, who intend to make fast bucks by developing Saint Lucia tourism infrastructure alongside a thriving nightlife.