After the sun goes down the fun goes on. St. Lucia has several liming
zones— liming being the local way to say ‘hang out’. Rodney Bay Village
proposes the largest concentration of restaurants, bars and nightclubs
within one area. There is good food, good music and good company all
night long. For those who want to go further a field, many villages
around St. Lucia offer weekend night time fish fiestas.
COASTLINE SUNSET CRUISES
Sunset Cruises normally depart 5 pm and sail the Caribbean coastline
until the sun disappears beneath the horizon. Champagne, rum punches
and soft drinks are usually served on board. Ask your tour operator or
your hotel tour desk for more information.
STREET PARTY - GROS ISLET
The original street lime. Gros Islet Friday Night on Friday evenings
has been in existence for over 20 years. Every Friday night the
barbecue grills come out onto the sidewalks and glowing coals sizzle
beneath chicken and conch kebabs. Tables and chairs are set up in the
streets. All the bars down Gros Islet’s main street are a hive of
activity with visitors and St. Lucians. Speakers set up on street
corners keep the audience hopping with a variety of Caribbean rhythms.
FISH FIESTA - DENNERY
The Fish Fiesta takes place every Saturday night from 6pm in the
Atlantic village of Dennery, a 45 minute drive from Castries. Seafood
specialities include grilled fish, steamed fish, fried fish and lambi
or conch. Music is provided by a sound system with a DJ who takes
special requests from clients. The Dennery Police Force is on patrol.
FRIDAY SEAFOOD FEAST - ANSE LA RAYE
This village, just south of Castries, on the west coast, offers an
excellent Friday night fish feast. Starting from 6pm, the evening is
organised by the Vendor’s Association of Anse La Raye. Tables are set
up in the middle of the street overlooking the bay, while the cooking
is done in booths that line the two sides of the road. There is lobster
in season and a variety of seafood, barbecued, fried or cooked en
papillote. Be sure to try the authentic fish braff made with daurade
or mahi-mahi. Soak up the gravy with roasted or fried bakes. There is
music and, once a month, a live band provides the entertainment. The
local police force looks after security. The Anse la Raye Fish Fiesta
started three years ago and has become one of the most popular places
to visit. It has also brought much needed income to this small coastal
J.J.S PARADISE - MARIGOT BAY
J.J.s PARADISE in Marigot Bay is a great place to lime. Every Wednesday
it’s Seafood Night and happy hour continues all night. During the high
season, J.J. puts on an all-you-can-eat buffet on Thursday night.
Reservations are required. Call (758)451-4076 or VHF 16 if you are
coming by boat.