After St Lucia is St Vincent and the Grenadines. We heard bad things about St Vincent, so we wanted to skip it and stop in Bequia, one of the Grenadines. However, this would have been a very long sailing day and to arrive in daylight, we were planning to leave Rodney Bay around 3:00 AM! Yuck! Wildcat suggested we leave in the daylight and stop in Marigot, St Lucia, for one night. This would shave two hours or so off the sail to Bequia. It sounded like a good idea, so Wildcat, Slow Flight, and Livin’ Life left the lagoon in the morning. We arrived in Marigot around noon and picked up Marigot Marina’s mooring balls with the assistance of a marina employee. This left us with the better part of the day to enjoy Marigot.
The inside area is beautiful but small and it is where everything is happening. There are several restaurants and the marina is also a resort with shops, spa, swimming pool, gym, restaurant, and bar. By paying for a mooring ball, which cost us US$30 for one night (not cheap for a mooring), we had free reign of the gym, pool, showers, etc. This would be a great place to spend a week! It’s a shame we’re only staying one night.
Several local boats were around to take people staying at the resort on excursions or to the various restaurants. Of course, we had our dinghy and didn’t need one, but our favorite had to be Orgasm. I’d love to hear the story behind that name… or maybe I wouldn’t.
Now George on Wildcat is hilarious and keeps us laughing all the time, but Jan is also very fun and outgoing. So when the guys decided to go hiking on the hilly terrain, I was only too happy to hang out with Jan and check out the resort situation. Last time she was there, the shops were closed and the resort was changing hands. It has since been undergoing renovations that are looking quite beautiful and the shops are reopening. We checked out handbags, hot sauces, and Jan was draped in jewels. Then Jan showed me the pool, restaurant, and gym.
So we pumped some weights and worked up a thirst.
Obviously, our next stop had to be the bar. We tried their house special spiced rum punch, which was delicious and were entertained watching the banana twit sample all the sweet bottles in the bar. Simple syrup contains no alcohol, but I’m not sure all the bottles it was sipping from were alcohol free. Our next job for the day was to research the restaurants for dinner that night. They all sounded good, so we remembered key items on the menus to tell the guys.
We all decided to splurge on Rainforest Hideaway where you choose either a two or three course meal (appetizer, entrée, dessert). They had live jazz that night and a lighted tarpon pool. The tarpon pool is actually the dinghy dock. They turn on underwater lights at night, which attracts little fish, which attracts the tarpon. Very cool. Our meals and the music were good, but the company was even better. Such an enjoyable night. We sure do love buddy boating!