There is a reason Marigot Bay has received so much attention over the years and no one has been able to sum it up quite as definitively as novelist James Michener when he described Marigot Bay as "the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean."
Providing a safe haven for yachts over the centuries, Marigot Bay, nestled on the West Coat of Saint Lucia, has long been associated with the most impressive superyachts in the world. In addition to the luxury Discovery hotel, The Marina at Marigot Bay and The Marina Village continue to attract stunning luxury yachts to the tranquil waters of the bay, adding to the ambience and colour that has long been the area's trademark.
Pirates & Naval Battles
For years the haunt of pirates, in the 18th century Marigot Bay was the scene of a famous sea battle between the French and British. The British won that particular battle by hiding their fleet behind Labas Beach in the inner bay and tying palm fronds to their masts. The French sailed past without noticing anything was amiss, giving the British ships the advantage of surprise. A mural, remembering the battle, hangs on the wall of the Boudreau restaurant.
In the late 1950s, a schooner captain named Walter Boudreau, sailed into Marigot Bay on his yacht, "Doubloon". Falling in love with the bay, he decided to stay and build the first hotel, including the now refurbished Hurricane Hole Bar. During the 1960s, the Marigot Yacht Haven, as it was then known, attracted visiting luxury yachts and international celebrities. The original Dr Dolittle film, featuring Rex Harrison was filmed in the bay and the astronauts of Apollo 17 were sent to the bay to relax and enjoy the tranquillity and peaceful setting.