Introducing Saint Lucia!

Blue Reef Real Estate represents clients who are buying, selling and renting properties all over the island. To help new clients gain more insight into Saint Lucia, we’ve compiled a guideline listing areas of Saint Lucia covered by Blue Reef Real Estate Ltd, listed from north to south by quarter. This summary will help you get a feel of a property’s location, surrounding environment and proximity to amenities for business and relaxation. Note that most neighbourhoods we cover are residential, with a few exceptions of areas that are zoned ‘commercial, touristic and residential.’


 

QUARTER OF GROS ISLET


Cap Estate

One of the most prestigious residential and touristic neighbourhoods on the island, Cap Estate is comprised of approximately 1,500 acres which stretches from the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic, featuring miles of stunning beaches, coastal cliffs, Pigeon Island National Landmark and the undulating hills of Saint Lucia’s only 18 hole golf course. Cap Estate is known as the favourite upscale enclave, home to exquisite private villas, gated communities and five-star resorts.

On most days, the neighbouring island of Martinique can be seen quite clearly and from Cap’s most elevated spots, Saint Lucia’s famous twin Pitons are visible in the distance. Some areas of new development in Cap Estate and on its periphery offer excellent real estate opportunities, including the up-and-coming, more affordable South Hills.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 8-15 minutes and Castries in 15-30 minutes.

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Cas En Bas

One of the island’s best kite-surfing locations is flanked north and south by secluded beaches in Cas En Bas. Bordering on Cap Estate and Beausejour, the area benefits from scenic hillside views of the Caribbean and Atlantic coastlines. Property opportunities include villas, small apartment buildings and prime lots for development.

Neighbourhood News Cas En Bas is to be the location of a Cabot Saint Lucia, the latest luxury resort for Saint Lucia and developer of the island’s next 18-hole golf course, as recently featured on our Blog.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 8-12 minutes.

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Massade

Bordering Gros Islet and Cap Estate, this quiet residential neighbourhood also has areas zoned for commercial activity. Residential properties range from affordable local-style homes to hilltop lots with million-dollar views. Massade Industrial Estate is home to many of the north’s most successful manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies.

Neighbourhood News Blue Reef Real Estate is the agent for several exciting commercial properties in the Massade area. Please contact Maria Buchner or Donnelly John  for more information.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 8-15 minutes and Castries in 15-30 minutes.

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Gros Islet

Located at the northwest tip of Saint Lucia and historically one of the island’s busiest fishing villages, Gros Islet has more recently been designated a town consisting of residential, commercial and industrial areas. Situated between Cap Estate and Rodney Bay, it still has a quaint ambiance but is a busy hub of everyday local life and popular with exploring tourists from the marina and close-by resorts. The town is world famous for the Gros Islet Street Party, a long-established tradition that has attracted thousands of visitors and locals every Friday for more than half a century.

Neighbourhood News Gros Islet is earmarked by the Government of Saint Lucia for extensive development through a programme of “village tourism”, which is designed to improve the infrastructure and economy of the area, bringing more businesses and jobs to the village and its environs.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 8-15 minutes and Castries in 15-30 minutes.

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Bellevue

Adjacent to Cap Estate, Bellevue offers excellent value for hilltop and hillside lots with excellent views that sweep from Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island on the Caribbean side to the Atlantic Ocean coastline.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 5-10 minutes.

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Beausejour

North of Rodney Bay, Beausejour is an established area where reasonably priced residential and commercial lots can be purchased. A peaceful, family-friendly neighbourhood with good quality roads, Beausejour is the home of Saint Lucia’s Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium which draws healthy crowds at various points in the cricket season.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 8-15 minutes and Castries in 15-30 minutes.

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Bonne Terre

This quiet residential neighbourhood is situated to the east on the hills above Rodney Bay, with established properties and beautiful lots overlooking wonderful vistas of the marina and/or the Atlantic coastline, depending on which part of Bonne Terre you choose. Property prices vary according to size and location within the area, which was first developed just over twenty years ago.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 5-8 minutes and Castries in 15-30 minutes.

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Rodney Bay and Rodney Heights

Rodney Bay is known as “the epicentre of entertainment in Saint Lucia.” Initially a residential neighbourhood, it developed over the years to become a tourist destination with a wide variety of hotels and guest houses, although the commercial areas coexist well with the residential. There are several waterfront gated communities, and most properties in Rodney Bay are upscale and expensive, with convenient access to shopping malls, commercial activities, bars, restaurants and the beautiful Reduit Beach just a walk away.

Rodney Heights is adjacent to Rodney Bay. This convenient area has wonderful views from its many upscale private houses and apartment buildings and is a favourite location for long and short term rentals.

Neighbourhood News Reduit Beach is the location of several hotels including Bay Gardens Beach Resort, which offers guests a ‘dine-around’ program at Rodney Bay’s best restaurants, all within walking distance of the beach. Check our Blog for more about dining options in the area.

Drive to Gros Islet / Cap Estate in 5-8 minutes and Castries in 15-30 minutes.

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Reduit Orchard and Reduit Park

These neighbouring residential areas are adjacent to Rodney Bay and have developed over the past twenty years to include single family homes, apartment buildings and a healthy chunk of green space.

Good roads, proximity to Rodney Bay and a quiet atmosphere are some of the features that make these residential areas a great choice for buying or renting property. Within walking distance of the ever lively shopping and tourist hub Rodney Bay, Reduit residents benefit immensely from their property investment.

Drive to Gros Islet / Cap Estate in 5-8 minutes and Castries in 15-30 minutes.

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Monchy

In the hills to the south east of Rodney Bay, just a few minutes drive off the main road lies the picturesque village and neighbourhood of Monchy, which has great potential as an upcoming residential area with mountainous countryside views as well as beautiful coastal scenery. Increasingly popular due to its close proximity to Rodney Bay and the north, as well as value for money in real estate terms, Monchy is a sizeable area.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 5-8 minutes and Castries in 15-30 minutes.

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Bois d'Orange

Ten minutes drive south of Rodney Bay, the residential area of Bois d'Orange is easily accessible on both sides of the highway and is the location of two luxury resorts, Windjammer Landing and East Winds Inn. Property is reasonably priced and medium in size, with some apartment buildings starting to develop. Some commercial properties line the highway and there are a number of small commercial zones. Neighbouring Trouya, is an upscale residential subsection of Bois d’Orange, which surrounds its own beach as well.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 10-12 minutes and Castries in 15-20 minutes.

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Corinth

This housing estate is located off the highway and into the countryside, developed on a wide area, encompassing the valley, hillsides and hilltops. Properties here offer some amazing country views and the area is mainly residential, with some local amenities and businesses. Reasonable prices and convenience make it a popular choice, although road access to some parts of Corinth may be difficult but most definitely worthwhile.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 10-12 minutes and Castries in 15-20 minutes.

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Marisule

Just south of Bois d'Orange, many of Marisule's residential properties are set on the hillside facing the Caribbean Sea, with wonderful vistas of Choc Bay and the hills of Castries as well as access to three small local beaches. This established residential area has seen an increasing number of apartment buildings and rentable units added to family homes, as Marisule provides the convenience of proximity to the main highway for easy access to Castries and Rodney Bay while having its own range of neighbourhood businesses like printing and auto repair, several grocery stores and other shops.

Neighbourhood News Marisule is soon to get its own Sol mega gas station with supermarket and food operation coming soon. The property is located adjacent to the Courts Superstore which opened in 2016 and is the biggest in the OECS islands.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 10-12 minutes and Castries in 15-20 minutes.

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Top of the World

The name is inviting and so is this quiet residential enclave, located on the hill overlooking Marisule. Properties here are medium-sized and the neighbourhood is very well-kept. From this location, many homes boast a beautiful Caribbean Sea view, while some also enjoy a country view overlooking northern neighbour Corinth and the hills of Babonneau to the east. A favourite area for high-end rental properties.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 10-12 minutes and Castries in 15-20 minutes.

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QUARTER OF CASTRIES

Union

Heading inland from Choc Bay, the Union Valley has a main road leading from the main highway to Babonneau village and the rainforest. Home to the agricultural ministry’s nurseries, much of the flat land at the base of the valley is turned over to mango trees, tilapia tanks and a huge orchid nursery. However there is definitely enough space for wonderful residential areas, offering lush green surroundings and countryside views. Almondale and Balata are popular for family homes dues to the convenient location close to the city and schools.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 10-15 minutes and Castries in 15-20 minutes.

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Babonneau

The hills surrounding the stunningly elevated Babonneau village offer some of the most beautiful vistas of the interior and an insight into the slower pace of country life in Saint Lucia. It is true that this area is cooler than the rest of the island, and welcome rain refreshes swathes of rainforest draping the sides of the mountains as the weather sweeps east to west across the island. Luxuriant and fertile, Babonneau’s farming community is widespread with some remote residential areas, although not too far off the beaten track. Prices are reasonable, many homes are being built by owners and lot sizes can be large, but the area is currently sought after for its beautiful lush landscape and growing potential for development.

Drive to Rodney Bay in 10-15 minutes and Castries in 15-20 minutes.

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Sunny Acres

Located just off the main highway north of Castries, this hilside residential neighbourhood is very accessible and close to Gablewoods Shopping Mall as well as Sandals Halcyon Resort. A well-established and developed area featuring by tall trees, colourful flowers, and upscale properties, it is a stone’s throw from the Caribbean Sea and several white sand beaches. Properties built on the hillside boast great views over Choc Bay and Vigie peninsula.

Drive to Castries in 8-12 minutes and Rodney Bay in 15-20 minutes.

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Castries

Castries is the capital of Saint Lucia, stretching over an area of 30.5 square miles (79 km2) and home to about one third of the population. A mix of traditional and modern buildings are the result of two great fires that took their toll on Castries city centre, the last of which was in 1946 but its original grid pattern of streets still bustle with Caribbean colour. It has a sheltered harbour which receives cargo vessels and ferries as well as cruise ships that berth at the duty free shopping facilities of Point Seraphine and La Place Carenage.

There are often great commercial opportunities in the business centre of Castries and its outskirts, including touristic and retail developments. New and established residential neighbourhoods offer investment properties ranging from elegant old fixer-uppers to brand new modern luxury villas, with a wealth of options between. The city is serviced by a bus system and taxi services.

Neighbourhood News Urban renewal and development plan for Castries centre has begun!

Drive from Castries to Rodney Bay in 20-30 minutes, to Soufriere in an hour and Vieux Fort in 75 minutes.

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Castries Suburbs

Vigie

Peninsula overlooking Castries Harbour on its south side and Choc Bay to the north, a well-established residential neighbourhood with gracious old homes and military buildings some of which now house embassies and other businesses.

La Toc and Coubaril

South of Castries, La Toc Road winds up the hill from the harbour to meet the Morne Fortune Road and continue up and over the mountain towards the Cul De Sac Valley and Roseau Bay. Many formerly grand old homes on hillside lots have spectacular views over the Castries Harbour all the way north to Pigeon Island and Martinique beyond.

Morne Fortune

Some of the oldest surviving estate houses and a colourful military past characterise the sprawling hillside neighbourhood of Morne Fortune, which is home to Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, named after one of Saint Lucia’s Nobel Laureates, and the grave of the other, Sir Derek Walcott.

Carellie

Just north of Castries city centre is this more recently developed residential area which features hillside properties, amazing views, excellent roads and great proximity to all the amenities of town.

Drive from Castries to Rodney Bay in 20-30 minutes, to Soufriere in an hour and Vieux Fort in 75 minutes.

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Marigot Bay

The tropical setting of Marigot Bay was called “the Caribbean’s most beautiful bay” by writer James A. Michener, and we couldn’t agree more. Cool green waters and the tallest swaying palm trees identify this serene haven which has been treasured by sailors for centuries and is desired not only for its natural beauty, but also for the genuine peace and sense of seclusion. As well as the village of Marigot itself, there are many upscale residential areas on the southern ridges that protect the bay, while the northern ridge remains largely undeveloped for now.

Drive to Castries in 15-20 minutes, Rodney Bay in 30 minutes, to Soufriere and Vieux Fort in approximately 60 minutes.

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QUARTER OF ANSE LA RAYE

Anse La Raye and Canaries

Canaries and Anse La Raye are fishing villages on the west coast south of Castries. The former is named after an Amerindian cooking pot and the latter after the manta-rays that were very common in the Anse La Raye bay when it was first "adopted" by the French. The two villages are surrounded by the lush fertile hills and valleys of former estates and neighbouring communities which include Bois Den, Jacmel and Millet.

Neighbourhood News Anse La Raye is earmarked by the Government of Saint Lucia for extensive development through a programme of “village tourism”, which is designed to improve the infrastructure and economy of the area, bringing more businesses and jobs to the village and its environs.

Drive to Castries in 15-20 minutes, Rodney Bay in 30 minutes, to Soufriere and Vieux Fort in approximately 60 minutes.

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QUARTER OF SOUFRIERE

Soufriere

Saint Lucia’s jewel in the West Coast crown is Soufrière, with a local population of 7,935 increased by hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Originally founded by the French, Soufriere - meaning ‘sulphur’ due to the aroma emanating from the nearby volcano -  was once the capital of the island. Today, the town and its surrounding communities are more dependent on tourism than agriculture, despite being known as the “bread-basket of the island”. UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding natural beauty, The Pitons are just south of the town and a literal icon for Saint Lucia, which means that some lands are protected from sale or development in the interests of national heritage.

However there are absolutely jaw-dropping upscale properties available around the Soufriere area, and the town is home to luxury resorts and boutique hotels like Jade Mountain, Anse Chastanet and Sugar Beach - A Viceroy Resort. There are also a number of world class touristic destinations like the Diamond Botanical Gardens and bubbling mud baths at the Sulphur Springs, former plantations Morne Coubaril and Sapphire Estate.

Drive to Castries in 45-60 minutes, Rodney Bay in 90 minutes and Vieux Fort in approximately 60 minutes.

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QUARTER OF CHOISEUL

Choiseul

The quaint fishing village of Choiseul is on the southwest coast of the island, with white sand beaches and aquamarine waters surrounded by rural landscapes. It's the centre of basket-weaving, pottery-making and other indigenous crafting which has brought livelihoods to many generations in the area. Because of its scenic beauty and proximity to the international airport, Choiseul is developing with real estate opportunities that include excellent rural land investments, luxury homes and commercial touristic developments.

Neighbourhood News The groundbreaking ceremony was held by the Government Of Saint Lucia over a year ago at Sabwisha beach in Choiseul for a new Fairmont Resort. The US$220 million project will include 120 rooms and 40 private residential villas.

Drive to Castries in approximately 60 minutes, Soufriere and Vieux Fort in 30 minutes.

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QUARTER OF LABORIE

Laborie

According to their community development foundation, "conch shells still blow every day as the fishermen arrive in Laborie with their fresh catch. Our historic and scenic community of beautiful beaches and lush vegetation is also one of the best places to experience the island's nature and explore its diverse fauna and flora. Wander along the village streets, sample local cuisine from a variety of small restaurants, visit the century-old stone church, taste crusty Creole bread fresh from a wood-fired oven, sit at the market square, in the shade of the almond tree, to watch village life pass by." It really is that idyllic, which is why the Laborie area is developing into an off-the-beaten-track haven for tourism.

Neighbourhood News Labowi Proms and the residents of Laborie take tourism very seriously, often organising art, music or other cultural events in the village. Look out for steel pan and live jazz on the square or seascape painting on the jetty - there's always something going on.

Drive to Castries in approximately 60 minutes, Soufriere and Vieux Fort in 30 minutes.

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QUARTER OF VIEUX FORT

Vieux Fort

Saint Lucia's second largest town is the location of our internatinal airport and second commercial sea port. Situated on the southeastern tip of the island, the nearby headland known as Moule A Chique has been the site of an historic lighthouse and strategic communications location for many decades. Characterised by mainly flat land, residential and commercial lots are often for sale in the area, while the presence of medical schools and one of the island's largest all-inclusive resorts means there is an energetic rental market.

Neighbourhood News There are many high profile plans for the Vieus Fort area, including an international horse-racing track and new cruise terminal / marina development led by Tea Ah-King and his company, Desert Star Holdings. The Pointe Sable - or Sandy Beach - area is also pegged for development under Invest Saint Lucia, the island's government-run investment agency.

Drive to Castries in approximately 60 minutes, Rodney Bay in 90 minutes and Soufriere in 30 minutes.

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QUARTER OF MICOUD

Micoud

Named after Baron De Micoud who was the French Governor of Saint Lucia during the eighteenth century, this mainly rural area has several villages including Micoud itself, Ti Rocher, Blanchard and Dugard. Wonderful Atlantic coastal views and hilly terrain of the Quilesse Forest Reserve characterise this unspoiled and sparsely developed area which offers some unique real estate options, and the sense of history is never far away.

Savannes Bay

An authentic local fishing settlement and nature reserve with incredible coastal views and undeveloped charm.

Neighbourhood News There are many high profile plans for the Vieus Fort area, including an international horse-racing track and new cruise terminal / marina development led by Tea Ah-King and his company, Desert Star Holdings. The Pointe Sable - or Sandy Beach - area is also pegged for development under Invest Saint Lucia, the island's government-run investment agency.

Drive to Castries in approximately 60 minutes, Rodney Bay in 90 minutes and Vieux Fort in 15 minutes.

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QUARTER OF PRASLIN

The fishing village of Praslin was the original centre for local canoe building which specialised in carving each boat out of the trunk of a 'gommier' or gum tree. Praslin Bay is an expansive stretch of Atlantic coastline climbing from the flat sandy beaches, inland towards the mountainous interior. Mon Repos is the main village and the quarter is a busy area for farming.

Neighbourhood News Mamiku Hills is a unique development nestled in a family-owned former sugar plantation near Praslin Bay, which offers an exciting investment opportunity and the dream of owning a piece of this unspoilt island paradise. A subdivision of the Mamiku Estate, the entire area is steeped in history, with a fascinating trail leading back to 1766 when 1200 acres were purchased by Baron Guy de Micoud after he married Marie Anne Devaux, who became Madame de Micoud. The Creolised name of the estate became ‘Mamiku.’

 Drive to Castries in approximately 60 minutes, Rodney Bay in 90 minutes and Vieux Fort in 15 minutes.

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QUARTER OF DENNERY

Dennery

Dennery is the name of the quarter and the town on the eastern or windward coast of Saint Lucia. Main economic activities are fishing and farming, with much of the area com[prising ot the Mabouya Valley and its communities which include Derniere Riviere, Au Leon, Grand Riviere and Richfond. The Frigate Island Nature Reserve is a few kilometers offshore of the town. Drive to Castries in approximately 45 minutes, Rodney Bay in 75 minutes and Vieux Fort in 30 minutes.

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QUARTER OF DAUPHIN

A wild and rural corner of Saint Lucia, Dauphin includes the vast turtle-nesting beach of Grande Anse and the surrounding farmlands and former estate of Marquis, northwards to the deserted coastal areas of L'Esperance, Anse Lavoutte and Labourne. The Castries Waterworks Forest Reserve takes up a large swathe of the quarter whose boundary is almost a straight line down the spine of the island.

Drive to Castries in approximately 45 minutes, Rodney Bay in 60 minutes and Vieux Fort in 45 minutes.

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