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Outstandingly positioned atop a secluded hill (views!), this peach of a place, run by a Canadian couple, features five bright, spacious and immaculate rooms that open onto a pool and a sunset-friendly deck.

A free shuttle takes you to the bay. Alternatively you can take the 300 steps down to a secluded cove that offers great snorkeling ops.

Our independent authors have visited Inn On The Bay and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Marigot Bay.



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Inn on the bay hotel St. LuciaRenting just five rooms, Normand Viau and Louise Boucher, owners (since 1995) of this delightful inn on the southern hillside at the entrance of Marigot Bay, treat you as their personal guests (adults only).

The million-dollar view of the bay, the sea, and the constant comings and goings of beautiful yachts is sensational from guest-room balconies and the pool. Cool sea breezes mean you really don’t need air-conditioning.

You won’t mind the absence of a TV here, either. Breakfast is prepared by Louise and served in their kitchen whenever you’re ready.

Walk down a hillside path, through thick jungle, to a small white-sand beach. And if you need a lift to the village, a short but very steep walk, Normand is happy to comply.



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3Although it was established as recently as 1995, this small-scale inn has already attracted a healthy percentage of repeat clients. Perched 300 feet above the waters of Marigot Bay on a site that required massive retaining walls to buttress, it’s the creative statement of Montréal-born Normand Viau and his wife, Louise Boucher.

Abandoning careers as a lawyer and social worker, respectively, they designed the hotel themselves, modeling its blue roof and veranda-ringed style on the island’s plantation-house tradition. Today, the centerpiece of their establishment is an open-air terrace, site of a small pool… Bedrooms, with 10-foot ceilings, are spacious, comfortably furnished, and airy. 

By conscious design, none is air-conditioned, although each has a ceiling fan and ample windows for cross-ventilation. Some bathrooms are shower only, but each comes with a hair dryer. This makes for a great romantic escape.



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Set 90m up on a hillside at the south side of the bay, this pleasant five-room guesthouse exudes peace, quiet and relaxation. Spacious rooms with fridges surround the deck and pool, the hosts are extremely knowledgeable about the island, and the sea breeze wafting up the hill renders a/c unnecessary while also discouraging the mosquitoes. Continental breakfast is included.