Bars & Rum Shops

Where's the best to meet locals on any island? At a bar, of course, and there are plenty of hostelries to choose from whether you're in the mood for an ice cold Piton Beer on the beach bar or a custom-spiced punch at a colourfully logoed rum shop.

Catch the sunset from one of the many water's edge venues where the evening ritual is best enjoyed with something iced or chilled. From Gros Islet and its tiny waterfront bars, to Rodney Bay and Reduit Beacg, where four star resorts and tiny wooden fish shacks share the same end-of-the-day lightshow. East cost viewpoints from Castries to Soufriere include busy bars overlooking the horizon as the patrons wind down from another day in paradise. 

The vibe is friendly and the Saint Lucians you meet will likely advise you on the specialty of the house because no self-respecting Caribbean island is without its signature local rum and beer. Saint Lucia has much to be proud of in its history of distilling, with brands like Admiral Rodney, Chairman's Reserve and Bounty winning awards around the world, while being enjoyed by local fans at the bars of Saint Lucia and beyond.