Gros Islet St Lucia Vacation Guide and Information

Gros Islet St Lucia is a little fishing village to the northern most part of the island. When you are in Gros Islet St Lucia, you are close to many of the islands activities and infrastructure such as water sports, snorkeling, hotels and the ultra modern Beausejour Cricket Grounds, where several matches of world cup cricket 2007 was held.

You can still find many old wooden houses there today. Although Gros Islet is under developed, and most of the people seem to live close to poverty line, you can hardly see a set of people anywhere in the world happier than them.

Gros Islet

The village has gotten very popular for its Friday nights street jams. Every Friday night people come out by the hundreds to the street party. It is enjoyed by both locals and tourist alike. The street party has been going on for the past ten years. It may be because of its success, that’s why it has been going on for so long.

The Gros Islet jump up is a social gathering where you find large loud speakers placed at the intersection playing all sorts of music like soca, hip hop and reggae being played at super high volumes while certain people dance to the rhythm of the music while others feast on local dishes.

You will find food at very cheap prices there. Every Friday night, barbeque grills come out on every street with a variety of meats, chicken, fish and conch. The conch shell is later used by fishermen as a horn to inform people of the catch of the day.

If you are looking for somewhere to mingle with locals and have a good time, then the Gros Islet street jam provides you with that opportunity.

You might be coming here on business; Gros Islet St Lucia still caters for your business needs. There are banks, car rental companies, laundry marts and conferencing facilities just to name a few.

The Gros Islet village most generally comprises of fishermen, and the street jam serves as a way to market their catch and also an extra income generator for the people of Gros Islet St Lucia. If you are staying in a hotel close to Gros Islet, then going to the street party is one other way of enjoying your stay in St Lucia.

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