After taking the rum distillery tour we stopped to spend some time at the beautiful, lush Marigot Bay. The little harbor is known for being the location where the original Dr. Doolittle was filmed! There are hotels and cute little shops along one side with plenty of mega yachts moored up in front of them. If you are interested in staying here to experience that lush environment, I recommend staying at Capella Marigot Bay. We almost stayed here and when we walked by the hotel, I immediately knew we would have loved it. The hotel is tiered up the side of the bay so that anywhere you are there is a great view. There is also a stunning infinity pool and plenty of places to catch some sun. We really wanted to have dinner at the Rainforest Hideaway & stay for the live music. We even had reservations but they were for the day we had a boat tour & the boat broke down causing us to miss our dinner! The restaurant is now closed as a new resort is being built but there are plans to reopen it in 2019 so keep an eye out!
The real reason to visit Marigot Bay is to see the Doolittle Cafe. The best part is taking a pontoon boat over to the little island where the movie was filmed, to stop at the Doolittle Cafe. It was full of movie paraphernalia and original shots of the film.
My favorite piece of movie memorabilia was the piece of the giant pink snail!
This is a great place to try the St. Lucian national dish of fried saltfish. The fish is boiled in saltwater, wrung out then fried and served with a tartar sauce and what they call green figs (bananas). It is better than it sounds!
With palm trees everywhere, we spotted plenty of coconuts around on the ground. Plenty to grab some and have some impromptu coconut bowling!