Vieux Fort is located at the southernmost point of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia
. Accommodations here are in the second largest city on the island. With the Hewanorra International Airport just north of downtown, you can be at your villa rental or condo rental in no time. The town was built up around an old fort that used to watch over the southern coast. Vieux Fort also used to be the centre of St. Lucia’s sugar industry.
If you are interested in vacation rentals or villas for a beach holiday, Vieux Fort has a lovely secluded stretch of beach
on the west side of the peninsula, protected by coral reefs. Its unusual gray, volcanic sand and calm waters provide families with local condo rentals with a more private, safe day at the beach. On the eastern side of the peninsula is white sand of Anse des Sables which is ideal for vacation rental visitors who want to try their hand at snorkeling or wind-surfing
Villa rentals and condo rental accommodations in Vieux Fort are in the perfect location for visiting the Maria Islands Nature Reserve
. These islands are home to the world’s rarest snake, the Kouwés snake (Saint Lucia Racer) and leatherback turtles as well as other reptiles and over 80 species of plants. The island is also a major nesting site for migratory birds which travel thousands of miles from the west coast of Africa
. For an exciting day out from your lodging, book an environmental tour and enjoy the spectacular views from the islands
From your accommodation in Vieux Fort you can wander along Clark Street through the Old Town and see its historic colonial houses
. Their hints of old English and French architecture will give you an idea of the town in times gone by. Villa rentals and condo rentals in the Black Bay part of Vieux Fort have the distinction of being located where the infamous pirate Blackbeard is said to have stashed his booty.
Another main attraction for villa rental visitors to the island is La Soufriere Volcano
. If you have a rental car at your accommodations and want to do something in a different part of the island, don’t miss out on the world’s only drive-in volcano
. The road runs right through the crater of the volcano in between steaming pools of boiling mud and water. There are even some people living within the perimeter boundaries. Imagine living near the sulfurous aroma compared with the clear, salty sea air at your vacation rental.
If you are looking for a relaxed destination, vacation rentals in Vieux Fort will give you a laid back holiday with as much or as little activity as you might wish.