The most popular area in Gros Islet is Rodney Bay,(a prime area) one of the most developed and commercial areas in the whole of Saint Lucia. The man-made lagoon has the best-furnished marina in the eastern Caribbean, with over 200 berths. Many of Saint Lucia’s wealthiest residents live in the hills that surround the bay.

Rodney Bay is also a big tourist destination, with a variety of restaurants and a number of shops, malls, night clubs, hotels and resorts. The Saint Lucia Golf Resort and Country Club with the luxurious Island Club Villas and the beautiful 360-acre Raffles Hotel are popular with well-heeled visitors.