Laborie clearly boasts the most scenic waterfront of any community in Saint Lucia. The tree-lined beach extends nearly the entire length of the village and is great for a cooling dip, a stroll or just to lay back and take in the views. The narrow village streets with their generally well-kept homes and stores are charming and picturesque. The Laborie Catholic Church features a bit of a different architecture than most found in other communities and is perched agreeably for some good photographs. There are different theories with the naming of the area one such explains that the village was named after the Loggerhead sea turtles that would frequent the area another boasts that the village was referred to as ‘Islet a Caret’ or ‘Turtle Island’; this name was derived from a small islet, visible from the shore, where sea turtles had a nesting spot.
Today the village of Laborie arguably features the most scenic waterfront on the island with a tree lined beach that extends its entire breadth. Of course, an active fishing industry is found in the village while other residents are employed at the numerous local small businesses or make the short commute to the more developed town of Vieux Fort to the south.