Shopping is a major highlight in Castries. For starters, take advantage of the duty-free shopping in the following shopping centers:

  • La Place Carenage
  • Pointe Seraphine
  • Hawanorra Airport
  • JQ Mall

The Castries Market is over 100 years old and featuresisland arts and crafts, memorabilia, and local foods and spices. The best time to check out this market at its liveliest is on Saturdays.

Beautiful clothes and wall hangings can be found at Caribelle Batik, high on the hill overlooking Castries at Morne Fortune. Similarly at Bagshaw Studios, more of those famous silk-screen designs for clothing are popular. This boutique is located closer to downtown, at Pointe Seraphine. Caribbean Perfumes has several locations on the island, including Castries and has scents of the islands that tourists love stacking up on before departure.

For art, check out the Artsibit Gallery on Brazil street and Eudovic Art Gallery on Morne Fortune. There are great handcrafted wood works of art at the Eudovic Art Gallery.

Exiting customs for Americans in accordance with the duty laws, allows the following:

  • original art/antiques
  • 200 cigarettes, 100 non-Cuban cigars
  • $600 duty-free goods if you've been on the island for longer than 48 hours

For other country information and updates, check the St. Lucia Customs Guide.