What is a Caribbean vacation without getting in a little souvenir shopping? The Caribbean is known for selling products at great values that American vacationers can rarely resist, and St. Lucia is no different.
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The best shopping on St. Lucia can be found in the capital city of Castries, where there are numerous shops selling a large variety of goods, often at duty free prices. With more than 20 in the complex, Port Seraphine has the largest collection of shops on the entire island. It is conveniently located near the cruise ship ports, so that cruise passengers can easily get in a few hours of shopping when they dock on St. Lucia.
On Saturdays, check out the Saturday Market, which has been around for over 100 years, and is still one of the best places to purchase souvenirs. Vendors set up booths filled with local produce, spices, and the days catch, as well as booths filled with handmade crafts and pieces of art.
Just north of Castries is the Gablewoods Mall compound, which features three restaurants and numerous shops, is a great place to pick up a variety of products, and even has a grocery store and post office on site. Within the city of Castries, and immediately surrounding it, visitors will find numerous art galleries where they can view works by native artists, and perhaps even pick one up to return him with as a souvenir.
Just north of Castries is the restaurants and numerous shops, is a great place to pick up a variety of products, and even has a grocery store and post office on site. Within the city of Castries, and immediately surrounding it, visitors will find numerous art galleries where they can view works by native artists, and perhaps even pick one up to return him with as a souvenir.compound, which features three
At the Rodney Bay Marina in Gros Islet, visitors will find the J.Q. Mall, a modern shopping mall complex, filled with clothing stores and novelty shops. There are also a few banks and restaurants on property.
When choosing products that are made on St. Lucia, consider the products that the island is best known for. Batik and silk-screened fabrics are at the top of the list, followed by art, straw weavings, pottery, and wood carvings.
Don't forget some of the islands top perishables: cocoa, coffee, and some locally grown spices. Don't forget the locally distilled rum and island hot sauce.
If you're looking for some gifts you should think about visiting Del Sol, which is located in Castries, St. Lucia. Del Sol is unique in the souvenir world. Every product that they sell begins one color and changes to another in the sun. For customers who want to call in advance, you can do so at (758) 451-3141.
A second place to consider is, which is found 19.1 mi. (30.8 km) from Del Sol. Looking for a way to remind your friends and family of how much fun you are having? Drop by Cards and things and look for some gifts or postcards, most of which are small enough to cheaply be sent through the mail. Customers can contact them at (758) 452-6248.
Many gift and souvenir shops on St. Lucia can be seen below.
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(758) 453-2685||Bisse|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(758) 452-6248||Downtown Castries|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(758) 453-7249||Bisse|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(758) 459-5595||Downtown Soufriere|
|Del Sol||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(758) 451-3141||Castries, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Duty Free Store||(758) 451-6299||Downtown Castries|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(758) 520-7827||Downtown Castries|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(758) 452-0128||Saint Lucia|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(758) 450-8777||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
One of the area's more popular specialty retailers is Alcina Nolley. This venue is found within Ciceron, St. Lucia. Alcina Nolley's gallery produces and sells unique, one of a kind hand made pieces of jewelry, art, and other crafts. Her fine jewelry incorporates the finest enamels and gems, and her digital photos are uniquely printed on handmade banana paper. Try calling them at (758) 453-2338.
A second option is Eudovic's Art Studio, which is located 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) from Alcina Nolley. As one of the leading sculptors in the Caribbean, Vincent Joseph Eudovic has long been established as an artist you can trust to deliver. His art studio, Eudovic's Art Studio, is where visitors can go to view his work, and make a purchase if they feel so inclined. Try calling them at (758) 452-2747.
Sandals Castries Dive Center: Included in the all-inclusive package at Sandals is the Discover Scuba course for those new to diving, and one open water dive a day to previously certified divers. They also offer a host of PADI certification courses at an extra fee. Guests can find them on La-Toc Road.
The chart right below lists more details regarding the 20 specialty shops on St. Lucia.
|Action Adventure Divers||Dive Shop||(758) 485-1317||Soufrière, Western part of St. Lucia|
|Alcina Nolley||Art Gallery||(758) 453-2338||1.7 mi. South West of Central Castries|
|Art Gallery||(758) 451-4150||Bisse|
|Art Gallery||(758) 450-1169||Gros Islet|
|Art Gallery||(758) 450-9740||Rodney Bay|
|Art Gallery||(758) 452-8071||Rodney Bay|
|Art Gallery||(758) 458-0427||Rodney Bay|
|Diamond International Bay Walk||Jewelry Store||(758) 459-2901||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Jewelry Store||--||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Diamonds International Carenage||Jewelry Store||--||Downtown Castries|
|Diamonds International Landing Villa||Jewelry Store||--||1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Rodney Bay|
|Diamonds International Pointe Saraphine||Jewelry Store||(758) 457-4208||Castries, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Diamonds International Vieux Fort||Jewelry Store||--||1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Vieux Fort|
|Eudovic's Art Studio||Art Gallery||(758) 452-2747||0.9 mi. South West of Central Castries|
|Harry Edwards Jewelers||Jewelry Store||(758) 451-6799||Downtown Castries|
|Island Divers||Dive Shop||(758) 456-8110||1.7 mi. South West of Central Anse La Raye|
|Pet and Aquarium Supply Store||(758) 453-7768||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Sandals Castries Dive Center||Dive Shop||(758) 452-5042||1.3 mi. West of Central Castries|
|Art Gallery||(758) 459-0891||Downtown Castries|
|The Inner Gallery||Art Gallery||(758) 457-8728||Downtown Castries|
Looking for some clothing? Perhaps you would enjoy Pirana Joe -- which is located in Muirton, in northern St. Lucia. Perhaps one of the most unique gift shops in the Caribbean, Pirana Joe features a collection of clothing and souvenir items that feature the logo of a gruff and angry looking pirana. Still, the items are whimsical and made of high quality materials, so they are huge sellers in the area. Guests can find them on Rodney Bay Road.
A second shop to consider is Hobie Boutique -- which is located 3.4 mi. (5.5 km) to the south-southwest of Pirana Joe. Trend clothing and accessories are on sale at Hobie. Visitors will be able to find them on Micoud Street.
A third option for clothing is Sea Island Cotton Shop. Clothing that ranges from casual to trendy, but all with island and tropical appeal, is the main offering at Sea Island Cotton. However, the shop is expansive and there are a huge array of souvenirs and gift including jewelry, beach wear, and more. They are situated on Rodney Bay Road.
The following table provides you with some details regarding the apparel shops on St. Lucia.
|Boutique||(758) 451-6711||Downtown Castries|
|Boutique||(758) 454-8594||Micoud, Southeastern part of St. Lucia|
|Boutique||(758) 458-0351||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Boutique||(758) 453-2266||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Boutique||(758) 453-2977||Downtown Castries|
|Boutique||(758) 459-0722||Downtown Castries|
|Boutique||(758) 453-1643||Downtown Castries|
|Hobie Boutique||Boutique||(758) 453-6811||Bisse|
|Shoe Store||(758) 451-3021||Downtown Castries|
|Boutique||(758) 454-6902||Downtown Vieux Fort|
|Pirana Joe||T-Shirt Shop||--||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Boutique||(758) 453-2737||Downtown Castries|
|Sea Island Cotton Shop||Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(758) 452-3674||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Boutique||(758) 452-4770||Downtown Castries|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(758) 451-7891||Downtown Castries|
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||--||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
Want to check out some local food offerings? Addie's Plus Bakery is located in downtown Castries. The scents that waft from Addie's Plus Bakery are so alluring that it is hard to walk by without stopping in to pick up a loaf of bread, dessert, or pastry. The family owned business has been providing locals and tourists alike with fresh baked goods for years and many are looking forward to the time when they open a second location. If you want to call before you go, you can do so at (758) 453-7412.
A second option is Super J, which is located 4.9 mi. (7.8 km) away from Addie's Plus Bakery. All of your general grocery needs are cared for by Super J. In addition to produce, frozen stock, fresh meats, and dry goods, you'll also find a cleaning and health and beauty supplies plus a bakery and deli.
Super J La Tourney Supermarket: One of nine locations in a chain of St. Lucia's largest supermarket company, this is where locals shop for groceries. If you're staying off resort property, this is one spot you'll want to know about.
You can look through this table to learn more.
|Addie's Plus Bakery||Bakery||(758) 453-7412||Downtown Castries|
|Grocery Store||--||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Grocery Store||(758) 455-3663||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Grocery Store||--||1.8 mi. South West of Central Rodney Bay|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(758) 458-8641||Bisse|
|Grocery Store||(758) 452-2666||Bisse|
|Nutrition and Body Care Store||(758) 458-0373||Muirton, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Pantry Pride Bakery||Bakery||(758) 450-9078||Rodney Bay|
|Super J||Grocery Store||--||Rodney Bay, Northern part of St. Lucia|
|Grocery Store||--||Downtown Castries|
|Grocery Store||(758) 457-2200||1.7 mi. Northeast of Central Castries|
|Grocery Store||--||1.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Vieux Fort|
|Grocery Store||--||Downtown Vieux Fort|
|Super J La Tourney Supermarket||Grocery Store||--||Vieux Fort, Southern part of St. Lucia|
|Grocery Store||--||Downtown Soufriere|
When making duty free purchases on St. Lucia, visitors must present their cruise ship boarding pass, or their airline ticket. Though vacationers can typically walk right out of the shop with their purchases, liquor and tobacco will be sent on to the airport or the cruise ship, where you can pick it up upon your departure. You will find duty free shopping at J.Q. Mall in Rodney Bay, Hawanorra Airport Duty-Free, and La Place Carenage and Pointe Seraphine in Castries.
Business hours will vary between each shop, but you can bet that most shops will stay open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with an hour long break in the middle for lunch. Note that the official currency of St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, so travelers will want to exchange their money before trying to pay with cash on the island to be safe. Although the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted, you may receive change in local currency.
Whether bargain shopping, or looking for something to commemorate your time on St. Lucia, there are plenty of places on the island that offer everything you need.
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