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Shopping in St Lucia - duty free, brand name jewelery, boutique stores, Caribbean gifts and more!

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE
TO YOUR ST. LUCIAN HOLIDAY

Shopping

Shopping in St. Lucia is a pleasurable experience! It’s definitely worth picking up a few souvenirs for yourself to remember your time here and also to let your friends and family back home know that they weren’t completely forgotten! Selecting the right treasure can be difficult but fortunately St. Lucia has plenty of choice.

Indigenous arts and crafts are very representative of the people and locally made fabrics and clothing showcase island colours and styles. St. Lucia is no exception; you can really buy something unique. Malls, markets and boutiques are located island-wide to suit every price range. For crafts, try a visit to Castries Market where you’ll find all sorts of St. Lucian-made trinkets such as bowls, mats & baskets, dolls and other souvenirs. The stalls selling local spices, fruits and vegetables will also hold your interest. Open everyday, we suggest going on a Saturday morning for the full market experience, when it’s bustling with activity.

Unlike some other Caribbean islands, the malls in St. Lucia are also lucky enough to have a large selection of high-end duty-free international stores with popular brand name items for designer jewellery, sunglasses, cosmetics, clothing and perfumes. There’s no need to leave it to the last minute at the airport, you’ll find it all in the malls on the island. You will just need to remember to bring photo id and your flight or cruise ship details.

The capital of Castries has two duty-free shopping centres - Point Seraphine and La Place Carenage. There are many stores and stalls to stroll through selling clothing, St. Lucia rum, jewellery and perfumes as well as local fabrics, pottery and textiles.

Rodney Bay also has two duty-free malls. The BayWalk Mall in Rodney Bay is the newest duty-free centre in St. Lucia. This large complex hosts many international brand names and great boutiques, a new supermarket as well as St. Lucia’s first casino, Treasure Bay.

On the opposite side of the road is the Rodney Bay JQ Mall where you will find another large supermarket, a post office, bookstore, stationary and cards, a photo lab, clothing boutiques and several gift shops.

Also in Rodney Bay is the lovely marina complex, which offers a selection of stores and services including gifts, clothing, a bank, supermarket and several waterfront restaurants.

Whilst you may find everything you’re looking for in one place, it is also worth searching a little further to find something extra special. If you would like to purchase some art for the wall, consider Caribelle Batik at Howelton House on the Morne in Castries. They make bright colourful wall hangings, paintings, clothing and accessories. Shopping here is an experience as you can learn and watch the process of creating batik, as well as enjoy the breathtaking view from the house! Just outside of Castries is the Eudovic Art Studio that has beautiful hand crafted wooden pieces of art on display, both for the wall and freestanding. You can watch the craftsmen at work and buy from the shop on site.

Heading further south, you’ll find nautical and local fashions in Marigot Bay, as well as beautiful hand-painted pottery, a couple of gorgeous gift shops, market stalls and even a ‘paint-your-own’ pottery which is great fun for the kids, all in a beautiful marina environment.

As you travel around the island, you will see people selling their wares at all the hotspots. Jewellery makes a great gift and vendors will frequently try to catch your eye. Local fruits and vegetables are sold on the roadside, so don’t be afraid to stop and see what delicious fresh fruit you can pick up. You don’t have to go far outside of the main tourist areas to see the true St. Lucia and notice that tourism is the livelihood of many locals who rely your support.

Tourist attractions often have their own gift shops as well, so if you are taking in a few activities or visiting somewhere such as Gros Piton, Diamond Falls, the rum distillery, the drive-in volcano etc, you may want to buy a souvenir from the shop or stall there so that you will always be reminded of your experience.

We hope you enjoy shopping in St. Lucia!

 

Eudovic's Art Studio
Goodlands, Castries
Tel: 1 (758) 452 2747
Fax: 1 (758) 459 0124
Website: http://www.eudovicart.com
GL Food Market
Baywalk Mall - Rodney Bay
Tel: 1 (758) 455 - FOOD (3663)
Email: customerservice@thegelgroup.com
Website: http://www.glfoodmarket.com
Harry Edwards Jewelers
Hewanorra Airport, La Place Carenage & Point Seraphine
Tel: 1 (758) 451 6799 / 453 7833 / 454 9008
Fax: 1 (758) 452 7587
Email: info@harryedwardsjewelers.com
Website: http://www.harryedwardsjewelers.com
Super J Supermarkets
9 stores island-wide
Tel: 1 (758) 457 2000
Fax: 1 (758) 457 2100
Email: superj@candw.lc
Website: http://www.superjsupermarkets.com
Ti J Supermarket
Soufriere
Tel: 1 (758) 459 7125