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While store hours vary from establishment to establishment, you will find the majority are open from 8:30AM to 4:30PM Monday to Friday. The Castries Market is particularly vibrant on Saturdays, especially during St. Lucia Jazz and Carnival. Most shops are open Saturdays regularly from 8:30AM to 12:30PM, while the major shopping centers are open in the afternoon as well. With the exception of the marina-based shops, shopping is generally closed on Sundays.

Duty-free shopping is available at the following shopping centers in St. Lucia:

  • La Place Carenage, Castries
  • Pointe Seraphine, Castries
  • Q's Shopping Mall
  • Hawanorra Airport Duty-Free

For more information on shopping in St. Lucia, click here to view the interactive map of the island or search below.

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Shopping

St. Lucia has a variety of shopping experiences for all tastes and preferences. Please click "Search" to view shopping experiences available on-island.

Regional Shopping Experiences

St. Lucia has a variety of shopping experiences to suit all types of travelers. Whether you are arriving for the day on a cruise ship, spending a romantic holiday at an all-inclusive resort, or challenging your senses on a sporting or diving holiday near the world-famous Piton Mountains, you will find the shops and markets compatible with your needs and tastes.

Active ImageIn and around St. Lucia’s city capital of Castries, visitors can find a variety of unique shopping experiences. Pointe Seraphine, a harbour-front shopping complex, offers duty-free designer perfumes, crystal, china, jewelry, cigars and clothing as well as wood carvings and other local arts and crafts in more than 20 modern shops. The 100-year old Castries market is a must-see for visitors to the island, where local vendors offer visitors a varieties of island memorabilia, spices and foods, and local fishermen offer the catch of the day. Gablewoods shopping center, just north of Castries, offers a full array of shops and services including international books and news, postal services, restaurants and a supermarket. J.Q. Shopping Mall in Rodney Bay boasts 54 shops which offer everything from jam to jewellery. In Castries at Artsibits Gallery you can find St. Lucia’s distinctive paintings and carvings. And just 2 miles south of Castries on La Toc Road you will find the studios of Sydney Bagshaw, a skilled local artisan with shops at Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage.

St. Lucia is very proud of its’ heritage in the arts. For a taste, head to the Eudovic studios in Goodlands 10 minutes south of Castries to see beautiful works of art sculpted from wood. Or combine sightseeing and shopping at the 100 year-old Caribelle hilltop house, where you can watch artisans make batik and screen-prints while you shop in the exotic boutique. On the southern coast of the island you will find the Choiseul Arts & Crafts center, a wonderful source of hand-woven baskets, unique placemats, chairs and woodcarvings.

In the vacation paradise of Soufriere you will find local and resort-run shops with a variety of gifts, clothing and local art. At the north end of the breath-taking waterfront Maurice Mason Street walk, you will find the town market where all sorts of gift items are available.

Gros Islet, on the north end of the island, offers a beautiful setting for shopping whether you are arriving by yacht or staying in one of the districts world-renowned resorts. The Rodney Bay Marina offers a modern shopping arcade with a selection of stores and services including gift items, clothing, banking and restaurants. For golfing needs, the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club offers a full selection of equipment at the Pro Shop.

While store hours vary from establishment to establishment, you will find the majority are open from 8:30AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM to 4:30PM Monday to Friday. The Castries Market is particularly vibrant on Saturdays, especially during St. Lucia Jazz and Carnival. Most shops are open Saturdays regularly from 8:30AM to 12:30PM, while the major shopping centers are open in the afternoon as well. With the exception of the marina-based shops, shopping is generally closed on Sundays.

Duty-free shopping is available at the following shopping centers in St. Lucia:

  • La Place Carenage, Castries
  • Pointe Seraphine, Castries
  • J.Q's Shopping Mall
  • Hawanorra Airport Duty-Free
 
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