Castries Vacations: Culture & Beauty
Saint Lucia's energetic capital, Castries is a bustling port city with resplendent Creole culture. The soaring Morne Fortune hill serves as its gorgeous backdrop. Fresh fruit, pottery, souvenirs and gifts fill its lively street markets. And the palm-lined Vigie beach invites you to slow down and enjoy island living. Whether you want to soak in the scenic beauty, or enjoy an authentic Creole lunch, Liberty Travel can craft a vacation package with just the right trips and tours to explore this stunning island.
Castries at a Glance
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$)
Tipping Customs: 10-15%, if a service charge is not included
Weather: Subtropical climate, moderated by cooling trade winds.
Popular Drink: St. Lucian Rum Punch
Must Eat: Accra – fried fish cakes
Power Up: Type G Plugs, 240 V (Most resorts provide adapters and 110 V outlets—check before traveling)
Best Time to Visit: December- April is typically the peak-season. Late Spring, May and June are gaining popularity, too.
Top Things to Do in Castries
Walk along the harbor front
Enjoy a short walk from the duty-free port facilities of Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage, to the heart of the capital.
Explore the Castries Central Market
More than 300 vendors sell everything from local spices and dishes, to rum and artisanal crafts.
Tour the Morne
Site of many battles between the French and the British, it hosts the Inniskilling Monument, governor-general’s Victorian-style, and enjoy stellar views of the city.
Go on a land & sea adventure
Ride out to a banana plantation, a fishing village, and the majestic Pitons. Then, take a catamaran journey along the coast for a snorkelling experience.
Relax in Derek Wolcott Square
Named after a Nobel Prize-winning St. Lucian poet, the colonial-style square is great for people watching.
Castries Vacation Packages: Prime Caribbean the Liberty Travel Way
Whether you’re looking to explore Castries like a local, or soak in its iconic sites like a tourist, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Castries vacation package crafted just for you.
When you book with us, you get:
- Real People. More than a travel agent, your Castries consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
- Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of Castries for a truly personalized booking experience.
- Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected resorts. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from our all-inclusive or exclusive Castries vacation packages, like Escapes.
- Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We know Castries. Leave the planning to us.