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.
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