Castries Market
Castries Market
3.5
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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A lively and colorful market bursting with tropical fruit and vegetables.
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  • asiftraveller2018
    County Antrim, United Kingdom2,410 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for a browse and a haggle.
    I always go to local markets to buy some bits and pieces , Yes you will be asked to look at every stall but as long as you are polite all’s good. If something is $30 then offer $10 and you will end up at $15-20. A nice way to spend a Saturday morning
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Irene L
    9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Standard Island Market
    We enjoyed walking through the market, but definitely go here after 10. Although it opens around 9 am, it’s Island time and most vendors aren’t ready until after 10 am. Talk a walk through viewing each stall before buying as many sell the same items at different prices. Be able to negotiate a price as most vendors (but not all) will offer a higher price. Don’t buy shells or sand from vendors selling it. They are illegal to take from the beaches in Saint Lucia and shouldn’t be supported. We only saw one vendor of the many selling shells or sand. Definitely go to the food stalls/market for lunch. There are some amazing local food vendors offering fresh juices and amazing food. The vegetable market was good as well. You can get plenty of fresh produce for reasonable prices. It was also the only place we were able to find coca tea for sale.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 10, 2023
  • Dani
    Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting
    Great place to visit. Yes it puts you out of your comfort zone but all the people were really lovely to talk to and it was really fun to see the fruit,fish and vegetables the locals eat here. We had a great time and I would strongly recommend it. Just dont walk around ignoring people.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 16, 2023
  • Terry Anzur
    Jupiter, Florida1,810 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping Shakedown
    Located in a busy cruise port, the souvenir stands aren’t shy about making their sales pitch to anyone browsing. Some bargaining is expected. The price went quickly from $30 US to 20 for a cute sundress made in India. Disappointed not to find more local goods. I would gladly pay a premium to support local artisans. I came here hoping to find decorative masks like the ones in our rental house but most goods seemed imported from China and machine made. Overall, a disappointing stop.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 3, 2024
  • travelsafer
    6,991 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Indoor market in Castries, St Lucia
    This market was a good find for us. We stopped here to see if we could buy souvenirs to bring back home. One of the sellers to whom we asked if she had something made on the island, candidly said, "look we are a small island and very little is actually made on the island." Most sellers have similar items sometimes at the same exact price, but prices seem to negotiable, as usual. We bought some cute souvenirs that we liked and a magnet.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 20, 2024
  • oggymuncher
    Plymouth, United Kingdom593 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large local market
    This is a large indoor market selling lical produce and souvenirs, you can haggle and you will be approached the second you stop and luck , There are some unique items and generic souvenirs, stay polite but don't be afraid to say no. It is very hot in the heat of yhe day, maybe go early. See the cathedral ( no vests, shorts etc. ) and the square
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 16, 2024
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Steve B
Littleton, CO1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The Castries Market was an excellent experience. Lots of shops to visit and plenty of opportunities to sample St. Lucia cuisine.
Written May 22, 2024
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oggymuncher
Plymouth, UK593 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a large indoor market selling lical produce and souvenirs, you can haggle and you will be approached the second you stop and luck ,
There are some unique items and generic souvenirs, stay polite but don't be afraid to say no.
It is very hot in the heat of yhe day, maybe go early. See the cathedral ( no vests, shorts etc. ) and the square
Written May 16, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cheshirewoman
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Visited this market on a Monday. Plenty of stalls selling fairly standard tourist tat. We enjoyed a quick wander around , bought a couple of St Lucia tea towels as a souvenir and left. Depending on your mood you could probably spend a lot longer here but we left after roughly 15 minutes. Nice enough market but nothing special. We didn't specifically look at the fruit and veg section which may well be a lot more authentic.
Written May 2, 2024
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travelsafer
6,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This market was a good find for us.
We stopped here to see if we could buy souvenirs to bring back home. One of the sellers to whom we asked if she had something made on the island, candidly said, "look we are a small island and very little is actually made on the island."
Most sellers have similar items sometimes at the same exact price, but prices seem to negotiable, as usual. We bought some cute souvenirs that we liked and a magnet.
Written April 20, 2024
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Joseph Friedman
Macedon, NY8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Lots of booths, mostly all selling the exact same stuff. Seek out the few with unique items. You can also go any day of the week, there are always plenty of them open.
Written March 29, 2024
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Terry Anzur
Jupiter, FL1,810 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Located in a busy cruise port, the souvenir stands aren’t shy about making their sales pitch to anyone browsing. Some bargaining is expected. The price went quickly from $30 US to 20 for a cute sundress made in India. Disappointed not to find more local goods. I would gladly pay a premium to support local artisans. I came here hoping to find decorative masks like the ones in our rental house but most goods seemed imported from China and machine made. Overall, a disappointing stop.
Written March 3, 2024
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Angela K
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Castries was the last port on our Tui Cruise. We were walking around the market (full of other tourists) when a man jumped out, grabbed my husbands throat and tore the chain from his neck. We have never felt to unsafe and vulnerable. A local took us to the police station and they then drove us back to the port as we did not want to walk anywhere. Would never go back
Written February 26, 2024
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snorkler09
Venice, FL337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
this was typical flea market type stalls. People were friendly, but it was hot and a lot of the stuff was typical tourist items and all the same.
Written February 22, 2024
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Dani
Gerrards Cross, UK101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great place to visit. Yes it puts you out of your comfort zone but all the people were really lovely to talk to and it was really fun to see the fruit,fish and vegetables the locals eat here. We had a great time and I would strongly recommend it. Just dont walk around ignoring people.
Written December 16, 2023
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Irene L
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed walking through the market, but definitely go here after 10. Although it opens around 9 am, it’s Island time and most vendors aren’t ready until after 10 am. Talk a walk through viewing each stall before buying as many sell the same items at different prices. Be able to negotiate a price as most vendors (but not all) will offer a higher price. Don’t buy shells or sand from vendors selling it. They are illegal to take from the beaches in Saint Lucia and shouldn’t be supported. We only saw one vendor of the many selling shells or sand. Definitely go to the food stalls/market for lunch. There are some amazing local food vendors offering fresh juices and amazing food. The vegetable market was good as well. You can get plenty of fresh produce for reasonable prices. It was also the only place we were able to find coca tea for sale.
Written December 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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