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A lively and colorful market bursting with tropical fruit and vegetables.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good35%
  • Average27%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“fruit” (50 reviews)
“food market” (6 reviews)
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Castries, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here and bought spices to take home. Definitely worth a visit. Within walking distance from the bus stop and locals are very helpful with giving directions. Best place to get your fruits etc as supermarkets are very expensive.

Thank debbie p
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is plenty of hustle and bustle in Castries market. So many stalls where locals bring their produce to sell. Veg and fruit are always in plentiful supply but you need to choose who you ask for a price as they tend to decide according...More

Thank mjadams31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to sample what St Lucia had to offer rather than simply stay in our all inclusive hotel all honeymoon. Decided to go to Castries as it was a short bus journey intending to spend a few hours walking around having some casual daytime drinks....More

Thank ElNin009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well it was a market, so I think must of us already know what to expect. Goods, produce, lots of people, crafts and arts. Almost anything you want is here. I was able to pick up some souvenirs and other items. It's even better when...More

Thank Omar A
Reviewed 8 June 2017

If you're looking for something specific they sell here, great, but I felt totally badgered and uncomfortable. It was interesting for about five minutes to watch all the locals interacting, but after that I just felt totally harassed and couldn't wait to leave. It was...More

Thank CMacIntyre
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is a SCARY place. People swarm you, yell at you, ask if you need drugs etc. I was so looking forward to visit this place and shop, but we were so uncomfortable, we left. It was such a disappointment!

Thank babydolly
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Good local food , good prices especially on a Saturday market day it's very exciting to be there .you get a change to see so much different food's and vegetables Great place to visit ,people are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Cristallin B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We went to the Castries Market to look for local souvenirs. We found a large warehouse with tightly packed vendors all with the same things for the most part. T-shirts, hats, mugs and magnets from China, everyone touting they were hand made. Not. I have...More

Thank k9hannibal
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Great place to walk around and look. The local people are nice and friendly. They answer all the questions you have to anything you ask. They don't chase you around which I enjoy.

Thank Marygean S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Many Items, but mostly the same items. Beware outside of the market there are loads of Taxis and they all want your business. Be careful and if you want a deal ask everything is negotiable.

Thank BrentSouthall
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neenienooner
22 May 2017|
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Response from PennWinchester | Reviewed this property |
Don't know who that is, ask when you get there, everyone is in the main, friendly.
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kjmp2014
12 March 2016|
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Response from robert m | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know...........I was there over Christmas and it was certainly closed on the Bank Holidays, I would GUESS it will be open on Saturday and closed on Sunday.
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Sandy151
20 September 2015|
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Response from BobNNC | Reviewed this property |
It appears that there are at least two craft markets, both within 2-3 blocks of the cruise ship landings. On foot, the first is a city block of tasteful, single-story stuccoed, tile-roofed structures housing vendors--we did... More
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