Where to find the best shops on the is­land

Tropical Traveller Magazine - - CON­TENTS -

IG Y ROD­NEY BAY MA­RINA The Rod­ney Bay Ma­rina is not only for yachties! It’s a great spot to eat, take a cof­fee break and shop tax free for re­sortwear & sou­venirs, de­signer sun­glasses, lo­cal rums and fine wines. There’s a bank out­let and gro­cery store so it’s easy to com­bine busi­ness with plea­sure. The ma­rina also boasts St. Lu­cia’s only yacht­ing su­per­store! Open Mon­day through Sun­days. For the lo­ca­tion, check out the Trop­i­cal Trav­eller Rod­ney Bay Vil­lage Map! JQ’S SHOP­PING MALL For con­ve­nient shop­ping in air con­di­tioned com­fort, visit JQ Mall in Rod­ney Bay. There’s a su­per­mar­ket, drug­store, hard­ware, bank, gift and craft shops, de­signer shoe and cloth­ing stores and a book­store all un­der one roof. Fast food and In­ter­net ser­vices are all avail­able as well. Open Mon­day through Sun­day. For the lo­ca­tion, check out the Trop­i­cal Trav­eller Rod­ney Bay Vil­lage Map! BAY­WALK SHOP­PING MALL With dozens of shops to choose from, Bay­walk Mall has in­ter­na­tional brands such as US Polo, MAC and Hugo Boss. Lo­cals and vis­i­tors can find great re­sortwear, t-shirts, sou­venirs and jew­elry, even name brand jeans. Lo­cated at the en­trance to Rod­ney Bay Vil­lage, Bay­walk stands out with its Caribbean style ar­chi­tec­ture and vi­brant colours, beck­on­ing you to dine, lime and shop. For the lo­ca­tion, check out the Trop­i­cal Trav­eller Rod­ney Bay Vil­lage Map! GABLE­WOO DS MALL Do all your shop­ping in one place at Gable­woods Shop­ping Mall in Sunny Acres. A su­per­mar­ket, drug­store, food court, doc­tor’s of­fice and gym are all avail­able to make your shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence en­joy­able. Open ev­ery day. CAS­TRIE S MARKE T The best part of shop­ping in Cas­tries is mix­ing with the lo­cals who make this is­land so unique! Out­side the mar­ket build­ing lo­cal pro­duce is laid out be ven­dors in a daz­zling ar­ray of colour. Come face-to-face with crafts­men and artists at the Craft Mar­ket where there’s a wealth of wo­ven bas­kets, leather san­dals and coal pots, along with lo­cal spices and herbal reme­dies, fresh pro­duce, and tasty treats. Cas­tries Mar­ket has been listed by Na­tional Geo­graphic as one of the Top Ten Mar­kets in the world. CAS­TRIE S VEN­DORS’ AR­CADE This is the place to get sou­venirs for all your friends back home! The Cas­tries Ven­dors Ar­cade is a pot­pourri of St. Lu­cian arts and crafts mixed with im­ported sarongs, shirts and beach­wear. Beaded neck­laces, cro­cheted bathing suits, coal pots and other lo­cally made gifts are all on dis­play at rea­son­able prices. Open daily. POI NTE SERAPHINE Pointe Seraphine, lo­cated at the Cas­tries Har­bour, is St. Lu­cia’s largest duty-free shop­ping com­plex. With a va­ri­ety of stores of­fer­ing qual­ity jew­elry, brand­name cloth­ing and sou­venirs, Pointe Seraphine is the ideal place to find a lit­tle piece of St. Lu­cia that will last you a life­time. Open: Mon­day to Fri­day and half-day on Satur­day LA PLACE CARE­NAGE Lo­cated on the Cas­tries north wharf, La Place Care­nage of­fers a state-of-the-art shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence. The two-storey build­ing blends is­land ar­chi­tec­ture with mod­ern de­sign, and the stores of­fer the lat­est in jew­elry, clothes and keep­sakes. Open: 9am to 4pm Mon­day to Fri­day, and 9am to 1pm on Satur­days. BLUE CORAL Lo­cated in the heart of Cas­tries on the Wil­liam Peter Boule­vard, this shop­ping plaza of­fers a va­ri­ety of bou­tiques and din­ing in a pleas­ant at­mos­phere. And when you need a shop­ping break, grab a cup of java at the lo­cal Rit­u­als. Open: Mon­day to Fri­day, and half-day on Satur­day. MARIGO T MA­RINA VIL­LAGE This pic­turesque ma­rina mall has ev­ery­thing you need. From high-end bou­tiques and apart­ments, to a su­per­mar­ket, café and many other ser­vices, you’ll want to spend the en­tire day in mag­i­cal Marigot Bay. Open daily. VIEU X FORT PLAZA Vieux Fort Plaza, lo­cated in the is­land’s South, has all the ameni­ties a shop­per is look­ing for. With a su­per­mar­ket, toy store, In­ter­net café, book­store, hair­dresser and sev­eral cloth­ing stores, there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one. Pop in when you’re sight­see­ing the is­land’s breath­tak­ing South­ern coast!


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