Castries Central Market

St Lucia

Head to the north side of the central market, where you'll find fresh produce from the rich countryside, traditional drinks and other items. It's a fine place to get a taste of authentic non-resort St Lucia and try traditional cuisine at bargain prices or just to take a wander amongst the wonderful smells and Castries characters.

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2. Derek Walcott Square

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3. Fort Charlotte

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Sitting atop the 853ft Morne Fortune, about 3 miles south of Castries center, is Fort Charlotte, whose construction began under the French and was…

4. Vigie Beach

1.05 MILES

This 2-mile beach runs parallel to the George FL Charles Airport runway. Vigie Beach is where you can find locals taking a quick dip on hot days. The…

5. La Toc Beach

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6. Choc Beach

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7. Union Nature Trail

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8. Labrellotte Bay

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