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Top Choice Art in Castries

Eudovic’s Art Studio

Vincent Joseph Eudovic is a renowned master carver, and his studio at Morne Fortune is a magnificent art gallery. The craftsman is now in his seventies and doesn't work as much anymore but his son Jallim has followe…
Top Choice Creole in Castries

Pink Plantation House

This art gallery housed in a splendid colonial mansion sitting on a lush property doubles as a fantastic restaurant. The views from the veranda are to die for. The Sunday brunch buffet, at EC$65, is unmissable. Wond…
Caribbean in Castries

Coal Pot

Follow the road around the harbor to find this little hidden gem. It’s right on the water and far enough from town that the tranquillity of the sea lulls you into a diner’s dream. The cooking is modern French-Creole…
Cafe in Castries


An air-conditioned oasis in downtown Castries, this modern cafe serves classic St Lucian dishes as well as burgers, salads and sandwiches. There's also a selection of scrumptious desserts and good coffee, natural ju…
Arts & Crafts in Castries

Caribelle Batik

Housed in an enticing Victorian Caribbean mansion nestled amid lush tropical gardens, this working batik studio is a feast for the eyes. All the batik items incorporate tropical motifs and are handmade downstairs. T…
Art in Castries

Pink Plantation House

Michelle Elliot’s eye-goggling paintings and hand-painted ceramics are sure to enliven your bedroom. This place is also famous for its good-value restaurant and wraparound views of Castries.
Cultural in Castries

Creole Heritage Month

A nationwide festival celebrating all things Creole with cultural activities in several host communities. It culminates in a big food fair.
Carnival in Castries


The biggest show on the island’s calendar. Castries’ streets buzz with music, a costume parade and calypso.
Music in Castries

St Lucia Jazz Festival

Concerts and jam sessions featuring big names from the international jazz scene.
Fort in Castries

Fort Charlotte

Sitting atop the 2795ft Morne Fortune, about 3 miles south of Castries center, is Fort Charlotte, whose construction began under the French and was continued by the British. Because of its strategic hilltop vantage-…