Saint Lucia
Castries is home to the island’s busiest shopping centers in the Castries Market and Vendors Arcade, where you’ll find tourists and cruise ship passengers haggling over local food, clothing, jewelry, and other trinkets. Discerning visitors will enjoy hunting down pottery, batik art, textiles, and hand-crafted woodwork—Saint Lucia is home to a number of carpenters and furniture makers of significant renown—in the small shops and boutiques in Castries and Soufrière. Culinary crusaders will delight to know that Saint Lucia produces arguably the finest coffee and cocoa in the Caribbean. Windward and Leeward brew a trio of local beers, including Piton Lager, Piton Shandy, and Rooster Select milk stout.