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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Castries, St Lucia your home away from home

Castries is the capital of St Lucia and is located on the northwest side of the island. It is a busy port of call for Caribbean cruise ships which use its deep harbour. Consequently there are plenty of duty-free shops and a bustling market. The town itself is quite newly built, having been destroyed by fire several times in its long history. A holiday villa in Castries provides the perfect base for exploring further afield by road or by boat.

Things to Do in Castries, St Lucia

Castries offers unrivalled shopping with its colourful daily market and tempting duty-free prices. Buy local crafts, fresh fruit and Indian spices from the local women in their traditional dress and cotton headdresses. Dining out in Castries is also excellent, particularly at some of the fish restaurants which overlook the busy waterfront. Views from the top of Morne Fortune make this walk well worth the effort. The area is within easy reach of your Castries holiday villa. The hill is the site of Government House and a tour of the exotic gardens is well worth doing. Visitors can also explore the military cemetery, the Old Battery and the Powder Museum, all relics of St Lucia’s colonial past. St Lucia has many fine sandy beaches which are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, diving, boat trips, watersports and even turtle-watching.

Places to Visit in Castries, St Lucia

Castries itself has very little history although the original sea defenses are worth seeing. The central point of the town is the Derek Walcott Square with the Cathedral which is beautifully decorated with candles and flowers. It is in the shade of a huge samaan tree which is thought to be 400 years old. To the south of the square are some of the older French buildings which date back to the 19th century. Just outside Castries is the Marquis Estate, one of the largest on the island. It offers tours of the working plantation, a visit to the old sugar mill and boat rides on the river. Other places to visit include the weekend street party at Gros Inlet and the beautiful beach at Marigot Bay.

Weather in Castries, St Lucia

St Lucia enjoys year-round tropical sunshine, and temperatures range between 29-31°C (84-88°F) making it a popular holiday destination at any time of year. The rainy season is from June to November, but it generally falls as short tropical afternoon showers.

Travel to Castries, St Lucia

Visitors to holiday rentals in Castries generally fly into the main Hewanorra (UVF) International Airport which is at Vieux Fort in the south of the island, about 2 hours drive away. Airlines from the USA, Canada and London all frequently use the airport for scheduled flights from all over the world.

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                                                                                                      We had a lovely time at this apartment and its beautiful location. The apartment had everything we needed and was fantastic having the use of the Capella hotel next door. The staff are attentive, friendly and have so much time for you. The free food and drink samples were pretty amazing too! Could not fault the swim up bar at happy hour either! Oh and the staff foolishly left a group of us in the rum cave after hours! The apartment is situated in the most beautiful bay with a few selections of restaurants (which were all pretty pricey) we asked Cyrus to take us to the nearest big supermarket. Cyrus was fantastic, he waited whilst we shopped and offered to take us wherever we wanted. We were happy to relax so didn't need his services that much. The owner was good at responding to us as we went back and forth so many times with whether we needed an airport transfer or not! All in all a fantastic holiday and would love to return in the future. Will never get over such amazing views! Thank you for letting us stay in such a beautiful place
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                                                                                                      TROPICAL PARADISE! Our best vacation ever. We arrived at the airport and found our taxi waiting for us. As we drove up the East Coast of St Lucia, the scenery is ever-changing and often stunning. The owners (David & Wanda were there to greet us on arrival. That evening David took us down to a wonderful restaurant on Marigot Bay for some island cuisine. The next morning we had our first tropical breakfast with the other guests. Lots of fruit, some that I had not seen before, French bread & good coffee. Meeting with the other guests was very helpful. We rented a jeep and were on our way to explore the island. I had read some reviews but Nature’s Paradise was beyond what I expected. A great pool with stunning views and Wanda’s garden is a gem.  The cottage had a full kitchen to make lunches and dinners. We did not use it too much due to the restaurants in Marigot Bay. David's tour of Soufriere is a must, and his advice was invaluable. This was my first time in St Lucia and we also felt safe and the people were very friendly. It was the best vacation we ever had. Will we return? You bet. Paul Kwame Johnson.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017