Things to do in Castries

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Things to Do in Castries

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  • Patricia Bissessar
    Trinidad2 contributions
    The unique blend of Caribbean and African influences makes this cathedral spectacular and one of the most interesting and most unique churches I have seen in all my travels.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • John D
    Rochester Hills, MI1,145 contributions
    Lively bay with beautiful views, bars, and restaurants. It’s definitely nice to see by boat or visit in person. We had a nice day
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • iriegirlb4
    South of the Border, SC141 contributions
    We had many RED FLAG days in our 7 days. Huge waves that will knock you down and spin you around if you are caught by one. Not very big, lmaybe half a mile. Water temp was perfect as was the weather.
    Written 11 December 2020
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  • James c
    Oklahoma City, OK73 contributions
    I saw this view twice. Our taxi driver both ways stopped here and saw tge view of castries harbor in the evening with a little overcast and leaving to airport while being sunny, its just a quick stop, you can see the capital surroundings and cruise ships docking
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • JackofPBFL
    Palm Bay, FL1,164 contributions
    We visited this art studio. The sculptor does amazing work with just a chisel and no power equipment. He produces different themed sculptures of all sizes. There is a gallery and gift shop in addition to the workshop. A must see,
    Written 23 January 2022
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  • Escott10
    Brentwood, UK20 contributions
    Lovely market with very friendly locals. They do not pressure you to buy so not sure why others have said they were "uncomfortable". We bought lots of keepsakes to take home. Tourists should make the effort to leave their all inclusive resorts and help support the locals, especially after a difficult two years.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Lévon & Helen
    5 contributions
    We wanted a rainforest hike, and none of the tour operators delivered, until we discovered this absolute gem of a trail on our last day which cost a fraction of what we paid on our other organised trips, and we did it ourselves.
    As other reviews have pointed out, the best way to get here is put Millet Bird Sanctuary into Google maps, and let your sat nav direct you if you have a hire car. Alternatively, I'm sure the taxi drivers all know it.
    Road towards the end IS very bumpy and full of enormous potholes, so you need to negotiate round them, which added to the excitement of travelling deep into the centre of the Island rainforest.
    You get a guide, and your's was Ken. He deserves true recognition, taking us at our own pace and constantly impressing us with his vast knowledge of flora and fauna. His bird imitations incredibly attracted all 5 endogenous birds for us to see, including several St. Lucua parrots, Orioles, Black and blue finches warblers and numerous hummingbirds. He even found a dead viper, proving they did exist in the forest!
    The hike took us 3.5 hours, but we were slow with my wife's dodgy knee and me being overweight, but it was very doable and exhilarating. Walking shoes are adviseable, but my wife managed perfectly well in only her Crocs. Take lots of water to drink. We took 2 litres each and ran out, indictating how much you will sweat in the rainforest.
    To top it, Ken found a coconut on the trail, and cracked it open for us. It was undoubtedly the sweetest and most delicious bounty any of us had ever experienced.

    Bottom line, a definite must, for those who want more than just a sandy beach holiday.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • Frank M
    Ontario, Canada780 contributions
    A plesant time was spent browsing through the shops here at Pointe Seraphine. Entry into the harbor was picturesque as well
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Richard M
    NORWICH85 contributions
    The Malabar Beach restaurant is part of the Rendezvous hotel.
    We had two meals here both of which were very good.
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • jeff f
    Ambler, PA778 contributions
    Hired a private taxi tour around the island. Stopped off at this fort/monument and was met by a "guide". Was not expecting that and felt like we were set up but the man was so informative that it was more than worth the $5 tip we gave him. He taught us about the history of the island and the alternating British/French rule. He also gave us much information about the flora with a hands on demonstration.
    Written 11 December 2019
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  • David S
    Middlesbrough, UK1,355 contributions
    Situated quite close to the cruise dock port, the square is a charming oasis of calm in an area of Castries surrounded by bustling colourful local people going about each person's daily routine. Lots of interesting buildings surround the square. The square is named after Saint Lucia’s second Nobel Laureate, Sir Derek Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, and was a pleasure to visit again.
    Written 8 April 2022
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  • David D
    Devon, UK16,130 contributions
    Sunday 12th April and we visited here, as we were booked on the "Tranopy Ultimate Three" Tour. This included a ride in the Aerial Tram, above the canopy, a trek through the rain forest, finally zip wiring through the trees.

    Throughout the Tour our Guide provided us with information and facts about the trees and the birds and other creatures that dwell in the forest. There was also lots of very vibrant coloured bushes and plants.

    The Forest Reserve is part of Queen Elizabeth II Commonwealth Canopy which is a network of forest conservation initiatives, involving all 53 countries of the Commonwealth. This Forest was designated, on 25th November 2016, as St Lucia's gift to the Canopy.

    Additionally, the Reserve promotes and educates visitors about the importance of the rainforest and the protection of the ecosystem, preserving it for the earth and future generations.

    Overall this was a great visit.
    Written 12 May 2019
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  • Pandabuddie
    United Kingdom802 contributions
    We just had a walk around the area ourselves without guides, the buildings are just gorgeous in my opinion. Would recommend a visit.
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • BorntocruiseUK
    Heathfield, UK11,116 contributions
    Came across the church by accident, saw the door open and in I went. It is stunning with all the painted ceilings.

    I was lucky to hear some children practicing for the choir, what a joy to hear.

    Sadly there was no candles to light, a great way of boosting income.
    Written 10 February 2019
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  • Colin W
    Abingdon, UK1,139 contributions
    An excellent opportunity to experience some of the flora and fauna of the rain forest without getting lost.... We booked throught Island Routes (Sandals) and were part of a small group for the tour. Stout footwear (sneakers) is a must.

    It's not hard but is not easy, you're issued with a much needed walking stick and off we went on a lovely circuit with many stops to examine and learn - Frankincense for example, oozing out of a tree, natural sandpaper (leaves), many types of Bay leaf, Cocoa pods (forest M & Ms) and did you know that the cocoa bean is purple (hence Cadbury's purple wrapping) and the shape of the old coke bottle.... guess where that came from?

    A great and interesting tour ending up in the refreshing Parrot's bath rock pool.

    Do it again - probably.
    Written 13 June 2018
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