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Market near the Castries: "Don't Buy the First Thing You See" Saint Lucia Shopping Tip by KnMYoung

Saint Lucia Shopping: 11 reviews and 19 photos

There is an open market place in the Castries near the Sandals Halcyon resort that has row after row of the same items. They are all selling them for different prices, so don't buy from the first people you see when you walk in the door. Someone else will sell you the same thing much cheaper in the back of the market. And you can go from vendor to vendor trying to negotiate the prices. Most of what we bought we got for half the price because we would get a deal from one person and then move to the next and say, "The person over there is willing to sell this item to me for ??? amount. What are you willing to sell it to me for?" We did this until we couldn't get them to go any cheaper.

What to buy: T-shirts, shot glasses, sarongs, etc... Basically any souvenir you can think of is available at this market place.

What to pay: Never accept their first price. Shop around before you buy anything.

Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 21, 2006
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