The open-air market in Castries

The open-air market in Castries is worth a visit. Six days a week (all but Sunday), it’s alive with islanders selling local fruit (including mangos, soursops, and papayas), as well as accra (fish cakes) and plantains…just to name a few. Next door is a handcraft straw market where you can stock up on handwoven straw hats and hand-carved wooden items. North of Castries, in Gros Ilet, don’t miss the Friday night street festival, where everyone turns out for dancing in the streets like a little Mardi Gras.

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