You have soaked up the atmosphere and want to take home a flavour of Saint Lucia that will remind you of all the good times. Here are TT’s suggestions.
Every fashion lover will adore these dolls dressed in ‘Madras’, one of two traditional forms of ladies’ national wear.
Available at Sea Island Cotton Shop, Baywalk Shopping Mall, Rodney Bay
Saint Lucia has a good selection of jewellery stores offering duty free prices to travellers who will be leaving the island. Effy at the Pointe Seraphine Duty Free Shopping Complex has a wonderful array of gold, silver, diamonds and other precious gemstones, for men and women.
Effy #14, Pointe Seraphine, Castries, tel. (758) 452 3339
Given that we celebrate Creole month in October, we recommend that you treat yourself to some Kweyol (patois for Creole) spiced rum. This award-winning beverage combines local spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. There is even a vanilla pod inside the bottle to impart a rounded, mellow flavour.
Available in supermarkets, liquor stores and from St. Lucia Distillers: www.saintluciarums.com
Support local vendors by purchasing a hand-made bird feeder. Easily disassembled for the journey back home, the birds will be flocking to your garden. It will be a constant reminder of our island, and all the neighbours will want one!
One can never have enough pairs of shoes! Sea Island Cotton Shop has a new range of Ipanema sandals for ladies and children. For the gents, there is a selection from Reef. Happy feet!
Visit Sea Island Cotton Shop in Baywalk Mall, Rodney Bay