The Capital of the Caribbean country of Saint Lucia, Castries has been built on reclaimed land, with an impressive sheltered harbor. The city has the vibrancy and oomph of the tropics; the glamour and luxuriousness of a vacation here takes one’s breath away.
Castries is amongst the most well-connected of all cities in St. Lucia; it is easily accessible via water and air travel. Many cruises stop by at the main port of the city, while one of the two main airports of St. Lucia – George F. L. Charles Airport is just a few minutes from the city center; the other airport - Hewanorra International Airport, just outside of Vieux Fort is also only about 40 miles away. While the main mode of tourist travel here is by taxi, smart tourists get a car for hire in Castries, for it is much cheaper and convenient in the long run.
The city of Castries has often been touted as one of the most dreamy, romantic places in the world. With the beautiful sandy beaches with the gently swaying palms, Castries is a dreamy location for a beach wedding, or the romantic interlude that follows the nuptials. Weddings here can be as exciting as on a cruise ship, in a cave or even underwater. Honeymooners can hire a car in Castries and embark upon an excursion to a drive-in volcano. They can also swim in some lovely hot-water springs or cool off amidst some picturesque waterfalls.
Castries is also known for its numerous shopping facilities that sell duty-free goods. La Place Carenage and Pointe Seraphine are two popular shopping destinations for cheaper duty-free goods, while the JQ Shopping Mall in Rodney Bay is good for souvenirs and gifts. Moreover, the nearby towns of Gros Islet, Soufrière, Dauphin and Marigot Bay also have interesting shopping arcades with traditional handicrafts as well as branded goods by international brands at cheaper prices. Those who get a car for rent in Castries can visit these towns and shop to their heart’s content.
The Caribbean city of Castries is a virtual heaven in all its sea-side glory. If you enjoy beaches, shopping, water-sports, or are planning a wedding or honeymoon for the near future, it may be time to make bookings at Castries for car rentals and accommodations as well; everything gets booked very quickly in the peak tourist season!
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