Shopping for Groceries?
The first place any Lucian will advise, is to find your nearest Massy Store for the ultimate grocery shopping experience. Massy Stores has over 10 store locations in St.Lucia. 1 in Cal De Sac, 2 in Castries, 1 in La Clarey, 2 in Choc, 2 in the Rodney Bay malls, 2 in Vieux Fort and more to come. There stores are categorized in five main groups.
- Massy Stores Supermarket: Mainly targeted for day-to-day grocery shopping inclusive of pharmacies and additional service such as mobile phone top-up and gift vouchers.
- Massy Stores Mega: Targeted for bulk grocery shopping inclusive of home and office supplies.
- Massy Stores Gourmet: Targets a more upscale version of local and international products which could be found in the Baywalk Shopping Mall.
- Massy Stores Home: Intended to deliver a wider variety such as Funiture, electronics, Home Décor and more.
- Massy Stores Pharmacy: Targeted for all you pharmaceutical needs.
Other Grocery Stores
If you reside on the west coast of the island and don’t want to drive all the way to the nearest Massy Store, Eroline’s Supermarket is the one. Although the appearance may not compare to that of the upscale Massy Stores, Eroline’s Supermarket has reasonable prices on grocery items. It’s the people’s choice in Soufriere and Canaries.
Additional grocery stores to mention are, The Promise Supermarket in Marigot, Shoprite Wholesale and Retail on Brazil Street Castries and Glace Supermarket in Corinth and Rodney Bay.
Grocery Prices in St.Lucia
Be prepared to pay extra or double for international brands such as Kellogg’s, Welch’s or imported fruits such as grapes, apples, cherries and strawberries. These prices are elevated because of the associated cost from importations overseas, additional profits for store owners plus VAT (government taxes). This is the reason why it is important to shop smart when on island.
On the bright side, locally produced goods are affordable. It’s easy to spot which are local Caribbean brands from international brands. Simply look at the price! For any food category you could either go international (expensive price) or local (cheap price). For example if you are seeking cereal for breakfast and want to save money, go for the Hyde Park cereal brand instead of Kelloggs. Your bill at checkout will thank you and you will get the chance to taste the true Caribbean.
Affordable Grocery Brands
Various currencies such as USD and EURO are accepted at the cashier as well as visa or master cards. So you don’t need to worry about having the right change, just put it all on the card. If you are a visitor, keep in mind the additional associated cost from your bank when making international charges to your card. It could get expensive if you are not aware of it. Also at checkout, be prepared to buy your own grocery bags! To reduce the amount of pollution on this beautiful island, plastic bags are limited and alternatives are available for purchase.
Of course, the best way to get to your nearest grocery store is to drive or walk if it is in close proximity. However, QuikKab is an excellent option if you want to enjoy the traditional methods of grocery shopping. With drivers all over St.Lucia, in every city or town we would love the opportunity to assist you with all your traveling needs at reasonable prices.
Shopping at the Mall?
Rodney Bay Shopping Malls
The best shopping experience starts at Rodney Bay. The Baywalk Shopping Mall and JQ Rodney Bay Mall is the reason for this shopping stem. The two upscale malls are side by side in the heart of Rodney Bay. Clothing, jewelry, grocery, souvenirs, gifts, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, groceries, Money Transfers, electronics, pharmacy and more, are all available at these beauties. In addition, the malls are in the perfect location surrounded by five star restaurants, resorts,The Marina and the iconic Reduit Beach.
The Baywalk Mall also has a casino called the Treasure bay Casino. It is a very friendly place where you can try your luck on many machines. Inclusive is a Sports Bar which serves up a selection of all your favorite drinks and features a light food menu. It’s the place where visitors and locals go to socialize and have fun!
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Baywalk Mall Details
JQ Rodney Bay Mall Details
Other Shopping Malls in St.Lucia
Located in central Castries, The Blue Coral Mall makes it convenient for the public by providing essential services. These services include, photo publishing stores (Reflections), a food court , Home supplies (Courts St.Lucia), a few clothing stores and telecommunication stores (e.g. Flow and Cell Fantasy).
Mon – Thu : 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri – Sat : 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday : Closed
Phone: +1 (758) 451-9031 | +1 (758) 721-8667
P.O. Box Cp 5629 Bridge Street Castries, St.Lucia
On the Choc Highway, between Castries and Gros Islet, is the Gablewoods Mall. Many Locals and visitors shop here for it’s unique selection of stores. Some of these include, Grocery Shops, Gifts shops, Credit Union, Art Gallery, Cake Decor and more!
Mon – Sat: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sundays : 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Phone: +1 (758) 453-7752
Located in Castries is La Place Carenage which is a duty free shopping mall with a wide selections for both visitors and locals. It consist of approximately 24 fully airconditioned stores which includes two restaurants. We highly recommend their Jewelry and Gift Shops.
Some of the popular stores are:
- Duty Free Caribbean
- Colombian Emeralds
- Shawama Deli Plus Restaurant
- Chef Robby’s Restaurant
- Crazy Al’s Beach Shack
- Shirley’s Creatio
- Sea Island Cotton Shop
- Cariloha Bamboo
- Diaimonds International
Mon – Sun: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Phone: +1 (758) 453-0670
Jeremie St, Castries, Saint Lucia
Perfect place for fast food and grocery shopping. Located near the Hewanorra Intl Airport makes it convenient for a quick meal before catching your flight.
Some of the popular stores are:
- Dash of Elegance
- Krasy Kandy
- Massy Stores
- M&C Drugstore
- Computer World
Mon – Sat: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
St Judes Hwy, Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia
Shopping At The Market?
On Mondays thru Saturdays between the hours of 7 Am to 6 PM, local vendors unite to sell local goods to the public. These goods include locally grown fruits, vegetables/ground provisions, local hot meals, fresh meats/fish and local souvenirs. Shopping at the Castries Central Market is highly recommended for a taste of St.Lucia. The fresh coconuts, various types of sweet mangoes, the unique spices and the people all brings the special St.Lucian vibe.
The market could get a bit crowded but the people are very friendly and won’t hesitate to help if any questions. Although a bit persuasive sometimes, the vendors strive for a sale to procure there blessings from days and weeks of hard work.
What is Nearby?
Near the market you will find many other options for gift and souvenirs and other forms of shopping. Buildings of interest are, La Place Carenage, Bluecoral Mall, Uptown Liquor Store and Pointe Seraphine Duty Free Shopping. Banks and fast food restaurants such as KFC and Dominoes are also near the Central Market.