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Caribelle Batik

St. Lucia
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Watch batik artisans at work in this century-old house.
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Located in Howelton House this is the retail outlet for Caribelle Batik, which is made on site together with other ventures. It's worth a visit for the very good shop, but stop and take in the excellent views with a rum punch from the bar!

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a different sort of visit which shows how the local work is designed and carried out. There is an guided tour to this place. The access to this site has a lot of steps and is quite difficult if you have a problem...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Not sure what to expect but this was part of a larger cruise excursion. The location was gorgeous. Views spectacular. You see artisans at work making chocolate and painting fabric. Very interesting and the fabrics are beautiful. We bought a chocolate bar that the employees...More

Thank Toni B
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We were delighted to find this victorian building . Lovely show room , we were shown around the batik workshop and saw the chocolate being made . Lovely gifts at differing prices and then enjoyed a drink on the patio and soaked in the beautiful...More

Thank Ahappytraveller101
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Batik is a wifely thing, not mine, but this stop is great. The grounds are beautiful, very pleasant to walk through, and the Batik display - the women are working their craft in front of your eyes is great. They spend a lot of time...More

Thank SPK1951
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This stop was included in our cruise excursion to Romney Manor, a beautiful garden about 5 miles from town. We watched artists perform the creative process of the wax -resist designs which are applied to fabric. The sales room offered racks of dresses, caftans &...More

Thank TravelLady32951
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Our group stopped here and learned so much! First we were shown how fabric is dyed using a few different techniques. Then we spent some time looking over the many items they have for sale in their showroom. After making our purchases we walked around...More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I visited this during a port call in St. Lucia. The shop is way up a mountainside and the view from there is wonderful! We could see our cruise ship docked below in the far distance. The proprietor was very friendly and informative and answered...More

Thank Queeniedsb
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Came here on a tour. It is a steep walk down to the shop, so take care. The shop itself is divided into the demonstration room and the sales room. We were given a demonstration of how the dying process is done using hot wax...More

Thank igolfCA
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

I remember spotting a specific print, thinking the price seemed high, so I strolled out back, and snapped one of the best photos I've ever taken. I spent so much time taking pictures out back, I missed out on purchasing the print. Bus was loading...More

Thank Billy D. C
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11 January 2018|
Response from SeaIslandGroup | Property representative |
Our dress lengths are $65usd. One also has the option of getting the fat quarter pack which has the total of the same 2-yard lengths, but cut into quarters with 5 colour options which are ideal for quilters.
4 October 2015|
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Response from SeaIslandGroup | Property representative |
We sell dress lengths of 2.5 yards each, which would be ideal for quilting or other sewing projects!