St. Lucia is Just a Click Away

  • Population

    185,000 people

  • Location

    Eastern Caribbean Sea

  • Shopping

    Madras Prints, Batik, Local Rum, Spices

Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden. The capital, Castries, is a popular cruise port.

Great Flights

Flying these days is simple. If your local airport is an international airport and you’re flying internationally, that will most likely save you some time. If your local airport isn’t an international airport, be prepared for the travel time to be a bit longer.

Extra Luggage

Think carefully when packing. You might not need so much, many of your days will be spent relaxing in the sun. Depending on which airline you fly, extra fees might apply for additional suitcases.

Cancellation Policies

Make sure to ask us about trip insurance. You might not think it’s worth it, sometimes things come up that are inevitable. The small investment could save you a huge headache as well as a saved expense!

About St. Lucia

Saint Lucia is the perfect destination for romance, rejuvenation or adventure. St. Lucia boasts incredible natural landscapes filled with gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles and miles of unspoiled rainforests and the incredibly majestic Piton Mountains. St. Lucia is  sure to indulge every taste for not only the eco-traveler but every traveler. The nation has any waterfalls, breathtaking views, the locals are friendly and their authentic culture impresses the most travelled individuals for a vacation that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Passport & Visa Information

All passports must be valid for the entire period of your intended stay.  It is highly recommended that travelers always have six months validity on their passports after departure.  If departing from the United States a valid passport will be required by immigration authorities.

Most visas can be extended up to a total of 180 days per calendar year.

Learn more about passports here.

The Language

The official language is English.Saint Lucian Creole French (Kwéyòl), which is colloquially referred to as Patois (“Patwa”), is spoken by 95% of the population. This Antillean Creole is used in literature and music, and is gaining official acknowledgement. As it developed during the early period of French colonisation, the creole is derived chiefly from French and West African languages, with some vocabulary from the Island Carib language and other sources.

Odds & Ends

Time Zone: AST (Atlantic Standard Time) 0400 UTC UTC/GMT

World Clock

Currency: The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar which is linked to the US Dollar. US Dollars are readily accepted throughout the island. Most hotels will exchange reasonable amounts of foreign currency, and there are change bureaus in Castries

Electricity: The Saint Lucia (St. Lucia) electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you’re plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.