Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

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Small in size, gigantic in satisfaction.

Destinations are generally described by how they look. Saint Lucia is defined by how it sounds. Whether it's the song of birds or the laughter of its people, the most unique characteristic of the island, is that it sounds happy.

You may not have heard of Saint Lucia before. But you've always known it was here. It's the island of your dreams. The one whose beaches you've seen a thousand times. Even its two rising peaks, the Pitons, somehow look familiar. Were you here in a past life? Or is it a sign of the future.

Here, the waters are as warm as the people. The rainforest thick and alive. The jasmine as fragrant as Parisian perfume. And the winds of your catamaran forever at your back. Saint Lucia is a crossroads that brought together Africa, Britain and France. And created a culture that you'll quickly embrace. And not soon forget.

All-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels, or something in between, VIVA Travel will take care of you. But where you stay is not as important as the fact that you’re in St. Lucia, a paradise that’s breathtakingly beautiful and always full of smiles.

Other things to do:

  • See the only drive in volcano in the world
  • Hike up Gros Piton a Unesco World Heritage site
  • Bathe in the mud baths
  • Visit the Sulphur Springs of Soufrière
  • Enjoy 23 renowned scuba diving sites
Climate: 

Sea level temperatures range from 79ºF (26°C) to 90ºF (32°C), and can drop to 55ºF (13ºC) in the mountains.

Time Zone: 

Universal Time Coordinated, UTC-04:00

Language: 

English

Currency: 

East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Electricity: 

220-240 volts. US/Canada require a plug adapter and step-down transformer. Hair dryers, curling irons, etc., need a plug adapter and voltage converter.

Tipping Customs: 

If a service fee is not included, tipping similar to US and Western Europe is customary.

Safety: 

Although crime is not a significant problem take the same precautions you would at home. Lock doors, secure your valuables and don’t carry large amounts of money or flaunt expensive jewelry on the street or beach.

Communication & Technology: 

Wi-Fi is readily available throughout the country. Mobile operators include Digicel and Lime.

Smoking: 

St. Lucia does not have anti-smoking laws in place. However, many resorts have their own smoking restrictions.

Travel Documentation: 

US citizens must have a US passport, valid for at least 6 more months, to enter St. Lucia. 

Airport: 

Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) and George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU)

Car Rental: 

A valid driver license and credit card are required. Driver must be at least 25 years of age. Avis and several local rental companies are available.

Public Transportation: 

Buses, taxis, privately owned minivans, helicopters and inter-island catamaran services are available. Northern St. Lucia has regular bus service. Taxis can be obtained at taxi stands or by telephone. Minibuses (accommodating up to 10 persons) can also be hired for groups. Caribbean Express, a high-speed Catamaran service, operates between St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Dominica.