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Useful Information
Location
Saint Lucia is an island in the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the
Windward Islands, which is situated between Martinique and Saint
Vincent and to the northwest of Barbados.
Climate
A subtropical climate, kept mild by cooling trade winds, makes Saint
Lucia a year-round delight. From June to November, be prepared for
sporadic tropical showers.
Time Zone
Saint Lucia lies in the Atlantic Standard time zone and is four hours
behind Greenwich Mean Time, five hours during daylight savings
time. It is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time, except in the
summer, when the time zones are the same.
Language
English is the official language, but Saint Lucians also speak a
French-Creole commonly called Patois, which is used in day-to-day
affairs.
Airlines
US: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, and United Airlines.
Canada: Air Canada, Sunwing, Transat and WestJet. Please check
stlucia.org for updates.
Airports
Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort is located 40 miles
south of Castries, the capital city. George F. L. Charles Airport is an
inter-island airport located just outside Castries.
Getting Around
Minibuses and Taxis Minibuses serve as the main ground
transportation for the island. These buses run on varied times
depending on the route. Fares range from EC$2.50 to EC$8.00.
All minibuses have a green number plate with an M prefix. Taxis
are easily available at taxi stands or by telephone. All authorized
taxis have a light-blue number plate with a TX prefix. Fares vary by
destination and nature of trip. Before you hire a taxi, confirm the fare.
From Hewanorra International Airport to Castries takes around an
hour. Automobile Rental Cars, 4-wheel-drive vehicles and scooters
can be booked in advance or locally at the airports, hotels or car
rental offices.
	 A temporary driver's licence is required for visitors and may be
obtained upon presentation of a valid driver's license on arrival at
the airport, the police station in Castries or the car rental offices.
Remember to drive on the left side. Ferries: Those who prefer to

do much of their traveling on the water will find that Saint Lucia is
well serviced by ferries, making it easy to include Saint Lucia on any
island-hopping tour. Several ferry lines connect Saint Lucia with
Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. Visit express-des-iles.com,
which operates a ferry service between Saint Lucia and Martinique.
Other ferry services are available on stlucia.org. Helicopters:
Spectacular aerial tours of Saint Lucia are possible, and helicopter
transfers between Hewanorra and George FL Charles airports reduce
the travel time between the south and north of the island (visit
stluciahelicopters.com).
Customs Regulations
The duty free allowance for arriving passengers is 200 cigarettes
or a half-pound of tobacco or 50 cigars; 40 fluid ounces of wines
or spirits. Duty free shopping is available at Pointe Seraphine, La
Place Carenage, the shopping malls and the departure lounge at
Hewanorra Airport.
Currency
The currency of Saint Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, which is
linked to the U.S. dollar at the exchange rate of US$1 to EC$2.70.
Electricity
220 Volts, 20 cycles AC (a few hotels are 110 Volts, 60 cycles).
Adaptors are generally available at the resorts.
Dial Code
The international dialing code for Saint Lucia is 1 (758).
Service Charges and Taxes
There is a value added tax of 10% on hotel and restaurant bills. A
service charge of 10% is also applicable. In some instances, these
charges are included in prices quoted so it is best to clarify. The prices
on labels in shops and supermarkets may attract value added tax.
Entry Requirements
Foreign nationals visiting or entering Saint Lucia are required to have
a valid passport from their country. Passports should be valid for 3
months upon entering Saint Lucia. Visas are not required where the
visitor is a U.S., UK or Canadian citizen or where there is an agreement
for exemption between home country and Saint Lucia. Some
countries do require visas (see www.govt.lc/faqs for list).
Departure Tax
Departure tax is included in the price of the ticket for all passengers
over 12 years old leaving the island via air travel. For passengers
leaving via sea travel, the departure tax is EC$33 or US$13 to be paid
at the time of the departure.

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