Bursting with romantic scenery and secluded resorts, St Lucia is the ideal honeymoon spot and perfect place to escape the hubbub of everyday life. Whether you’re visiting as lovebirds or as a family, St Lucia ticks all the right boxes.
Experience an adrenaline adventure like no other by ziplining through the Caribbean rainforest or head to Rodney Bay for a great weekend hangout bursting with bars, restaurants and a buzzing casino. And, for the ultimate island party, be sure to pay Gros Islet a visit for the weekly Jump Up; a St Lucian street festival.
If you’re after something a little more tranquil, St Lucia is also home to honey coloured beaches and beautiful coral reefs that are perfect for snorkelling and diving. Admire the wild orchids, marvel at the stunning waterfalls or soak up the views of the famous twin Pitons; you’re sure to feel right at home in St Lucia.
There two main carriers offering flights to St. Lucia from the UK giving you the option to fly seven days a week.Thomson also offer a seasonal service from May- October.
Direct Carriers: From the UK British Airways and Virgin both fly from London Gatwick. Whilst Thomson offer a seasonal service from London Gatwick between May- October.
Indirect Carriers: British Airways and Virgin offer flights from most other regional airports such as Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh with a connection via London or the USA.
It is customary to tip 10 percent in restaurants; a service charge for this amount is already added to most bills. Similarly, most passengers tip taxi drivers 10 percent of the total fare. Tipping may be included in some all-inclusive hotels; otherwise it is also polite to thank porters, room service, and maids with a few dollars or so.
Typhoid, Polio and Hepatitis A are recommended
None for British citizens
The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar. You can buy them before you leave the UK. In St Lucia, you can exchange your UK Pounds at banks, hotels and some stores. For the best rates, go to a bank or one of the exchange bureaus in Castries, the island's capital.
Many places accept both East Caribbean Dollars and US Dollars and will quote prices in either. Make sure you know which currency you are being quoted. Most major UK credit cards are widely accepted, as are traveller's cheques. You will find cash machines in Castries and at the airport.