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Please note that there are only direct flights to St. Lucia from Gatwick or Manchester.

St. Lucia Holiday Facts

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St. Lucia Facts

St. Lucia is an amazing destination to visit and below are some facts to help you get the best out of your St. Lucia adult's only holiday.

Vaccinations and health

We advise that you always check with your local GP regarding to vaccinations. Do not leave it to the last minute. Some vaccinations can take a length of time to start working properly. Allow at the latest 8 weeks before departing.

The climate at St. Lucia is hot and humid. Always drink plenty of water and keep hydrated. Remember that alcohol has a stronger affect in hot temperatures.


220v, 50 HZ, rectangular three pronged plugs (UK style).


The currency in St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$). US$ are also accepted along with credit cards.

Dialling code

The dialling code in St. Lucia is 001-758

Time difference

The time difference is -4 hours (-5 hours in the summer). This means they are behind us by 4 hours.


The official language is English, especially around the main tourist areas. Some parts of St. Lucia speak French Patois.

Visa and passport

Currently British holiday makers do not require a visa but it is always worth checking as rules can change. You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity.

Getting to St. Lucia

There are only two airports within the UK that fly to St. Lucia. These are London Gatwick and Manchester. There are some direct flights and some flights that include stops. The flight time for direct flights is between 8 and 9 hours. Flights with stops can vary.

St. Lucian Transport

Taxis are the best way to get round. For the main tourist hotspot's, taxi drivers have a fixed rate and your journey is not metered. These rates can often be found at your hotel reception. There is also a bus service which is very cheap albeit the journey time can vary. You can also hire a car and there have been recent improvements to the road network. To hire a car you need to be over 25 years of age, been driving longer than 2 years and hold a full license.

If you do not have an international driving license you will have to purchase a permit to drive. This costs just over $20. You will also need to have a credit card.

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