US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving.
A lush, mountainous part of the Windward islands, with a curious French/English mix. The Piton mountains are the distinctive feature, but beaches and rainforest activities both excellent and some luxury hotels slowly claiming their spot on the island.
Area: 238 sq miles
Political: Independence in 1979
Official website: www.stlucianow.com
Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Passport Valid passport required
Visa Needs No visa required
Health Care Victoria Hospital, Castries, (758-452-2421)
Banks & ATMS. In Castries
Free WIFI Locations. Hotels
Internet Cafes. Shopping malls and LIME Cafes island wide
Cell Phones access/Dialing code +758
Safety Tips. No camouflage clothing. Some robberies at Gros Ilet at night.
Departure Tax $26