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Saint Lucia Travel Information

According to bridgat, Saint Lucia is a country and island in the Caribbean (North America). Saint Lucia is part of the Lesser Antilles and the British Commonwealth. The capital of Saint Lucia is Castries. A number of major cities on Saint Lucia are: Bisée, Vieux Fort, Micoud, Soufrière and Dennery.

Saint Lucia is a volcanic island that is very mountainous. The island has a wide coastline with beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue water where you can windsurf, kitesurf and dive or snorkel to colorful fish and coral reefs. National parks, rainforests and many bird species can be found on the island. Furthermore, the island is known for the export of bananas (6 different types) and the annual carnival. The population is known to be very hospitable. See barblejewelry for St Lucia as a tourist country.

Where is Saint Lucia located?

Travel information of Saint Lucia

Official name: Saint Lucia
Continent: North America
Area: 539 km²
Capital: Castries
Country code: LC, LCA
Population: 166,487 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Highest point: 950 m (Mount Gimie)
Distance (Amsterdam – Castries): 7,155 km
Flight time: approximately 8 hours and 45 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Saint Lucia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Saint Lucia, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can put together your ideal trip.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Saint Lucia?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Saint Lucia at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Saint Lucia has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 20 to 35 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Saint Lucia can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Saint Lucia can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, March and December are the best months to travel to Saint Lucia. In these months there is relatively little rainfall and the temperatures are pleasant.

English is the official language on Saint Lucia.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Saint Lucia.
A visa is not necessary if you stay on Saint Lucia for less than 6 weeks.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago (also for Saint Lucia):
Dutch consulate on Saint Lucia:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Saint Lucia, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency Affairs
Saint Lucia is paid with the East Caribbean dollar (XCD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Saint Lucia can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Saint Lucia are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -20% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (41% cheaper), food (15% more expensive), imported beer in catering (14% cheaper), cigarettes (62% cheaper) and public transport (70% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Saint Lucia it is customary to tip. Usually service costs are already included in the bill. If this has not already been done, it is increasingly common to give a tip, especially in the big cities. Good service is about 10% tip.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier on Saint Lucia.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier on Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Saint Lucia can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Saint Lucia you must drive on the left.
You must apply for a temporary driver’s license in Saint Lucia in order to drive a motor vehicle. This is possible at the police headquarters on presentation of the Dutch driver’s license.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Saint Lucia.

On Saint Lucia you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Saint Lucia can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: 911

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News from Saint Lucia
The latest news related to Saint Lucia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Saint Lucia can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Saint Lucia end
Official Saint Lucia websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Saint Lucia is 001758 or +1758.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Saint Lucia? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must leave out the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Telephone Directory of Saint Lucia.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Saint Lucia.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Saint Lucia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Saint Lucia.

Public holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Saint Lucia can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Saint Lucia, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Saint Lucia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Saint Lucia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Saint Lucia can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites on Saint Lucia can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Saint Lucia? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Saint Lucia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: Unknown
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence more than 10 years.
– Clothing: Wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.

Did you know…
…Saint Lucia was nicknamed ‘Helen of the West Indies’?
…Cricket is the main sport on Saint Lucia?
…There are direct flights to Saint Lucia from England and Germany?
…The first European camp was built by the Dutch around 1600?

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