This beautiful Caribbean island off the coast of Central America and to the north of Trinidad and Tobago is characterized by its twin cone-shaped peaks. Covered in lush rainforest, blessed with tropical weather and with its own drive-in volcano, St Lucia never fails to impress.
The best time to buy tickets to St Lucia is in the spring and early summer. This is when leatherback turtles haul themselves onto the island’s shore to lay their eggs – a magical thing to experience. During this time the weather is at its best and you can avoid the peak season prices and crowds, as well as the rainy season of June to November.
If you want to see whales, then you’ll need to visit St Lucia earlier in the year. But if you’re flying to St Lucia for the diving, then conditions are generally good all year round.
It’s simpler to find great value flights to St Lucia in the off-peak season. However, you can still find high season deals if you know how to use our search tools.
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There are numerous flights to St Lucia from several US destinations.
Flights to St Lucia land at one of two airports. These are George Charles Airport or Hewanorra International Airport. George Charles is located in Castries on the island’s northern coast, with Hewanorra on the southern side of the island, about 40 miles away.
Both are relatively small airports with only a small selection of international flights. However, they do both offer a good choice of internal flights between the islands. There are rental car options at both, and you can obtain your temporary driving permit before leaving the airport.
Direct St Lucia flights are available from a number of different carriers.
The main way for tourists to get around in St Lucia is by taxi, either arranged from your hotel of flagged down on the street. There are also plenty of guided tours around the island’s main sights, but these can be expensive, so shop around.
If you’re in the mood for an adventure, then hop on a local bus. They can be a bit slow and bumpy but it’s the best way to meet and interact with the locals. Buses are cheap and offer a unique insight into island life.
The relaxed atmosphere and beautiful surroundings are the main selling point of this Caribbean island, but there are also some top attractions to check out during your stay.
Visit the Sulfur Springs just south of Soufriere, and take a dip in the naturally heated water. This is best appreciated after you have enjoyed a rainforest hike on one of the many marked trails traversing the island.
For the best views, climb the Gros Piton, rising up to around 180 meters above sea level. It takes about two hours and is suitable for most fitness levels. Alternatively, you can head down rather than up when you strap on a tank or a snorkel for some underwater action. You can also sail, zip line and photograph your way around the island.
US citizens don’t need a visa for travel to St Lucia for trips of up to 90 days. The currency used is the East Caribbean Dollar or $ECD but US dollars are also widely accepted in most tourist resorts. You can usually find currency exchangers at the airport and in the larger towns if you do need to change up some cash. If paying for smaller items such as food or taxis, you tend to get a better rate using the local currency.
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