St. Lucia flights will arrive in one of two airports, either George Charles Airport (SLU) in Castries or Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in Vieux Forte. Hewonorra is about 40 miles from Castries. Numerous airlines have flights to the two airports for international and local travel. Many flights to St. Lucia take you first to the United States, Antigua, or Barbados before arriving in one of the two airports. The airport in Castries is on the island's northern coast, while Hewanorra is on the southern coast. As with many island airports, both are busy with St. Lucia flights but are not as large as other major airports around the world. It is easy to get to your lodging from the airports with cars for hire right on site. You can also get your temporary driving permit before you leave the airport.
St. Lucia Weather
Flights to St. Lucia will bring you to a tropical paradise where the trade winds keep the climate mild and enjoyable year-round. The rainy season lasts from June to November and brings heavy downpours. You should not worry about planning your trip during this time because the rain never lasts long and you will enjoy plenty of sunshine and beautiful weather. Weather varies within the island with the coastline being comfortable and breezy. Inland, especially through the forests, can be muggy and humid with no benefit of trade winds.
Getting Around St. Lucia
The main method of travel around the island is the mini-buses which run until the evening. There is no set timetable or schedule for the buses but they are frequent and cheap. If your flight arrives in Castries, it will take about an hour and a half to reach Hewanorra. There are also helicopter transfers between the two airports. If you don't want to wait for the buses, you will find taxis available at the taxi stands throughout the island. If you prefer to be independent during your stay, you can hire cars, and scooters to help you get around the island. Consider one of the four-wheel vehicles available if you plan to go off-road.
St. Lucia Attractions
St. Lucia flights will take you to a holiday that is a world away from home.
- Balenbouche Estate: the historic plantation has guest houses, a sugar mill, and flower gardens
- Trim's Riding Stables: the island's largest stables offer riding on the beach for novices and experts
- Endless Summer Cruises: former Olympian Michael Green allows you to enjoy the island on either a day cruise or during sunset
- AnseChastenat: reef with a sandy cove bordered by cliffs and boulders
- Mamiku Gardens: a look back at plantation life from the old house on the property
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