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Embrace the Caribbean lifestyle on the dreamy, verdant island of St. Lucia. While the temptation is to spend every day lazing on the beach, that would mean missing out on many of the island’s delights. Rent a car to see as much of St. Lucia as possible.
St. Lucia is a natural wonder, shaped by plunging peaks known as Pitons and teeming with marine wildlife. It’s no surprise that many see it as the perfect introduction to the Caribbean. We’ve picked three destinations that will make for a quintessential St. Lucia vacation.
Put on a pair of goggles and a snorkel, then marvel at the diverse sea life that makes its home in the waters around St. Lucia. Turtle Reef, as the name suggests is the place to go for turtles, so join a scuba group and keep your eyes peeled for hawksbills drifting serenely in the currents.
Powder-fine sand. Aquamarine waters. Palm trees. What more could you want from a Caribbean beach? Well, how about green, needle-like peaks plummeting into the waters as a scenic backdrop for your day by the ocean? There’s no denying the beauty of St. Lucia’s beaches and Anse Chastanet may be the finest of them all.
While most visitors stick, understandably, to the beaches of St. Lucia, if you’re feeling a more intrepid you can climb up some of the green peaks that pop up across the island. The most iconic is Gros Piton, a needle-like mountain whose 786 meters make for a demanding but immensely rewarding climb.
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Renting a Car St. Lucia can be fairly straightforward. Simply read through these guidelines for your introduction to driving on the island, then take your pick of cars using our deal-finding search function.
As a popular tourist destination, St. Lucia hosts a number of different car rental companies. Familiar names such as Hertz and Ace sit alongside local companies and 4X4 specialists.
Many car rental companies operate from Hewanorra International Airport in the south of the island and George F.L. Charles Airport in the northwest. Otherwise, you’ll find outlets in towns such as Gros Islet, Rodney Bay and Soufriere.
As well as bringing your own driving license and a credit card, you need to obtain a local driving license. You can get one from most major rental agencies, and it’ll be valid for three months.
Unlike the US and Canada, in St. Lucia they drive on the left side of the road with steering wheels on the right.