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St Lucia Travel Guide

St Lucia FAQ

What do I need to do before travelling?

We suggest that all our customers review foreign office advice for St Lucia before travelling. Click here for the latest information from the foreign office.

Are there any customs or public holidays I should be aware of?

It is a criminal offence for anyone, including children, to dress in camouflage in St Lucia.

What are the visa requirements?

UK citizens visiting St Lucia will not require a visa unless their stay is due to exceed six weeks. A return airline ticket is required, and your passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of your return to the UK. 

What is the currency is St Lucia?

The official currency of St Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, but the US dollar and most major credit cards are also widely accepted. Be advised that banks offer better rates, and you should check with taxis whether they are quoting you in EC or US dollars. 

Will I need to bring an adaptor?

The three-square pin plugs are standard in St Lucia, so an adaptor will not be required. 

What is the language in St Lucia?

English is the official language of St Lucia, although St Lucian Creole is widely spoken among the islands inhabitants. 

Is St Lucia safe?

St Lucia is generally very safe, but take usual precautions to safeguard your belongings as incidents of theft do occur.

What is the cuisine like?

The food in St Lucia derives from French, British and Indian styles, complemented with the spices and garnishes of Creole cuisine. All large hotels have a selection of restaurants, and traditional fish fries (often held on a Friday) provide a vibrant and tasty alternative. 

What nightlife is available?

The larger hotels provide entertainment that includes calypso, dancing, steel bands, limbo and moonlit barbeques. For a taste of the local nightlife, there are a selection of bars and nightclubs around Rodney Bay Marina. 

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