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St. Lucia- Important Information

At a Glance

Capital 

Castries

Local Currency

East Caribbean Dollar

Local Time 

GMT – 4

Official Language

English 

Visa Information

St. Lucia Visa

Power

In Saint Lucia the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Local Weather

Saint Lucia has a tropical climate, hot all year round, with a relatively cool, dry season from January to mid-April and a hot, humid and rainy season from mid-June to November. Rainfall in Saint Lucia varies depending on altitude and location; in fact, the inland elevations receive more rainfall than the coast, and the areas closest to the mountains are rainier than the more distant ones.

Tourism Website

Saint Lucia Tourism

Health Information

Vaccinations

Vaccine Recommendations for St. Lucia

Health Tips

Health Tips for St. Lucia

Hospitals

Victoria Hospital

St. Jude Hospital

Tapion Hospital

Family Services

Babysitting Services

Great AuPair

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

Make sure you wear your seat belts. It is the law that both driver and passengers wear their seatbelts. Children or toddlers under 7 years and younger must be seated with a child seat.

Driving

The driver must be over 25 years of age and have been the holder of a driver’s license for no less than five years.

Transportation Services

Taxis in St. Lucia are available throughout town but are expensive and the fare should be determined before the ride begins. Minibuses are common with locals and a great way to explore the island. For more information on transportation in St. Lucia, visit this link.

Emergency Services

Police

+1 758-456-3712

Fire Department

+1 758-451-7667

Ambulance

+1 758-451-6122

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

The standard for tipping in St. Lucia is 10% for restaurant wait staff and taxi drivers. Hotel services are usually tipped $1.

Important Holidays

Saint Lucia Public Holidays

Safety Issues

As a destination, Saint Lucia remains relatively safe for nationals and visitors alike. Incidents of violent crime tend to occur within the local community but can sometimes affect tourists.

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