Whether you choose to fly direct, stop off on a cruise or just pop over from one of the neighboring islands you will find a warm Saint Lucian welcome awaits.
So beautiful she has been nicknames "The Helen of the West" , Saint Lucia is just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, and lined with beautiful palm-fringed beaches. But beaches are just an introduction to the immense beauty that Saint Lucia has to offer.
An emerald blanket spreads over much of the island, covering plunging valleys and rising peaks in lush rainforest. It's a spectacular setting for adventure. So when will yours begin?
From North America, direct service to Saint Lucia is available on American Airlines from Miami; Charlotte and Philadelphia; on JetBlue from New York and Boston; on Delta from Atlanta and on United Airlines from New Jersey and Chicago.
Air Canada and WestJet also fly direct from Toronto year round, whilst direct service from Montreal is available at peak times of the year on Air Canada and some chartered services. Virgin Atlantic offers four and five weekly flights from Gatwick and British Airways provides seven weekly flights, also direct from Gatwick. A weekly service is however available direct from Manchester on Fly Thomas Cook and from Germany on Condor, at peak times of the year.
Inter-island travel is well serviced by several airlines including LIAT, Air Caraibes, Air Antilles and Caribbean Airlines. Check with your travel agent or direct with the airlines for specific dates and availability.
Departure tax is included in the price of the ticket for all passengers over 12 years leaving the island via air travel. For passengers leaving via sea travel, the departure tax is EC$33 or US$13 to be paid at the time of the departure.
Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in Vieux Fort is located 40 miles south of Castries, the capital city. George F.L. Charles Airport is an inter-island airport just outside Castries.
Travel by Ferries
Those who prefer to do much of their traveling on the water will find that Saint Lucia is well serviced by ferries, making it easy to include Saint Lucia in any island hopping tour.
Visit www.express-des-iles.com which operates a ferry service between Saint Lucia and Martinique.
For convenience, travelers can download and complete an ED card here. Doing so will save time and help get cruise guests get on and off the ship faster.