The currency of St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar which is linked to the US Dollar at the exchange rate of 1 US$ to 2.70 EC$. US$ are widely accepted on the island.

Credit Cards

Major international credit cards are widely accepted at all large shopping centres, restaurants, hotels, etc.

Service Charges and Taxes

There is a value added tax of 10% on hotel and restaurant bills. A service charge of 10% is also applicable. In some instances, these charges are included in prices quoted so it is best to clarify. The prices on labels in shops and supermarkets may attract value added tax.