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Saint Lucia

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

GROS INLET - CARADONNA RECOMMENDS includes 7 night Ocean View accommodations, 1 day Snorkelling including equipment (2 stops), Soufriere Island Delight - Discover the island winding through banana plantations and rich tropical vegetation. Drive through 2 traditional fishing villages, along west coast and into Soufriere, view the majestic pitons. Duration: 5 hours, Whale Watching/Dolphin Spotting - Spot Sperm, Dwarf, Pilot and Hump Back Whales. Experience a spectacular show by the dolphins or listen for their incredible songs on the hydrophone equipped boat. Duration: 4 hours, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid 9/1-9/30/18. Book by 9/30/18. Add $117 per person for travel 7/1-8/31 and 10/1-12/20
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Saint Lucia

Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

MARIGOT BAY - CARADONNA RECOMMENDS includes 7 nights firefly studio accommodations, discover Soufriere winding through banana plantations, traditional fishing villages and view the majestic pitons, spot Sperm, Dwarf, Pilot and Hump Back Whales, view a spectacular show by the dolphins or listen for their incredible songs on the hydrophone equipped, take a thrilling ride aboard an ATV through a rural community; taste local fruit juice with views of Grande Anse Beach, climb to the summit of majestic Gros Piton, one part of the renowned Pitons icons of the island, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid 4/9/18-12/14/18. Add 7 days breakfast for $165 per person.
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From $1,086 per person double occupancy

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Saint Lucia

Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

RODNEY BAY - CARADONNA RECOMMENDS includes 7 night gardenview accommodations, 1 day Snorkeling including equipment (2 stops), Soufriere Island Delight - Discover the island winding through banana plantations and rich tropical vegetation. Drive through 2 traditional fishing villages, along west coast and into Soufriere, view the majestic pitons. Duration: 5 hours, Whale Watching/Dolphin Spotting - Spot Sperm, Dwarf, Pilot and Hump Back Whales. Experience a spectacular show by the dolphins or listen for their incredible songs on the hydrophone equipped boat. Duration: 4 hours, welcome beverage, breakfast daily, free WiFi, roundtrip, bottled water upon arrival, complimentary shuttle between Bay Gardens properties, complimentary non-motorized watersports, six 1-hour passes per room per stay to Splash Island Waterpark, airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid 5/14/18-12/19/18.
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From $1,161 per person double occupancy

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Saint Lucia

Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

MARIGOT BAY - BUILD YOUR OWN PACKAGE includes 7 nights firefly studio accommodations, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add-on Island Tours, Whale Watching Tours, Offroading Adventure and Hiking Tour of the Grand Piton.
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From $1,502 per person double occupancy

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Saint Lucia

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

GROS INLET - BUILD YOUR OWN PACKAGE includes 7 night Ocean View accommodations, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add-on Snorkel Tours, Island Tours, Whale Watching Tours, Zip Line Adventure, Offroading Adventure and Hiking Tour of the Grand Piton.
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From $1,460 per person double occupancy

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Saint Lucia

Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

RODNEY BAY - BUILD YOUR OWN PACKAGE includes 7 night gardenview accommodations, welcome beverage, breakfast daily, free WiFi, roundtrip, bottled water upon arrival, complimentary shuttle between Bay Gardens properties, complimentary non-motorized watersports, six 1-hour passes per room per stay to Splash Island Waterpark, airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add-on Cultural Island Tours, Snorkeling Tour, Whale Watching Tours, Hiking Tours, Offroading Tours and Ziplining Tours.
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From $1,317 per person double occupancy

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Resorts

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Saint Lucia

Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

MARIGOT BAY - Uniquely situated in a stunning and secluded part of St Lucia that's only accessible by boat, Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort is nestled in lush tropical rainforest overlooking one of the most beautiful and exotic bays in the world. From the veranda of your studio or villa you'll enjoy spectacular St Lucian sunsets, and within a few steps you'll be on our palm-fringed white sand beach, sipping exotic cocktails from Doolittle's Restaurant and Bar.
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Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

RODNEY BAY - The Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa is the flagship property of the Bay Gardens Resorts chain, featuring striking designs inspired by the French Caribbean and Georgian Plantation style, truly giving guests a “Window to Paradise.”
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Saint Lucia

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

GROS INLET- From the friendly and approachable staff, to the white sand along the Caribbean Sea, to the hillside Villas offering stunning views of the ocean. Windjammer Landing is ideal for your next dive vacation. An independent, one-of-a-kind resort, once you experience the personal touch at Windjammer Landing, you’ll never want to leave.
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Passport and/or Visa Requirements

U.S. citizens need a valid passport that must be valid 6 months beyond the date of entry into Saint Lucia, with available space for entry stamp. No visa is required with proof of onward or return ticket and accommodation confirmation. Check the entry/exit requirements here. A departure tax of $68EC, approx $25.30 should be included in your international airline ticket.

Immunizations

Vaccinations are not required for entering the Caribbean if you're coming from the United States. Before traveling check with the CDC here.

Culture and Customs

Saint Lucia is a land of vibrant greens set in a sapphire sea. Rainforests cover the island's interior, providing vacationers with a variety of eco-adventures that range from sedate birding hikes and relaxing rides on an aerial tram to off-road adventures and soaring zip line flights through forested canopies home to endemic birds such as the Saint Lucia parrot. The lush surroundings also set the stage for a number of unique resort properties that blend luxury and nature, and provide some of the best dining experiences in the Caribbean. The island's rich volcanic soil yields a cornucopia of tropical fruits and vegetables. This bounty is reflected in the savory dishes of traditional Creole cooking, and it has inspired a new wave of organic and fusion cuisines that have earned island chef's top honors in international culinary competitions. In addition to enlivening resort kitchens, Saint Lucia's farms and orchards support a thriving agricultural export sector that includes bananas and chocolate. One of the island's sweetest day trips involves a tour of historic cacao plantations, followed by a chance to create your own chocolate confections. Across the island English influences are obvious, but so too are the cultural contributions of France and Africa. The local version of relaxing is known as “going on the lime” or “liming,” which simply involves stopping by a favorite local pub or rum shop and spending time with friends.

Electricity, Phone and Internet Access

Saint Lucia runs on 220 to 230-volt AC (50 cycles), so bring an adapter if you plan to use U.S. appliances. Some hotels are wired for U.S. appliances.

Check with your local provider to see what plans are available, otherwise, you will be subject to roaming charges. The country/area code for Saint Lucia is 758.

Many hotels offer WiFi.

Water Quality

The local tap water is chlorinated and considered safe to drink. Alternatively, bottled water is available for purchase at restaurants, bars, hotels and local grocery stores.

Language & Currency

English is the official language, but islanders often speak a French-Creole patois or Kweyol similar to that heard on Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Grenada and Dominica.

The currency in Saint Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, (EC$). You can see the current exchange rate here. However, nearly all hotels, restaurants, and shops accept US dollars. Change may be given in EC Dollars. ATMs are available which dispense EC dollars and credit cards are widely accepted.

Time

Saint Lucia is on Atlantic Standard Time (AST) and does not observe Daylight Savings Time. Saint Lucia is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT).

Location, Size and Population

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the Eastern Caribbean that is part of the Lesser Antilles. Saint Lucia is a mountainous island of 238 sq. miles, located about 25 miles north of St. Vincent and 25 miles south of Martinique and northwest of Barbados.

The population of Saint Lucia is 185,868 (2016).