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St. Lucia travel tips, help and advice

Are you visiting St. Lucia soon? If so, you’re in the right place for travel tips, help and advice so you can set off on your holiday feeling in the know.

Travel

Most flights arrive at St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport (UVF). British Airways, Virgin Airlines, Fly Thomas Cook and Condor are the airlines that fly from the UK. St. James’s Club Morgan Bay is around a 60-minute drive from the airport via taxi. Taxis are always readily available from the airport, or you can also arrange an airport transfer prior to travelling.

Here at Elite Island Resorts, we can pre-book airport transfers for you. We also have a fully staffed booth just outside customs at Hewanorra International Airport if you happen to have any questions, or would like assistance. Transfers can be arranged locally on request with our preferred transfer service, Hilary Transfers and Tours. You can also book online at Hilary Transfer and Tours. For adventurous travellers, helicopter transfers are also available from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) to George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU), and Hilary’s transfer service will be happy to pick you up and transfer you to the resort.

Check-in and check-out

At St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, the check-in time is 3 pm and the check-out time is 12 noon. If you have a late departing flight, we will be happy to provide you with a late checkout at an additional fee payable locally at the resort, subject to availability. Hospitality rooms are available for a minimal charge if late check out rooms are not available.

Passports, please

Passports are required when travelling to St. Lucia. We strongly recommend that all guests travel with a passport validity date of at least six months past the date of departure from the island and check the specific country of origin requirements. For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport please visit the US Department of State. For information on UK passports, visit the HM Passport Office.

St. Lucia currency

The official currency of St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$). Visa, MasterCard and Discover are also accepted at the resort as well as cash. AmEx is not accepted for local payments.

Language

English is the official speaking language of St. Lucia. Many St. Lucians also speak the local French Creole (“Kweyol”) dialect.

Your health and insurance

All medical care in St. Lucia is private and comes at a cost, so we highly recommend carrying travel insurance. There is one private hospital on the island and we have a local doctor and a doctor on call for guests if needed. Pharmacies are available for most off-the-shelf items, but some medications will require a doctor’s prescription. Please ensure you travel with any medication you require as obtaining some brands on the island may be difficult.

Our hotel carries basic first aid kits and we can call on medical professionals for you if required. Also, please note that most medical facilities on the island will not directly bill insurance companies. You will be required to pay your bill upfront and make your claims AFTER any visit or treatment by a medical professional on the island. 

Illness and allergies

St. Lucia is a tropical environment and the resort employs an all-year-round pest control service. However, the resort, its owners, employees, agents, insurers and suppliers will not be liable for any claim, injury or illness resulting from exposure to Chikungunya virus, or any other insect-borne virus or tropical illness.

The resort’s food and beverage outlets use wholesome ingredients, which may include peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, shellfish, shrimp, seafood, soy, milk, wheat and other potential allergens. Due to the large scale of the resort’s food and beverage operations, the resort cannot guarantee that other food items will not come into contact with potential allergens.

The resort is not able to accommodate individually tailored meals for specific guests based on their individual dietary needs. The resort and its owners, employees, agents, insurers, and suppliers will not be liable for any claim, injury or illness resulting from food allergies or specific dietary needs or requirements.

Electricity

All of our guest rooms include both North American and UK-style electrical outlets (220 volts and 110 volts).

The weather

St. Lucia experiences beautiful warm, sunny and tropical weather with refreshing breezes. We recommend using sun protection and packing appropriate clothing for the warmer temperatures. During the winter months, the temperatures can be a lot cooler, so we recommend bringing a light jumper or long sleeve shirt for the evening.