Saint Lucia, Let Here Inspire You
Saint Lucia is the perfect blend of powerful landscapes of magnificent verdant rainforests, with spectacular coastal beauty presenting a Caribbean island with a burst of natural splendour at every turn.
With its gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest, majestic mountains, refreshing waterfalls, breath-taking vistas and warm inviting people, Saint Lucia offers a wealth of awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime experiences which are sure to impress the most seasoned traveller.
Whether you are looking to relax in the sun or find an adventure filled with excitement and intrigue it’s hard to imagine a more feel-good destination.
Saint Lucia offers some unique and memorable places to stay from world class resorts to cottages on plantations, over the water bungalows, to three-walled bedrooms with infinity pools overlooking the Piton Mountains.
No matter the type of accommodation or experience you’re seeking you’ll find a place that is right for you on this majestic island. To learn more, visit our website www.stlucia.org and Let Saint Lucia Inspire your next vacation.
Entertainment available includes: Nightclubs. Cabarets, Dances. Most Hotels offer Dining, Live Music or Steelband and folk music. Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party. Anse La Raye Seafood Friday evening. Dennery Fish Fry Saturday.
Air Canada from Toronto
American Airlines from Miami
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from London
Delta Airlines from Atlanta
JetBlue from New York City
US Airways from Philadelphia and Charlotte
WestJet from Toronto
There are also seasonal charter programs from various US and other gateways.
LIAT and Caribbean Airlines offer regional travel.
Caribbean Connection Plus’ Shared & Private Charters.
Airports: (UVF) Hewanorra Int’l airport, 37 mls drive from the capital, Castries; (SLU) George F.L. Charles Airport, 3 mls from Castries.
All persons entering the island including Canadian and US citizens must carry a valid passport and proof of return ticket.
Visas are not required by citizens of the UK, US or Commonwealth countries.
Saint Lucia is made for adrenaline seekers. With an island terrain that ranges from tranquil beaches to jungled hillsides and vertical cliffs, a wide selection of adventure is just waiting to be explored. Whether you find your thrills by land, by sea or by air, the island offers a variety of ways to soar. So hop aboard an ATV, climb onto the back of one of our island horses, hang ten on one of our southern breaks or fly above everything on a zip line. Saint Lucia is made for adventure — all you have to do is decide where to begin.
If nature is the thing that sets your heart racing, welcome to an island that will elevate your pulse along with all of your senses. Hike the rugged Atlantic coastline along the 3 1/2 mile Eastern Nature Trail. Along with views of Mount Gimie, you may also catch a rare glimpse of the Saint Lucian Parrot or Amazona Versicolor. Or for something a little more leisurely, with equally stunning views, find your spot along the Tet Paul Nature Trail in Soufrière. Rent a mountain bike and go off-roading in Anse Mamin.
The path winds its way beside a stunning beach and through a tropical rainforest. If ornithology or zoology is a passion, we invite you to take the Naturalist Tour through the lush rainforests. History buffs will enjoy guided tours of our various heritage sites, including Morne Fortune and Pigeon Island National Landmark. And when you grow tired of walking, why not refresh with a swim beneath one of our many waterfalls.
Fishing. Windsurfing. Yachting. Scuba Diving. Snuba. Snorkeling. Or simply floating atop some of the clearest water in the world. The list of ways to immerse yourself in the waters of Saint Lucia is endless. Whether you’re a casual water lover or part mermaid you will be sure to love the many ways there are to play in the water.
Book a charter and head off towards the horizon for some whale watching or deep sea fishing. Take the helm of your own yacht and ply the same waters as the famed pirate François Le Clerc once did. Off the coast of Vieux Fort, the prevailing winds create ideal conditions for all manner of surfing. And when you’re ready to dip beneath the surface of the water, the slope of our Pitons creates the perfect conditions for a drift dive, where you can fly through the currents in search of some of the most wonderful coral in the world.
When you’re ready to cast gravity aside, the island offers canopy tours of varying lengths to help you float above it all. Take a zip line and fly above the rainforests. It is this vantage point that affords you the opportunity to truly experience the rich, jungled landscape of this unique island. It’s not just here that you can fly, kitesurfers and windsurfers will also be able to experience weightlessness with ideal wind conditions off our southern coast.
And to reach the highest of heights, ardent hikers can take the winding forest trail to the summit of Gros Piton — soaring more than 2,600 feet into the air. Upon summiting, you will be treated to simply breathtaking views of our island and even neighbouring ones. And for the ultimate in view seeking, take a helicopter tour of the island to get a bird’s eye view of the stunning World Heritage Pitons.
Dine and Dance
What sets Caribbean islands apart from the rest of the world is their commitment to unadulterated joy. And what sets Saint Lucia apart from the rest of the islands is the variety of ways we celebrate our heritage and traditions. Sample the very best in Asian, French, EuroCaribbean and Western fusion cuisine, or choose to indulge your palate with a variety of indigenous flavours. With a variety of cultures calling Saint Lucia home, music on the island is a melodious mix of styles and contrasts. And no where does that better manifest itself than at the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Here local artists mingle with world-renowned stars for an island party unlike any other.
You can also celebrate the local Creole culture on the last Sunday in October with Jounen Kwéyòl. Sample local Creole delicacies like roast breadfruit, green fig and salt fish and bouillon. You needn’t wait for this once-a-year event to soak in the island’s soul. Every Friday and Saturday night, local towns put on their dancing shoes and aprons for a fish fry. Sway to local beats and dine on local delicacies on Fridays at Anse La Raye Fish Fry or Gros Islet Street Party and on Saturdays at the Dennery Fish Fiesta. And to see the breadth of the island’s art scene come to life, join us for the Lucian Carnival in July, where the pulsating rhythms, fiesta of color, dance and revelry come together for a party like no other.
A marriage license must be obtained in St. Lucia by all visitors wishing to get married in St. Lucia.
For an ordinary marriage license which cost EC$335.00. You just need to stay here for 2 days before the wedding.
After you’ve been here for 2 days, a local Solicitor can apply for a license on your behalf.
However there is a Special License which requires no residency period. The fee for the special license is EC$540, but if you arrive with all necessary legal documents and file them with a lawyer in the morning, by the afternoon of the same day you can obtain the special license.
Documents required to obtain a marriage license in St. Lucia:
• Birth Certificate
• Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)
• In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required
• If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required
• If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of consent of parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public.
If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available.
Ordinary Marriage License: EC$335.00.
Special Marriage License: EC$540.00.
Registrar Fees: EC$100.00.