Airport Departure Tax
US$15.00, payable on departure at all airports.
Banks offer a full range of banking and foreign currency services.
Banks are closed Saturdays, Sundays and local holidays. Most banks
have ATM machines. You can get cash (local currency equivalent)
using your credit card at banks and some ATMs.
Generally from 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
8:30 am -12:30 pm Saturdays.
Malls and supermarkets open longer hours.
Several major rental car companies have offices on the island, and
taxis are plentiful.
Credit cards are widely accepted by most hotels, restaurants and
Saint Lucia's currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). Currency
exchanges can be made at banks, most major hotels and at Pointe
Seraphine. The current exchange rate is about $2.70 EC to $1 U.S.
at banks and about $2.60 through stores or hotels.
What To Wear
Casual resort clothing is appropriate year-round on Saint Lucia,
although a wrap or pullover may be needed on cooler winter evenings.
Some of the larger restaurants require men to wear jackets and sometimes
ties. Swimwear and short shorts should be reserved for the beach.
Go bare-backed only on the beaches.
In Saint Lucia, you drive on the left side of the road. A driver's
permit is required; a 3-month permit may be obtained from the immigration
department at the airport or seaport.
200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco; 1 litre (40 ounces) of wine
or spirits for arriving passengers.
220 Volts, 50 cycles (Hz) with square 3 pin plug. A few hotels have
110 Volt, 50Hz supply.
Passports and Visas
Valid passports must be carried by all persons entering St Lucia,
except USA, UK and Canadian citizens who must possess valid return
tickets and are on a visit not exceeding 6 months. Visas are not
required for citizens of the USA or commonwealth countries.