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Lucian Vibe St Lucia Travel Facts

Lucian Vibe St Lucia Travel Facts

Before you tour St Lucia, here is some helpful information to help you get to know the island

Climate

St Lucia’s tropical climate brings a year round North Eastern trade wind and constant breeze. The temperature ranges between 22° C (72°F) and 34°(93°F) with slightly higher averages and increased humidity during the rainy season from June to November, during which the island is also more prone to isolated showers. St Lucia lies just inside the hurricane belt so can be affected by tropical cyclones from time to time.

Country Dial Code

The international dial code for St Lucia is +1 758. Digicel and FLOW are the two main telecommunications providers on the island.

Currency

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the local currency, set at a fixed exchange rate of US$1 = EC$2.7.  Banks can exchange most major currencies. Their opening times are Monday to Thursday, 8am – 2pm, Friday 8am – 5pm. Some Rodney Bay banks are open on Saturday mornings. ATMs are found outside many branches and in some supermarkets. Major credit cards and US dollars are accepted in many shops and restaurants but it is advised to check first in smaller establishments.

Electricity

Mostly 220 volts, 50 cycles AC. Transformers will be required for 110 volt appliances. Sockets are usually UK standard 3-pin plugs. Adaptors may be available in hotels

Lucian Vibe St Lucia Travel Facts

Emergency Numbers

Police – 999

Fire and Ambulance – 911

Rodney Bay Police Station – +1 758 – 452 -8155 or +1 758 456-4061

Castries Police Station – +1 758 456-3990

Vieux Fort Police Station – + 1 758 456-3905

Choiseul Police Station – + 1 758 456-3635

Geography

Located 60-61°W and 13-14°N. St Lucia is one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Martinique is 21 miles north, St. Vincent is 26 miles south and Barbados lies 108 miles south east. St Lucia is 27 miles long by 14 miles wide, with a total area of 238 square miles. The nearest mainland is Venezuela.

Immigration

Visitors must present a valid passport to enter St Lucia. If you are a citizen of the US, Canada or the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, a birth certificate and photo ID are sufficient. Commonwealth citizens do not require visas for short stays.

 

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