St Lucia Road Navigation
When on vacation, a few St Lucia road navigation tips are essential for visitors. Recently I had the opportunity of providing the service of an airport transfer of two wonderful visitors from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) to the George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU). Some questions arise had me thinking that visitors need a basic road navigation.
Starting from the Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), the starting point from which most visitors arrive. You can either take the Vieux Fort-Castries Highway, which takes you on the Atlantic (east coast). The Caribbean Sea side (west coast) of the island or the St Jude Highway.
This highway takes you on the Caribbean (west coast) side. If your destination is the Soufriere area, you’ll need to take the St. Jude Highway. If you are traveling to Castries or other points north such as Rodney Bay, you’ll likely want to take the Vieux Fort-Castries Highway.
One main reason is because it is a faster and a easier trip. Once you get going on either of these highways you’ll find that you’re not likely to get lost because each road simply heads north. So, just stay on the road and you’ll get to your destination.
Outside of the two main highways that circle the island, there are a handful of other roads that you might drive on. You may want to explore some of the resorts, beaches, or other attractions.Some of these roads are paved, in good driving condition, and wide enough for two way traffic. On the other hand others such as the Anse Chastanet Road, near the town of Soufriere, are not fully paved or in the best of driving conditions.
St Lucia Driving Tip
Tip: If you plan on doing a bit of driving and exploring it is a good idea to pick up a decent road map before your trip.
You will need to have your driving licence and a local driving permit which entitles you to drive for a maximum period of three months. The permit can be. The permits are available from local police stations.