St. Lucia General Information

Information on St. Lucia

Sailing towards St. Lucia's southernmost coast, you'd have an easy time confusing the dense, green island for one in the south Pacific. Lush tropical jungle stretches across much of this Windward Isle, which makes up part of the West Indies' northeasterly arc between the islands of Martinique and St. Vincent. Practical information on St. Lucia will point to its attractions as a tourist destination: the great food, beaches, nightlife, and plentiful watersports. But what this type of information on St. Lucia can't convey is what truly sets it apart from all the rest - a stunning natural beauty matched only by the Calypso spirit of its people.

The following information on St. Lucia should be helpful for any trip there:

Information on St. Lucia Currency: Legal tender on St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC), but US dollars are widely accepted.

Information on St. Lucia Entry Requirements:
Passport requirements: Entry requirements vary for each destination, it is your responsibility to verify you have the correct documents prior to travel. July 1, 2005 a valid passport is required for travel to St. Lucia. January 1, 2006 a valid passport is required for travel to all the Caribbean and Mexico.

Information on St. Lucia Driving: Driving in St. Lucia is on the left.

Information on St. Lucia Voltage: Electricity on St. Lucia is 220 volts, using square three-pronged plugs.

Information on St. Lucia Time Zone: St. Lucia is on Atlantic Standard Time, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

Information on St. Lucia Language: The official language of St. Lucia is English, but many residents speak a local patois heavily infused with French.

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