Airport guide

Airports in St Lucia

Language

Many people speak St Lucian Creole, but English is the official language.

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Money

St Lucia’s official currency is the East Caribbean dollar. Many places accept the US dollar, which also gets the best exchange rate. Larger hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards. You can find ATMs in Rodney Bay, Castries, Vieux Fort and Soufriere. Many hotels will change money for you, but there are also exchange bureaus in Castries.

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Communications

St Lucia’s international country code is 1758. You don’t need an outgoing code for calls to the US and Canada. The cheapest way to make an international call is by using an AT&T calling card. You can access the web at Internet cafes throughout the island.

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Tipping

It’s customary to tip 10 percent. Porters, hotel maids and taxi drivers also expect tips.

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Safety

Most travelers don’t have any problems, but you should always use common sense to prevent theft. Avoid isolated areas and beaches after dark. The hurricane season lasts from June to November, so keep informed about the most recent weather reports.

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Health

If you’re coming from a country infected with yellow fever, you’ll need a yellow fever vaccination certificate. St Lucia has few health risks, but you should protect yourself against mosquitoes, which can carry dengue fever. HIV/AIDS is also common. Make sure you have health insurance; medical costs can be very high.

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Electricity

St Lucia’s electrical current is 220 volts, 50 cycles AC and uses UK-style, square, three-pinned plugs.

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