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St. Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island that serves as the perfect tropical getaway. Bathed in sun and lined by beautiful beaches, St. Lucia gives travelers the chance to escape. The bustling cities and luxurious resorts also add an air of leisure to any vacation.
Many travelers choose to visit Castries, the capital of St. Lucia. One of the main attractions of the area is Vigie Beach, with soft sands and tall palm trees. In Castries itself is the bustling Castries Market is a unique shopping experience. Sightseers also like to visit the colorful, art-adorned Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
From endless shorelines to lively cities, St. Lucia’s status as a popular tourist destination makes perfect sense. This country is the ideal getaway for anyone looking for a wide array of experiences.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for St. Lucia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for St. Lucia: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue is present in St. Lucia and Zika has been found in the region. Take precautions by bringing repellents and netting.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Americans planning to visit St. Lucia will need a U.S. passport that is valid for at least 90 days following your date of departure from the country. A visa is not required for U.S. citizens planning to stay up to 42 days.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
St. Lucia enjoys a tropical climate, adding to the exotic feeling of the island. The temperature and rainfall levels are fairly consistent throughout the island. Popular locations like Castries and Rodney Bay have comfortable temperatures in the 80’s. Averages highs can hit the high-80’s in August and September. Average lows are in the 70’s throughout January and February.
The island also does experience downpours and thunderstorms year-round. But, while they can be intense, they do not typically last long. The rainiest month throughout most of St. Lucia is December, while the driest is April.
Crime does occur in St. Lucia. Do not leave any valuables unattended or alone in public locations, unsecure hotel rooms or in any homes you may be renting.
Counterfeit or pirated goods may also be illegal to make or buy locally. It is illegal also in the United States. Do not buy any counterfeit goods while in St. Lucia.
One of the most alluring aspects of St. Lucia is beautiful waters that enclose the island. With water comes plenty of aquatic activities. These include: snorkeling, jet skiing, sailing, diving, swimming, and so much more. Adventurers and water lovers alike will find St. Lucia the perfect destination to try new, exciting things.
But, many of the recreational water activities that you can enjoy in St. Lucia have risk. Do not embark on aquatic adventures that you may not be physically skilled or capable enough to do. If you are reckless, it can lead to injury or even death. Never go out alone, particularly to isolated beaches or far out into the ocean. Do not go into the water above your waist if you have been drinking. Also, remain in shallow waters without high currents or rip tides if you do not know how to swim.
In addition to all travel documents and medications recommended by a Passport Health Travel Medicine Specialist, here are some items to consider packing:
While there is no U.S. embassy on St. Lucia, there are two embassy that serve its residents and visitors.
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown
Wildey Business Park
St. Michael BB 14006
Phone: (246) 227-4000
U.S. Embassy Grenada
Lance Aux Epines
Phone: (+1 473) 444-1173 to 6
Visit each embassy’s respective site for more information.
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