Easy to get to
Whether you choose to fly direct, stop off on a cruise or just pop over from one of the neighbouring islands you will find a warm Saint Lucian welcome awaits.
So beautiful she has been nicknamed “The Helen of the West”, Saint Lucia is just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, and lined with beautiful palm-fringed beaches. But beaches are just an introduction to the immense beauty that Saint Lucia has to offer.
An emerald blanket spreads over much of the island, covering plunging valleys and rising peaks in lush rainforest. It’s a spectacular setting for adventure. So when will yours begin?
Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct to Saint Lucia from London Gatwick. Thomas Cook airline flys direct to Saint Lucia from Manchester.
UK airline schedule
|Airline||Winter 2013/14||Summer 2014|
|British Airways (from London Gatwick)||Daily||Daily|
Virgin Atlantic (from London Gatwick)
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Thomas Cook (scheduled flight from Manchester)
|1 flight a week||1 flight a week|
Saint Lucia is just 8 hours flight time from London to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in the South. The domestic airport, George F.L. Charles (SLU), is situated in the north, near Castries the capital and is used to island hop to neighbouring shores.
Saint Lucia’s main seaport is Castries, and many cruise ships drop anchor at Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage, with visitors enjoying two duty free shopping malls in the heart of the capital.
There are inter-island ferries available from Castries. Express Des Isles (www.express-des-iles.com) operates a modern high speed catamaran service between Saint Lucia, Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. For more information, please contact Cox & Company Ltd on 001 758 452 2211 or visit www.coxcoltd.com. Also visit SLASPA (Saint Lucia Air & Sea Port Authority) for more information on cruise and ferry schedules. www.slaspa.com.
Marigot Bay Marina
The Marina at Marigot Bay is the ideal mooring spot for visitors sailing from the Grenadines, Tobago, Grenada and other southern islands of the Caribbean. Marigot Bay provides an exclusive berthing facility and full service marina for yachts of all sizes, for both long stay and short-term visitors. The Marina can accommodate 40 yachts from 30ft to 250ft LOA with a maximum draft of 16ft and a maximum beam of 44ft. The Marina Village, with its wide range of shops, boutiques, French bakery, bank and supermarket is open year round. Visit www.marigotmarina.com for more information.
Rodney Bay Marina
Considered one of the Caribbean’s leading centres for yachting and sport fishing, Rodney Bay Marina offers yachters 253 slips and a 4.5 acre boatyard, as well as excellent accommodations for megayachts up to 280ft with drafts of up to 15ft. Rodney Bay Marina is an official port of entry with immigration and customs’ offices. It is a full service facility with 253 berths – each with individual meters for electricity and water. There are first-class restroom facilities, a swimming pool and recreational area, as well as restaurants, banks, a supermarket, car rental agencies, taxis and boutiques. The dry dock facility accommodates up to 120 boats with on-site workshops for wood, fiberglass, aluminum, stainless steel and bronze. For more details visit http://www.igy-rodneybay.com/