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Traveling to St. Lucia

A valid passport is required to visit St. Lucia. There are two airports, Hewanorra International (UVF) in Vieux Fort and George F.L. Charles (SLU) in Castries, and each is serviced by a number of major airlines. Airlines that fly into UVF include American Airlines, Delta, Air Jamaica,Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, US Airways and British Airways. The SLU airport is used primarily by Liat, American Eagle and Caribbean Star. American Airlines offer daily nonstop flights from Miami or New York to UVF. Delta also offers a daily nonstop flight from Atlanta to UVF.

When You Arrive

Airport transfers can be arranged for transport to the Treehouse. The drive from either Vigie Airport or Hewanorra Airport is about one hour and costs approx $75US. The driver can stop for groceries along the way. If your flight arrives on Sunday, then arrangements can be made to have a few basic items in the fridge. There are large grocery stores near both airports and a few smaller grocery stores in Soufriere.

Getting Around

Traveling around St. Lucia can be done by taxi, water taxi, walking or rental car. Typically, the "taxis" are passenger vans which hold 10-14 persons. Water taxis are available around Soufriere and Castries and most resort areas. Walking to Soufriere to visit all the natural places of interest is a great way to experience the town close up. Public transportation is also available and inexpensive.  If you would like to rent a car, check out http://www.coolbreezecarrental.com/. It would be best to take a taxi from the airport to the Treehouse so you can experience the ride. If you decide to get a rental car, it can be delivered directly to the villa.

Currency

St. Lucia uses the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC) but US Dollars are widely accepted. There are ATMs in Soufriere and throughout the island and exchange bureaus are located in Castries, Vieux Fort and the airports.

At the Treehouse

The Treehouse is supplied with sheets, bath towels, basic toiletry items, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers and BBQ grill. The kitchen is fully-equipped with pots, pans, utensils, microwave, stove and refrigerator. There is an outdoor grill and lounge chairs available on the patio next to the beautiful plunge pool.

To make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible Charmaine, the housekeeper/cook, is available for cooking and cleaning upon request. A phone for local calls and high-speed internet access for a computer are provided.  A guest book is available that offers recommendations and suggestions for taxis, restaurants, tours and misc. info.

Weather

Year-round temperatures are very pleasant and the average temperature is in the mid to upper 80's. The sun's rays are very strong year-round and skin protection is a must. The nights are typically cool with a slight breeze.

 

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