Visa and entry requirements St. Lucia:
Passport required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your St. Lucia trip:

St. Lucia or Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Caribbean with approximately 170,000 inhabitants. The Caribbean island is part of the Lesser Antilles and is geographically located around 30 kilometers south of Martinique, around 50 kilometers north of the archipelago of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and around 150 kilometers northeast of the island of Barbados.

The official language on St. Lucia is English and the common Eastern Caribbean dollar is used as a means of payment, with 1 euro being equivalent to around 3 XCD.

The largest towns on Saint Lucia include Castries, Bexon, Ciceron, Babonneau, Morne du Don, Dennery, Vieux Fort, Le Clery, Micoud and Marchand.

The hilly territory of St. Lucia is of volcanic origin and one third is covered with forest. The highest peak in the country is the 950 meter high Mount Gimie in the interior. The two best-known inactive volcanoes on the island are the so-called “twin volcanoes” near the southern town of Soufriere and are therefore also the most photographed objects on St. Lucia.

The most important economic sectors on the Caribbean island are agriculture and tourism, which have long since replaced the former sugar cane industry.

Agricultural export products include bananas, rice, sugar cane, coconuts, cocoa, flour, tropical fruits and rum. Interestingly, despite the predominantly mountainous landscape, Saint Lucia is one of the largest banana exporters in the entire Caribbean.

The main role and largest employer in St. Lucia's economy is tourism. Around 1.5 million foreign guests visit the Caribbean island every year, the majority of them via docked cruise ships.

The capital of the Caribbean island state of St. Lucia is Castries with around 5,000 inhabitants in the urban area and around 20,000 in the metropolitan area. The city has a large port, considered one of the best in the entire Caribbean, with several berths for cruise ships.

The most important sights of Castries and its surroundings include Derek Walcott Square, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the protected area around the two peaks of the twin volcanoes slightly to the south - the symbol of St. Lucia, the imposing bay of Rodney Bay, the Reduit Beach, the multi-colored diamond waterfall with its botanical garden, the historic government building, the Central Market in the covered market, the volcanic thermal baths, the WWII Memorial, Sugar Beach, William Peter Boulevard, Anse Chastanet beach, Holy Trinity church, the Morne Fortune hill with its breathtaking views and the small colonial town of Soufriere.

In July 2015 I visited the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia for the only time so far. During my long nine-week Caribbean tour, I reached the capital Castries after an hour-long ferry ride from the neighboring island of Martinique.

Even from a distance, during the relatively short boat trip, this Caribbean island looked really exciting and it turned out to be true later.

The streets and houses of the capital were brightly painted everywhere, everything seemed extremely clean and the people on the streets welcomed me with enormous friendliness. There was a busy market going on throughout the entire city center of Castries and it was a lot of fun just watching, so I often stopped.

Due to the many devastating major fires in the city's early history, there were hardly any historical buildings of great importance to visit, but Castries still somehow lacked for nothing.

Nowhere else in the entire Caribbean did I meet so many nice people in such a short time as in St. Lucia.

For me, Saint Lucia is definitely one of the most beautiful and friendliest islands in the entire Caribbean.

After an unfortunately far too short stay on this fantastic island, I went on to Barbados after just two days. Now the previously lost day on the island of Martinique was particularly painful, where I had to postpone my planned departure by a day due to the ferry suddenly being fully booked.

But should I travel to the Caribbean again one day, Saint Lucia will definitely be my first port of call.