Information & Facts
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis,
Hertz and Alto.
The airport is situated on the main highway running north to
south on the island, and is served by all taxi companies on the
island. The trip to Castries takes about an hour. Local buses are
also available but services are infrequent.
EC$68, or US$25.
The airport has a few shops and bars, an ATM and a bureau de
change. There are good facilities for disabled passengers.
English is the official language, but St Lucian Creole is
The unit of currency in Saint Lucia is the East Caribbean Dollar
(XCD), which is tied to the US Dollar. The EC$ is divided into 100
cents. US dollars are also accepted at most tourist establishments
and ensure a better exchange rate. ATMs are available in Castries,
Rodney Bay, Soufriere and Vieux Fort. Banks are open Monday to
Friday from 8am to 2pm, some are open till 5pm. Major credit cards
are accepted at all large hotels, shops and restaurants. Most
hotels will exchange foreign currency, and there are change bureaux
Local time is GMT -4.