Whether you choose to fly direct, stop off on a cruise or just pop over from one of the neighboring 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?
Getting to St Lucia
From North America, direct service to Saint Lucia is available on American Airlines from Miami; Charlotte and Philadelphia; on JetBlue from New York and Boston; on Delta from Atlanta and on United Airlines from New Jersey and Chicago.
Air Canada and WestJet also fly direct from Toronto year round, whilst direct service from Montreal is available at peak times of the year on Air Canada and some chartered services. Virgin Atlantic offers four and five weekly flights from Gatwick and British Airways provides seven weekly flights, also direct from Gatwick. A weekly service is however available direct from Manchester on Fly Thomas Cook and from Germany on Condor, at peak times of the year.
Inter-island travel is well serviced by several airlines including LIAT, Air Caraibes, Air Antilles and Caribbean Airlines. Check with your travel agent or direct with the airlines for specific dates and availability.
US: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, & United Airlines
Canada: Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, Transat & WestJet
UK & Germany: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Fly Thomas Cook & Condor
Caribbean: Air Caraibes, Air Antilles, Caribbean Airlines & LIAT
Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in Vieux Fort is located 40 miles south of Castries, the capital city. George F.L. Charles Airport is an inter-island airport just outside Castries.
Departure tax is included in the price of the ticket for all passengers over 12 years leaving the island via air travel. For passengers leaving via sea travel, the departure tax is EC$33 or US$13 to be paid at the time of the departure.
Please note prices are subject to change and are subject to 12.5% tax.
VEHICLES USED FOR REGULAR TRANSFERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Cadillac DTS (2008 model) | Seating Capacity : 4 / Color: Black / with limited luggage space
Toyota Royal Crown (2004 model) | Seating Capacity : 3 / Color Black / with limited luggage space
VEHICLES USED FOR THE LUXURY TRANSFERS ARE:
Cadillac Escalade (2008 model) | Seating Capacity : 7 / Color : Black / With lots of luggage space
Chevy Suburban (2007 model) | Seating Capacity : 6 / Color: Black / With lots of luggage space.
Cold towels, bottled water and baby car seats or booster seats are also included in the luxury package.
Once you have cleared immigration and customs and exited the arrival terminal, please announce your arrival at the St. Lucia Helicopters desk and an agent will then direct you accordingly.
Your 10 minute flight is US$175.00 per person one way plus the cost of the car transfer to the resort at US$55.00 for 1-3 persons (20 mins).
For consideration – 1 carryon per person is allowed and you may be required to wait for other passengers to fill the helicopter. If you prefer a private helicopter transfer this can be arranged at a cost of US$1,050.00 each way. The remainder of your luggage is transported to the resort via land transfer from the International Airport and will arrive after your check-in. If you decide to book the helicopter for departure your luggage is collected as early as 8:30am at reception to be transported to the International Airport (UVF) by road ahead of your departure.
If you would like to reserve the helicopter please note that the helicopter company requires a credit card guarantee and only accepts Master Card or VISA. Your card will only be processed upon your arrival at the helipad, please travel with your card. Cancellation penalties apply within 24hrs of flight date.
Please note that the above helicopter cost and terms and conditions of flight is regulated by The St Lucia Helicopter Company and can change without notice.