Questions about St Lucia

Are there mosquitoes and other bugs in St Lucia? Can I get a disease from a mosquito?

St Lucia is in a very temperate climate and much of the island is a rainforest, prime conditions for bugs to thrive. We have methods to try to control their population but we can’t eliminate them entirely. Some mosquitoes in … Read More

What language is spoken in St Lucia?

The official language is English, with a French-based Creole patois spoken by many St Lucians in addition to English.

Is the water safe to drink in St Lucia?

Yes. Most travelers have no issues with the drinking water anywhere on the island.

What currency is used in St Lucia? May I use US dollars?

The official currency of St Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). The bank exchange rate is $2.70 EC to the US$ (37 cents US = one dollar EC). The US dollar is widely accepted but usually at a lower … Read More

What are the tipping/gratuity customs in St Lucia?

The St Lucian culture follows England, with a 10% service charge added to many bills. So tips are not nearly as expected as they are in the United States. We frequently add a bit, especially if they were extra-pleasant or … Read More

What voltage is St Lucia’s electricity?

The island electrical service is 220V. But we have both 220V and 110V (U. S.) service throughout the villa. You will not need an adapter or a transformer if you are from the US, Canada, or the UK.

Is St Lucia safe?

St Lucia is not like Jamaica – it’s generally a very safe place. We’ve never had any issues at the villa, and our guests have never had any issues during their visits. Of course, use common sense: don’t wear expensive … Read More