Bay Gardens Inn
Rodney Bay Village
PO. Box 1892
Tel.: 758 452 8200
Fax.: 758 452 8002
This small but intimate property is conveniently nestled
in the hub of St. Lucias heartbeat Rodney Bay,
where you will bask with comfort from the sheer hospitality
delivered by our amicable and qualified team members.
Eco Dive St. Lucia Charters
Box 14 Newfield
Choiseul, St. Lucia
Number of Dive Boats: 1
Maximum Number of Divers: 8
Number of Tanks per Day: 16
Gear Provided: tanks, weights, weight belts, night lights
Rental Gear Available: availible upon request
Type of Diving: recreational, advanced private diving
Nitrox Available: no
Total Dive Sites: 10
Minimum time to divesites/mins: 10min
Maximum time to dive site/mins: 20min
offer private diving at one of the Caribbean's best
dive destinations. Why dive with a crowd. Just rent
your own private dive boat with a certified Padi instructor
to guide you on some of the best sites in the Caribbean.
We can direct you to all levels of Hotel accommodations.
La Haut Resort
Tel. +1 758 4597008
Fax. +1 758 4595975
Number of Rooms: 15
Check In Time: 14:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Amenities: - Boutique Shop
- Plantation Tour
- Cashew Nut Roasting Demonstration
- Complimentary shuttle service to Soufriere Town, the
Beach, diving centre
- Complimentary beach towels
- Snooker Table, sports bar
- Antique Piano
- Games & Books
- Fully-equipped Gym
- Laundry Service
- Two Swimming Pools
- Own tour department
Property: Enjoy peace and tranquility at this sun kissed
resort overlooking St.Lucias most photographed
vista: the majestic Pitons rising out of the blue Caribbean
sea. The quiet, guesthouse is perfect for weddings,
groups, family get-together and nature lovers. The Resort
is part of a 80-acre former coconut and cocoa estate.
Diving: Our resort offer a free shuttle to the best
diving and water sport centre in the Island. The distance
from the resort is only 3 miles. Besides, we are linked
to other companies for special diving experiences.
P.O. Box MG 7182
Marigot Bay, St.Lucia
Tel: Ph. 785 451-4974
Fax: 758 451-4973
25 self contained villas, perched on the hill over looking
the gem of the Island Marigot Bay. Day and night dives
arranged from the property. Dive pick ups arranged daily.
We offer dive packages on our site. Dive shop on property.
Scuba Steve's Diving
PO Box CP6289
Tel. (758) 450 9433 or (758) 489 0411
Fax. (758) 450 9433
PADI 5* Resort Dive Center, British owned and operated.
PADI courses and guided dives. Top quality service at
an affordable price. See us on TripAdvisor.com
» Number of Dive Boats: 2
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat: 9 and 16
» Gear Provided: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Tanks &
» Rental Gear Available: Scuba Pro BCD's, Regulators,
Procella 3mm shorty wetsuits
» Nitrox Available: Yes
» Type of Diving Available: Reefs, wrecks, walls,
» Total Dive Sites:
» Minimum Time to Dive Sites: 5 minutes (northern
sites) 30 minutes (southern sites)
» Maximum Time to Dive Sites: 50 minutes
» Certification Agencies: PADI, DSAT, EFR
» Courses Offered: PADI courses from Bubblemaker
up to Assistant Instructor including specialities
About St. Lucia
bays glisten in the sunlight over picturesque sandy
coves. Exotic rainforests burst with the vibrant colors
of tropical flowers and vegetation. The `Twin Peaks`
of the Pitons magnificently rise from the sea. For the
explorer in you, trek through an exotic rainforest,
take a bike ride along the waters or bask in the abundant
natural wonder of the Soufriere area. Largely untouched
by time, the island of St. Lucia truly is a vacation
you will never forget.
St. Lucia - Caribbean Islands Vacation Information,
Services and AccommodationsIn addition to the wide variety
of opportunities to hike, birdwatch, and tour St. Lucia's
outstanding natural attractions, the island is replete
with a full range of recreational facilities. Visitors
may enjoy the leisurely pleasures of touring the island
by horse, chartering a yacht for an evening sail or
day cruise, or relax with a round of golf amid St. Lucia's
entrancing natural beauty. For those who enjoy the thrill
of an even more active vacation, there are plenty of
places to windsurf, dive, snorkel, water-ski, or play
tennis or squash.
St. Lucia diving has a great range of corals; finger,
brain, boulder, leaf, and flower intermixed between
coral gardens hosting a tremendous variety of sponges
which give the reef an unparalled mix of color and texture.
Small critters from arrow crabs, coral banded shrimps,
flaming scallops, seahorse, frog fish, and brittle stars
can be seen, as can a wide variety of reef fish such
as chromis, chub, bar jack, snapper, and others.
Climate 70 -90F 21 - 32C Water Temp 77 - 83F 23 - 25C
Visibility Average 80 - 100 ft 24 - 30 m
Lucia is served by scheduled international and regional
airline services. There are 2 airports: International
services from North America and Europe operate to and
from Hewanorra International Airport in the South of
the island. Regional services (for the most part) operate
to and from George Charles Airport in Castries in the
northwest of the island. These two airports are about
45 minutes to 1 hour apart so if you are making connections
between them, please allow for your transfer time. St.
Lucia Helicopters offers a charter transfer service
between the two airports, significantly cutting transfer
Airlines Serving St. Lucia
Flying times from major cities
* 31/2 hours from Miami
* 4 hours from New York
* 5 hours from Toronto
* 8 hours from London
must carry valid passports. Visas are not required where
the visitor is a citizen of the USA or certain Commonwealth
countries, or where there is agreement for exemption
between the home country and St. Lucia.
Airport departure tax
There is a Departure Tax of EC $68 or US$ 26 for all
passengers over 12 years old leaving the Island.
Taxis are readily available from the Hewanorra airport
to Castries and the north of the island and should cost
in the region of (EC $120 up to 4 persons). Public transport
is another option, however you must walk your luggage
to the main road. The trip to Castries will cost approximately
$8.00 EC, but it will take twice as long to get there
than by taxi.
By sea Caribbean Express operates a hydrofoil service
between St. Lucia and Martinique. Cruise ships arrive
daily at Port Castries and Soufriere. If you are arriving
by in your own boat or by charter boat there are two
main moorings available: Rodney Bay Marina and Castries
Visitors must carry valid passports. Visas are not required
where the visitor is a citizen of the USA or certain
Commonwealth countries, or where there is agreement
for exemption between the home country and St. Lucia.
If you enjoy exploring on your own, or just want to
take things in your own time why not rent an automobile.
There are several reputable rental companies on island.
Cars, 4-wheel drive vehicles and scooters can be booked
in advance through your travel agent or at the airports,
hotels or car rental offices on island.
Regular weekly rates range from US$300 to US$400 depending
on the type of vehicle. Driving is on the left and the
use of seat belts is compulsory. Observe the speed limits
and no parking zones.
Visitors to St. Lucia who do not possess an international
driving permit must purchase a temporary permit in order
to drive in St. Lucia. The permit is good for three
months and costs $54 EC or $20 US. Permits can be obtained
from the immigration department at either airport or
at any police department . You must present your drivers
license. They are also available at most major car rental
compa- nies. International drivers must have their permit
stamped at immigration. There is no charge for this.
Taxis operate at the two airports; the cruise ports
in Castries and at all the major hotels, tourist spots
and shopping malls throughout St. Lucia. Some guideline
fares are from Castries to Hewanorra Airport (EC $120
up to 4 persons), Castries to Rodney Bay (EC $40 up
to 4 persons).
Buses serve the north of the Island around Castries
and Gros Islet very well and run until around 10.00pm:
(longer on Friday night when the weekly "jump-up"
takes place at Gros Islet). However, there is no scheduled
bus timetable. Bus fares: Castries - North end of the
island EC $2.00, Castries - South end of the island
(Vieux Fort) EC $8.00. Car travel via the new West Coast
Road from Castries to Soufriere takes about an hour.
From Hewanorra Airport to Castries takes around an hour.
A full range of banking and foreign currency services
are available at banks on St. Lucia. Cash in local currency
can be obtained by credit cards or bank cards through
the ATM machines located at most banks. Normal banking
hours are from 8: 00 a. m. to 3: 00 p. m. and some banks
are open until 5: 00 p. m. on Friday. Banks at the Rodney
Bay Marina are also open from 8: 00 a. m. until 12:
00 noon on Saturday.
Most shops are open from 8:30AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM
to 4:30PM Monday to Friday. The Castries Market is very
popular on Saturdays, especially during St. Lucia Jazz
and Carnival. Most shops are open Saturdays regularly
from 8:30AM to 12:30PM, while the major shopping centers
are open in the afternoon as well. With the exception
of the marina-based shops, shopping is generally closed
Duty-free shopping is available at the following shopping
centers in St. Lucia:
- La Place Carenage, Castries
- Pointe Seraphine, Castries
- J.Q. Mall, Rodney Bay
- Hawanorra Airport Duty-Free
220 volts, 50 cycles AC (a few hotels are 110 volts,
60 cycles). Most sockets take 3 pin square plugs (UK
standard) but some take 2 pin round plugs or flat American
plugs, which are more rare. Adaptors are generally available
at the hotels.
Immunization is not required unless coming from an infected
area within six days of arrival, however Hepatitis A,
Polio and Typhoid are recommended. Drinking water is
safe from the tap and bottled mineral/distilled water
is also available. There are several pharmacies in Castries,
one on the Gros Islet Highway and one in Gablewoods
Shopping Mall and in JQ Charles Mall Rodney Bay. Most
hotels have "over the counter" medication,
such as aspirin and first aid supplies. All hotels have
doctors either resident or available on call. A resident
doctor’s visit costs approx. US$ 15 (approx. EC$40-
EC$50). For a "call-out" visit it may cost
Major international credit cards are widely accepted
at all large shopping centres, restaurants, hotels,
Service Charges & Tax
On hotel and restaurant bills there is a Government
tax of 8%. A service charge of 10% is also applicable.
In some instances these charges are included in prices
quoted, so it is best to clarify. The prices on labels
in shops are what you pay.
Tipping is not automatically added and is customary
at about 10% to 12% of bills. Tips are generally accepted
by bell hops in hotels, taxis and other persons providing
Telephones and Mobile Phones are operated by Cable &
Wireless, AT&T Wireless and Digicel St. Lucia. Many
card and coin public phone boxes are available around
the island. Cards can be purchased at Cable & Wireless
offices, St. Lucia Tourist Board Information Centres
and many other outlets including Airports, Rodney Bay
Marina etc. Cellular phones are available for rent from
the Cable and Wireless Caribbean Cellular offices at
the Gablewoods Mall, Rodney Bay and the Castries Waterfront.