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Sparkling 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.

In 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


Saint Lucia Diving and Accommodations


Bay Gardens Inn
Rodney Bay Village
PO. Box 1892
St. Lucia
Tel.: 758 452 8200
Fax.: 758 452 8002

Centrally situated in the heart of St. Lucia’s entertainment capital, Rodney Bay Village, the Bay Gardens Resorts family of hotels offers inviting, island-inspired accommodations. With three properties positioned on the Reduit Beachfront and within Rodney Bay Village, Bay Gardens Resorts is a favourite hotel destination in St. Lucia for families, couples, and island explorers.

Each Bay Gardens Resorts property offers a unique island experience, from the recreational activities and beachfront experience at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa to the tranquil tropical oasis at Bay Gardens Hotel to the cosy intimacy of the romantic Bay Gardens Inn. Whichever hotel you choose for your stay in St. Lucia, you will enjoy friendly service and convenient access to the best of the island including all properties in the Bay Gardens Resorts collection via complimentary shuttle service.

Take the adventure to a new level—below sea level—with a once-in-lifetime scuba diving expedition in St. Lucia’s stunning waters. Bay Gardens Resorts has partnered with Dive Saint Lucia, to offer exceptional underwater experiences to guests of our hotels.

Calabash Mountain Villa
Esperance Road
P.O. Box 229
St. Lucia
Tel: (758) 461-3971 or (317) 683-6099

Number of Rooms: 7
Check In Time: starts at noon
Check Out Time: by noon

Calabash Mountain Villa is located in a mountain/rainforest area, surrounded by a wide variety of trees & fruit trees, plants, flowers, and a wide variety of birds, and small animals.

We offer free internet service, cable-television, free parking, air conditioning, fan, radio, radio, access to fully equipped kitchen, balcony, small in-room refrigerator.

We provide guests with recommended sites for diving and other activities and if needed, we will help arrange for the activities.

Visit our website to view our current special offers.

La Haut Resort
Po.Box 304
Soufriere, St.Lucia
West Indies
Tel. +1 758 4597008

Fax. +1 758 4595975

Number of Rooms: 15
Check In Time: 14:00
Check Out Time: 11:00

- 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
- Bar
- Own tour department

Enjoy peace and tranquility at this sun kissed resort overlooking St.Lucia’s 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
West Indies
Tel: Ph. 785 451-4974
Fax: 758 451-4973

Uniquely situated in a stunning and secluded part of St Lucia that's only accessible by boat, Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort is nestled in lush tropical rainforest overlooking one of the most beautiful and exotic bays in the world. From the veranda of your studio or villa you'll enjoy spectacular St Lucian sunsets, and within a few steps you'll be on our palm-fringed white sand beach, sipping exotic cocktails from Doolittle's Restaurant and Bar.

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
Rodney Bay
PO Box CP6289
St. Lucia
West Indies
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

» Number of Dive Boats: 2
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat: 9 and 16
» Gear Provided: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Tanks & Weights
» Rental Gear Available: Scuba Pro BCD's, Regulators, Procella 3mm shorty wetsuits
» Nitrox Available: Yes
» Type of Diving Available: Reefs, wrecks, walls, drift, boat
» 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

Getting to St. Lucia

St. 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 times.

Airlines Serving St. Lucia

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

Flying times from major cities

* 31/2 hours from Miami
* 4 hours from New York
* 5 hours from Toronto
* 8 hours from London

Entry Requirements

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.

Airport departure tax
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.

Arriving By Sea

Cruise ships arrive daily at Port Castries and Soufriere. If you are arriving in your own boat or by charter boat there are two main moorings available: Rodney Bay Marina and Castries Yacht Centre.

Ferry Service

Express des lles operates a ferry service between Saint Lucia and Martinique.

Getting Around

Auto Rentals
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. Driving is on the left and the use of seat belts is compulsory. Observe the speed limits and no parking zones.

Drivers License
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.

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 on Sundays.

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.

Health Information
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.

Credit Cards
Major international credit cards are widely accepted at all large shopping centres, restaurants, hotels, etc.

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 service.

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.




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