FAQs about St. Lucia

 

Where is  St. Lucia?

Located in the Caribbean chain of islands between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean ,14 degrees latitude 61 degrees longitude , north of St. Vincent and North-West of Barbados

Do I need a visa?

Normally one is not needed , however there are a few nationalities who require one , this would need to be checked with your Booking or Travel agent upon booking to confirm whether one is needed.

What is the Language of St Lucia?

English is the national language of St. Lucia

What weather can I expect?

We have a wet and dry season ,  the rainy season is from June to November . However the weather is mostly sunny, cloudy at times with light showers occasionally,  unless there is a weather system affecting the island or region at large.

What sort of nightlife is there?

Night life is concentrated in the North of the island, mainly in the Rodney Bay area where you will find nightclubs, bars and restaurants.

Where should I go shopping?

Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage are duty free shopping outlets in Castries and there is also good shopping to be found in the Rodney Bay area.

Can I drink the tap water?

The water on the island is normally considered safe for drinking, however due to the variation of water quality in different countries, we suggest that you consider drinking bottled water.

What currency can I use?

Local Currency is Eastern Caribbean, E.C. for short, the US dollar is acceptable everywhere on island at an exchange rate of EC $2.67 to US 1.00 . We ask that you ensure you know which currency is being quoted in different establishments.

What are the banking hours?  

Banks are generally open from Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 2:00pm , Fridays :8:00am to 4:00pm ATM's are also available in most major shopping areas and towns.

How do I get around the island?

Authorized taxis can be identified by their number plates beginning with TX . They are not metered so you need to agree on a fare and the currency it is being quoted in before departing (EC$ or US$ for example.)

FAQs about Antigua

 

Where is Antigua and Barbuda?

Antigua and Barbuda is an Island in the West Indies, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is located the northern part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N of the equator, 61°480 W. The capital of Antigua (main island) is Saint Johns.

Do I need a visa?

Antigua enjoys visa free access with over 102 countries around the world including the USA, Europe and Commonwealth nations. Please check with your travel agent to ensure that your destination of origin is on this listing.

What is the Language?

The official language of Antigua and Barbuda is English; however, locals tend to speak an English dialect or carry varying accents.

What weather can I expect?

Antigua and Barbuda has a tropical climate, hot, sunny and humid all year round, with a relatively cool and dry season from January to mid-April, and a hot, humid and rainy season from mid-June to mid-Novem

Where should I go shopping?

Whether you plan to spend a day shopping while on holiday in Antigua, or you are arriving on a cruise ship Antigua has a wide variety of shops and boutiques to offer. There are also a number of shops where you can make duty free purchases. From beautiful Antiguan handmade gifts, jewelry and souvenirs to cool Caribbean clothing, there are shops where you will find your own Caribbean treasure to take home with you. These include the Heritage Quay Duty Free Shopping area in Saint Johns, Saint John’s Shopping area, English Harbor and Jolly Harbor Commercial Centre, just to name a few.

What sort of nightlife is there?

You will find lots to do while in Antigua as numerous bars, restaurants, karaoke spots and casinos are open late night on island. From the south east parts of the Island such as English Harbor, Jolly Harbor area in the South and numerous other spots in and around the St. Johns Capital.

What activities should I partake in?

There is always something to do in Antigua no matter the time of the year. Enjoy a great vacation away from the cold during winter or have loads of fun and rum punch during the Nation’s Greatest Carnival festival in the heart of summer. Looking to relax? We do that too, choose a combination of tours for nature & adventure lovers, or learn about our rich history from the numerous heritage and cultural sites dotted around the island. For example, take an educational tour of Antigua’s World Heritage Site ‘Nelsons Dockyard’.

Can I drink tap water?

Tap Water on Island is treated and distributed by a Government agency and safe for drinking, however alternative portable drinking water is available for purchase.

What currency can I use?

The local currency used is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD), however US currency is accepted. The exchange rate is approximately US $1.00 = ECD $2.70

FAQs about Barbados

 

Where is Barbados?

Barbados is known to be the easternmost Island in the West Indies, located at 13°N 59°W, between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. 

Do I need a Visa?

Entry to Barbados is visa free for a long list of countries including Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Please check with your travel agent to ensure that your destination of origin is on this listing.

What weather can I expect?

Barbados has a tropical climate, meaning it is separated into the wet and dry seasons. The wet season runs from June to November but in general Barbados is sunny and breezy.

What sort of nightlife is there?

 There is a great selection of nigtlife in Barbados, including areas such as St. Lawrence Gap and 2nd Street. We recommend checking out our dining & nightlife tours for a great selection of things to do after the sun sets in Barbados.

Where should I go shopping?

Our main focus being tourism means that Barbados has a plethora of places to shop, especially on our West and South Coasts. Bridgetown, the capital, is the main shopping area. For the more luxurious shopper, the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre and boutiques around Holetown are the places to shop. There are also a few other local malls to choose scattered around the island.

Can I drink the tap water?

The water on the island is normally considered safe for drinking, however due to the variation of water quality in different countries, we suggest that you consider drinking bottled water.

What currency can I use?

The local currency used is the Barbados Dollar (BBD), however US currency is accepted. The exchange rate is approximately US $1.00 = BBD $2.00

How do I get around the island?

Authorized taxis can be identified by their number plates beginning with Z. They are not metered so you need to agree on a fare and the currency it is being quoted in before departing (BBD$ or US$ for example).