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
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 Diving and Accommodations
Rodney Bay Village
PO. Box 1892
Tel.: 758 452 8200
Fax.: 758 452 8002
in the heart of St. Lucias 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.
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.
the adventure to a new levelbelow sea levelwith
a once-in-lifetime scuba diving expedition in
St. Lucias stunning waters. Bay Gardens
Resorts has partnered with Dive Saint Lucia, to
offer exceptional underwater experiences to guests
of our hotels.
P.O. Box 229
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
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
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
- Own tour department
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.
Box MG 7182
Marigot Bay, St.Lucia
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
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.
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
» 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, 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
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
Airlines Serving St. Lucia
& Germany: British
Thomas Cook & Condor
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
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.
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.
des lles operates a ferry service between Saint
Lucia and Martinique.
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.
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
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.
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.