St. Lucia has two airports,
- George FL Charles Airport (SLU), which is near Castries.
- Hewanorra International (UVF), which is near Vieux Fort.
– George FL Charles Airport is closer to many of the all-inclusive resorts, has a modest terminal and runway able to easily support inter-island commercial flights. For less-experienced pilots in high-performance aircraft, the over-water approach and hills on both sides of runway can seem a bit harrowing, but prevailing winds are usually favorable. The airport is right next to Vigie beach, so it’s possible to top up your sun tan while you wait for your flight.
– Hewanorra is larger, but can be an 1 hour by Taxi from most of the major resorts in the north. However, the journey north is a good way to see the island except if you arrive at night.
More information on both airports can be found on the official website for the St.Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority
FFerries to and from neighbouring islands are available, if rather expensive.
The most extensive official service is operated by Express des Isles , which runs services to Martinique, Guadeloupe, etc.
Channel Shuttles Inc. operate a slightly cheaper ferry service (235 ECD including departure tax) to Martinique operating from Castries at 10.00 on Wednesday and 15.00 on Thursdays. They can be contacted on 7139701/4518161 or their office can be found in the ferry terminal just outside of Castries.
Cruise ships (usually one or two at a time) are frequent visitors to the small, picturesque harbor. An open air mall abuts the main pier and offers “duty free” shops. See “Buy” below.
Catamaran rides from Soufriere to Rodney Bay are also offered through a local tour company (to be updated).