What to Take
- A power adapter for UK-style plugs
- Good hiking boots and thick socks
- Less common prescription medications
- International Drivers License – valid in St Lucia, unlike some neighboring countries
- Snorkel gear – save on rentals and ensure a good fit
What to Wear
St Lucia on the whole has a fairly pleasant climate albeit with plenty of humidity. Bring lots of cotton and a good pair of sandals. Locals are well accustomed to visitors who spend their entire trip on the beach so shorts or a sarong over a bathing suit are fine in most situations. Guys should always put on a shirt before entering shops or a restaurant.
Pack long sleeves to keep the bugs off, especially if you plan on hiking or spending time in remote accommodations.
In very high-end restaurants there is a dress code but smart casual with boat shoes will do just fine.
- Organize travel insurance
- Let your credit/debit card company know you'll be away
- Get a small emergency stash of US currency
- Check airline baggage allowances – regional flights allow less than long hauls