The Fox Grove Inn works with a car rental company who delivers the cars to the hotel free of charge.
A local driving license is mandatory, the cost is EC$ 54 (US$ 20). The validity is 3 months.
We can arrange this for you, just let us know your requirements.
St. Lucia's tropical climate guarantees pleasant temperatures throughout the year. Temperatures vary between 18° C and 35° C (64° F and 95° F). Short rain showers regularly occur especially during the summer period. July to November is the rainy season.
Prices are mostly indicated in local currency, the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. The EC$ has a fixed rating against the US$ (2.67 EC$ = 1 US$).
US$ as well as Travelers Checks and Credit Cards are widely accepted in most hotels and restaurants. The hotel rates are indicated in US$.
Tap water is safe but to avoid possible intestinal complaints it is recommended to drink bottled water.
St. Lucia's economy is traditionally based on agriculture.
Tourism with its very solid infrastructure, and respect for nature conservation, is now the most important economical pillar.
Everywhere 220 Volts 50 Hz. The same type of plugs as in the United Kingdom are used, these differ from most other European countries.
Good to know:
The St. Lucians are generally very friendly and obliging, but St. Lucia is not free of crime. By way of precaution do not show off your wealth.
Possession of drugs and their usage can incur heavy penalties.
Topless sun-bathing is prohibited and rarely seen on public beaches.
If you want to take pictures of, or film individuals, ask their prior permission. Some are proud that you take a picture, but others do not want to have pictures taken.
In the surroundings of Soufrière some local Rastas can be blatant in offering their services. A clear and friendly 'no' is sufficient. Alternatively you can accept their offer; but take our advice: agree on a fee in advance!
No vaccinations are required (no malaria).
The sun burns easily, so use suntan lotions with a high protection factor.
For emergencies dial the emergency number: 911.
History of St. Lucia in a nutshell:
The first visitors that set foot on the island's lovely beaches were the peaceful Arawak Indians. The Europeans discovered this paradise island at the time of Columbus.
During the 17th and 18th centuries the French and English battled to become masters. In 1814 St. Lucia was finally ceded to the British and later, English became the official language.
In February 1979 Saint Lucia acquired full independence from the British with a stable parliamentary democracy.
Passports and Visa:
Proof of identity is sufficient for residents of the United Kingdom, the USA and Canada for a period of stay of a maximum of 6 months, and also for the residents of the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States).
A valid passport is required to enter St. Lucia for the residents of all countries of the European Union (except those of the United Kingdom), all Scandinavian countries, Switzerland and some others.
- You need to have proof of a valid return ticket.
- On departure you need to pay a 'departure tax' of 54 EC$.