Saint Lucia’s iconic mountains, the Pitons.
Saint Lucia has two airports, both of which serve international flights.
Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) is located in the town of Vieux Fort on the southern tip of the island and accommodates most international traffic and all larger planes. From Hewanorra it takes approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours to travel by taxi to areas in the north of the island where a majority of hotels and resorts are located.
From Hewanorra Airport to Soufriére by taxi takes approximately 50 minutes.
George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU) is located in the capital city of Castries in the north and accommodates regional airlines and smaller planes. From G.F.L. Charles Airport to the various hotels and resorts in the north takes from 5 to 30 minutes; Soufriére is approximately 1 hour south.
Both of Saint Lucia’s airports accommodate private aircraft and offer helicopter shuttle service.
A departure tax of EC$68 (US$26) per person is required but generally is applied at the time of the purchase of tickets.