Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Airports: Hewanorra International Airport at Vieux Fort (UVF), George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU)
Known for: Sulpher Springs, Drive-In Volcanos
Official Tourism Website: www.stlucia.org
Drives on the: Left side
Calling Code: +1-758
The Land, The People, The Light
Like royalty, the majestic Piton Mountains peaks reign over the Helen of the West, Saint Lucia. An island that captivates visitors to her shores, with renowned lush rainforest and refreshing waterfalls. Its blue-green waters and beautiful beaches are hypnotizing; Saint Lucia will dazzle and amaze you; and her warm hospitable people are waiting to welcome you.
Saint Lucia has a strong cultural identity with a unique blend of Carib, African, English, French and Dutch elements. Local foods tantalize the tastebuds with mysterious spicy flavors.
The Saint Lucia experience includes five-star cuisine, world-class accommodations, music festivals, street parties, and amazing views in a relaxing atmosphere.
While some areas of Saint Lucia offer bustling nightlife and beachside parties, others present the opportunity to explore dense rainforest and serene and picturesque landscapes.
The North offers the most popular vacation spots, Nature lovers can explore Pigeon Island National Park; hike the old fort ruins, or opt to kayak, snorkel or swim. The town of Rodney Bay has popular night spots; and you can try your luck with cards or roulette at the local casino.
The South side invites you to explore the ancient ruins and historic sites around Vieux Fort; and accommodations at one of the luxury resorts, only minutes away.
The West side is home to Saint Lucia’s original French capital, Soufrière. Some of Island’s most famous attractions can be found in Soufrière including both Petit and Gros Piton; the world’s only drive-in volcano Sulphur Springs, and the Anse Chastanet luxury resort. A quiet town during the off-season, Soufrière comes alive as a popular tourist destination as many cruise ships dock during the tourist season.
Central Saint Lucia is a nature lover’s delight and home to many forest reserves. With several lookouts, you can hike past waterfalls and gushing steams, observe exotic birds and some wildlife in their natural habitat, and reach some of the most picturesque views on the island. Accommodations are however limited in the central area, but there is ready access for visitors staying elsewhere.
You’ll be sure to discover romance in every experience in Saint Lucia. Take in a sunset cruise, a private beachside dinner or just savor some local seafood for two on a secluded, pristine beach. Saint Lucia is your perfect destination.
Marriage Requirements for St. Lucia
Whether you want an intimate wedding or one that includes all your family and friends, Saint Lucia can provide the perfect wedding venue. Choose from cozy, boutique hotels, luxurious oceanfront resorts, gorgeous botanical gardens, or cascading waterfalls. Whatever your desire, we will create the perfect setting for your special day.
Saint Lucia does not have a residency period, so this allows marriage licenses to be obtained within 24 for hours of arrival with a same day marriage license application. For those who apply for the regular marriage license, the couple is required to be in Saint Lucia two days prior to their wedding. As laws, fees, and requirements are subject to change, it is important that you verify all information with the local marriage license office before making any wedding or travel plans.
Documentation Required for a Saint Lucia Marriage License
- Valid passport
- Birth certificate
- Divorce decree (if an applicant has been divorced). Note that the original or certified copy should be presented as proof.
- A death certificate (original or certified copy) of the spouse (in the case of a widow/widower)
- A sworn affidavit of consent stamped by a Notary Public if one of the parties is under age 18.
- An authenticated translation in addition to the originals if required documents are not in English.