eKarib is the home of a premium but affordable concierge service for St. Lucia. eKarib St. Lucia is Saint Lucia’s one stop vacation guide!
Our main purpose at eKarib St. Lucia is to ensure that everyone who visits our beautiful island makes memories to last them a lifetime, as little as it may be.
Although we are only 238sq miles, 27 miles long and 14 miles wide; we have so much to offer. Allow us to tailor make your vacation. We will take care of everything from your airport transfers, excursions, taxi needs and dinner reservations at some of our finest Restaurants here in St. Lucia.
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Travel Guide and Tips
The main way for tourists to get around St. Lucia is by taxi, either arranged by the hotel, taxi agency or individual operators. The tours arranged by resorts are usually the most expensive way to travel but might offer food and drink. Using a local taxi operator to plan your own adventure will be much more affordable.
The East Caribbean Dollar is pegged to the US dollar at 1 USD = 2.7 XCD. Cash machines on the island dispense XCD. Do bring US dollars, because you will most often (but not always) get better value spending in US dollars than in East Caribbean dollars. You cannot easily get USD on the island.
Tourism is vital to Saint Lucia’s economy. Its economic importance is expected to continue to increase as the market for bananas becomes more competitive. Tourism tends to be more substantial during the dry season (January to April). Saint Lucia tends to be popular due to its tropical weather and scenery and its numerous beaches and resorts.
St Lucian food consists mainly of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and a variety of curry, jerk, rice and stewed dishes. The coal pot is a delicious stew, traditional to native carib cultures and can be found at many local restaurants in Castries, Soufriere and Vieux-Fort. Vegetarian and meat rotis can be found at a number of small local restaurants. Ask any local for the best roti shop and he or she will tell you how to get there.
St Lucia is as safe as any other country. However you should exercise the same caution as you would at home. Pickpockets are in every country – just be careful in crowded areas. There have been muggings in Gros Islet during the Friday night “lime” parties. Stay in the busy areas, and stay away from the jetty without a guide.