Saint Lucia encourages travelers to visit for six weeks


The Caribbean destination of Saint Lucia has announced a new program where visitors and remote workers can stay for up to six weeks. The extended stay program is called “Live It” and it is an initiative that emphasizes living like a local.

Saint Lucia is home to the geological wonder of the Photogenic Pitons, which is a World Heritage Site. Nature lovers can hike to jungle-covered waterfalls and explore the forest canopy on land, or dive under the calm of the Caribbean to get up close to St. Lucia’s marine life.

After completing a free online form, interested participants are matched with a local tour operator who acts as a personal guide before and during their stay at hotels and villas. They will tailor activities to suit, such as learning local recipes, exploring rainforests, snorkeling dozens of reefs, hiking the Pitons, or finding hidden gems visitors usually can’t find. . While in St. Lucia, visitors can also work remotely as free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the island in hotels, villas and public places, and many hotels already have work programs. remote, equipment and special benefits.

“On a shorter visit, travelers are limited to a few activities, but if they stay longer, they can move locally, decompress from a year of confinement and also work remotely,” the minister said. Tourism, the Hon. Dominique Fedée. “With so much to safely explore in St. Lucia coupled with the demand for extended vacations, we’ve created this immersive program so visitors can live like a local, while still feeling like a member of family.”

In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, visitors can choose to stay in up to two dozen COVID-certified private hotels and villas. After 14 days, they are free to explore different parts of the island or to stay in a villa or hotel. Visitors wishing to extend their experience beyond six weeks can work with their tour operator to request an extension of up to one year. More information about the Live It experience is available on the website here.

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