Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has launched It’s Time for Saint Lucia, a winter travel promotion and U.S. marketing campaign with hotels, resorts and villas offering rates up to 65 percent off plus additional perks when booked by the last day of winter, March 20, 2021. Deals include more than three dozen accommodation providers, from luxury resorts to family-friendly hotels and private villas.
It’s Time for Saint Lucia (saintluciatime.com) has been created as a one-stop-shop with detailed info and links to available accommodation deals; airline specials; bookable on-island activities; dining options; and COVID-19 travel protocols.
Travel Advisors Can Win BIG
Additionally, SLTA has created a sweepstakes for travel advisors with cash prizes, free trips and flight credits valued at more than $50,000. Prizes will be awarded to the five top-producing advisors based on registered room nights and revenue booked Jan. 18 through March 20, 2021, for travel through March 31, 2021.
Five winners will receive a complimentary 5-night all-inclusive resort stay for two people, $2,021 cash and $221 in airline credit. Featured hotel prizes include Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Ladera Resort, Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort. Winners will be announced April 10, 2021.
Travel advisors can register for the sweepstakes at saintluciatime.com/sweepstakes beginning on Monday, Jan. 18. Additional details, including rules and guidelines, can be found on the registration page.
“A majority of travel to Saint Lucia continues to be booked by travel advisors. We appreciate the time they have invested in learning about our product, which positions them to fully embrace all of the experiences available in our destination,” said Richard Moss, U.S. sr. sales manager for SLTA, in a press release statement. “The winning advisors will not only receive cash prizes and airline credits, but they will have the opportunity for an all-inclusive visit to some of our most sought-after resorts.”
He added, “These offers coupled with attractive prices on American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and United make this one of the best times to visit our island. And clients can explore with a sense of confidence, as we have implemented consistent and comprehensive COVID safety protocols for both visitors and residents.”
It’s Time for Saint Lucia: Big Savings and Valuable Perks
More than three dozen COVID-certified hotels, resorts and villas are offering up to 65 perncet savings, with value-added amenities such as credits, spa treatments, dining perks, kids eat free, yoga, activities and worry-free cancellation policies.
Participating hotels include: Akasha Luxury Villa; Anse Chastanet; Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa; Bay Gardens Hotel; Bay Gardens Inn; Bay Gardens Marina Haven; BodyHoliday; Caille Blanc Villa & Hotel; Calabash Cove; Fond Doux Plantation & Resort; Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa; Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton; Ladera Resort; The Landings Resort and Spa; Jade Mountain; The Landings Resort and Spa; Marigot Bay Resort & Marina; Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort; Marina Haven – Paradise Cove Villas; Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat; Rendezvous; Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa; Sandals Grande St. Lucian; Sandals Regency La Toc; Serenity at Coconut Bay; South Sea House; Stonefield Villa Resort; Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort; Tet Rouge; Treehouse Hideaway Villas; Villa Beach Cottages; Villa C’est La Vie; Villa Ivrea; Villa Paradise; Villa Pierre; Villa Zatarra; Water’s Edge Villas and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort.
What to See, Eat and Do
Visitors can maximize their trip by exploring COVID-certified signature attractions, restaurants and activities. This includes options to sail along 100 miles of picturesque coastline, savor local cuisine, soak in the famed mud baths at the Sulphur Springs, zipline through the rainforest, scuba dive and more.
On-Island COVID-19 Testing
In response to the U.S government’s requirements of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test for airline passengers, Saint Lucia is set to meet the demand for on-island COVID-19 testing and processing. And this brings positive news for Saint Lucia vacationers, as select hotels are offering complimentary testing for guests who qualify.
Saint Lucia has multiple COVID-19 PCR and antigen (rapid) testing options for departing visitors, citizens and residents. Travelers can obtain a COVID-19 test conveniently at select hotels or at local testing facilities, with test results returned within the requisite 72-hour time frame. There are additional options in development to expand testing locations. Travelers can make appointments for tests once they arrive on island or through their COVID-certified hotel. Pricing varies based on location and the type of test administered.
As of Jan. 14, the hotels and villas offering complimentary COVID-19 antigen (rapid) testing to qualified guests include: Anse Chastanet; all five Bay Gardens properties; Calabash Cove Resort & Spa; Caille Blanc Villa & Hotel; Cap Maison Resort & Spa; Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa; Jade Mountain; Ladera Resort; Marigot Bay Resort and Marina; Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia; Serenity at Coconut Bay; Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort; Stonefield Villa Resort and Ti Kaye Resort & Spa. Additional properties in Saint Lucia are anticipated to roll out complimentary testing in the coming weeks. Restrictions may apply and visitors should check with their accommodation provider for details; select hotels are offering PCR tests to guests who meet qualifications.
For more about It’s Time for Saint Lucia travel offers and on-island experiences, as well as the sweepstakes, visit saintluciatime.com. For more on the sweepstakes, visit saintluciatime.com/sweepstakes.
For more information about Saint Lucia’s COVID response, including live updates about safety protocols and what travelers can expect when visiting, visit stlucia.org/covid-19.