As international travel is looking possible beyond May 17th from the UK, Saint Lucia has launched a new programme to help tourists make the most out of their visit.
Borne out of demand for longer trips and remote working options, the extended stay programme, called Live it, will allow visitors to embrace local life beyond that of a shorter holiday.
Saint Lucia is encouraging visitors to stay for up to six weeks, ideal for the summer months.
After filling out a free online form, participants in the Live it programme are paired with a Live it Island Specialist (local tour operator) who acts as a personal guide before and during their stay in hotels and villas.
Live it Island Specialists will tailor activities to suit, such as learning creole cooking, exploring the rainforests, diving dozens of reefs, hiking the Pitons, philanthropic activities or discovering hidden gems that visitors usually cannot find.
Live it is launching at a time when interest in international travel is renewed in our key markets of the United States, Canada and the UK.
“We are looking forward to welcoming back more visitors when their restrictions ease,” said St Lucia minister of tourism, Dominic Fedee.
“In a shorter visit, travellers are limited to a few activities but if they stay longer, they get to roam locally, decompress from a year of lockdowns and also work remotely.
“With so many things to explore safely in Saint Lucia paired with the demand for extended holidays, we created this immersive programme so visitors can live like a local, while feeling like a member of the family.”