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St Lucia Money

Well, it does make the world go around and it is pretty important stuff, so here’s some guidelines with respect to the moula.

1. Where can I withdraw cash?

Here in Saint Lucia, there are many ABM/ATMs located about five minutes away from the hotel in the Castries area. You may get there using one of our readily available taxis.  Please note, the taxi fare is payable directly to the driver. You may also exchange foreign currency and travellers checks at the concierge desk

2. What currency do you use on the island?

Eastern Caribbean, or EC Dollars as it is commonly called, is the local currency and is accepted everywhere on the island of Saint Lucia. US Dollars can also be used but exchange rates may vary from place to place.

3. What is the exchange rate for the US dollar?

EC$2.70 (correct as of 07/16)

4. What is the exchange rate for the £ (Pound Sterling)?

EC $3.62 (correct as of 07/16)

5. What credit cards do you accept?

We accept most major credit cards; Visa, MasterCard and Discover. American Express and Diners are not accepted.

6. Can we place our taxi fare on our room bill?

It is not possible to add taxi fares to your room as the taxis are privately owned. Fares must be paid directly to the driver, except in the case of an airport transfer that was organised prior to your arrival/departure.

7. Can I pay for my RomanticHoliday on arrival?

Our payment policy states that full payment for this all inclusive Caribbean resort is required 35 days prior to arrival. When the booking is made, we require a deposit of 3 nights’ accommodation.

Does the resort offer any island tours?

The St Lucia couples resort, Rendezvous itself does not offer any island tours apart from the bicycle shopping tour to the capital city. Nevertheless, there is a tour company on property with a representative who is able to provide information and reserve various island tours. For further in formation, please visit the website www.sunlinktours.com.

When is the hurricane season?

Traditionally the hurricane season is from June until October however, St. Lucia is located outside of the main hurricane belt due to its southerly latitude. Most hurricanes occur much further North and St. Lucia is rarely troubled.

What is the most popular season to visit?

Traditionally in the Caribbean, December through May has always been the most popular season. This is to be expected because it offers wonderful tropical sunshine when North America and Europe are…. chilly. However, it has to be said that St. Lucia is suitable for a perfect romantic holiday at anytime of year and is very popular during the summer months also, particularly with honeymooners.

Did you know, that during the recent World Travel Awards, St. Lucia was voted the World’s Number One Honeymoon Destination?

Are there pubs & clubs to visit at night that are safe for tourists?

The restaurants, pubs and clubs that we’ve spoken of are safe. Reception will be glad to provide you with further details.

How safe is it venturing out alone?

Quite frankly, there are not many places that you can visit anywhere in the world that are as safe as St. Lucia. However, the wise traveller will always check with the new friends he or she has made while on holiday as to where the best places are. It is always best to be careful and street wise.

When is the Jazz Festival and how far is it from the resort?

The Jazz Festival occurs annually each May. The main stage events are located on Pigeon Island just about 25 minutes from the hotel. Comprehensive information and imagery can be found at stluciajazz.org.

What is there to do outside Rendezvous at night?

The best St. Lucia couples resort, Rendezvous itself provides superb entertainment from some of St. Lucia’s most excellent musicians to entertaining shows. On a nightly basis we have a different live band to serenade you and even get you on your feet. We also incorporate live steel pan music during dinnertime and not to mention our ever-popular limbo and staff performances!

What is the weather like during the hurricane season?

St. Lucia is fortunate to be outside the main area of hurricane activity. We have year-round sunshine, although intermittent rain may be experienced from June to November. There is never a shortage of wonderful suntan inducing weather.

What is the temperature like in St. Lucia?

The average high of St. Lucia is about 31 Celsius or 87 Fahrenheit and the lowest temperature is 25 Celsius or 77 Fahrenheit.

Where is the best place to go shopping?

Rendezvous, the boutique hotel for couples in St Lucia is conveniently located near the capital city Castries to the south, where one can find amazing bargains in the local craft market as well as indulge in the first class shopping at the various duty free centres such as, Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage. Gablewoods Shopping Mall is also located nearby in Sunny Acres in the north. There you will find a wide variety of shops ranging from supermarkets to excellent shoe and clothing boutiques.

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