Canadians – or snowbirds as they are known locally are coming to St Lucia in bigger numbers. Canadian airlines have increased flights to St Lucia as the word has spread among Canadians about how wonderful the island of St Lucia is and the warmth of its people. Akasha St Lucia’s Best Holiday Villa Rental has seen its fair share of Canadians, including Justin Bieber.
Most visitors from Canada tend to be from the East coast, not surprising as direct flights come from Toronto. Air Canada is the main airline that flies from Canada to St Lucia’s Hewannora (UVF) airport in the south. The other airline is the budget airline WestJet, again they fly into UVF. Have to say, have heard really good reports about WestJet service. It is owned by the employees so maybe they do try harder.
Air Canada has flights on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer (April to early December). WestJet has flights on Thursday and Sunday.
If you are flying into Toronto airport to make the International connection to St Lucia make sure you allow sufficient time to transfer between terminals. We have experienced delays in the transport system there, nothing major, just needs to be incorporated into your travel plans.
For Canadians living outside the Toronto area there are several local carriers who fly from major Canadian cities to Toronto. For example WestJet flies in from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton at very reasonable rates.
For those living in Vancouver on the West Coast its well worth looking for flights from Seattle and checking out American Airlines. Flight times will be longer but are usually more competitive than the Canadian fares.
Don’t forget for guests booking direct with the owners airport transfers are included so you are met at the airport. So you do not need to worry about finding the villa.
We are expecting more Canadians to stay at Akasha St Lucia’s best Holiday Villa Rental, which offers all inclusive options, as the word about Aksaha and St Lucia spreads. Add to this our local Concierge team waiting to help you and that makes a truly great combination for your Caribbean Vacation.
The Caribbean is becoming even more popular with residents of America and over the last 5 years they are realizing what a great place St Lucia is for a vacation.
This is not only due to the great people of St Lucia, and the St Lucia Tourist Board doing a wonderful job but also as the result of an increase in the number of high quality accommodation becoming available in St Lucia. Akasha is probably the best holiday villa rental added to the accommodation stock over this period. To enjoy the best Vacation Villa Rental available directly by owners then fly here.
Flying to St Lucia from the US has also become easier with more airlines starting routes and increasing frequency of flights to St Lucia. The airlines which fly to St Lucia from the USA at this time of the year are;
- American Airlines, daily from Miami to Hewanorra (UVF) in Vieux Fort. Miami has become more of a hub these days and has undergone a lot of upgrading. We were impressed when we flew thru there this year. There is plenty of on and off airport parking.
- American Eagle, twice a day from San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport to George Charles Airport (SLU). Best option for this route is to take an American Airline flight to San Juan as they interconnect their timetable (same company really). Flying into SLU means your trip to your accommodation in the north of the island is a lot shorter.
- Delta from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on a daily basis plus another flight on Saturday and Sunday. Delta come into UVF in Vieux Fort.
- Jet Blue from JFK in New York on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, again there are extra flights on Saturday and Sunday. Jet Blue fly into UVF in the south. So you can fly into JFK with any airline and then hop on to the Jet Blue flight.
- US Airways flies from Charlotte NC on a weekly basis – Saturday, into UVF in Vieux Fort.
For the current schedule you should take a look at the airline websites – see what deals you can get. If you need assistance with finding and booking your flight then just get in contact with us and we will do all we can to help find the right flight for you. We can help you find the right flight to create your perfect Villa Rental Vacation in the Caribbean when you book Akasha.
Guests, who book directly with the owners of the villa, are picked up at the airport by our Taxi Driver when they clear immigration so they do not need to worry about finding St Lucia’s Best Villa Rental. For those who want to add further luxury to their Vacation at St Lucia’s Best Holiday Villa Rental our concierge service can arrange helicopter transfers from UVF airport to the north of the island. This means your drive to Akasha is a mere 15 minutes.
If you are flying in on your own private jet then we suggest you fly into George Charles airport (SLU). Please check that the runway is long enough to accommodate your plane as the runway at SLU is shorter than the one in UVF. Again our driver will meet you after you clear immigration.
So when you book your vacation rental, Akasha is the perfect private villa accommodation available direct from the owners and is sure to make your Caribbean Vacation something to remember. Our all inclusive option is just the icing on the cake.
St Lucia is one of the top places for UK sun seekers in the Caribbean.
The reason is easy to see – great people, relaxed atmosphere (chilled to the extreme), locals speak English, constant sunshine, lots of things to do – from zip lining to Piton climbing and much more. So it suits those who want to just chill on the beach and those who fancy being a little more active.
At night time there is plenty to do if you are in the north of the island – bars, street parties and restaurants to suit all pockets. If you come and stay at St Lucia’s most exclusive villa rental Akasha then our Concierge Manager will guide you to where you can find the best of everything and exactly what you are looking for. What’s more he will arrange everything for you. This is the villa where celebrities like Justin Bieber stay when they want to vacation. Enjoy the same all inclusive that they do in this Caribbean Luxury Villa Rental. Enjoy Champagne on us on your first night.
Clearly British Airways can see why more people want to travel to St Lucia and has now increased its direct flights to St Lucia to 5 times a week. Also from the UK you can fly with Virgin .
For those who are flying in from the USA then the choices include – American Airlines, US Airways, Delta, and jetBlue .
From Canada you have the choice of Air Canada or WestJet
Whoever you fly to St Lucia with you will get the same luxury, quality and service from Akasha. Don’t forget we can also arrange for helicopter transfers – great way to start your holiday.
St Lucia is the paradise you may or may not know about. This small island sits in the Eastern Caribbean sea with the Atlantic on one side and the Caribbean sea on the other. It is part of the Lesser Antilles and one of the Windward Islands so only a short hop from Barbados. Akasha St Lucia Villa rental sits at the very northern end of the island and has views of both the Atlantic and Caribbean.
To get to St Lucia from the USA and Canada there are several options with various major airlines flying into Hewanorra International Airport in the south of the island. This is about 1.5 hour drive from Akasha St Lucia Villa Rental. The airlines which fly in directly are;
- JetBlue Airways from New York JFK on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays once a week
- American Airlines daily from Miami
- Amercan Eagle several times a day from San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport to Castries George Charles Airport
- US Airways from Philadelphia and Charlotte
- Delta Air Lines from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-JAckson Airport on Saturday, Sundays and Mondays daily resuming in December 2010
- WestJet from Toronto on Thursdays and Sundays
- Air Canada from Toronto and Montreal
As part our service we offer you the luxury of being met at the airports and being transferred to Akasha St Lucia Villa Rental in the comfort of an air conditioned car. So you do not need to worry about how to find the villa when you arrive at the airport. Just make sure you chill during your vacation Akasha Villa Rental will also deliver you back to the airport for your return flight.
Akasha St Lucia luxury villa rental is pleased that cruise liners have sailed back into St Lucia to support the communities that were affected by Hurricane Tomas two weekends ago.
The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) and its member lines quickly restored cruise business in the wake of the hurricane and have also shipped in humanitarian assistance for affected residents. “The quick action by the cruise lines was of enormous help for us and underscored the huge value of tourism to our recovery efforts,” Prime Minister Stephenson King, thanking the Florida-based trade organization for its support of his country’s cruise industry.
Most of St Lucia’s attractions have reopened and, on Sunday, both Holland America’s Noordam and P & O Oceana brought thousands of passengers who were able to experience some of them. They also brought 200 tonnes of water along with clothing, food, furniture, mattresses, sheets and blankets which were distributed to needy communities by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and the St Lucia Red Cross.
Akasha villa rental is also pleased that the air industry is also doing its bit, tourism got a boost over the weekend with the arrival of JetBlue Airways, American Airlines/American Eagle, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, British Airways, among other carriers. They are bringing in many tourist to boost St Lucia’s economy which it badly meeds given the damage to the banana crop. The international and regional carriers landed at both the Hewanorra International Airport and George F.L. Charles Airport. So both airports are now open and functioning.
“Tourism is our lifeblood, and we are grateful to our regional and international partners for the confidence they have placed in St Lucia. By returning so quickly, they are assisting the nation recover in the aftermath of the storm,” asserted Minister of Tourism, Senator Allen Chastanet.
St Lucia needs the tourists even more than before and we at Akasha St Lucia’s most exclusive villa rental will be doing our best to help our fellow St Lucians and encouraging even more tourists to come to this beautiful island.