August 17, 2021 | Zhane Squire |
Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has introduced a new option to the extended stay Live it program, in response to travel trends and customer demand. Visitors can now embrace Island life in Saint Lucia with a multiple entry visa for up to one year. Through both options of the Live it program, Saint Lucia is inspiring travelers to immerse themselves in local culture, while exploring the destination’s natural beauty on an extended stay vacation or working remotely with ease.
Saint Lucia’s Live it program was introduced earlier in 2021 for visits up to six weeks. For those seeking the option to make multiple visits of any length, the second phase of the Live it program allows applicants to stay for up to a year with a multiple entry visa at the cost of USD$75.
Saint Lucia’s Live it program options fit the needs of families, remote workers, millennials and just about every traveler. Visitors can independently plan their own extended visits, or their trip can be curated and customized with dedicated Live It specialists that create a bespoke experience to work, play, sleep and eat with the convenience of a dedicated local concierge. A video overview of the program can be found here.
While in Saint Lucia, visitors can work remotely comfortably and reliably, as free Wi-fi is offered across the island at hotels, villas, and public venues. Many hotels already offer remote work amenities and special perks that make the work and vacation balance seamless. Applicants can choose from two options for a truly authentic experience:
Tailor-Made Experience: Carefully curated by Live it Island Specialists, no two visits are alike! The immersive program provides visitors with an off the beaten path itinerary to explore Saint Lucia’s sites and attractions safely all while living like a local. Working with Live it Island Specialists including Barefoot Holidays, Serenity Vacations & Tours and St. James Travel & Tours, visitors can customize their own itinerary to fit their needs and interests.
Live it Independently: Applicants can apply directly to the Immigration Department for a multi-entry visa for up to one year by completing a Saint Lucia Application Form at least (2) weeks prior to travel date, then submitting it to email@example.com. Applicants will be notified within 5 days if the application has been approved with a temporary approval letter. The $75 visa fee is payable at the airport upon arrival to Saint Lucia, along with a printed copy of the approval letter, to be submitted to a customs officer.
With Visa-free travel from the USA, Canada, UK, and Caribbean, Saint Lucia is an ideal location to temporarily relocate to. Visitors are allowed to stay for up to 12 months on a multi-entry Visa. Saint Lucia has several direct flights from the US, Canada, and UK.
There is so much that vacationers are interested in exploring on a trip, whether as a couple, solo, with family or as friends traveling together. And with the extended stay program, they have the time to have fun and relax whilst really getting to know the island and its people.
Participating hotels in the extended stay programs include Bay: Gardens Resorts, Landings Resort & Spa, and Windjammer-Landings.
Bay Gardens Resort: Offering complimentary highspeed internet and a minimum of $400 worth of resort credits, this program is customizable to fit the needs of any induvial or family. All rooms in the program come with a fully equipped kitchen. For families wanting to take advantage of this program complimentary access to Saint Lucia’s one and only Splash Island Water Park and Coral Kids Club is included. https://www.baygardensresorts.
The Landings Resort and Spa: One, two and three-bedroom luxury villa suites offer the height of luxury island living. The extended stay program special discounted rate to include daily breakfast, non-motorized water sports, kids club, WI-FI and more. All have private furnished terraces with views overlooking the resort’s luxury yacht marina or the beach and shimmering Rodney Bay just beyond. Highlights of these bespoke accommodations include four-poster beds, luxury linens and premium bath amenities. https://www.landingsstlucia.
Windjammer-Landing: Fast secure Wi-Fi, a comfortable desk, and luxury surroundings. The resorts on-site dining options offer speed and convenience for guests to perform at their best. And when it’s time to clock out, the beach is just a few steps away.
Covid Safety & Protocols
Saint Lucia has implemented a variety of health and safety measures to protect residents and visitors as part of its phased reopening plan. On May 31st, a non-electronic wristband was introduced for fully vaccinated travelers to allow expanded island access. As confidence in travel returns, fully vaccinated travelers now have expanded island access through the wristband.
Source TOTAL Public Relations