The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has introduced a new option to its extended stay Live it program, in response to travel trends and customer demand.
Visitors can now enjoy 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 travellers 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 traveller.
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.
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.
Participating hotels in the extended stay programs include Bay: Gardens Resorts, Landings Resort & Spa, and Windjammer-Landings.
Go to www.stlucia.org/liveit for more.