Just 15 minutes away from Gros Islet by car is one of two airports on the island of St. Lucia. Funnily, most tourists still fly into the Hewanorra International Airport which is over an hour away because of the large number of international flights available on a daily basis.
Gros Islet. This airport is serviced by small regional aircraft that flies to the island mainly from other airports in the Caribbean, especially from and Sint Maarten. It is not very large and hasn't been kept as up-to-date as its counterpart to the south. The runway, which is made of asphalt, is 5,735 feet long.(SLU) is, as previously mentioned, the nearest airport to
Located in Southern St. Lucia, (UVF) is officially set in Vieux Fort. Originating as a military air strip, the runway is 9,003 feet long and currently services over 500,000 passengers each year. As the popularity of this airport grows, so does the need for an expansion, and the government recently decided to review a $160 million(USD) expansion project. For now, flights from the United States, Europe, and Canada make the trip each day.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, United Airlines|
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada, Air Transat|
If you're going to be flying across the Atlantic the following chart is relevant.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Virgin Airlines|
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Virgin Airlines|
See the following chart for airline service from other regional airports. If you can't get a flight from a local airport, a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean might be a very good solution.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Barbados||BGI||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Kingston, Jamaica||KIN||Caribbean Airlines|
|Martinique||FDF||Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Barbados||BGI||Thomas Cook Airlines|
|Calliste, Grenada||GND||British Airways, Virgin Airlines|
|Martinique||FDF||Air Antilles Express|
|St. Croix, US Virgin Islands||STX||Hummingbird Air|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||British Airways|
No matter which airport you arrive through, there are a few ways you can get to Gros Islet. Most accommodations actually offer airport pick-ups as part of your stay, and a few local rental car agencies do the same. Before you pay a taxi up to $80(USD) or rent a car for between $40 and $200(USD) a day, make sure to check and see if this is an option.
If you do end up renting a car, you'll find the ride from both locations to be pretty straight forward. From George F.L. Charles Airport you head East on Peninsular Highway to a right on the Castries-Gros Islet Highway, take the first exit in the roundabout to remain on this highway, then finally a left onto Dauphin Street. From Hewanorra International Airport you take Micoud Highway to Castries-Gros Islet Highway and again turn left onto Dauphin Street.
There is plenty to think about as you begin planning your trip to Gros Islet. The fact that there are two airports so close to one another can be confusing, but choosing where to fly to will come down to a few factors, including where you are flying from, when you want to leave, and what kind of budget you are working with. Keep these things in mind as you review all of the flight options, and you'll be able to quickly narrow down the best choice for you and the party you are traveling with.
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