St. Lucia Post Card Madness

With reliable but slow postal service from St. Lucia, you may get home before your letters do

 

St. Lucia's postal services, used for sending letters, post cards, or parcels from the island, are reliable and inexpensive, but unfortunately they tend to be slow, and letters can take weeks to reach their destination.

Postal Services are available throughout the island, but when sending a letter to St. Lucia, be aware that they do not use an official street-addressing system. With the exception of Castries and only the largest towns on St. Lucia, addressing is limited to post office boxes. When sending post to St. Lucia, be sure to specify which town the post office box is in because it will go into general post located in the General Post Office in Castries if you don't.

The main post office is located in Castries on Bridge Street. It is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. A number of smaller branches are located throughout the island in most towns and villages. These branches are generally open from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the St. Lucia General Post Office at 758-452-2671 for current information about postal services and locations.

The following table contains prices and estimated delivery times for popular destinations from St. Lucia.

Location Type/Price Time
United States letter EC$0.95 ($0.36USD)
postcard EC$0.65 ($0.24USD)
2-3 weeks
Canada letter EC$0.95 ($0.36USD)
postcard EC$0.65 ($0.24USD)
2-3 weeks
United Kingdom letter EC$0.95 ($0.36USD)
postcard EC$0.65 ($0.24USD)
2-3 weeks
Australia letter EC$1.35 ($0.51USD)
postcard EC$0.70 ($0.26USD)
More than 3 weeks
New Zealand letter EC$1.35 ($0.51USD)
postcard EC$0.70 ($0.26USD)
More than 3 weeks

Prices are based on an average weight of ½ ounce

For urgent items, or if you just want a package to arrive to its destination quickly, faster alternatives are available on St. Lucia. In Castries you can find courier services provided by FedEx, DHL, and UPS that offer fast service abroad, but for a price. Visitors should contact the following companies for current information about prices and availability of service.

Company Address Contact Information
FedEx Derek Walcott Square
Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies
758-452-1320
DHL Manoel Street
Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies
758-453-1538
UPS Bridge Street
Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies
758-452-7211

Visitors should be aware that the price to send a letter or package depends on a number of factors such as weight, size, and destination. Therefore, it would be wise to contact the General Post Office in Castries or the nearest tourist office for current information on postal services on St. Lucia.

 

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