Castries St. Lucia Castries with its beautiful harbor is the capitol of St. Lucia

  • Castries
1 Bedroom • 1 Bath • Sleeps 2
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Monthly Budget Per Couple

Monthly Expenses    Amount (USD$)
Housing   $900 (includes WiFi)
Electricity   $200 - for A/C
Food & Personal Expenses   $850
Transportation*   $120-$935 plus gas
Health Insurance   $0 if current insurance has int'l coverage
Cell phone plan   $50
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Total   $2,120 - $2,935 /month
One-time Expenses    
Round-trip Airfare   $650 per person to UVF airport
Evacuation Insurance   $230 for 6 month policy
Departure Cleaning Fee   $50
Water filter   $50
Round-trip Airport Transfers   $150 (doesn't apply for rental car users)
*Transportation Options
Full-time Rental Car   $935 (plus gas)

Hourly Taxi

  $563 ($22.50/hr for 25 hrs)
Taxi   $400 (50 trips)
Public Bus   $120 (60 trips for 2)

Transportation Recommendations

A car is not needed. The apartment is located within easy walking distance of the center of town.  Grocery stores, banks and various retailers are all very convenient.  Transportation is only needed to visit members of the branch that are scattered across the northern half of the island and for recreational excursions. The Church is less than 100 yds from the apartment.

Health & Safety Conditions

The one private hospital in the country with good medical care is less than 3 miles away from the apartment. This is one of the best hospital facilities in the Caribbean with many UK trained doctors in most of the specialties. This is AEA's best location for the quality of medical care. Overall medical care is typical for developing countries.

Branch of Church

Your housing is in the boundaries of the Castries Branch. The Church meets in a rented building just a 100 yards away. Covid took a toll on the branch and current attendance is about 15-20. There are many members that need fellowshipping and love to return to activity.

Castries Health Care Level - Click Here

St. Lucia Covid Requirements - Click Here

Castries Climate - Click Here

St. Lucia Background, History & Statistics - Click Here

Handling of Expenses

The cost information about each location includes an estimated monthly budget as well as one-time expenses like airfare. Depending on your own lifestyle choices your expenses may be more or less. You will directly pay for all of your own expenses except for lodging. AEA has contracted for long-term leases for the housing locations and you will make monthly rent payments to AEA while serving as a volunteer. The monthly lodging rates shown in the budget above are current and fixed.  When you apply and reserve an AEA location you will be charged the first month's rent in advance as a refundable deposit. Subsequent rent will be paid monthly, one month in advance. The AEA Local Coordinator will show you how to pay any other local expenses.


Location Type Apartment in a guest house on the 1st floor
Accommodation Entire Home
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Not suitable for infants
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Long term rental allowed
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • City
  • Ocean View
  • Harbor View
  • Sea View
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Clothes Drying Rack
  • Portable Fans
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 1 Bedrooms, sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom – 1 Queen bed
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Communal Pool
  • Fenced Pool
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Bay/Sound
  • Marina
  • Eco Tourism
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
Sports & Adventure
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Requires Stairs