Hewanorra International Airport Guide (UVF)
Hewanorra International Airport is situated 4km (2.5 miles) north of Vieux Fort and 56km (35 miles) south of Castries, on the island of St Lucia.
Located near the resort of Vieux Fort, Hewanorra International Airport is the largest airport in St Lucia. Our Hewanorra International Airport guide provides useful information about the air facility, including details of terminal services, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.
There are plans to open a larger second terminal capable of catering to the largest aircraft currently in operation, but as yet no dates for the project have been confirmed.
General airport information (tel: +1 758 714 9568) is available at a booth in the centre of the terminal. The St Lucia Tourist Board is also present at the airport, and can assist passengers with a range of services, including accommodation booking.
Hewanorra International Airport can be easily reached using the East or West Coast Road, which loop around the island.
To reach the airport from Soufriere, take West Coast Road southwards; from Castries, take the road to Bosquet d’Or and then head south along East Coast Road.
Bus:Hewanorra International Airport's proximity to the East Coast Road affords good access to public transport. Public buses stop on the main road just outside the airport complex (journey time to Vieux Fort: 10 minutes; fare: less than EC$2).
Shuttle:Islander (tel: +1 758 486 1561;www.islelander.com) operates private shuttle services to destinations and resorts all over St Lucia.
Taxi:Taxis are available outside the terminal. The journey time to Castries is around one hour, and the fare is approximately EC$200.
Air:Helicopter services are available from St Lucia Helicopters (tel: +1 758 453 6950; www.stluciahelicopters.com), which has a desk in the terminal (fare: US$165 – four person minimum).
There is a bank (open 1200 to 1630) with bureau de change facilities and an ATM in the terminal building.
There are several cafés, bars and restaurants at Hewanorra International Airport, including a snack bar in the departures lounge.
There are a few shops in the terminal building. Duty-free is available in the departures lounge, where a range of local and international goods can be purchased.
There are no business or conference facilities at Hewanorra International Airport. However, the nearby Coconut Bay Beach Resort (tel: +1 758 459 6000; www.cbayresort.com) has events facilities, and many of the other large resorts on the island provide meeting and conference space.
There are spaces for 250 cars at Hewanorra International Airport. These facilities are situated directly in front of the terminal building.
Car hire operators at Hewanorra International Airport include: Alto, Avis, Budget and St Lucia Car Rental.