St. Lucia Hewanorra International Airport (UVF)
(Vieux Fort, St. Lucia)
Located in the far south of the beautiful island of St. Lucia and next to Vieux Fort, St. Lucia Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) is a small facility offering air travel to both Caribbean and international destinations, including many American state capitals. Hewanorra Airport contains a single terminal, which services all 16 of the airlines operating there.
Vieux Fort's airport lies on the far southern side of St. Lucia Island, next to the Caribbean Sea and directly south of Castries. The island's capital city, Castries is home to the smaller George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU), which is often referred to as Vigie Airport since it stands right next to Vigie Beach itself. Hewanorra Airport features an annual throughput of almost 500,000 passengers, with a fairly low number of aircraft movements, due to most flights being large charter jumbo jets.
Hewanorra International Airport is conveniently close to St. Lucia's East Coast Road and stands directly east of Laborie, Piaye and Choiseul. Ground transportation options include car hire, a public bus service and taxis, which link the island's more northerly resorts around Castries, Dauphin and Marigot Bay. Close to St. Lucia Hewanorra Airport, the town of Soufriere lies to the north-west and offers an attractive coastline, mineral baths, black sandy beaches and the beautiful Diamond Botanical Gardens.
About Vieux Fort Tourism
St. Lucia is a small tropical island offering everything typical of a Caribbean holiday destination and known for its thriving banana industry. Besides the plentiful golden sandy beaches, visitors will find a variety of activities to pursue on a holiday here, such as snorkelling, scuba diving, wind surfing, sailing, yachting, running, hiking and trail riding. It is unlikely that you will ever be stuck for things to do in St. Lucia, since there is just so much to choose between when it comes to tourism.
Nightlife on the island is a busy affair with many of the poplar hotels offering live music and cultural performances as well as bars and discotheques. St. Lucia is also renowned for being a popular wedding and honeymoon destination.
Hewanorra Airport (UVF) lies on the southern side of St. Lucia and is noted for its proximity to Vieux Fort, the island's second-biggest town after the capital port city of Castries, to the far north. Although Vieux Fort is a modern town, many historic Colonial buildings still remain, many of which line Clark Street. Other notable towns on St. Lucia include Gros Islet on the northern coast, and Soufrière, on the south-western side of the island.
St. Lucia Hewanorra International Airport (UVF):|
|Address: Vieux-Fort, St. Lucia, West Indies|
|Airport Code: UVF
Tel: +1 758 454 6355
Fax: +1 758 454 6900