With the need to go from the main international airport (UVF) to the more local inter-island airport (SLU) in Castries, I opt for a rental car instead of an airport shuttle.
Just outside of baggage claim I am met by Andy a Thrifty car rental employee. We find a shaded spot away from the airport terminal building and in about ten minutes after exchanging credit card and drivers license information I am on my way to exploring St Lucia.
It is less than 50 miles from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) to Castries but I take over four hours to cover the distance along a mountainous and scenic coastal route.
One of the most impressive St Lucia offerings, The Pitons, A UNESCO World Heritage Site that is just spectacular no matter how many times you see them and from any view point.