Two all-inclusive resorts in St. Lucia are offering complimentary travel insurance to all international guests who stay at their properties for 5 nights or more. The travel insurance covers medical and quarantine expenses if COVID-19 disrupts guests’ stay.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa and next-door adults-only Serenity at Coconut Bay are providing travel insurance underwritten by Grace Kennedy Insurance for the duration of guests’ visits. Coverage starts with arrival day at the resort and continues until departure day from the resort. It does not continue if guests stay elsewhere in St. Lucia following their stay at a Coconut Bay property.
The travel insurance covers $100,000 in overseas medical and dental expenses for guests up to age 70. Guests who are 71 and over are covered up to $10,000 in medical and dental expenses.
Some pre-existing conditions are covered. Read more details about pre-existing medical conditions here.
Medical quarantine is covered at $200 a day for up to 14 days.
Trip interruption coverage is up to $2,000 per person. The trip interruption coverage comes into play if there are events that disrupt your vacation once you’ve arrived at one of the St. Lucia resorts. Trip cancellation insurance is not included in the free insurance coverage.
Loss, theft, or damage to luggage is covered up to $1,500. You’ll also be compensated up to $1,500 if your luggage is delayed.
Guests who are staying at either resort for fewer than 5 days can purchase the travel insurance for $39 a day.
See the full schedule of benefits for the travel insurance here (PDF).
The resorts are offering this travel insurance to international guests who book before October 31, 2021, for travel through June 30, 2022.
St. Lucia Resorts Offer Additional COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Both Coconut Bay resorts already offer a free “return home” COVID-19 antigen test for guests who stay 5 nights or more. A negative COVID-19 antigen test is accepted for return to the United States and the United Kingdom. Canada requires a negative PCR test, and the resorts have arranged for tests at a subsidized cost.
The resorts require guests to have temperature checks on arrival and daily throughout their stay.
St. Lucia requires all arriving international travelers aged 18 and up to fill out a travel registration form. All international travelers aged 5 and up must have a negative PCR test within 5 days of arrival.
You do not need to be fully vaccinated to visit St. Lucia, however, unvaccinated travelers must remain on property at a COVID-19 certified property for 14 days (or fewer, if your vacation is shorter) and may only leave the property to dine at certified restaurants or participate in certified tours and excursions.
Full current entry requirements to St. Lucia are found here.