Home | Dominican Republic | Write a Review | Blog | Advertise

Electricty and plug ins

Been searching and haven’t yet found any idea of what a plug in looks like in St. Lucia!
I realize the voltage is different than Canada, but wonder what adapter I should bring along, any help would be appreciated!

Debbie

I’m pretty sure it’s the honkin’ big triangular one (same as in Grenada). See
http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm
http://www.international-electrical-supplies.com/stlucia-plug-adapters.html
In any case, most of the converter units come with a set of adapter plugs. If you buy this set that should cover most situations you’ll run into.

edit: I just looked it up on The Source (formerly Radio Shack) and they’re pretty cheap. The entire set including adapter plugs is about $30. See http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Product.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=Online&category=Travel+Adapters&product=2738627
There are lots of other places that sell similar.

Thanks BobFromCanada, appreciate your help!
I was able to find a video of the rooms from the resort but was not able to zoom in close enough to see the plug ins!
http://www.sandals.com/main/grande/gl-accommodations.cfm

Looks like a ‘nice’ place. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the lesser developed places in the Caribbean, especially the volcanic ones like Grenada, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. That said, we’ve stopped in St. Lucia a number of times off cruiseships, but never spent a week or two there. We did vacation for a number of years in Grenada and loved it. I would expect St. Lucia to be similar.

Oh, and just be aware that the adapter only makes the physical connection into their socket. You still need the converter unless your device is dual voltage. I kind of like the one I found at The Source as it apparently can handle both small loads (say 50 watts) and the big ones (1500 watts). The converter I have is older and doesn’t do a very good job on the small loads.

Oh, and if you look at those converters you’ll notice that they only handle two prong plugs. Anything with the 3 prong grounded plug should best be left at home.

I have ordered a flat iron that is 220-240v designed for Europe, hoping that with a simple adapter I will be able to use it!

Hmmmm. Leads one to wonder what kind of plug is on it. You may be trying to adapt from one European plug to another kind of European plug.

edit: I took a quick look at my converter. If the iron has the European plug with the round pins, it looks like it will plug into the adapter plug just like our flat pin plug. I found another converter for about $25 at Canadian Tire. Buying a converter, even when not required, may be a cost effective way of getting a selection of adapter plugs …

many resorts are setup for both North American and European plugs

Coconut bay Had a complete array of different configurations on one wall

[quote=@hlywud]many resorts are setup for both North American and European plugs

Coconut bay Had a complete array of different configurations on one wall

[/quote]
Unfortunately, you don’t know until you get there. You have to cover your options before you leave home …

hmmm, a flat iron in the Caribbean… After bringing mine once, I realized I lost it against mother nature. With the high humidity they have, there’s no way my hair would stay straight, after having used the flat iron. Two steps outside my room and it went all frizzy and curly again!

About your original question: I’m pretty sure use the British outlets and plug ins in St. Lucia, but we stayed at an apartment, not at a resort. Not sure if it will be different at a resort. Enjoy your vacation!

Well if I had frizzy hair, I wouldn’t bother, poker straight that needs some direction sometimes and the high temps of a flat iron works!
Thanks for the input!

Hi Deb

I just notice now that you’re from central Alberta as well! Isn’t it fun to escape the cold at least once every winter in exchange for a nice beach, sun and hot temperatures?!