FC has negotiated special rates for the conference attendees at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort, and the Bay Gardens Hotel. Please make your reservations as soon as possible by calling the hotel directly. The toll-free numbers are given below. You must mention the code 'FC11' to get the group rate.

Attendee room rates: We have rooms available at the cost below. All prices are in US dollars are in inclusive of tax and complementary breakfast. The rate includes free in-room Internet service. The hotel cut-off date is Dec. 15, 2010 Dec. 30th, 2010. When the rooms in the FC block are sold out, requests will be handled on a space-available basis at the hotel's standard rate. Make your reservations early!

Attendees may also reserve rooms at Bay Gardens Hotel (15 mins. walk to the conference hotel) at a rate of US$145 per night. The room blocks are in effect from Friday Feb 25 through Sunday March 6. There is free shuttle service between the Bay Garden Beach Resort and the Bay Gardens Hotel.

Toll Free USA & Canada:      (877) 620 3200 

Toll Free UK:                         (808) 101 7370 

Direct Line:                             (758) 457 8006 / 8066 

Direct Fax:                              (758) 452 9747

Please note, to call St. Lucia from North America, you dial the number just as you would any domestic long-distance phone call (e.g., 1-758-457-8006). To call St. Lucia from outside North America, dial +1 758 457 8006.

Alternate Hotels: There are several hotels in the general vicinity of the conference hotel. Below are some highly recommended alternatives. These hotels are all located in Rodney Bay, and are in walking distance to the conference hotel:

  1. Bullet Village Inn and Spa: (directly across from conference hotel!)

Please mention the conference (and code FC’11) when making reservations at this hotel by phone. You can reach the reservations manager (Mr. Finisterre) directly at (758)-458-3000, ext 6005/6101.

  1. Bullet Royal by Rex Resorts: Less than 3 mins. walk

  2. Bullet Coca Palm Resort: Less than 8 mins. walk


See the St. Lucia Tourist board for more hotel options.

Getting There:

There are several daily International flights from various cities in the US, Canada, and Europe. St. Lucia is serviced by two airports: Hewanorra International Airport  (UVF) is the international airport; George Charles Airport (SLU) is the regional airport. The drive from UVF to the hotel is about 1 hour and 15 mins. (The hotel and the international airport are at opposite ends of the island). The ride from George Charles airport is less than 20 mins. The hotel offers free transfers to/from SLU. More details on taxi information, as well as limited transfers from UVF, will be posted here at a later time.

VISAS: Depending on your citizenship, you may need a visa to visit St. Lucia. Please see the St.Lucia Government’s website for a list of territories whose citizens do not require a visa to entry the island.

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Bay Gardens Beach Resort