It's no April Fools, from the 1st of April 2020 visitors to Saint Lucia will have a small new tax added to their stay. The tax applies against all visitors aged 16 and up and is a per-night value: For properties averaging $120/night, expect $3/person/night. For properties averaging above $120/night, expect $6/person/night. This is balanced against a proposed reduction in VAT from 10% to 7% on hotel accommodations. Such redistribution of collections is already common throughout European cities and exists in the Caribbean and elsewhere as a departure tax. It remains to be seen, however, just how the tax will be collected.