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.