Why choose Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden. The capital, Castries, is a popular cruise port.
When to travel to Saint Lucia
The best time to visit Saint Lucia is between February and May, when the weather is driest. Temperatures are pleasantly warm year-round, with average highs ranging from 28°C to 32°C at sea level, though it can be significantly cooler up in the mountains. The average hours of sunshine don’t vary too much throughout the year.
Rainfall is heavier from June to January, but it usually comes down in brief, heavy bursts. The official hurricane season is July to November, and although the risk of hurricanes are very small, there are also tropical storms in the Caribbean region in this period.
- Currency – East Caribbean Dollar (EC) or US dollar is fine
- GMT – -4 Hours
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