Discover the Beautiful Island of Saint Lucia!

Facts about Saint Lucia 

You want to discover the beautiful island of Saint Lucia! It is located south of Martinique and northwest of Barbados. And north/north-east of Saint Vincent. It has a population of 181,889 (2018 est.). Christianity is the largest religion. The capital is Castries. Saint Lucia’s national dish consists of green bananas and salt fish. Locally known as green figs and salt fish. Breadfruit and salt fish is also a favourite among locals.

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When you travel to the beautiful island of Saint Lucia, this is important to know:

  • The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
  • Official language is English
  • The time zone is UTC -4
  • Driving side is left
  • Calling code +1 758
  • Hewanorra International Airport near Vieux Fort Quarter serves international flights

Best Time to discover the beautiful island of Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia has a tropical rainforest climate. Moderated by north-east trade winds. The dry season is from 1 December to 31 May. And the wet season from 1 June to 30 November. The average daytime temperature is 86°F / 30°C. Average nighttime temperature is 75°F / 24°C. The Saint Lucian sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. The sea temperature near ranges from 79°F / 26°C to 84°F / 29°C.

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The major Saint Lucian towns are:

  • Castries, the capital. The port of call for cruise ships. Visit Fort Charlotte at the top of Morne Fortune. And the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Or the Derek Walcott Square.
  • Soufrière, with beautiful colonial buildings. And several rainforest trails in the area.
  • Rodney Bay, a popular tourist town. Known as Saint Lucia’s entertainment and recreation center. 
  • Gros Islet. Originally a quiet fishing village. Now one of the more popular tourist destinations on the island. 


Saint Lucia is popular due to its tropical weather and scenery. And its resorts and beaches. The most popular Saint Lucian attractions are:

  • One of the many beaches. Like Vigie Beach. A protected white sand beach near Castries. Or Malabar Beach, popular with families. Also great for snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking.
  • Sulphur springs. The world’s only drive-in volcano! 
  • The St. Lucia Botanical Gardens. Home of the Diamond Waterfall. 
  • The majestic twin peaks The Pitons. Two giant volcanic plugs. A world heritage site. 
  • Pigeon Island National Park. Home to an old English military base, Fort Rodney.

Discover the beautiful island of Saint Lucia! Relax and enjoy in a beautiful setting!