Holidays in St Lucia
Located in the heart of the Caribbean, St. Lucia is probably best known as a perfect honeymoon destination. With a dramatic mountain skyline, emerald seas, and stunning white sandy beaches, it certainly hits the spot if you are after a tropical paradise. But you would be mistaken for thinking this is all St. Lucia has to offer.
Choose from a wealth of water sports available - from snorkelling to deep-sea fishing. Explore the island’s wild nature while gliding above the rainforest on a canopy tour or leave the beaches behind and dance the night away in the pulsating capital, Castries. An island steeped in history because of its French and British influences, St Lucia has a rich culture. Its people are friendly and is one of the few places where both Creole and English are spoken.
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When to go to St Lucia
The high season runs from mid December to mid April when hotel prices will rise and you will need to book up to a year in advance to get the best deals.
We recommend that you try travelling to St Lucia at other times if you are not bound by school holidays, where you will find some great hotel and airfare deals. Check out our latest deals to St Lucia with British Airways.
Weather in St Lucia
The rainy season runs from July to November although you can still find rain at other times. The mountains have about four times the amount of rain as the coast. The hottest months are from June to September and the coolest are December and January. The average temperature is 27°C in the dry season and 29°C during the wet season. Hurricane season is from June to October.
Approx 9 Hours
GMT -5 hours (Atlantic Standard Time)
Mid Dec - Mid April
St Lucia in essence
The island is 27 miles long and 14 miles wide.
Language – Whilst English is the official language a patois called Creole French is widely spoken across the island.
Currency – The East Caribbean dollar is the official currency.
Local Customs – It is customary to dress smart casual when dining out at restaurants and to only wear swimwear and beachwear on the beach.
Tipping – Restaurant and hotel staff expect 10-15% of the bill and a small amount if the service is already included.
Voltage – This is 220 volts although a few hotels operate on 110 volts.
Country dialing code is +758
Departure tax – See our flight pages for details of the departure tax payable.
Need to know
Emergencies - Dial 911 for emergencies.
Security in St Lucia - Many visitors travel to the island each year and do not have any incidents however we recommend that you take care at night and exercise caution at all times. Do not stray from the town centre of Castries. Take advice from the locals as to any city areas you should avoid at all times and do not leave your belongings unattended on the beach. Use your hotel safe or security boxes to store your valuables. Avoid driving at night outside the main town centres.
Other Risks - When taking a boat trip check that the boat operator has sails or oars in the event of an engine breakdown, a radio and lifejackets and equipment in the event of a fire. Accidents do happen and boats can break down.
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