It is located south of the popular destination Island like Cuba, Dominican Republic or the British Virgin Islands
St Lucia location map
There is very little crime in St. Lucia, but you should use common sense as you would anywhere.
Keep your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, secure at all times
Don't walk down quiet, unlit streets at night alone, and take a taxi if you have a long walk back to your accommodation in the middle of the night. Look for blue-plated taxis.
They do not use meters. Negotiate the price with the driver before getting in. You can find them at airports and resorts.
Minibuses are readily available. It is an inexpensive way of getting around.
St. Lucia belongs to the British Commonwealth.
St Lucia' official language is English. However, St Lucian creole is also spoken here. France was the first European nation to settle on the island.
Non-citizens of St Lucia must provide a passport that has at least six months validity before flying to this Eastern Caribbean island
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) defines Saint Lucia as a developing country because of its low economic performance.
When the weather is most stable, December to March is the best time to visit. September is the hottest month of the year with average daily maximums of 31 C and average lows of 26 C. January is the coolest month of the year with an average daily maximum of 29 C and an average low of 24 C.
The rainy season (rainy season) lasts from June to November. October is the wettest month with 261.0 mm (10.28 inch) of precipitation. It is also the hurricane season.
The cheapest month to fly to Saint Lucia is October. The cheapest day to fly is Tuesday, and the most expensive day to fly is Friday.
There are only reef sharks. They are harmless and will sleep for most of the day. You would see any sharks you come across if you go looking for them! You can see them whilst diving but most unlikely
Saint Lucia has a year-round water temperature that ranges from 26 °C (79 °F) in the colder months to 29 °C (84 °F) in the warmer months.
Yes you can swim in the waters of St. Lucia. Whether a beach is part of a private resort or not, all beaches on the island are public.
Vigie beach, St. Lucia
Drinking the mains water in St. Lucia is safe, but it may taste strange if you are not accustomed to the chlorine.
St. Lucia has more calm waters and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, which is warmer and more calm.
St. Lucia's Anse de Sables is one of the prettiest beaches in the world, with miles of white sand.
Against the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, the beaches on St. Lucia present a stark contrast of white, gold, and black sands.
Sugar beach, St. Lucia
The waters are clean and clear. However, you won’t get the blueish and greenish shades that we see from pictures because the sand on the shores are on a golden color.
St. Lucia's best swimming beaches are on its leeward west coast, which faces the Caribbean Sea. There is Reduit beach, Jalousie Beach, Anse Chastanet, Anser Louvert, Grande Anse and Marigot Bay.
The island has two main paved roads that go around it, and it can take up to two hours to complete the drive. The road is less narrow and winding on the east side of the island where the Caribbean Sea is located.
Author: Caroline, owner of this site.
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