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What is the best way to get there?
St. Lucia has two airports. Most international flights land at Hewanorra International Airport, while flights from other Caribbean islands often land at George F. L. Charles Airport.
Do I need a visa?
If you’re visiting St. Lucia from overseas, check the government website to see if you need a visa.
When is the best time to visit?
St. Lucia’s Caribbean climate means that the sun shines year-round. The most popular time to visit is during the dry season, when temperatures average between 77°F (25°C) and 84°F (29°C) — perfect for beach days and island-hopping cruises. If you don’t like crowds, avoid the peak months of February and March.
Low-season visits are a more budget-friendly option, but prepare for frequent showers as it’s also the wet season (June to November).
The cheapest way to get around the island is by minibus and popular routes run between Castries, Vieux Fort, and Soufrière, as well as to many of the island’s smaller towns and beaches. Various private companies operate the buses, so it’s best to enquire locally about timetables and fares.
Water taxis cruise the island’s west coast, linking Rodney Bay, Marigot Bay, and Soufrière.
Taxis are widely available and can also be hired for longer trips and day tours. Agree on a price before you set out.
Paycab is available in Castries.
Are there local customs I should know?
- We recommend checking out these popular tours when looking for something to do in St. Lucia:
- If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to St. Lucia between September and November, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between December and February.