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When is the best time to visit Saint Lucia?

Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay

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 82°F to 90°F 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 is very small, there are also tropical storms in the Caribbean region in this period.

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Month-by-month guide for traveling in Saint Lucia

The Pitons, Saint Lucia

Visiting Saint Lucia in January

January has an average high of 82°F. Although there are rainy days, it is much drier than in the summer, with brief, tropical showers giving way to sunshine for the rest of the day. It is a popular month for people seeking some winter sun and we recommend booking in advance.

Soufrière, Saint Lucia

Visiting Saint Lucia in February - March

These are the driest months and also the most popular time to travel so we recommend booking well in advance.

Anse La Raye fishing village, Saint Lucia

Visiting Saint Lucia in April - May

These can be great months for travel as prices are lower and rainfall is usually only very slightly heavier than February to March.

Events & Festivals

  • Jazz and Arts Festival (end of April to beginning of May): The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival showcases a mix of both local and international musicians.
Local bar, Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Visiting Saint Lucia in June - November

Attractive offers make prices a fraction of those offered during the high season. Although rainfall is at its highest point of the year, this usually consists of relatively short but heavy tropical showers, and there are still plenty of sunshine hours. The rainfall also means that the island landscape becomes more lush and green. The official hurricane season falls between July and November; although the risk of hurricanes is very small, you might encounter tropical storms.

Events & Festivals

  • Carnival (July): Taking place over several days each year, Carnival brings calypso music and colorful costumes to the streets, finishing with a mardi-gras style party on Carnival Tuesday.
  • Creole Heritage Event (October): The island celebrates its Creole heritage and language with a number of different events, including demonstrations of traditional crafts, creole cooking and music.
Church, Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Visiting Saint Lucia in December

December is a little drier. The island has regained its lush and vibrant vegetation after the rain. Christmas is a very popular time to visit, with many people booking a year or more in advance.

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Practical tips for traveling to Saint Lucia, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest US State Department travel advice.

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