Castries, Saint Lucia
by Charles J. Sharp
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Climate & Best time to visit Castries

Climate in Saint Lucia:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec

Best time to visit Castries:

December to April (Dry Season/High Season):

  • This period is considered the best time to visit Saint Lucia. The weather is dry, sunny, and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30°C). It's ideal for beach vacations, water sports, and exploring the island's natural beauty. Rainfall is minimal during this time, offering clear skies and excellent conditions for outdoor activities. However, it's also the high season, so prices for accommodations and tours may be higher, and popular destinations can be crowded.

May to November (Rainy Season/Low Season):

  • The rainy season in Saint Lucia brings warmer temperatures, increased humidity, and occasional afternoon rain showers. While the rainfall can be substantial, it typically doesn't last all day. This is the low season, offering lower prices on accommodations and fewer tourists. It's a great time for budget-conscious travelers and those seeking a quieter experience. The landscape is lush and green during these months.

June to November (Hurricane Season):

  • Saint Lucia is located in the hurricane-prone region, and the peak of the hurricane season is from August to October. While hurricanes are relatively rare in Saint Lucia, there is still a risk. Travelers should monitor weather updates and be prepared for possible disruptions, especially in September and October.

Specific Interests:

  • If you're interested in experiencing Saint Lucia's vibrant culture, plan your visit around local festivals and events. The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, typically held in May, is a popular event featuring both local and international musicians.

Money & Prices

Currency in Saint Lucia:

East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

How expensive is a trip to Castries?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
7.65 USD
Fast food meal:
9.17 USD
Mid-range meal:
24.21 USD
Bottle of water:
0.72 USD
Soft drink:
2.29 USD
4.06 USD
Local Beer:
1.99 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.14 USD
Taxi - 1km:
3.89 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

Top Day Trips from Castries:

General information

Saint Lucia general information:

Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type G (British/Irish 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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