Every May St Lucia moves to the beat of the jazz festival
Official festival site

Each year in the capital, Castries, throngs of people jam the streets in colourful costumes
Official carnival site

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Useful information

St Lucia in a nutshell

27 miles long, 14 miles wide, 238 square miles

English is official. Many St Lucians also speak French Creole

Sub-tropical, with temps averaging around 27-30. Sporadic tropical showers June-November.

Euro, US Dollar, British Pound are all accepted on island

Time difference
4 hours behind GMT

Getting around
Cars and SUVs are readily available at any of our many car rental companies. Taxi and public transportation services are also available. Please note that rates vary according to distance and route traveled.

Not necessary, although Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid are recommended

Credit cards
Major credit cards accepted at most restaurants, hotels and major shops

Departure tax
A fee of EC$68 or US$25 or EUR20 (approx) for all passengers over 12 years must be paid on leaving the island. Caricom nationals are required to pay EC$35.