For a St. Lucia destination wedding. passports are required for visitors entering the island. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of the islands is English and the native population also speaks French Creole.
The official currency of St. Lucia is the East Caribbean dollar, but US dollars are widely accepted.
Climate & Beaches
St. Lucia enjoys a tropical climate, with fairly constant temperatures between 82 degrees F and 77 degrees F. The rainy season is from June to November, and hurricanes are possible during this time.
There’s an endless variety of beaches in St. Lucia, ranging from secluded coves with stunning waterfalls to more populated beaches with water sports and sailing. Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef has great scuba diving and dark-colored, soft sand. Marigot bay is also quite popular, while Laborie Beach is quiet and removed from the hustle of the town.
Activities & Attractions
If you’re looking for a challenging hike, the Pitons are the island’s most photographed landmark and have beautiful panoramas if you scale to the top. Pidgeon Island National Park has beautiful bluff overlooking the island, and the Diamond Botanical Gardens has dozens of waterfalls and lush flowers. At La Soufriere, you can lounge near waterfalls and lather yourself in medicinal sulfur mud for a DIY spa treatment. There are also plenty of water sports to try out, including kite surfing, scuba diving, and fishing. Or, just hang at one of the dozens of natural bays for total peace and quiet.