St Lucia is a holiday destination where you will enjoy a vast array of scenery – from the contrast of volcanoes, mountains and rainforests, to the beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.
You can experience the friendliness and hospitality of the islanders who will introduce you to regular events, from seafood Fridays, to cricket matches to jazz music. Contact goeasy travel now for your personal travel consultant to plan your perfect Honeymoon
You can choose to do as much or as little as you wish, on an island that enjoys plenty of sunshine all year round and has an average temperature of 27ºC (80ºf)
Located between the islands of Martinique to the north and St Vincent to the south, St Lucia is not a big island. It is part of the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean Sea, and is 27 miles long (north to south) by 14 miles wide (east to west), and has a population of 160,287 (July 2009).
St Lucia History
Throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries both England and France fought over who would take control of St Lucia, with the Island changing hands 14 times, with England taking final control in 1814. St Lucia became self governing on 1st March 1967, and finally obtained total independence from England on 22nd February 1979
There are still many British characteristics throughout the Island, and although English is the official language, French patois is widely spoken by the locals. In spirit, the island is influenced by many cultures. St Lucians drive on the left and have a passion for cricket. But the Caribbean influence surfaces in the drinks – rum and locally brewed beer, in the music – calypso, soca, reggae, in the richly flavoured Creole cuisine, in the carnivals, festivals and days of national pride, and in the open-air markets.
Weather in St Lucia
Best time to visit St Lucia on holiday is between December and Easter however prices are higher then. To get good weather and great deals consider the months of May and June in St Lucia.
Useful information For St Lucia
· Local time – GMT – 4hours, EST +1 hour
· Currency – East Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
· Driving – is on the left hand side of the road
· Telephone Country Code is -1-758
· Airports – Hewanorra International (Vieux Fort) and Sir George F.L. Charles Airport (formerly Vigie airport (Castries)
For more information visit the St Lucia Tourist Board