Information & Facts
The climate in Castries is typically tropical, featuring hot and
humid weather year-round that is sometimes cooled slightly by trade
winds. June to November sees the highest rainfall in Castries, and
the best months to travel there are most likely from December to
May when temperature average around 27°C (80°F).
English is the official language, but St Lucian Creole is
The unit of currency in Saint Lucia is the East Caribbean Dollar
(XCD), which is tied to the US Dollar. The EC$ is divided into 100
cents. US dollars are also accepted at most tourist establishments
and ensure a better exchange rate. ATMs are available in Castries,
Rodney Bay, Soufriere and Vieux Fort. Banks are open Monday to
Friday from 8am to 2pm, some are open till 5pm. Major credit cards
are accepted at all large hotels, shops and restaurants. Most
hotels will exchange foreign currency, and there are change bureaux
Local time is GMT -4.