Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238.23 sq mile) and has a population of 174,000 (2010). Its capital is Castries.
When to go:
A year-round destination, July and August can be very hot.
Average monthly temperature (°C)
English, some French-based patois.
Eastern Caribbean Dollars. US Dollars are widely accepted, as are major credit and debit cards.
British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter St. Lucia for tourist stays up to 1 month only. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months. Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisation are recommended for protection against disease. Yellow fever immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country or area.
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