Best Times to Visit St. Lucia
The best time to visit St. Lucia is between May and June. These late-spring months offer wonderful weather temperatures — high 70s to 80s — plus there are enviable room rates at the best hotels. Music lovers should consider visiting in early May specifically to attend the St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival that's held on Pigeon Island National Park. The island is flush with activity in the summer and late fall, but there's a greater chance of hurricanes. The busiest and most expensive time to vacation is from December to April.
|December-April||Brace yourself for some of the highest room rates in St. Lucia (as much as $1,000 a night at some hotels) and the worst onslaught of crowds. The island's generally breezy weather is also at its best, with temperatures that range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s.|
You should have no trouble finding a deal to visit St. Lucia during one of these two months, as some popular spots advertise rooms for less than $200 a night. Temperatures rest in the mid-80s most days, with a greater chance of showers the closer it gets to summer. You should book a few months early though, to secure the best rates.
You could save a bundle on a St. Lucia vacation if you're willing to chance taking a trip during the Atlantic hurricane season. But this is a festive time; you'll find the street dancing and steel drum competitions of the Lucian Carnival, which kicks off at the end of June and lasts into July.