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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 -- low to mid 70s -- plus there are enviable room rates at the best hotels. Music lovers should consider visiting in May specifically, to attend the St. Lucia Jazz Festival that's held on Pigeon Island National Park. The island is also 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.

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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 low 80s.
May-June

You should have no trouble finding a deal to visit St. Lucia during one of these two months, as popular spots like the Bay Gardens Beach Resort advertise rooms for less than $150 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. This time of year is also popular for destination weddings.

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July-November

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.

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