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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 and early summer months offer wonderful weather – 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 at Pigeon Island National Landmark. 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, the driest season.

Weather in St. Lucia

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Average Temperature (°F)
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Average Precipitation (in)
2.79
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3.91
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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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 the mid-80s and little precipitation.

May-June

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 to secure the best rates. 

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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, as well as other local festivals.

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Popular Times to Visit St. Lucia

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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