When To Visit Saint Lucia
Planning a trip and you want to know the best time of year to visit Saint Lucia? The answer is as varied as the activities you will discover on the island.
This verdant, bountiful, culturally rich island offers plenty of activities depending on the time of year your visit. Like many Caribbean islands, Saint Lucia has had a tug of war between French and British rule. In the past, whoever controlled the island fort ruled the island. Today the battles are over, but the rich history remains.
Saint Lucia is close enough to the equator that it only has two seasons, dry and wet, but the activities you might wish to enjoy will determine when you should visit.
Mid-December to Mid-April is the dry season. The wet season runs from June to November. During the wet season, travel to the island is not considered optimal, so you usually find accommodations at a lower price. With the temperatures higher in the summer months plus the rain, it can be less fun to traipse around the rainforest. Rain can also interfere with scuba diving trips.
So, let’s take a look at the high tourist season for its pros:
1. Dive trips are less likely to be interrupted by inclement weather.
2. While still hot, the temperatures are not as oppressive as high summer.
3. Hiking and other rainforest exploration are more comfortable.
4. December, January, and February are the coolest months making these months great for beach days.
High Season Cons:
1. More tourists
2. Higher costs at hotels/ villas
3. You might miss out on some of the remarkable island festivals or sea turtles.
Traveling during the off-season can offer you the best rates at hotels and villas. Plus, the activities are not as crowded, and the egg-laying season begins in March, extending through mid-summer.