Saint Lucia

Capital Castries

Population 186,000

Area 616 km2

Key facts

Saint Lucia is a country located in Caribbean. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in Saint Lucia. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Saint Lucia.

The national currency in Saint Lucia is East Caribbean dollar (XCD). The dollar (EC$) is subdivided into 100 cent.

Saint Lucian


Saint Lucian


Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Saint Lucia is close to the world average.42.84 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Saint Lucia, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Saint Lucia. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type G 240 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Saint Lucia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Saint Lucia.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Saint Lucia.

There are no IHG hotels in Saint Lucia.

There are no Best Western hotels in Saint Lucia.

There are no Radisson hotels in Saint Lucia.

There are no Accor hotels in Saint Lucia.

What fast food chains are present in Saint Lucia?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Saint Lucia.

The KFC chain operates in Saint Lucia.

The Burger King chain operates in Saint Lucia.

The Subway chain operates in Saint Lucia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Saint Lucia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Saint Lucia.


What is the weather like in Castries?

Today the sun in Castries, rises at 5:46 AM and sets at 6:34 PM. The climate of Castries may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJul 22Partly cloudlyLow: 25.7°C (78.26°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
TuesdayJul 23Rain showersLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 29.1°C (84.38°F)
WednesdayJul 24Rain showersLow: 26.1°C (78.98°F)High: 30.6°C (87.08°F)
ThursdayJul 25Rain showersLow: 25.9°C (78.62°F)High: 30.4°C (86.72°F)
FridayJul 26Partly cloudlyLow: 26°C (78.8°F)High: 30.8°C (87.44°F)
SaturdayJul 27Rain showersLow: 25.9°C (78.62°F)High: 30.5°C (86.9°F)

Weather data for Castries (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Saint Lucia.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Saint Lucia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Saint Lucia traffic is left-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  810.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 29.80 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Saint Lucia

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Decriminalized up to 30g
Medical usage: Illegal

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