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.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 2.65 XCD and 1 USD is worth 2.7 XCD.

Saint Lucian
Banknotes

EC$5EC$10EC$20EC$50EC$100

Saint Lucian
Coins

1251025EC$1EC$2

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 Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Saint Lucia is 114.39 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Saint Lucia is close to the world average.43.14 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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).

Food & Hotels

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?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains 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.

Weather

Today the sun in Castries, rises at 5:52 AM and sets at 5:50 PM. The climate of Castries may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 7OvercastLow: 25.3°C (77.54°F)High: 28.6°C (83.48°F)
SaturdayOct 8Rain showersLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 28.9°C (84.02°F)
SundayOct 9Rain showersLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 27.4°C (81.32°F)
MondayOct 10Rain showersLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 28.3°C (82.94°F)
TuesdayOct 11Rain showersLow: 25.3°C (77.54°F)High: 28.3°C (82.94°F)
WednesdayOct 12OvercastLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 29°C (84.2°F)

Weather data for Castries (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

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.

Safety

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 16.71.

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

Emergency phones in Saint Lucia

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

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

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Saint Lucia?

Currently, citizens of 143 countries can enter Saint Lucia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Saint Lucia.

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