Overview

Despite lying almost 500km north of Guyana, St Lucia, with its jagged peaks, bird filled rainforests and idyllic beaches, combines perfectly with its fellow former British colony. A British Airways flight, which stops there en route to and from Georgetown, makes it a convenient Caribbean stopover.

Many visitors choose to spend their time on the island lazing on the beaches, but there are also plenty of opportunities to explore the island’s natural wonders. You can hike through the rainforest to bathe in refreshing waterfalls, go in search of some of the distinctive bird life or even climb the iconic peak of Gros Piton. There is also great snorkelling and scuba diving to be found, or you can take a boat trip to watch whales and dolphins (best June-November), or turtles (March-July). Culinary enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the Friday Fish Fry which happens weekly throughout the island.

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A consistent tropical paradise, averaging 29-31 degrees celsius.

The temperature in St Lucia is quite constant throughout the year, averaging 29-31C. The dry season is December to May and rainy season June to November. The hurricane season is August to October, which is also the wettest period. Christmas to Easter is high season with busier beaches and hotels.

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    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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