Saint Lucia

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Latitude 13.9094° N,  Longitude 60.9789° W 
Languages Spoken:  English, Creole English, French
Capital:  Castries  Population: 183,627 (2020)
Island Group:  Windward Islands Highest Peak:  Mount Gimie, 950m
Currency:  US Dollars, Eastern Caribbean Dollars
Dialling Code:  +1758
Best Time To Visit:  Mid-December to Mid-April is the peak season, with May and June great options too before the hurricane season.
Temperature:  28C (Winter months) to 32C (Summer months)
Wind:  Typically 10 to 25 knot of Trade Winds, SE or NE, year round
Hurricane Season:  1st June to 31st November, highest risk mid-August to mid-October.
Transport:  Taxis and minibuses accessible all over the island.
Main Ports to Visit:  Rodney Bay, Rodney Bay Marina, Castries, Marigot Bay, Soufriere, the Pitons
Popular Attractions:  The Pitons, Marigot Bay, Rodney Bay Marina, Snorkeling / Diving in Anse Chastanet Marine National Park, the Tet Paul Nature Trail, Morne Coubaril Estate Zipline and Plantation Tour, Sulphur Springs Park Scenic Drive, Diamond Botanical Gardens, Waterfall & Mineral Baths, hiking the Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail, Morne Fortune, shopping at Castries Market, Derek Walcott Square.
Other island destinations within reach of St Lucia: St Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Tobago Quays, Union Island, Martinique, Dominica (at a push/longer trip than 7 days
Additional Information:  Certain areas are protected from anchoring by SMMA (Soufriere Marine Management Area)  See http://wpsgeography.blogspot.com/2014/04/soufriere-marine-management-area.html for more information.
Electricity:  Electricity on the island is 220V, however, some establishments run 110V.  
Fishing and Diving:  Fishing and scuba diving is prohibited in protected areas, except with a local guide
WiFi:  WiFi hot-spots and 4G mobile networks cover most of the island, where terrain allows.