Visiting the Island of Saint Lucia
When is the best time to visit Saint Lucia?
Guests enjoy holidaying in Saint Lucia all year round, however, the most popular tourist times are between December and June. See our special offers page for the latest offers available.
What is the weather like in Saint Lucia?
Saint Lucia enjoys warm weather throughout the year with average temperatures ranging from 25 celsius (77 Fahrenheit) to 31 celsius (87 Fahrenheit). The traditional hurricane or rainy season is June to October, however, Saint Lucia sits outside of the main hurricane belt so is rarely affected by hurricanes.
How big is the island of Saint Lucia?
The island is 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, a total of 238 square miles. Find out more.
What are the ‘must do’ activities whilst holidaying in Saint Lucia?
- Visit the Pitons and if you are feeling really fit, perhaps even climb them!
- Explore the beauty of our Rainforest
- Go zip-lining amongst the forest trees
- Snorkel or scuba on our coral reefs
- Enjoy diving in the Marine park and in the Coral Gardens
- Sail on a pirate ship
- Visit a Cocoa Plantation
- Visit our “walk in” volcano and refresh yourself in the Sulphur Springs and Diamond falls
If you would like to do any of the above activities whilst you are staying with us at East Winds, we would be more than happy to help organise a trip for you. Transportation can also be arranged at reception, as well as a breakfast/lunch hamper to take with you for the day.
Staying at East Winds
Can you cater for special dietary requirements?
Yes, we include vegetarian options as standard for each dinner course, as well as salads, fresh fruit, cheese, and seafood for our lunch time menus. However, if you have a dietary requirement that you need particular assistance with, you can arrange a meeting with our Executive Chef to discuss a menu appropriate to your needs. You can either contact reception once you arrive or let us know ahead of time by completing our ‘customize your holiday form’ here
I want to plan a few days trips to other parts of the island, can you help arrange this?
Yes, our team have a wealth of local knowledge and will be able to assist you in planning a local trip. We can take care of the booking for you, including making the necessary transportation to and from your destination.
We can also arrange a food hamper to take with you for day excursions. Simply let reception know 24 hours before your trip and we will have a breakfast or lunch hamper ready for your departure.
Do I need to bring a universal adapter with me on holiday?
Electricity to Saint Lucia is 240 volts. A universal adapter is provided in all rooms and can be used for most electronics, including cell phones and computers.
Is there a dress code?
Dress is casual all day in the restaurant and bars and around the resort. But in the evening the atmosphere becomes a little more formal and the restaurant moves to silver service with a smart / casual dress code with long trousers for the gentlemen.
Do you arrange transportation around the island?
All our guests at East Winds are free to use our private chauffeur service. If you would like to use this service then please contact reception to make your arrangements. We are happy to also arrange transportation to specific destinations, driving tours of the island, as well as airport transfers if you wish.
What are the rates for 2017/2018?
Our rates are based on a per room per night basis. Our rates for 2017/2018 change depending on the seasons. Also, please be aware of our Rate Policies which provide further information about making a booking with East winds, as well as details regarding our cancellation and payment policies.
Do you have a gift shop on site?
Yes, Juliana’s Boutique is filled with a selection of local gifts from the island as well as some of the essential items you may need whilst you are staying with us. Our gift shop is open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, and Saturday – Sunday 8:30am – 3:00pm.
For a wider range of gifts and a chance to visit some of St Lucia’s must see shopping spots, you may like to take part in our ‘Exclusive shopping trip’, which takes place every Saturday at 10:30am.