Santa Lucia is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a stunning place of unspoiled nature and postcard-like scenery as a backdrop for your sailing week. It is a small Caribbean island, located between Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the middle of the Lesser Antilles. It is a volcanic island, easily recognizable by the Pitons, the emblems of the island. These are two majestic cones (Gros Piton e Petit Piton) covered with lush vegetation which also appear on the flag of this Caribbean country.
Beyond the beaches, most of the territory is mountainous and covered by a blanket of thick rainforest. The south-west corner, where the two Pitons are located, has probably the most suggestive view of all the Caribbean. Here you will be close to the famous town of La Soufrière for its sulphur and thermal springs.
St Lucia stands out for its exuberant nature and for being a beautiful place to spend some days sailing around. But, discover for yourself what this island has to offer by reading our 7-day St Lucia sailing route from Rodney Bay to St. Vicente and Granadines and back. It will be utterly relaxed as you will make just a few miles, but you will enjoy all that these heavenly islands have to offer.
The ideal months for sailing in Saint Lucia are the same as the ones of the European and American winter. The best months, but also the busiest ones, are from December to April, the so-called dry season with a sea temperature relatively constant of 83º F (28º C). If you want to sail during the best season, we suggest booking well in advance. The time to avoid is the rainy season between June and November.
Winds and Climate
St Lucia is blessed with a tropical climate all year round. Between February and May, rainfalls are less frequent, whereas storms increase significantly between July and November. The temperatures range between 79º F – 83º F. (26º C – 28º C). During the boating season, the prevailing winds constantly blow from the southeast, with a force of between 10 and 25 knots. On the contrary, the northeast winds blow during the winter months.
After completing the check-in, visit the town of Rodney Bay, where the main and namesake marina is located. You can enjoy all the services offered by this area: do some provisioning or stopover in one of its restaurants or bars to start savouring the Caribbean culinary specialities. You can sail a few miles away towards Reduit Beach, a famous long beach on the island. An alternative can be sailing to Pigeon Island National Park, a nearby island with beautiful beaches and military ruins.