St Lucia Simply Beautiful

Saint Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you’re after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to indulge every taste.

Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress the most travelled individuals for a holiday with lasting memories.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT SAINT LUCIA  2016

Government Independent, Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy; Elections held every 5 years
Official Name Saint Lucia
Head of Government Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Allen Chastanet
Total Area Sq. miles 238/ sq. km 616
Habitable Area Sq. miles 207.9/ sq. km 539.1
Capital City Castries
Official Language English
Local Language French Creole
Standard Time Zone EST+1, GMT-4
Temperature 28° C/82° F on average year round
GDP US $925.33 Million (2015)pre
GDP per capita US $8,281.80 (2015)pre
GDP Real Growth Rate 1.3% (2015)pre
Foreign Direct Investment Inflows US $127.39 Million (2015 Est.)
Total Exports US $180.30 Million (2015)pre
Population 174,257 (2015)pre
Annual Population Growth Rate 0.9% (2015)
Population Density per Sq. ml 838.1 (2015)
Life Expectancy 75 Years
Literacy Rate 72.8% (2010 Census)
Labour Force 101,608 (2015)
Labour Force Participation Rate 72.2% (2015)
Unemployment 24.1% (2015)
Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
Official exchange rate US $1 = EC $2.70
Inflation (-1%) (2015)
GDP 4 Year Growth Rate Projections 1.40%-(2016); 1.92%-(2017); 2.02%-(2018); 2.02%- (2019)

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