Saint Lucia Travel Budget - Visit Saint Lucia on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Saint Lucia?

You should plan to spend around $211 (EC$571) per day on your vacation in Saint Lucia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $53 (EC$142) on meals
  • $21 (EC$58) on local transportation
  • $264 (EC$714) on hotels

A one week trip to Saint Lucia for two people costs, on average, $2,960 (EC$7,999). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $211
    EC$571
  • One Week Per person
    $1,480
    EC$3,999
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,960
    EC$7,999
  • One Month Per person
    $6,342
    EC$17,141
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,960
    EC$7,999
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $5,920
    EC$15,998
  • One Month For a couple
    $12,685
    EC$34,281
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saint Lucia cost?

A one week trip to Saint Lucia usually costs around $1,480 (EC$3,999) for one person and $2,960 (EC$7,999) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saint Lucia on average costs around $2,960 (EC$7,999) for one person and $5,920 (EC$15,998) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saint Lucia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saint Lucia on average costs around $6,342 (EC$17,141) for one person and $12,685 (EC$34,281) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Saint Lucia?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Saint Lucia is $222 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saint Lucia expensive to visit?

Saint Lucia is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Saint Lucia is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Dominica or Trinidad and Tobago.

For more details, see Is Saint Lucia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saint Lucia?

The average Saint Lucia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saint Lucia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) EC$714 ($264)
Local Transportation 1 EC$58 ($21)
Food 2 EC$142 ($53)
Entertainment 1 EC$140 ($52)
Alcohol 2 EC$24 - 72 ($9 - 27)
Accommodation Budget in Saint Lucia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saint Lucia is $132 (EC$357). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saint Lucia is $264 (EC$714). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $132
    EC$357
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $264
    EC$714

Hotel Prices in Saint Lucia

Looking for a hotel in Saint Lucia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Saint Lucia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $274. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Saint Lucia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saint Lucia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $21 (EC$58) per person, per day, on local transportation in Saint Lucia.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $21
    EC$58

Recommended Services


Food Budget in Saint Lucia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Saint Lucia can vary, the average cost of food in Saint Lucia is $53 (EC$142) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saint Lucia should cost around $21 (EC$57) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saint Lucia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $53
    EC$142

Recommended


Entertainment Budget in Saint Lucia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Saint Lucia typically cost an average of $52 (EC$140) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $52
    EC$140

Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in Saint Lucia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $18 (EC$48) on alcoholic beverages in Saint Lucia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $18
    EC$48


Saint Lucia on a Budget
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is a British Commonwealth country that is located north of Trinidad and Tobago. Is is defined by the twin Pitons, Gros Piton and Petit Piton. These are dramatic mountain peaks that shoot vertically out of the water and are one of the most unique sights throughout the Caribbean.

The island is a commonly visited island in the Caribbean with the peak months being between January and April. This time also corresponds to the dry season (and of course, North America's winter). It's a wonderful choice if you're looking for an island vacation in the Caribbean.

Most visitors to Saint Lucia fly into one of its two international airports. There is one airport in the capital city of Castries, George FL Charles Airport, and a second, Hewanorra International Airport near Vieux Fort. Many other visitors arrive by cruise ship. It's also possible to travel from other Caribbean Islands on a ferry. Specifically, Martinique and Guadeloupe have extensive ferry connections, but the tickets of quite expensive.

Most tourists choose to travel around the island by taxi. You can arrange an island tour with a private taxi and it will likely be far cheaper than tours arranged for you through your hotel. Alternatively, for those on a tight budget with more time to spare, there are local buses that can take you around the island. This can be a fun option if you want a true Saint Lucia experience.

All inclusive resorts are a very popular way to visit Saint Lucia. These resorts include everything from your meals and hotel to some forms of entertainment, although excursions are often an extra charge. Many times it's a cheaper way to visit the Caribbean, but it can have a very packaged and manufactured feel. If you're looking for a nice vacation with minimal hassle, this is definitely a good option for you.
At A Glance
  • St. Lucia is one of the more popular islands in the Caribbean in large part because of its beautiful beaches, dramatic landscape, and relatively easy accessibility. If you're looking for a unique experience that will truly take your breath away, then you are likely to find it here.

  • There are two airports on St. Lucia. George FL Charles Airport is just two mile from downtown so you can actually walk to your flight if you're motivated and don't have a lot of luggage. It's also right next to Vigie Beach. This is the closest airport to most of the all-inclusive resorts. Hewanorra International Airport is the larger airport, but is about an hour from most of the resorts. The taxi wide is a nice way to orient yourself to the island though.

  • There are several ferry services that run connections to nearby islands, but they can be expensive. Some of the more established companies include Express des Isles and Channel Shuttles, Inc, with the latter option generally being the less expensive of the two.

  • If time allows, differently try to explore the island by local bus. They are generally small vans that run between the urban centers and are quite cheap. You'll be entertained by the atmosphere and music which will accompany you along the journey.

  • If you're doing some souvenir shopping, you'll have several good options available to you. Castries market is a good option for gift buying, as is JQ Shopping Mall in Rodney Bay. La Place Carenage is a duty free outlet mall right in the harbor area of Castries. If prices aren't set, you can try your hand at negotiating.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Pigeon Island Nature Reserve: This beautiful reserve is located just north of Gros Islet. It has some of Saint Lucia's oldest buildings and is a great place to experience both the island's nature and its rich history. You can also enjoy views looking across at Martinique.

The Sulfur Springs: These are hot springs that are one of the island's top attractions. They just to the south of Soufriere and you can enjoy relaxing in a pool of hot water that runs throughout. Don't visit without a swim suit!

Climbing the Gros Piton: This is a realistic option for most people in decent shape. The trail begins at an elevation of around 600 feet above sea level. The hike takes about two hours to reach the summit which is at around 2600 feet above sea level. It'll take you an additional hour and a half to make the descent. You must take a guide with you and the entrance fee is US$30. You can use either a taxi or local bus to get to the trail head.

Popular Foods
Traditional food in Saint Lucia is heavily based on fresh fruits and vegetables. The food is often flavored with curry or prepared in stew or jerk styles. In town you'll find a good number of local restaurants, and if you're in a rural area, the small rum shacks will often prepare food as well. It's a great way to try some of the best local dishes.

Roti: This is a flaky, phyllo like bread that is often served with either vegetables or meat. It is usually served on the side of a meal or as a quick and filling snack between meals. It's similar to the Indian or Southeast Asian form of the bread. Generally this is a cheap option for those who are looking for something hearty but don't want to pay a lot.

Barbeque: On Fridays in most local communities you will often find active and fun barbeques. During these events you are often served dishes such as chicken or pork that have been thoroughly marinated and are served with a rich sauce. The barbeques offer a festive environment and are a quintessential Caribbean experience. If you have the opportunity to attend on, you should not pass it up.

Curry: Caribbean curry is often served with chicken, pork or fish. The meat is generally richly seasoned and the dishes will have a strong flavor. Curry is often served as a meal that is prepared with sides ranging from salad, plantain, breadfruit, macaroni, and rice.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.