The paradisiacal archipelago of St Lucia enjoys a sunny, tropical climate all year long. Expats looking for a place to retire and those just looking for a beautiful destination can soak up the sun on the island's selection of stunning beaches.

The average daily temperatures of 80°F (27°C) tend to be tempered by trade winds. The driest time here is between January and March, and hurricane season is generally from June to November. Rain showers can occur throughout the year, but they usually don't last very long.