St Lucia

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As with all Caribbean islands, the carnival is an animated display of heritage and culture.   St. Lucians recognize the significance of their history by throwing an epic two-day party in the island’s capital of Castries.   You’ll get the most of out of your costume when feting in St. Lucia on Carnival Monday, Carnival Tuesday, as well as nightly costume parties.  Not to mention the non-stop events hosted on Reduit Beach, an in harbor beach with calm waters and soft white sands, and Pigeon Island amid 18th century forts. 

You won’t just find Soca, Calypso, Steelpan, Reggae, and Afrobeats on this slice of paradise.  You will also be treated to an equally contagious rhythm called “Dennery Segment.”  Let the deep base of the drums guide your heartbeat while the rapid speed of the tempo guides your waistline. 

  • Total population: 166,487 

  • Population between 15 – 64 years old: 112,643 

  • Language: English (official), French Creole

  • Ethnicity: African descent 85.3%, Mixed 10.9%, East Indian 2.2%, Other 1.6%, Unspecified 0.1%

  • GNI (Gross National Income): $11,528

  • Male to Female Ratio: 0.93 to 1.0

  • Homicide Rate: 29.6 per 100,000 people 

  • Climate: Tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; Dry season January to April. Rainy season May to August 

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