St Lucia in April
Feb 28, 2024

St Lucia in April

Spring is one of the best times of the year for a holiday in the Caribbean. The rush of visitors to the islands over the winter has begun to die down, but the humidity and rain showers of the summer are yet to arrive in this part of the world, so it’s still relatively dry and sunny.

Many of the best things to do in St Lucia are outdoors, so visiting the island when the weather is good is the best way to make the most of your trip. In this article, we’ll explain why April is a brilliant time to visit St Lucia and share suggestions for some of the best things to do and places to go when you visit at this time of year.


Is April a Good Time to Visit St Lucia?

April is considered to be one of the best times to visit St Lucia because it falls in the shoulder season for tourism on the island. It’s still the ‘dry’ period of the year which means temperatures are high but humidity and the chances of rain are low, so if you visit you’ll get to enjoy hot and sunny weather without too many tropical rain showers.

Humidity is also quite low in St Lucia in April, unlike the months in the low season for tourism where the heat can start to feel overwhelming. This means that April is an ideal time of year to visit if you want to explore as much of St Lucia as possible, as it won’t be too hot, muggy or rainy to spend entire days outdoors.

The shoulder season for tourism means that the island won’t be at its quietest, but the busyness of the months around Christmas and New Year will have lessened. This means that resorts and key attractions will be quieter and that you’ll be able to get better deals on travel and accommodation.

Depending on when Easter falls, some weeks in April might get quite busy with families visiting during the school holidays. But in general, if you’re looking to visit St Lucia for perfect weather without the peak-season price tag, April is a fantastic month.

The Weather in St Lucia in April

April is one of the last months of the ‘dry’ season in St Lucia, so the weather is one of the main draws for visitors coming to the island at this time of year. You can expect classically hot Caribbean conditions with only a few instances of rain, along with relatively low humidity.

The average high temperature in St Lucia in April is 30°C, which is tempered by cool, northern breezes that sweep across the island at the start of the year and take the edge off the heat. In the evening and early morning, temperatures drop to an average of 24°C, which is great for warm nights spent dining outdoors.

With nine hours of sunshine every day and only a 19% chance of rainy weather, April is an ideal time to spend your holiday on St Lucia enjoying the great outdoors. The water temperature in St Lucia in April is 27°C, so it’s a great time of year to enjoy watersports and swimming when you visit the island.

As April progresses the weather gets more overcast and the chance of rain slightly increases, so if you’re looking for the best chance of hot and dry weather then you should book your trip towards the start of the month.

Soufriere St Lucia

The Best Things to Do in St Lucia in April

Plenty of people make spending time at the beach a priority when they visit the Caribbean, and if you’re coming to St Lucia in April you’ll certainly have the weather for it. But there’s plenty more to see and do around the island to keep you busy, including our three favourite suggestions below.

Sail the Coast on a Catamaran

Plenty of travellers come to St Lucia by boat, and many choose to explore the island by sailing its coastline as well as traversing the landscape. You might not be spending your entire trip to St Lucia in April on a yacht, but you should definitely spend at least an afternoon sailing around the island on a catamaran tour.

Catamarans are distinguished from other vessels by their two parallel hulls, which provide a much smoother sailing experience that is perfect for those who aren’t as familiar with being out on the water. Whether you partake in a daytime trip around the island’s best beaches, a sunset cruise with your partner or even charter a boat for a special occasion during your trip, you’ll get to enjoy some of the best views of St Lucia from your vantage point out in the ocean.

Catamaran in Caribbean

Spend an Evening on Reduit Beach

The weather in St Lucia in April means that trips to the beach are high on the agenda of most visitors. From the idyllic Sugar Beach to the sprawling and unspoiled Grande Anse Beach, there are plenty of gorgeous places around the coast to enjoy the Caribbean sunshine.

When it comes to the best beaches in St Lucia, Reduit Beach is often featured in expert recommendations. With five miles of sand overlooked by Pigeon Island and plenty of bars, shops and restaurants only a short walk away, this beach is perfect no matter what you have in mind for a trip to the sea.

Days on Reduit Beach are lively and sun-soaked, but in April spending the evening on this part of the coast is a brilliant thing to do in St Lucia. Some of the best sunsets on the island are enjoyed from this beach, and if you’re lucky you might catch the magical ‘flash’ of green that sometimes appears just before the sun sinks below the horizon.

Explore Fort Rodney

Fort Rodney is a historical site on Pigeon Island, also known as Pigeon Point, located in the north of St Lucia close to Rodney Bay and Gros Islet. If you’re someone who likes to learn more about the past of the destinations you visit on holiday, this is a great place to visit during your trip

St Lucia has a history of British and French colonisation, the impact of which can still be seen in some of the architecture around the island. One of the remaining sites is Fort Rodney, which was a significant military fortification built in the 18th century by Admiral George Rodney, which is where it got its name.

You can still see the remains of the fort walls and some of the canons at Fort Rodney, and the whole of Pigeon Island has traces of colonial history that are fascinating to those who want to engage with the conflict that took place on St Lucia. The views of the island from Fort Rodney are also excellent, especially on a clear and sunny day in April.

Canon at Fort Rodney

The Best Places to Visit in St Lucia in April

The April weather in St Lucia offers lovely conditions for exploring the island without getting overwhelmed by humidity or interrupted by rain showers. Here are three of the best places to go in St Lucia at this time of year.

The Pitons

When many people think of St Lucia they think of the Pitons; two volcanic plugs formed by rising magma that hardened inside the neck of ancient volcanoes that once stood on the coast of the island. They’re now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an iconic symbol of the island, making them top on many visitor’s sightseeing lists.

Gros Piton and Petit Piton, as the two structures are known, are located close to the town of Soufrière on the southwest of the island and can be viewed either from the water or further along the coast somewhere like the Tet Paul Nature Trail. They’re worth a visit simply to enjoy the view, but if you’re feeling like getting active on your holiday then April is a great time to climb Gros Piton.

This isn’t a gentle hike; you’ll need a local guide and should be prepared for a steep ascent the whole way up. The cooler April weather in St Lucia is ideal for this energetic challenge, providing incredible views on both the ascent and the descent.

st lucia pitons


Toraille Waterfall

The warm but fresh weather in St Lucia in April provides perfect conditions for getting out and exploring the landscape of the island, so if you’re looking for a picturesque spot then Toraille Waterfall is a great suggestion. You’ll find this popular spot close to Soufrière surrounded by the rainforest, making it a fun destination for a short hike followed by an outdoor swim.

Toraille Waterfall falls 50 feet into a small plunge pool, so you can either bob around in the water or stand beneath the falls for a natural back and shoulder massage from the weight of the water tumbling down from above. It’s a popular tourist destination, so if you’d like a quieter atmosphere we recommend paying a visit early in the morning for the best chance of enjoying the falls to yourself.

Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

Another great attraction near Soufrière that provides some of the best things to do in St Lucia in April is the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens & Mineral Baths. This six-acre private park is close to another popular attraction on the island, Sulphur Springs, and is situated in a naturally formed gorge home to a wide variety of minerals.

Guests visiting Diamond Falls can visit the famous colourful waterfall that gives the estate its name and enjoy strolling through the beautiful gardens and rainforest spread across the park. Whilst you can’t bathe in the mineral waters at the foot of the falls, there are public and private baths onsite as well where you can still benefit from the therapeutic benefits of the water, for an additional fee.

Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens Waterfall


St Lucia is a true gem of the Caribbean; a small but perfectly formed country offering plenty of natural beauty and local hospitality. Visiting in April allows you to avoid peak season crowds without risking too much rain during your trip, so we consider it one of the best times of the year to plan your trip.

If you’re thinking about visiting St Lucia in April then we have a fantastic range of accommodations to help make your trip truly special. Take a look at our collection of St Lucia villas or get in touch to speak to our team about what you’re looking for.