St Lucia: June Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||11 %|
|Rainfall days||20 days|
|Chance of Rain||41 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||30 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||59 %|
Averages for St Lucia in June
With its high temperatures, the weather in St Lucia in June is similar to that of May, but this month also sees a significant increase in precipitation. During this month, the average temperature for the island starts off at 28.5°C (created by highs of 31°C and lows of 26°C) and drops down to 28°C (highs of 30°C and lows of 26°C) by the end of the month, making the first week in June the best time to visit if you want temperatures to be at their highest.
Even though it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 32°C and drop below 24°C in St Lucia in June. The highest temperature ever registered on the island during this month is 33°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever registered here at this time of year is 21°C.
With high average temperatures like these, St Lucia in June is best suited to travellers who love high temperatures and the sunshine. If you’re not a fan of the heat but still want to visit St Lucia, forget about going in June and plan your holiday for December, January or February instead, when the island is usually at its coolest. However, if you do decide to visit St Lucia in June, make sure you pack light and airy clothing, suntan cream and waterproofs to protect you from the sunshine and the rain.
Across June, St Lucia receives an average of 140mm/6 inches of rainfall spread out over 20 rainy days – that’s more than twice as much as in May. With precipitation occurring on 2/3 of days during this month, there is a very good chance you’ll experience a shower during your holiday, so it’s worth planning ahead and packing waterproof clothing and an umbrella.
The likelihood of rainfall making an appearance during your holiday in June starts off at 57% on June 1st, rises up to 62% by June 11th and peaks at 65% on June 23rd, making the start of the month the best time to visit if you want to avoid rainfall ruining your holiday. The most common forms of precipitation you can expect to see during your holiday in June are light rain (51%) and moderate rain (26%).
Throughout June, St Lucia enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine every day, along with median cloud coverage which ranges between 72% (partly cloudy) at the start of the month and 69% (partly cloudy) by the end of the month. With such a small difference in cloud coverage, there really isn’t a good or a bad time to visit St Lucia in June, in terms of how clear the sky will be.
The average sea temperature for St Lucia stays very warm all-year-round. In June, it’s 28°C – that’s the same as in May – which is certainly warm enough to go swimming, however cloudy the sky is.
Because of its tropical climate, St Lucia remains humid throughout the year. In June, the relative humidity for the island fluctuates between 68% (mildly humid) and 91% (very humid), rarely reaching as high as 99% (very humid) or dropping below 62% (mildly humid). The air is usually driest around June 1st, when the relative humidity falls below 70% (humid) three days out of every four, whilst it tends to be at its most humid around June 13th, when it rises above 86% (very humid) three days out of every four.
June can be quite a breezy time for St Lucia. At this time of year, normal wind speeds vary between 5 m/s (gentle breeze) and 11 m/s (fresh breeze), rarely going above 14 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 8 m/s (fresh breeze) happens around June 29th, when the average daily maximum is 11 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 7 m/s (moderate breeze) occurs around June 1st, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s (fresh breeze).
Hillstone Golf Course in St Lucia via Flickr
Where to stay
Fond Doux Resort & Plantation is made up of French Colonial holiday cottages surrounded by tropical fruit trees, cocoa plants and exotic birds perched in the dense canopy above, making it an idyllic natural retreat. Here guests can choose between 15 one-bedroom and two-bedroom cottages, each of which is decorated individually and includes complimentary bottled water and toiletries. Onsite you’ll find a swimming pool, shop, gardens, restaurant and spa, with white sandy beaches, waterfalls, coral reefs, volcanic springs, mud baths, local markets, bars and restaurants just a short walk away.
For a resort located directly on the beach, check out Windjammer Landing. This all-inclusive resort is situated on Labrelotte Bay where guests can enjoy windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, water skiing, scuba diving and wakeboarding. Accommodation is provided in the form of one-, three- and four-bedroom villas, suites and estate villas, most of which offer sea views and air conditioning. Onsite services and facilities include five international restaurants, kids’ clubs, babysitting, tennis courts, gym, spa and five swimming pools, with golf and island excursions bookable via reception.
If you’d rather a small boutique hotel, take a look at Bel Jou Hotel. Located in Castries, this resort is made up of 64 air-conditioned rooms – 52 of which are doubles located in the main building with sea and garden views and 12 of which are singles situated in spacious bungalows. There is an all-inclusive option available, nightly entertainment, swimming pool, WiFi access, water aerobics, full service spa and shuttle service to take guests to the nearest beach. Deep sea fishing tours, helicopter trips, nature walks, shopping trips and market tours can also be booked through the hotel.4
Villa Piton is another top pick for a small hotel in St Lucia. Tucked in between the Pitons, this private villa boasts fantastic mountain views and offers four bedrooms, dining area, living area, swimming pool, balcony and barbecue facilities. Nearby, you’ll find various attractions, including cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, the Piton mountains, Diamond Waterfall, Botanical Gardens, King Louis XIV Mineral Baths, Sulphur Springs and Marigot Bay.
Hit the beach
If you love strolling along the beach, consider taking a walk at Sandy Beach. Situated at Vieux Fort, this golden sandy beach stretches on for several kilometres, providing walkers with plenty of space to ramble and children with more than enough room to play. If the heat gets a bit much for you, take a refreshing dip in the calm and gentle waters which line the sand. As well as swimming, you can also practise some water sports here, including kite surfing and wind surfing if the weather is breezy enough. There are also several food and drink kiosks found on the beach. The only downside to Sandy Beach is that sometimes after a rough storm, the sands are covered in seaweed.
On the other hand, if you want to be surrounded by nature’s greenery during your day at the beach, consider spending a few hours at Savannes Bay. This beach is located inside a nature reserve, making it one of the most untouched beaches on the island, and is lined by dense forests full of tropical trees, plants and flowers. There are no amenities at all on the beach, with the exception of some palm trees that provide natural shade, so you’ll need to bring chairs, food and drink with you. The total lack of facilities makes this beach perfect for couples in search of a tranquil castaway experience, but a nightmare for families with young children.
Things to do
Located in Soufriere, Zion Lion Farm is one of the best places in St Lucia to get an up-close view of the local tropical vegetation, including vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. The farm is run by a British couple who offer visitors tours of the farm, as well as a couple of other points of interest within St Lucia. The tour begins with a boat ride which passes by the Bat Caves, Sugar Beach and Fisherman’s Altar before finally arriving at Zion Lion Farm. You’ll have a guided tour around the whole farm and get to try the various fruits along the way, so make sure you turn up on an empty stomach! You’ll also get to see the rum and estate ruins and the traditional coal pot method of cooking. If you’ve got the energy, you’ll have a chance to snorkel on the beach nearby, too, before enjoying a lunch of fresh seafood.
If the heat proves to be a bit much for you, cool off at Piton Waterfalls. Located in Soufriere, these waterfalls cascade over nine metres down into a natural pool below which is large enough for several groups of people to bathe in, although it can get very crowded during the peak season. The mineral waters are always warm enough to swim in, but cool enough to feel refreshing at the same time, which is a good thing, considering you need to follow a ten-minute hike to reach them. Although they’re very basic, there are some changing facilities provided onsite, so you can put on your swimming gear in privacy.
Canaries is a small fishing village found on the west coast of St Lucia. A great place to catch a glimpse of the authentic St Lucia, this village is made up of numerous coloured houses where the locals live, several viewpoints which offer great vistas across the village, bakeries which serve homemade bread and restaurants specialising in seafood. There are no attractions here per say – the whole point in visiting is just to soak up the atmosphere, experience a real St Lucian village and see how the locals live.
Zion Lion Farm in St Lucia taken by Tom
Eating and drinking out
If you’re in the mood for chicken wings, a meal at Wingz ‘n’ Tingz is a must. Situated in Rodney Bay, this casual restaurant is open from midday to 11pm Monday to Thursday, midday to 1am on Friday and Saturday, and 3pm until 10pm on Sundays. This recently-opened restaurant serves barbecued chicken wings alongside various side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, chips and green fig salad. Grilled and fried fish is also available.
The Rainforest Hideaway in Marigot Bay is a great place to enjoy quality food alongside live entertainment. Each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night, a Jazz performance takes place between 7pm and 10pm, providing easy listening whilst dining. The restaurant offers a set two-course and three-course menu, each of which changes frequently according to which ingredients are available. Brandies, whiskeys, rums, other spirits, cocktails, wines and soft drinks all feature on the drinks list.
Warehouse Night Club is one of the few nightclubs in St Lucia. Located in Rodney Bay, this exclusive club offers VIP rooms, bottle service, resident DJs, numerous dance floors and live music, making it one of the liveliest hotspots on the island. The well-stocked bar offers local and international beers, rums and other spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. Themed nights, such as ladies’ night and teens’ night, regularly take place, allowing certain types of people free entry and drink specials for everyone.
Doolittle’s Restaurant and Bar is situated inside Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort and offers visitors fantastic beachside surroundings in which to enjoy a tropical cocktail or sophisticated meal. The seating is ideally positioned to allow the best views of Marigot Bay, whilst the surrounding tropical plants and trees are set out to give the space a jungle-like feel. Happy Hour takes place each evening between 5pm and 7pm, when all drinks are available for half price.
Tequila shots at Warehouse Night Club in St Lucia taken by GW Fins