Travel Tips

Make your travel to St. Lucia stress-free by browsing our travel guide and insider tips on everything from packing essentials to public transportation options to tipping customs. Have any additional questions? Contact the knowledgeable Bay Gardens Resorts staff for assistance in navigating your travels to St. Lucia. 

St. Lucia Travel Packing Tips

Missed something? Bay Gardens Resorts properties are located centrally in Rodney Bay Village, where you’ll find the island’s best and widest selection of stores and boutiques for any necessary sundries or essentials. 

St. Lucia Weather & Environment

 St. Lucia’s land is very diverse; from lush rolling hills to volcanic rock, and sandy beaches to dense rainforest, this little island has it all. Anticipate some winding, hilly roads, lots of flora and fauna, and warm sandy beaches. 

Though all of the beaches on the island (with the exception of one) are public and open for you to explore, the most popular and easily-accessible beach in St. Lucia is Reduit Beach located in Rodney Bay Village, steps from Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa. 

The average daytime temperatures in St. Lucia are around 29°C with average night time temperatures hovering around 18°C. The island has a wet/rainy and a dry season; the dry season runs from December to June and the wet season from June to November. 

St. Lucia's People & Safety

As in any country, it’s important to use regular safety precautions when you are visiting St. Lucia. It’s good practice to travel in pairs or groups and when you are crossing the street be sure to look both ways; there aren’t many pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, or intersections with traffic lights around the island. Rodney Bay Village, however, does have sidewalks and marked pedestrian crossing paths. There is a Police Station located next door to the Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa in Rodney Bay Village,  

The people of St. Lucia are known to be extremely friendly and welcoming, so don’t be alarmed if a local engages in casual conversation with you. While the primary language spoken here is English, many locals also speak Kwéyòl (Creole) which is derived from the French language. You’ll find many locals who can hold a decent conversation in French. 

Traveling & Transportation

When it comes to transportation and travelling within St. Lucia, there are a few options you may wish to consider. 

Other Tips For Tourists


Don’t forget to drink plenty of water during your trip to St. Lucia. Between the heat, the sun and the consumption of alcoholic beverages, it is very important to stay hydrated. The tap water in your Bay Gardens Resort property is safe to drink. 


Before your arrival to Bay Gardens Resorts, pre-arrange your desired spa treatments at La Mer Spa. This helps to ensure that you get the appointment time you want. 

Top Attractions

While visiting St. Lucia, some popular things to see include The Piton Mountains (Gros & Petit Piton) in Soufriere, The Sulphur Springs & Drive-In Volcano in Soufriere, Pigeon Island National Landmark, the Castries Market, various waterfalls around the island, and the Rainforest. There are several tours you can take to ensure you see as much as possible while you’re here. Visit our on-site Cox & Company Tour Desk to plan your St. Lucia sightseeing adventures. 


On-island, tipping is not expected. In fact, hotels charge a 10% service charge, which is then paid out to the staff for their hard work and dedication. When you are not on a hotel property, tipping is still not expected but it is well received. 

Learn more about our hotel and begin your vacation to St. Lucia today!