St. Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with
the Atlantic Ocean. Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint
Lucia was also known as the Helen of the West Indies.
The local climate is tropical. Average daytime temperatures are around 29 °C (84.2 °F), and average nighttime temperatures are around 24 °C (75.2 °F). Since it is fairly close to the equator, the temperature does not fluctuate much between winter and summer.
Saint Lucia has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries. Tourism is vital to Saint Lucia's economy. Tourism tends to be more substantial during the dry season (January to April). Saint Lucia tends to be popular due to its tropical weather and scenery and its numerous beaches and