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May: The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival is one of the Caribbean’s biggest cultural events. over 50 world-renowned artists perform during this 11-day festival which celebrates St Lucian, Caribbean and international jazz music as well as R&B, hip-hop and pop.
August: Chocolate Heritage Month – Chocolaholics will rejoice at the prospect of a whole month of chocolate-themed activities and events. St Lucia's cocoa heritage can be traced back to the 18th Century and many of the island's estates offer plantation 'tree to bar' or 'bean to bar' tours where you learn how to make chocolate. And a number of restaurants and spas offer special tasting menus and chocolate-infused treatments.
December: Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) – In November competitors set sail from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria bound for Rodney Bay in St Lucia. After sailing 2700 nautical miles, the boats arrive in St Lucia in December and competitors can look forward to a programme of activities including live music, cultural activities, cooking demos, cocktail parties and a prize-giving ceremony.
All beaches in St Lucia are public.
Visitors should be aware that it is an offence for anyone, including children, to dress in camouflage clothing, which is reserved for military personnel only. Further, guests may be asked to remove any such items, at the airport on arrival and such items, including any items found by Customs in guests’ luggage are subject to confiscation.