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Jade Mountain, the island's top luxury resort.
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Saint Lucia Keeps Up Tourism Growth, Besting Pre-Pandemic Numbers 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 4, 2024

Saint Lucia continues to see its tourism numbers grow in 2024, according to new data provided to Caribbean Journal. 

In May, the destination reported 36,375 stay over arrivals, a 9 percent increase compared to May 2023. 

For the year, total arrivals (cruise and stay over combined) are up to 660,52, a 4 percent increase compared to 2023. 

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The Bay Gardens Beach resort in Saint Lucia.

Overall, stay over arrivals are up 10 percent in 2024, and 5 percent higher than in 2019, before the onset of the pandemic. 

“We are thrilled to witness such a phenomenal increase in visitor numbers this May,” said Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Minister of Tourism for Saint Lucia. 

The arrivals have “placed Saint Lucia on the map as a premier destination,” he said. 

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