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Dennery, Saint Lucia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Dennery, Saint Lucia. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Dennery?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Dennery, they said:

"Dennery is a small fishing village on the east coast of Saint Lucia, known for its vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty. Before moving to Dennery, expats should know that the official language is English, but many locals also speak a French-based Creole dialect. The cost of living in Dennery is relatively low compared to other Caribbean islands, but it's still higher than in many parts of the world. The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but US dollars are widely accepted. Dennery has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity year-round, and a rainy season from June to November. Healthcare facilities in Dennery are basic, so expats with serious medical conditions may need to travel to the capital, Castries, for treatment. Public transportation in Dennery is limited to minibuses and taxis, and the roads can be challenging to navigate, especially in rainy weather. Dennery is famous for its seafood, especially lobster and fish, which are caught by local fishermen and served fresh in local restaurants. The village is also known for its lively music scene, with regular live performances of Dennery Segment, a local genre of soca music. Crime rates in Dennery are relatively low, but expats should still take basic safety precautions, such as locking doors and not walking alone at night. Expats moving to Dennery should also be aware that the village is prone to hurricanes and tropical storms, especially during the rainy season. Finally, expats should respect local customs and traditions, which include a strong sense of community and a laid-back, relaxed lifestyle," explained one expat living in Dennery, Saint Lucia.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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