English is spoken by most people, alongside French creole. A large part of the island is covered with banana plantations. Saint Lucia’s most famous person is Derek Walcott, who received the Nobel Prize for literature.
The currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). It is locked to the US Dollar: 1 XCD = 0.37 USD. FOREX Bank recommends buying a small amount of XCD and taking the rest of your spending money in US Dollars, which can also be used as payment.