If you’re visiting St Lucia soon then you might be thinking ‘are there lots of spiders in St Lucia?’
As someone who is super scared of spiders, I wanted to put together this ultimate guide to St Lucia spiders to help others know what to expect when visiting the island.
Are There Spiders in St Lucia?
Yes, there are spiders in St Lucia however if you’re just on vacation then you’re unlikely to encounter one.
All Caribbean countries, including St Lucia, have spiders. There are several different species present and the spiders range from small to large.
It’s unlikely that you’ll come across a spider in St Lucia and if you do, it will likely be outdoors. They rarely come into hotel rooms.
If you’re staying at one of the fancy 4 or 5-star resorts then it’s extremely unlikely that you’ll come across a spider (big or small) as they regularly spray the resorts with repellent.
It’s also worth remembering that spiders actually eat bugs that would otherwise become bothersome so the spiders are actually doing us a favor (or at least that’s what I tell myself).
It’s also great to know that there have been no reports of any serious illnesses or bite wounds from spiders in St Lucia so you can rest easy if you do come across one.
Do They Have Tarantulas in St Lucia?
Yes, they do have tarantulas in St Lucia however it’s unlikely that you’ll see one.
Tarantulas do pop up from time to time but the majority of people who vacation in St Lucia never see one.
Again, if you do happen to spot one, it will probably be outdoors.
Tarantulas don’t particularly like being indoors, so your biggest fear of finding a tarantula in your hotel room is unlikely to come true.
If you happen to go on a hike through the jungle whilst in St Lucia then you might see one (but even then, it’s unlikely).
The tarantulas present in St Lucia are usually around 4 to 4.5 inches in length and they are known to be very fast and skittish.
💡Did You Know? These types of tarantulas can live for up to 18 years!
If you happen to come across a tarantula in St Lucia then you don’t need to worry as they are completely harmless to humans.
Although tarantulas do possess venom, it is extremely mild and actually weaker than a typical bee’s.
These tarantulas do occasionally show up but they spend most of their time hiding from the desert hawk wasp that prey on them.
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Dangerous Animals in St Lucia
There are not many dangerous animals in St Lucia at all but there are a few that you should be aware of.
Firstly, you will find scorpions in St Lucia. Their stings are painful but not lethal and they won’t cause you any harm other than the painful sting.
It’s best to steer clear of them either way. It’s the same story with the tarantulas – if they bite you, it will hurt. However, apart from the actual bite, you’ll not suffer any harm.
The most dangerous animal present in St Lucia are snakes.
There are several different snake species present in St Lucia and, although most of them are completely harmless, there is one species you need to watch out for.
The Fer-de-Lance snake can be lethal to humans. It usually only hangs out in sparsely populated areas on the coast so it’s unlikely you’ll come across one.
If you happen to come across any type of snake, it’s best to leave it alone just in case.
And that’s it!
Thanks for reading this post all about spiders in St Lucia.
If you’re terrified of spiders (like me!) then hopefully this puts your mind at ease as the majority of visits to St Lucia are completely spider free.
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