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“An Amazingly Beautiful Sight”
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Climbing the Pitons Tour
Ranked #2 of 130 things to do in St. Lucia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A spectacular landmark of St. Lucia visible for miles, Petit Piton and Gros Piton are twin volcanic spires majestically soaring out of the sea with waves crashing around their bases.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My eyes weren't prepared for the majesty in their view. The mountains spiraled into fog or steam, I'm not sure which since they are a volcanic complex and what I was viewing could've been a bit of steam or gas or something thermal, at any rate, they made for a wonderful photograph of serenity against Jalousie bay and the bright sun that brought their fogginess to life.

These are two green spurts or peaks classified as World Heritage sites. Gros Piton, which is hiked more than petit piton, is 2530 feet high and a challenge, while the smaller one is 2438 feet high. They are blanketed by a collection of plants and other natural, uneven, wonders. The local delicious beer, Piton, is named for these mountains and was brought free of charge to our hotel room each night, well, maybe not, maybe it was included in the room rate.

They are worth a closer view and a trip to the summit with a guide.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dottie B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We did a land and sea tour while we were on St. Lucia. The pitons are amazing from the water. They do not look as impressive from land however we certainly did not get an up close and personal look at them from the ground. From the Water however they are pretty amazing I would recommend it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank belrangodoucet
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Our captain of our ship Ms Koningsdam did a fabulous job of cruising the Pitons! We had seen them from afar but felt that we were right beside them cruising in the bay. Beautiful!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Page1977
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is for those who truly enjoy serious nature hikes. With a guide by your side you will climb a steep rocky mountainside and enjoy the nature that surrounds you. The guides talk just enough to let you know they are there but know when to hold back so you can enjoy the moments. 2 views will take your breath away (literally and figuratively). The challenge is going back down, would recommend a walking stick if you are not an experienced hiker. Please give yourself plenty of time to go up and down since it’s easily 3-4hours to complete (maybe less for experienced hikers)and bring water. Although we brought 4 children along who did amazingly well, this hike is best for teenagers and adults in good health. Best time to go is early daybreak before it gets too hot. Climb up, enjoy the view and at the end of it all you will look up and say, I did it.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Had the opportunity to see the Pitons from various viewing points. They can not be missed! It was interesting to discover the mountains are 1.5 miles apart . Beautiful views.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 555julieannb
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