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Pitons

Address: St. Lucia
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Ranked #3 of 118 Attractions in St. Lucia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
Owner description: A spectacular landmark of St. Lucia visible for miles, Petit Piton and Gros Piton are twin volcanic...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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.

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Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We booked a hike up the Gros Piton trail, through our hotel tour guide. We are both in our 60's but do a lot of rambling so felt hopeful we could tackle this hike. We had asked beforehand if it would be beyond our capabilities but were assured it would be okay as long as we had appropriately stout footwear.... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I now believe the reviews that say how hard this climb really is. An employee of our hotel recommended it and said we could do it, but my husband said his legs wouldn't work and he was dragging himself by his arms up the tree roots that serve as steps for part of the trail by the halfway point. If... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

You will hear a lot about these mountains and they are totally wicked. I've not seen anything like this. Make sure you have plenty battery life in your phone to take close ups and far away pictures as you won't be able to stop snapping away. The view is free and if you are up early its brilliant on a... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

They are steep towers coming out of the ocean. Looking like the island in the King Kong Movies. They had clouds hanging over them giving them the spooky feeling. They are majestic and awesome. Can't wait to go back.

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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

St. Lucia has to be one of the loveliest islands, partly because of these beautiful formations. Lush and peaceful, they define the island. A couple of ways to the top....

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Wichita, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We hiked the Gros Piton. They mean it when they say this is a challenging climb! We paid for a driver to take us and drop us off ($250 from Rodney Bay), then it is $35 per person to climb. You HAVE to have a guide - and they are available onsite. Tipping is recommended. What an experience. The views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The beach, the view, the snorkeling, and even the resort, which we could not afford are all gorgeous. Even getting there by car was great. One of the highlights of our trip.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I combed the internet for information on climbing Petit Piton and now that my boyfriend and I are safely back, I feel obligated to do my part. Here are a few useful details in case you have read rumors in the past: 1. It is absolutely legal to climb Petit Piton but get a good guide. We hired our guide... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We booked the experience of booking the Gros Piton Nature Trail though Boucan at Hotel Chocolat, there was no hassle as they organised the hike and assigned me a guide and charged it to our room. In addition to this they arranged for Fabrice from Herod taxi's to collect us at 6.30am and sent us off with an incredible packed... More 

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Putnam, Connecticut
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215 reviews 215 reviews
30 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

One of the most impressive sights on our Caribbean vacation. The Pitons are unlike anything else in their simple majesty, dominating the landscape for miles around.

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