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Pitons

St. Lucia
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Ranked #2 of 109 attractions in St. Lucia
Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
Traveler Description: The two Pitons are of course the most photographed landmark on the island. The Gros Piton is easier climbed with well established tours that provide... more »
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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

No visit to St Lucia is complete without seeing the a Pitons. We chose to do it from the sea, with a private chater boat. The views are just stunning.

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Castries, St. Lucia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It's a must to climb Gros Piton, but you must be fit to do so. The trail is not very inviting but climbing to reach the top is worth it. It's immaculately beautiful the view on top of Gros Piton. To see Micoud, Vieux Fort and Choiseul and surrounding. What a view to remember. I will cherish this forever in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This hike was rated "8/10" but in my opinion, "10" must be an Everest climb. The later half of the trail we were climbing on all fours. I am quite fit and this was a difficult climb. Not for the faint of heart. However, beautiful view of the entire island from the top.

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London, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
97 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We was on a tour and our driver Fred pulled over so we could take our photos of Pittons. He was such a calm and patient man whatever we requested he was happy to please us. The view was awesome, overlooking the village.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

we went to st lucia with cruise for a one day ,we have 2 kids under 6 so we couldn't be able to climb on pitons than we grabbed by this people on the cruise port , i can not remember agencies name but they are the only one at the port door and they have round desk and uniform,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

With only one day in port, it was difficult to decide what to do on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. After doing some research online, including TripAdvisor, we decided to use Real St. Lucia Tours to climb Gros Piton. The friendly driver, Gideon, met us at the port and drove us south along the coast to Gros Piton and... More

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UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Before arriving in St Lucia we did enquire about hiking the Gros Pitons as we have a 20 month old daughter and we were worried that the path would not be safe. When we got to St Lucia we met few people on other excursions and we asked them about the hike: it is hard but it is doable if... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

You don't have to hike up the Pitons are even get close to their base to get a fantastic view or experience. We wanted a fabulous view and stumbled across it while having lunch at Dasheene Restaurant at Ladera Resort. The view is completely unobstructed of both mountains and is simply breathtaking. It's not too bad of a drive from... More

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

this was a tough hike - 2 hours up and 2 hours down. It was a lot of work but it was absolutely amazing.

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Pocatello, Idaho, USA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We arrived in Castries St. Lucia via cruise ship. We had made prior arrangements with Solomon Tour Company, which I highly recommend, for this excursion. Solomon met us at the cruise terminal and took as via speed boat to the beach at the base of the Gros Piton where we started the hike. If you start the hike at the... More

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