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Pitons

St. Lucia
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Ranked #3 of 111 Attractions in St. Lucia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was a very strenuous hike, although being hiking through the jungle was a great experience. It's more of a climb than a hike. Make sure to bring plenty of water! My husband and I were up and down in a little under 4 hours. The views from the top were decent. You can almost get the same view from... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and I visited St Lucia for our honeymoon. We wanted to do something other than sit at the resort, and when we talked to the tour desk and she advised us that it would be quite strenuous. When the taxi picked us up to take us there, he advised he hiked it once and wouldn't do it again.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Two days post-climb and my right quad and left ankle are sore sore sore (I rolled my ankle on a rock thanks to a misstep). Be prepared for steep stairs / steep rock scrambles. The trail is very well-maintained (shout out to our nice but kinda quiet guide Charles, the trail maintenance manager!). I am young and in shape, but... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A must-see for any visitor to the area,truly magnificent.Plenty of tours that take in the Pitons if you are hotel based and not hiring a car.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This there ladies n gentlemen is no tourist trap. If u make it to the top give yourself a big ol' pat on the back. Take plenty of water. Wear a bathing suit cause your gonna b pouring sweat. N make sure your life insurance is up to date. Cause its a motha.

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Metro-Detroit
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I hiked the Gros Piton and really enjoyed the views. The hike was pretty intense and you should be in pretty good shape if you're going to hike it. 12 people started in our group, and only 9 made it to the summit. Also, make sure to take plenty of water. I did not take enough water,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Snorkeling between the Pitons was an amazing experience, I swam with schools of fish for what felt like hours. The water was very warm, and the views were awesome.

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Ensenada, Baja California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Love Saint Lucia in general, but to anchor beneath the Pitons is a great pleasure, you become immersed in the true natural beauty of Saint Lucia.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We hiked the gros piton and had a great time! It's a moderate hike, long and steady incline. It took us about 2 hours to ascend with multiple stops (probably 40 minutes of stopping) for pictures and to rest. Bring about 1 to 1.5 liters of water per person, and your camera! Also wear lots of bug spray, and watch... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was an awesome lunch at the Pitons during the Joe Knows tour. Junior and Darwin were absolutely fun, great, awesome, and a made for a good time! The tour was the best. Everyone should do it. Joe Knows!

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