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Pitons

St. Lucia
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Ranked #3 of 96 Attractions in St. Lucia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

After reading some reviews that Gros Piton was something like a pleasant hike, we thought we would give it a try. A little background first- we are what I would consider average fitness levels for Americans. We've been to Machu Picchu and climbed Machu Picchu Mountain- a similar height as Gros Piton, but a very very different hike. So, Gros... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I climbed the petite piton in early December. It was a pretty rough climb but we were determined. It took us 2.5 to climb up and 3 to get down. It was pretty much straight up and I didn't think it was too bad until about 15 min till the top when I started to get fatigued.... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We nearly went all the way around the island with a tour taking us snorkeling, to the sulphur springs, to driving up into the pitons! It was incredible and majestic!

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
70 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Went there in 2008 It's like a little Martinique as a friend Of mine said One of my favorite in the caribbean Inside island is a big jungle All kind of fruits and plants Snakes and tarantulas as well The famous twin peaks and the souffiere which is a smoking volcano I loved my time there

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

In advance we checked whether we can do this hike on our own, which we were denied. So we asked for a fast guide, since we planned on going really fast (we like to do that). Some people told us, that a guide is needed because it's not easy to find the way. This is totally nonsense, there's really nowhere... More 

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Miami
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Go here NOW! Its Stunning! One of the most beautiful places you can visit! Romantic and gorgeous. I would go back in an instant.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Extremely picturesque. Iconic mountains on a gorgeous island. The Pitons make a perfect backdrop to a visit to Souffriere and the surrounding area.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I hiked with a guide. The trail is well marked and maintained but it's a scramble up rocks, tree roots and steps. We allowed two hours both ways which was about right buy you could do it in a little less time. Unfortunately, it was cloudy at the top so our view wasn't great, but I'd still... More 

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England
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I walked up Gros Piton with a lovely guide called Candice. It took us 1hr 10 mins to get to the top and it was hard work but worth the effort. Very satisfying to pop out at the top and look back down at St Lucia mapped out below you. Only wear proper shoes (definitely no flip flops) as the... More 

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Clearwater
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There is something about the Pitons that has an energy draw that flows straight to my heart! I wonder if anyone feels such an attraction like I do for them? It really sets apart this Island from all the others and it is no wonder there were 18 wars between the French and the English!

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