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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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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478 reviews 478 reviews
202 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have just returned from my 8th trip to St Lucia, and always like to see a little more of the beautiful island on each visit. I contacted Janus from Real St Lucia Tours, we had previously climbed Gros Piton together, and suggested we climb Petit Piton. I was picked up from my hotel by Sammy at 6 am for... More

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Gros Piton Good climb with a nice view. My husband and I chose to do the famous Gros Piton on the first day of our trip to St. Lucia. We found it cheaper to get a taxi to the base of the mountain and pay for the guide there. If we had booked through our resort it would have been... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I couldn't get enough of the pitons! Beautiful! Can't fathom a more amazing view than of these mountains!

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Louisville, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I rated this average because it was not quite what I expected. The hike itself is challenging for those not in decent shape. 2 of our fellow hikers (age 26) were runners and had no difficulty with the climb. The rest of us (mostly in the late 30-mid 40 age range) were in varying degrees of physical fitness but were... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Not too difficult of a hike. Harder going down. Great view from the top. The view from Petit Piton is supposed to be better but that is a more difficult climb and costs over $100us per person.

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