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Pitons

St. Lucia
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Ranked #3 of 109 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a great workout hiking to the top, which took slightly under 2 hours at a moderate pace. This was a perfect activity to get some exercise and take in the scenery of the piton. Highly recommend !

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Bucharest, Romania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Pitons are the main attraction of the country and the view is breathtaking, also a World Heritage Site.You can climb them or you can just see their beauty. There are many different places to see them. You get a great view from the sea and also in and around the roads and towns on the west coast

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You definitely have to hike the gros piton. It is a much easier hike than the petit piton, which is not governmet approved. All the locals we have met told us not to do the petit piton, even though we are pretty fit. We were happy with the gros piton hike. It was still a challenge , but was safe.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I visit Ladera Resort every time I come to Saint Lucia. I enjoy the food and drinks there, but I love taking pictures of the majestic twin mountain peaks just as much. One day I will muster up the courage to actually climb Gros Piton. Maybe on my next visit to beautiful Saint Lucia.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family and I decided to visit the Pitons during out last visit to St. Lucia in July 2014 and I'm glad we took the trip. The tour guide was knowledgeable and encouraged myself and my family to ask questions regarding the exploration. After the hike, literally, lol to the final rest stop, I was winded to the point where... More

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St. Louis, MO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family and I did this climb last week. Note that I said climb, not hike. The climb is broken up into 4 stages with rests between them. The first 2 stages are described as "moderate", the last 2 stages are labelled "strenuous" - and they are. There were about 12 of us in our group with 3 guides. I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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209 reviews 209 reviews
109 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Gros & Petit Pitons are twin 2,000 foot volcanic spires coming out of the ocean near the shore and are the most photographed part of the tropical island. Located just south of Soufriere along the west coast, they welcome you to the island. You can climb them (not an easy climb!) or you can just see their beauty from... More

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Richfield, Utah
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Love the island of St. Lucia, such a beautiful paradise, love the laid back lifestyle of the Lucian people.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Pitons are the main focal point of the country with so much going on around them and it's easy to see why. These are simply spectacular and make a great back drop to your adventures. We recommend visiting st. Lucia and the Pitons

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Everything, restaurants, scenery especially from the sea, swimmig nand snorkelling between them, quiet bays.

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