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Pitons

St. Lucia
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Ranked #3 of 110 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great hike nothing to dislike apart from the weather. I did get a bit bored listening to the sermon from the guide on the way back down as I feel that religion is a private matter and I do not appreciate someone else shoving their opinion down my throat.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Two large volcanic plugs are the most significant and unforgettable feature of the island, drive in volcano - yes that is right but it is smelly and the vendors can be a bit pushy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I travelled to St Lucia as we wanted a beach holiday yet also an active, adventurous destination. We decided to climb the Gros Piton today and it has definitely been one of the best things we have ever done. Few tips- ensure you have a light backpack and pack things such as trail mix nuts, fruit and... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's hard not to miss these if you are on the west side of the island. We did not hike them, but did use several vantage points to photograph. As everyone else says, photos don't do them justice. Snorkeling near them was amazing. Definitely find a way to see them up close if you have the time.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful and unusual mountains near the town of Soufriere and part of the volcano. Better to arrive by sea, as the road is long, curvy and full of downhills and uphills.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The majestic Pitons dominate the Soufriere landscape providing thrill, adventure and even traveling passer by's with the longing to see, feel and trail this volcanic complex, Soufriere Volcanic Centre. The Gros Piton (770 m) is 3 km in diameter at its base, and Petit Piton (743 m) is 1 km and linked to the former by the Piton Mitan ridge.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

THE must-see place as the national emblem of St. Lucia, and with a very good tour guide, quite interesting. However, the postcards were prettier (sorry!).

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Photos of the Pitons, don't do them justice. The scale, simply can't be captured. The sounds and sweet smells can't be described. If you are there in the off season Late July- early September. There is no need to pack a lunch. There is ripe fruit on almost every tree. Mango's, Star fruit, Coconuts and breadfruit are everywhere. Both the... More

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Beautiful twin peaks! Best if viewed and photographed from a distance! the sand and water are beautiful...just breath taking!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went by Catamaran and had been admiring the fabulous coastal scenery, bays and homes of the rich & famous but the Pitons were stunning. The closer we got to these iconic peaks the more the rainforest spread out making for some outstanding photo ops. If I think of St. Lucia I immediately think of the Pitons and lush vegetation.... More

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