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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Mount Liamuiga is a domant volcan on the island of St Kitts. Since it smokes in bed frequently, hikers must be careful about descending into the crater bed. It is also steep and and wet (rain forest) and thus treacherous for older walkers. For those...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We went on the O’Neil volcano hike. It was tough but exhilarating. Don’t leave the island without doing it. We contacted O’Neil direct on +18696651384.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Booked Rainforest hike through Park Hyatt with Oneill. Great experience learning the flora and fauna. Hike was too easy and distance covered very short. Booked volcano hike with Oneill two days later and got what we were looking for. Strenuous 2-hr hike up and more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nether S
Reviewed October 18, 2018

My husband and 18 year old son hiked this volcano with Royal Caribbean excursions. This was the highlight of their entire week! They said it was everything that is described on TA as far as the steepness and endurance. Several people turned back. You need...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Mr O’Neil and his son treated us to a morning of insight, love of the rainforest and an education about the history, foliage and medicinal uses of the plants. We were captivated by the beauty and spirit of the forest. We took the trip via...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

My 16-year-old son and I did this excursion as part of a tour through Royal Caribbean in August. It was our first time hiking up a volcano though we are both runners. We met on the ship then were taken to the open air vehicles...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Greatest view ever!....lush forestry..fresh air..exciting experience.Nature at its best........It takes a few hours reaching the top but its worth it

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ShannyS12
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We booked a guide last minute to do this hike and it was definitely worth it! We booked it through the belle mont farm (where we were staying) and O'Neil was our guide. People commonly do this hike without a guide but I would recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I had such a great time on this hike. It is arduous at times but so beautiful. I would recommend going with a guide or at least a group. You do need to use a rope/climbing gear to get in/out of the crater and it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Let me preface this by saying do NOT do this unless you are physically fit and able to do strenuous moving, climbing, hiking for MORE than 5 hours straight. THIS WAS THE BEST THING EVER!!!!! We had Paul as our guide and he was just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Jennifer G
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Janelle A | Reviewed this property |
You gotta hike it to get the top view.
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sashipman
Yellville, Arkansas
Driving in St. Kitts (21 Replies)
My husband and I are thinking about renting a car while we are in St. Kitts, but we are worried about driving. Are the road signs easy to read and how bad is traffic? We are also from the US so we'd have to adjust to driving on the left. We will probably only drive into Basseterre from our place on Turtle Beach, Brimstone Hill and maybe Mount Liamuiga. We just can't decide if its worth the stress of driving ourselves or just paying for a taxi. Any input is much appreciated!
June 01, 2012|
Response fromCaribSurfer|
Driving is relatively easy. Other than in and around Basseterre there is really only one main island road so it is pretty hard to get lost. If you rent a car they will give you an easy to follow road map. If you are staying at Turtle Beach you will need a rental car. It is far from everywhere and taxis are not readily available in that area. You'd have to call ahead for one every time you need transportation and you'll probably have to wait 20 to 30 minutes for the taxi to arrive. Taki...More
Kris_Y71
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Taxi to Mount Liamiguia trailhead? (7 Replies)
Hey, my wife and I are planning on going to St Kitts in June. We're wanting to hike Mount Liamuiga. From the sounds of the forums, there's a LOT more traffic coming in and out of St Kitts than there was ten years ago when we first went. From some of the posts in the forums, it looks like Liamuiga isn't that hard without a guide anymore. However, we will NOT be renting a car. Anyone know what the likelihood of being able to get a taxi TO the Trailhead site, and more importantly back OUT...More
May 11, 2016|
Response fromMNDaveSKN|
I would skip the idea of doing the volcano hike/climb without a guide. You in all likelihood will NOT be able to find a driver willing to take you to the beginning of the trail going up the volcano and trying to find you if you get lost,fall or anything else that may happen on your adventure. People DO get lost up there. I did this hike/climb years ago and would not attempt to do it without a guide.
jambalady
New York
Hiking Mount Liamuiga WITHOUT a guide (8 Replies)
Is it possible to hike Mount Liamuiga without a guide? My husband and I are going in late May and we really prefer exploring things on our own than being on guided tours. Is the trail easy to follow or are there side trails where we may get lost? Also, what other active/adventurous things are there to do? We love hiking/snorkelling/beautiful beaches/fishing charters. TIA!!
March 27, 2007|
Response fromCaribSurfer|
While it is possible to hike alone no one with any sense would do it without a guide. The trails are often difficult to traverse, sometimes very muddy and overgrown and not well marked. It's very easy to get lost. Do yourself a favor and use a guide, you'll be glad you did. FYI - a couple of years ago a tourist tried hiking Mt. Nevis (similar to the trails up Mt. Liamuiga) alone and was lost for almost a week - he fell into a ravene and couldn't get out. After several days he finaly...More