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“Spectacular views! Beautiful!”
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Pitons
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Pirates' Day Cruise Adventure from St Lucia
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Gros Piton Nature Trail Hike in St Lucia
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St Lucia Castries to Pitons Tour
Ranked #2 of 170 things to do in St. Lucia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Sellersburg, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Spectacular views! Beautiful!”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

What ever you do, take a tour to view the Pitons. This is the island's signature attraction and it is the "least" croweded tour and attraction. In fact, our tour group consisted of 3 couples. You travel through rainforests and winding mountain roads with fantastic views of the island, mountains and the sea.

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Visited July 2011
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“One of the most beautiful places on earth”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

I had the opportunity to sail into Pitons Bay on a sailboat, and moor in the bay. Coming in from the sea the pitons are an amazing sight. I've only seen it from the sea, but I can't imagine the view from land would be as breathtaking.
The snorkeling there is spectacular. Beautiful coral, of many different varieties, and quite a variety of fish, and urchins as well.

Visited February 2011
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Very unique site.”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Beautiful scenery! This natural structure is nothing like I have ever seen before. Very unexpected and unique.

Visited February 2011
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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33 reviews
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“Amazing, tough, basically vertical hike.”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

My 11-year-old son and I hiked to the summit of Gros Piton on December 30. My son loves vertical hiking, and this didn't disappoint. There is a fair amount of rock scrambling, and lots of very steep hiking even where there are no rocks. It had rained a fair amount in the morning before we visited, but it rained only a bit while we were hiking (and we much appreciated the refreshment). There are stopping points at the one-quarter, halfway, and three-quarters marks. The first two have pretty amazing views. On a clear day, you can see St. Vincent from the one-quarter mark, and the halfway mark has an awesome view of Petit Piton. The summit has a great view, too, but by the time you get up there you are acutely aware of how long it will take you to get down! Although the hike up was more strenuous, I found the hike back down harder. Near the top, it was quite wet, muddy, and treacherous coming down. And the downwards rock scrambling rewards a degree of balance that I just don't possess. But the hike as a whole was enormously fun, and definitely the highlight of our St. Lucia vacation. The food at the bottom is excellent local food (the guide calls in to the base when you are about 20 minutes from being done, so the food is waiting for you). Not an easy hike, but a great one to have done!

Visited December 2011
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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful but challenging”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

First of all it is a climb and not a hike. Don't expect to spend time looking at the flora, it is mission for completion. Views from mid point were breathtaking.

Visited December 2011
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