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Gros Piton, St. Lucia

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The World Heritage-listed Gros Piton represent two volcanic spires rising from the Caribbean Sea. Take a boat ride to gaze at the tall volcanic plugs, or try snorkeling in the surrounding waters, filled with coral reefs and an array of marine life. Brave the strenuous hike to the top of the lush Gros Piton, the larger of the two spires, and enjoy the panoramic views. Climbing the very steep Petit Piton, the smaller spire, is recommended for pro climbers only. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Choiseul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Gros Piton and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Visible from a lot of places but no more than pointed hills covered in greenery, bit disappointed really, but a free visual 'attraction'  more »
  • We took a catamaran to sail across from the cruise harbour visiting several bays and beaches on our way.The pitons loomed larger and larger until finally we arrived in the bay below them.jumping off.....  more »
  • We really enjoyed our catamaran trip to admire the pitons. A truly beautiful island, and the highlight of our Caribbean cruise trip. The ocean color is truly beautiful, varying constantly. Great see.....  more »
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  • The climb was challenging at times, but it was worth it. The guides were fantastic! The hike is broken into four parts with a resting area between each part. The view at the top is great. There are railings and steps along much of the path.
  • We spent a week in St Lucia and Pitons were a highlight ofnour trip. They are grand, gorgeous and a major attraction sight here. Any boat ride to Soufriere would give a great view of these. We got a glimpse of these also from our road trip to the volcano via car as well.
  • By far and away one of the best trips of my life. The hike up the mountain is not easy but it is so worth the climb. Absolutely enjoyed it and wouldn't mind doing it again. It was one more check off the bucket list. Hope to be back to St Lucia again!
  • Beautiful and amazing hike to the top. Worth every moment of the hike. Takes around 2 hours or more to reach the top. Depends on your stamina. You will need to pay and get a local guide to bring you up and down the piton. Bring water for the hike.
  • I loved this hike. There were great views and we had excellent guides (excursion booked through Sandals). Be warned, it is not an easy trek and there are some fairly steep areas. You will want to have plenty of water and appropriate shoes.
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