Pitons
MountainsGeologic FormationsVolcanoes
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Kelsey W
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hike to the top of the Piton!
    We made it to the top!!! What a great feeling of accomplishment and a way to take in some of the best views in the Caribbean! The local tour guides are great and help you stay safe on the steep trails. This hike is not for the faint of heart. If you had too many Piton beers the night before or haven’t worked out recently, I’d skip it for sure! But if you’re in for a challenge, you’ll be rewarded by the vast views, culture and foliage along the trail. It’s $50 USD per person, the guides work on tips and you can grab a taxi to take you there. Could be one of the more affordable tours available!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Kelli A
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip!
    We enjoyed our stay here. The food was delicious and the service was mostly outstanding! I want to make a special mention of Keyanna at The Pitons restaurant. She was the best! I would also like to give a shout out to Lershon at The Pitons restaurant. He had the best attitude and personality. We enjoyed him bring our waiter the second time we ate there. This was our favorite restaurant for dinner and we enjoyed Armando’s for breakfast.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
  • GrandTour360150
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gros Piton Hike
    St Lucia is paradise! My husband and I climbed the Gros Piton (we are 51 and in moderate shape). Start early (7:00 am) and bring a lot of water (2 litres each). Our guide, Abi, was the best!!! It is an uphill, gruelling hike but it is doable. The couple behind us were 70! It took us four hours and we have never sweat so much...the last 1/2 hour the heat was killing us (so don't start any later than 7:30). It was such a great experience though and reaching the top was a highlight for us! The guides are amazing. Do it and for the remainder of your holiday you will gaze at the Gros Piton and marvel that you climbed to the top.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2024
  • Ian H
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice medium challenging hike.
    The reviews universally say that Gros Piton is streneous. We are a reasonably fit couple aged 64 & 72. It is a bit of a scramble; but our benchmark of 1,000 ft per hour was pretty accurate. 2 1/4 hours to go from 600 ft to 2,620 ft, and the same time to descend. The ascent started at 09:15 a.m. and happened in shade, which was great. The descent was more sunny, hence more hot. The view along the way and from the top were very nice.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • JJam
    Nashville, Tennessee30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Challenging yet rewarding hike with amazing views
    We set out at 7am with the goal to only hike halfway. We are 50 & 55 and while physically active and exercise regularly we are not accustomed to hiking rocks and boulders. Everyone also said the best views are at the halfway point. Shane was our guide and was excellent and great to have along the trek to the halfway mark. It is difficult so be sure to wear proper hiking boots, start early due to the heat and bring plenty of water. We will be back next year and plan to hike the entire route.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2024
  • Suedrs
    Becker, Minnesota140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See the Pitons by Water!
    Took a ship excursion on a catamaran from the port in Castries, St. Lucia to view the Pitons. Well maintained boat with helpful, friendly and informative crew. Cruised down the coast while the guide crew member explained about building the villages and roads, talked about the infrastructure of the island and,of course, highlighted mega expensive resorts. Sighted some dolphins playing alongside the boat. Captain took us close enough to see the detail of the sharp drop of the twin peaks to the ocean. Had a short swim stop. Was a great way to see the Pitons without having to spend a long time in a vehicle.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2024
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Suedrs
Becker, MN140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Took a ship excursion on a catamaran from the port in Castries, St. Lucia to view the Pitons. Well maintained boat with helpful, friendly and informative crew. Cruised down the coast while the guide crew member explained about building the villages and roads, talked about the infrastructure of the island and,of course, highlighted mega expensive resorts. Sighted some dolphins playing alongside the boat. Captain took us close enough to see the detail of the sharp drop of the twin peaks to the ocean. Had a short swim stop. Was a great way to see the Pitons without having to spend a long time in a vehicle.
Written 10 April 2024
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JJam
Nashville, TN30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We set out at 7am with the goal to only hike halfway. We are 50 & 55 and while physically active and exercise regularly we are not accustomed to hiking rocks and boulders. Everyone also said the best views are at the halfway point. Shane was our guide and was excellent and great to have along the trek to the halfway mark. It is difficult so be sure to wear proper hiking boots, start early due to the heat and bring plenty of water. We will be back next year and plan to hike the entire route.
Written 29 March 2024
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sarrang
Edinburgh, UK163 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Might have been better if we had been able to climb up one of the Pitons, but from sea level they were pretty unimpressive.
Written 24 March 2024
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Ian H
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The reviews universally say that Gros Piton is streneous. We are a reasonably fit couple aged 64 & 72. It is a bit of a scramble; but our benchmark of 1,000 ft per hour was pretty accurate. 2 1/4 hours to go from 600 ft to 2,620 ft, and the same time to descend. The ascent started at 09:15 a.m. and happened in shade, which was great. The descent was more sunny, hence more hot.
The view along the way and from the top were very nice.
Written 17 March 2024
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Karl M
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Pitons and nearby beaches are amazing. It's really an experience because in the same town you have the poverty in the middle and on the outskirts, it's extremely high end resorts, but rich or poor, doesn't matter, when the nature is so extraordinary.
Written 9 March 2024
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GrandTour360150
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
St Lucia is paradise! My husband and I climbed the Gros Piton (we are 51 and in moderate shape). Start early (7:00 am) and bring a lot of water (2 litres each). Our guide, Abi, was the best!!! It is an uphill, gruelling hike but it is doable. The couple behind us were 70! It took us four hours and we have never sweat so much...the last 1/2 hour the heat was killing us (so don't start any later than 7:30). It was such a great experience though and reaching the top was a highlight for us! The guides are amazing. Do it and for the remainder of your holiday you will gaze at the Gros Piton and marvel that you climbed to the top.
Written 3 March 2024
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Doreen M
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Exceptional views. The whole area was beautiful! Our guide was really knowledgeable which made the whole experience. Would definitely go back again.
Written 14 February 2024
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,953 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Pitons are spectacular mountains formed from the edge of a volcano. They are unusual as they are covered by lush green foliage. Great views are had within Soufriere town where you can hire a boat to take you round the corner to the beach in front of the Sugar Beach hotel. There is also a viewing point (with the usual tourist stalls) on the road coming in from Castries which gives you a good vista over the town. However the view from the Sugar Beach is best as you are standing between the 2 Pitons.
Written 14 February 2024
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Sheeny10
Kent, UK158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful views from our hotel of both Pitons. Fascinating coned rock formations. Look stunning adjacent the sea. We saw them in the sun and when several waterfalls formed after heavy rainfall.
Written 3 January 2024
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DontStopExploring
Winnipeg, Canada1,083 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
You must see the Pitons at least once in your life. We did a shore excursion from our cruise. The 1.5 hour drive to the Pitons was a beautiful scenic drive on a long and windy road.
Written 17 December 2023
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