Pitons
Mountains • Geologic Formations • Volcanoes
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7:00 AM - 2:00 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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Kevin G
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Zakiya was our host, and words can't describe how wonderful she was. This woman deserves a raise times 10. The food was absolutely amazing and worth the trip alone. But when I come back I want to make sure Zakiya will be there!! 5 out 5 easily
Written 20 September 2022
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John B
106 contributions
Sep 2022
Did the coastal cruise to the Pitons as a shore excursion on our recent Celebrity Cruise. Views were amazing, the whole crew were superb. There was a fully stocked bar onboard. We had a swimming stop where you could get off and go for a swim if you wanted - you could also stay onboard if swimming isn't for you. Overall a great day out and the perfect way to see the Pitons and St. Lucia's beautiful coastline.
Written 18 September 2022
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Matt V
3 contributions
Aug 2022
I climbed Gros Piton with my 6 year old son. The guides made it clear that it is pretty rare for a 6 year old to get to the top (and back down again) and several other people on the island were surprised and impressed to hear he made it to the top. It was a fun, unique and challenging experience through stunning, lush scenery. It took us about 4 hours - going up was easier than coming down. The climb is broken up into quarters - first two quarters are called the "fun" part and the second two the "hard" part. It was definitely challenging with some steep parts but well worth it. My 6 year year old was tired by the half way point but was determined to take on the challenge and pushed on to the top. The views were stunning (half way point the best). Coming down was even more challenging - it was steep particularly for a 6 year old. I probably carried him about 10-15 minutes of a 2 hour climb down - again luckily he was determined to do it himself. Ice cream and a cold beer at the bottom was well deserved. I would highly recommend doing this but don't underestimate the journey and bring loads of water. We loved the experience and it was a satisfying moment to reach the top with a 6 year old. Grateful to our guide -Margaret - who has impressively done the climb 4 days a week for the last 24 years!
Written 3 September 2022
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mrrpaderp
Wilmington, DE25 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We booked a Gros Piton hike through our resort and Nexus. The hike was very challenging and rewarding. Gorgeous views at the halfway point.

I recommend taking a private tour not a small group. Unfortunately we were stuck with a few people that never should have attempted the hike. They were over an hour late for pickup so we didn’t even get on the mountain until after 9 am even though we got picked up at 6 - far too late in the day in July. They were super slow and required lots of long breaks; they were winded by the walk from the parking lot to the start of the hike. The park provided multiple guides for our group, but sadly, the guides forced us to stay together instead of splitting up so some of us could finish the hike as early in the day as possible. We were still on the mountain over 6 hours later at 3:30 pm, so we hiked through the hottest part of the day. I did not come prepared for that at all, we didn’t bring snacks because we thought we would be done by lunchtime, and there were no refreshments on the mountain that day. We brought lots of water (2L ea as recommended) but it wasn’t enough for so much time on such a hot day. It was miserable. I wish the guides had let us go at our own pace so we could’ve waited for the rest of the group at the base of the mountain rather than dragging out the hike unnecessarily.

If you must take a group hike then please be honest with yourself about your fitness level and don’t be too proud to turn back. The slower members of the group had a very difficult time coming down the mountain, they were too tired to do so safely. It is a miracle they didn’t break an ankle or worse. It is not safe for you and it is not fair to the rest of the group to try to scale a mountain in 95 degrees and 80% humidity if you cannot keep pace with the group.
Written 27 July 2022
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Jensen H
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Devon and Sarah were such wonderful waiters! The food at Piton’s is amazing and the service was great.
Written 19 June 2022
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Helen W
2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
This was a lot harder than we thought it would be. It is mainly climbing and it requires a lot of upper body strength to get up some of the rockfaces with the ropes. We had a guide- Wayne (Waynes tours and hiking club - facebook) he was fantastic and we definately could not have got up there without him. Thank you Wayne for a fab hike!!
Written 13 May 2022
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Julie K
Atlanta, GA13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
If you want a serious challenge then this is for you. This is billed as a hike but it is more like rock climbing. You will need hiking boots with good ankle support. Definitely get the hiking stick that they will rent to you for $5. The guides are friendly and patient. Just know that this is a strenuous hike that is 2 hours of climbing and another 2 hours down. The best view is from the second stage, there are 4 stages to the top. Most of it is on solid rock. Good luck!
Written 19 April 2022
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Ashleigh M
Howell, MI257 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
If you’re visiting St. Lucia, you have to see the Pitons! The view is unlike anything I’d ever seen before! Just beautiful!
Written 4 April 2022
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Neil F
Bath, UK46 contributions
Feb 2022
The Pitons are two stunningly beautiful volcanic peaks on the west coast of Saint Lucia, just south of the town of Soufriere. You must not miss them if you are in Saint Lucia.

You will enjoy them more if you see them at the right times of day. They look at their most impressive when viewed from the north-east or north-west. So arrange to visit the Petit Piton viewing point by about 9 am if you can, when the sun lights up the greenery of the mountain. And arrange a water taxi to take you between 5 and 6 pm to see both Pitons from the sea in the evening light - from the west and from the north-west (this needs to be spelt out in advance). You will love what you see - truly iconic.
Written 3 April 2022
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,004 contributions
Jan 2022
While this wasn't the first time we were in St. Lucia, it was the first time we got to see the Pitons. Took a tour and with this tour you got to see them by land and by sea.
The roads on this island are narrow and winding, so if you get motion sickness, do take the necessary medication to prevent illness.
While is was overcast when we were there, the views are still fantastic.
Written 2 April 2022
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  • Sat - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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