The Pitons

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The Pitons, photo by Kcculler
The Pitons (photo by Kcculler)
 

The Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton) are striking cone-shaped peaks that are the scenic natural highlight of Saint Lucia. Located in southwestern Saint Lucia, south of Soufriere, these twin peaks together form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Gros Piton is 2,530 ft (771 m) high, and the Petit Piton is 2,438 ft (743 m) high. They are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. The Gros Piton is easier climbed with well established tours that provide transportation to the “Interpretive centre” (a small welcome center of sorts with descriptions and models of the local geography, geology and plant life).

The volcanic complex includes a geothermal field with sulphurous fumeroles and hot springs. Nearby coral reefs cover almost 60% of the site’s marine area. A survey has revealed 168 species of finfish, 60 species of cnidaria, including corals, and much other sea life.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 
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L'escape

Featuring free WiFi, L'escape offers accommodation in Vieux Fort. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a TV. Certain rooms have views of the sea or mountain. Average score from 66 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$85

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Stonefield Estate Resort

This resort offers views of the Caribbean Sea and is located in the village of Soufriere, on a former lime and cocoa plantation. Each villa has a private pool and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 40 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$332 - $1766

 
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Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

This boutique hotel offers stylish, modern décor and is located in a spectacular rainforest setting, 7 km from Soufriere Town Centre. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$525

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Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain offers accommodation in Soufrière. Certain rooms include views of the sea or mountain. Extras include bathrobes and slippers. The nearest airport is St Lucia Hewanorra Airport, 16 km from the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$1480

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A Piece of Paradise

Located in Soufrière, this apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from balcony. The kitchen is fitted with an oven and a toaster, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Towels and bed linen are featured at A Piece of Paradise. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Tet Rouge Resort

Tet Rouge Resort

Offering stunning views of the Caribbean sea and featuring an infinity pool and a covered lounge with bar. Tet Rouge is located 11 km from Soufriere Bay. Free WiFi access is available in all areas of this lodge. Average score from 71 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$295

 
$2959.6
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Located in beautiful grounds overlooking Pitons Bay, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort offers luxurious accommodation with views of the surrounding valley. Set on Sugar Beach, it features a spa, outdoor pool and 3 restaurants. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$767 - $1360

 
$7679.3
Ladera Resort

Ladera Resort

Overlooking the World Heritage Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Ladera Resort’s signature open-air suites feature natural stonework, cut tile, hard wood floors and uniquely crafted furniture made at the resort. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$556 - $1565

 
$5569.2
Stonefield Estate Resort

Stonefield Estate Resort

This resort offers views of the Caribbean Sea and is located in the village of Soufriere, on a former lime and cocoa plantation. Each villa has a private pool and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 40 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$332 - $1766

 
$3328.8
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

This boutique hotel offers stylish, modern décor and is located in a spectacular rainforest setting, 7 km from Soufriere Town Centre. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$525

$5258.8
Kaye Coco

Kaye Coco

Featuring free WiFi, a year-round outdoor pool and a barbecue, Kaye Coco offers accommodation in Soufrière. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature views of the sea or mountain. Every room has a private bathroom. Average score from 66 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$225

$2258.7
Papaya

Papaya

Featuring free WiFi, a year-round outdoor pool and a barbecue, Papaya offers accommodation in Soufrière. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$425

$4258.7
Anse Chastanet Resort

Anse Chastanet Resort

Set on a lush tropical estate, Anse Chastanet Resort is situated between Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin beaches, and offers wonderful views of Petit and Gros Piton mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$600 - $926

 
$6008.7
Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain offers accommodation in Soufrière. Certain rooms include views of the sea or mountain. Extras include bathrobes and slippers. The nearest airport is St Lucia Hewanorra Airport, 16 km from the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$1480

$14808.7

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Volcanoes
The Pitons Management Area near the town of Soufriere includes the Pitons -- two volcanic spires rising side by side from the sea (770 m and 743 m high respectively), linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. The volcanic complex includes a geothermal field with sulphurous fumeroles and hot springs.
Hiking and Trekking
Hiking to the top of the Gros Piton. The trailhead begins at an elevation of about 600 feet (approx. 180m) above sea level and requires about two hours of moderate to strenuous hiking to reach the summit of about 2600 feet (approx. 800m) above sea level. A further 1-and-a-half hours are needed to descend. Guides are required.
Other Interests:
Combination
Hotsprings
Natural
Diving
Snorkeling
Tropical Forests

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