The Pitons

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 6 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 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
L'escape

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

$859.2
Samfi Gardens

Samfi Gardens

Offering free WiFi and a garden, Samfi Gardens is situated in Soufrière. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area. Some units have a balcony and/or patio with sea views. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$120

 
$1209.0
Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

This French colonial estate house in Soufriere, St Lucia, is situated on a fully operating, 135-acre cocoa plantation. Surrounded by tropical gardens, this 19th century plantation is a World Heritage site. Average score from 123 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$219 - $275

 
$2198.9
River Side House

River Side House

River Side House is located only 10-minutes from Soufriere’s pristine beach and offers guests free Wi-Fi , a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable seating area with couches. This holiday home comes with a cable TV, 2 bathrooms, a desk and a fan. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$75

$758.8
Calabash Mountain Villa

Calabash Mountain Villa

Calabash Mountain Villa offers accommodation in Soufrière. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as a CD player are available. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$75

 
$758.4
Leisure Inn

Leisure Inn

Leisure Inn is a bright property located in Soufrière, within a 10-minute walk of the Diamond Waterfalls and Botanical Gardens. It boasts free WiFi and parking. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$85

 
$857.8
Kaye Mango

Kaye Mango

Offering a garden, Kaye Mango is located in Soufrière. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Featuring a terrace, all units include a seating and dining area. Some units feature a balcony and/or patio. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$200

$2007.7
The Downtown Hotel

The Downtown Hotel

This hotel is located in downtown Soufriere and offers views of the Twin Pitons. The hotel features rooms with a refrigerator and microwave. The Downtown Hotel rooms include a seating area. The rooms are also equipped with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$76 - $130

 
$767.5
Hummingbird Beach Resort

Hummingbird Beach Resort

This beachfront resort is located in Soufrière, Saint Lucia, less than 1 km from city centre. It features an outdoor pool with views of the beach and an on-site restaurant and bar. Average score from 66 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$213 - $385

 
$2137.4

Highlights:

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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.
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