Gros Piton

Gros Piton

Indisputably Saint Lucia's most iconic landmarks, the Pitons are a pair of volcanic mountains that rise up by the coast, looming magnificently over the nearby beaches. They are a wonder to simply admire from any of the surrounding spots, but for the more adventurous, there is also the option of climbing your way up Gros Piton's green slopes. Gros Piton is at 798 m of altitude, which might seem like a reasonably attainable goal for seasoned hikers. However, due to the heat and humidity of the rainforest, the expedition often feels lengthier and more physically demanding than what many climbers initially believe they have let themselves in for. Please make sure to be prepared. Once you're at the foot of Gros Piton you will be assigned a trained guide to accompany you. The route up the mountain includes caves, a rainforest, and two different summits with equally stunning views. A good 3 to 6 hours are required for a comfortable round trip to the summit and back; and it is preferable to climb Gros Piton during the dry season.
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Pigeon Island National Landmark

Pigeon Island National Landmark

Pigeon Island is the wonderful backdrop to Saint Lucia's annual jazz festival. Despite its name, it is not an island but a peninsula. A man-made causeway drawing out into the sea connects what was once the island to the mainland. Before 1972 it was surrounded by water on all sides, but thanks to the construction of the causeway that was built at the time, visitors can now walk to the site. Aside from being a landmark of immense beauty and great intrinsic value to the nation of Saint Lucia itself, Pigeon Island is also home to the historical ruins of military buildings used during the armed confrontations between the French and the British in the fight for control over Saint Lucia. The historical site is also home to two lovely beaches, as well as a couple of restaurants and a pub. Don't miss the viewpoint atop the hill, from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island's northwest coast.
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Rodney Bay & Gros Islet

Rodney Bay & Gros Islet

Facing out into the waters of Rodney Bay, on the northern tip of Saint Lucia, is the village of Gros Islet, a quiet fishing town which is also now a prominent tourist resort on the island. Take a walk and discover all of the charming nooks and crannies of the village or join in with the fun at the ever-popular Jump Up street party, which takes place on the town every Friday night. Another idea is to head to the beach and take a scenic ride up and down the shore on horseback with Island Riders.
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