The Pitons are the most famous landmark of the beautiful island of St. Lucia. Their iconic silhouette instantly transports you to this romantic island paradise perfect for honeymoons or anniversary trips. The Pitons are not to be missed on your trip to St. Lucia. But there is more than one way to experience the Pitons!
For a totally different view of the Pitons, take to the air. Helicopters get up close and personal with these mountain giants as you get a bird’s eye view of the whole beautiful island. It’s an amazing rush! St. Lucia is beautiful from any angle, but a helicopter rides makes for some incredible memories you won’t soon forget. We think it’s a particularly special way to start or end a romantic week. Bonus tip: you can do this as part of going to or from the southern airport to the Castries area and save yourself the long transfer.
Snorkel or Scuba Dive
Can you imagine being deep in the water and looking straight up through crystal clear Caribbean sea to see the Pitons towering into the clear blue sky? We were talking to an avid world-experienced diver on our last trip to St. Lucia. He said he comes back time and time again to dive the Pitons for exactly that reason. It’s not just the beautiful sea life but the chance to see the Pitons both above and below the water that makes this a truly special way to experience these mountains.
Many catamarans travel south to the Soufriere area for nature experiences and snorkeling. St. Lucia is particularly beautiful from the sea. It’s a great way to see the beauty of the coast without all the mountain road switchbacks! Several sunset cruise options are available on the weekend. Seeing the Pitons enrobed in the fiery colors of a Caribbean sunset while you sip a cocktail with your sweetie is one more amazing way to love St. Lucia.
If you want to feel small, stand next to a Piton. Sandwiched between these two gentle giants is Sugar Beach. There’s something about being framed in by the mountains while you sit as sea level that makes you feel like you are on your own private island. Add in a stay at Sugar Beach Viceroy and you’ll feel like royalty! Sugar Beach Viceroy also has a gorgeous zero entry pool next to the Pitons that is also a luxurious way to escape to your own private world.
The Pitons are amazing from any angle…but looking down over their valley while experiencing fine dining is hard to beat. Several restaurants are perched up in the hills behind the Pitons offering spectacular views of the valley. We highly recommend a trip to Ladera for a farm-to-table, open-air experience from their tree-house inspired restaurant. The views alone are incredible but the food is not-to-be-missed!
For those who like their nature up close and personal, Gros Piton can be hiked. While some less-than-reputable guides will take you on the smaller Piton, it is not safe. Gros Piton is a challenging but doable hike. It is not for those with physical limitations. The park requires you to have a guide to the hike. Take sturdy shoes and a camera because you’ll want to remember this tropical experience for a long time.
If you just can’t get enough of those mountain silhouettes, you can wake up and go to sleep with the Pitons from villas and rooms perched all over the valley. Sugar Beach Viceroy has amazing villas with private pools that allow you both sleep and swim with the Pitons in constant view. Ladera will offer a tree house open-air luxury experience with plunge pool that brings those iconic Piton views into every part of your natural room. For the most luxurious spot on the island, check out an open-air suites with private infinity pool at the famous (and celebrity hot spot) Jade resort.
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