The Pitons

At a glance

  • The majestic Piton mountains
  • Zip-lining through rainforest
  • The Caribbean's most romantic island

St Lucia holidays

A romantic island of green mountains, tropical forests and adventure

St Lucia changed hands between the French and British fourteen times during the 18th and 19th Centuries and it isn’t hard to see why both nations coveted it so much. This paradise island boasts a true essence of romance as well as adventure with talcum-white beaches and crystal clear waters, dramatic landscapes, an unspoilt rainforest and even a drive-in volcano.

  • Think of Saint Lucia and the twin peaks of the Pitons will surely come to mind. This volcanic plugs rise up from the coast and create a dramatic backdrop to the town of Soufriere
  • The island’s interior is dotted with historic plantation houses, some of which offer tours and others that are now restaurants
  • There is a wide range of choice when it comes to accommodation from some of the world’s most romantic retreats to unique boutique hotels
  • The natural landscapes are perfect for exploration by foot, 4x4, zip-line and bicycle
  • All of the island’s beaches are open to the public so if you seek something a little different to your resort’s stretch of sand then head out to one of the many other bays and coves

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -4 hours

Capital:

Castries

Currency:

East Caribbean dollar

Flying time to destination:

9 hours

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When to visit

Jan

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Feb

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Mar

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Apr

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May

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Jun

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Jul

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Aug

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Sep

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Oct

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Nov

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Dec

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Kuoni Insider

It takes about four hours to walk up the Gros Piton and back down again, so don’t try this if you’re not physically fit! The best time to go is early in the morning before the temperature starts to rise, and it gets colder the higher you climb.

The views at the peak were beautiful - we could see Petit Piton directly ahead and the turquoise ocean, while surrounded by lush green mountains. I’ve never seen such a beautiful sunrise. . . it was as if it was rising up out of the ocean.

Emma Wilkinson

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