Exploring Saint Lucia’s Pitons
Climb to the top of Saint Lucia's iconic Mountain Spire, Gros Piton, for a panoramic view that will take your breath away!
Now that you have reached this jewel of a destination, awestruck by the luscious beauty making up the landscape of Marigot Bay Resort, Spa and Marina, you might be asking yourself where to dive in first. Of the numerous experiences that our resort has to offer, hiking the Pitons of Saint Lucia is one of the most popular adventures (although a bit strenuous) that Marigot Bay Resort recommends to our guests.
The breathtaking view of Gros Piton and Petit Piton, two volcanic spires that are part of a a geothermal field with fumaroles and hot springs, greet most guests arriving to this Caribbean wonderland. These two geological beauties create the backdrop in the southwestern coast of Saint Lucia and are an inextricable part of the culture of the island.
The high-adventure experience of hiking Gros Piton is the ultimate lifetime escapade and something to cross off your bucket list. Once you see the panoramic view from the summit at 2,619 feet soaring above the coast of Saint Lucia you will understand why. During this 3.1 mile hike, you will encounter a wide array of wildlife, exotic blooms, and soaring jungle canopy that comprise the rainforest of the island. You are also likely to come across birds that are endemic species, including the island’s national bird, the Saint Lucia Parrot. As you ascend Gros Piton you can glance down to the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and catch a glimpse of an enormous humpback whale, which is the most prolific of whales spotted off the coast.
Our carefully curated custom tours feature very knowledgeable guides who genuinely love the experience that they are sharing with our guests and are able to indulge your curiosity about the history and culture of Saint Lucia and the geological forces that created the island during your hike up Gros Piton. This Caribbean dream is something pulled from the movies, and you will scarcely believe your eyes when you take in the spectacular grandeur that unfolds before you. This day-long experience is worth each venturesome step and will create memories to share with your family and loved ones for years to come.
GROS PITON NATURE CLIMB AND SWIM: An invigorating hiking adventure to 2,619 feet above sea level followed by snorkeling, beautiful views, and a picnic. Duration: Full day Price: Private: $470 USD per couple/$715 USD per family of four.
GROS PITON NATURE CLIMB BY LAND: Enjoy this scenic climb up one of St Lucia's iconic landmarks, Gros Piton. Your private guide will hike with you up to 2,619ft above sea level with a rest for a picnic at the top. Duration: Full Day Price: $4 70 USD per couple/ $ 7 15 USD per family of four