8 Things to See and Do in St. Lucia
St. Lucia, with its varied topography, provides some stunning visuals. This Caribbean island is covered with lush tropical rainforests, possesses miles of white sand beaches, and has a coast line that ushers up volcanoes and volcanic rock masses that rise up into the sky. Altogether, the vistas create an awareness of the variability of nature. This small island has lots to offer in terms of activities, accommodation and points of interest.
8. The Pitons
No trip to St. Lucia would be complete without taking in the iconic Piton Mountains that shoot up from St. Lucia’s west coast. The towering Piton Mountains are the most photographed landmark on the island, and with good reason. Le Gros Piton and Le Petit Piton rise 798 and 743 meters, respectively and provide a stunning contrast in color, with their dark outlines cast against the green waters of the Caribbean Sea below. They are dark because they have been formed from lava and rock. These two twin peaks are connected via a ridgeway (they are actually located about four kilometers from each other). These volcanic spires are covered in lush tropical rainforests. For the adventurous, the Pitons can be climbed, but an ascent up this steep pitch is arduous and takes several hours in both directions. It is recommended that you hire a local guide. This land mass and some of the water area surrounding it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.