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Our First time to St.Lucia

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Our First time to St.Lucia

Does anyone know of an Island tour to see the pitons without a hike? Can you see the pitons from a beach? That would be great! Also we are staying near Rodney Bay how far are the pitons from there? (TAXI cost?) We are so excited!!

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1. Re: Our First time to St.Lucia

None of the standard island tours include hiking the Pitons, you would need to book a separate tour to do that as it is very definitely not for everyone! There are several beaches with excellent views of the Pitons. The drive takes around 1 hour to get from Rodney Bay to the Pitons.

I would suggest that you either book a taxi to do a day trip, that way you get to see what you want to see and have a more personalised day although all the resorts offer round the island tours. Alternatively book a boat trip, which from Rodney Bay will also include the Pitons. When we are in St Lucia (and we've visited 15 times now) we always use Island Man Tours & Taxi Services (island.man@hotmail.com) he specialises in personalised day trips and will include in your day out everything that you want to see. We've always had excellent days and never yet been disappointed.

Have a great stay.

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There are a few different ways that you can experience the Pitons. Unfortunately, the Rodney Bay area is in the northern part of the island and Pitons are located in the southwestern section, so however you experience them, you'll need to do a little bit of traveling. Depending on where you want to go to experience them in the southwest, you'll be looking at a good 2-3 hours travel time by land (round trip) by taking very curvy, mountainous roads.

Here are some options:

1. Travel to south of Soufriere and take the Tet Paul Trail. This is an easy, guided trail (not really much of a hike) that gives you really good views and a chance to learn about the area. It's a great way to get some really good photos. If this is something you are interested in, check ahead because recently this trail was closed because of some type of land dispute with a local land owner. But hopefully the issue will be sorted out before you are in St Lucia.

2. Take a taxi down to Soufriere, sit on the local beach, swim, snorkel, etc. and enjoy the nice views, especially of the iconic Petite Piton. This is a very easy beach to get to and the taxi cost will run about $80 each way. For a different beach view of the Pitons, you could go to Sugar Beach (requires a little more travel and access through the resort). Here you can get right between the two Pitons for some nice views.

3. Take a boat trip from up north that will take you down to the Pitons so that you can see them from the water. This is especially nice to do by taking a sailboat or cat.

4. Visit one of the resorts, such as Dashene's (Ladera Resort) or La Haut, for lunch or late afternoon drinks to enjoy the Piton views.

If you hire a driver to take you down to visit the area, you can easily arrange for the driver to bring you down, wait while you do you activity (have lunch, explore a beach, etc.), and bring you back.

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Thank u for the great info :)

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