After conquering the Pitons and marveling at the breathtaking vistas of our mountainous island. More optional adventure experiences await..
Explore the island’s greatest attraction. The St. Lucia Volcano or Sulphur Springs Park – Soak up in the hot mud pools or listen to a guide explain how this fascinating attraction came to be. St. Lucia's many natural attractions are sure to fill your trip with sights and experiences you can take back home.
Plunge Into one of Our Many Natural Waterfalls - Relax under the waterfall for that perfect tension relieving massage, or swim in the pools. our goal is to get you to relax after hiking the pitons and have a truly spectacular experience. Whether we visit the Piton Falls or the Toraille Falls – the incredible sounds of nature and rushing water will take your breath away.
Explore the fine art of Local Food Culture – You’ve heard so many travelers talking about our local cuisine. Why not experience it for yourself. The restaurants we choose to visit in Soufriere are killing it over there. Clients have even openly ask the local chefs whether there’s some sorcery going on in the kitchen.
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Known for not only its breathtaking natural beauty, the island of St. Lucia commands the attention of the thrill seeking & adventurous. Like the island’s ancient inhabitants, learning about the place by foot is one, if not, the best way to capture the essence of the island’s culture and storied past.
With the first known climbing attempts done by runaway slaves whose remnants (Still remain atop the mountain and the surrounding area beneath the base they made home) can be appreciated by the hundreds who attempt the climb monthly.
The island’s popular Piton Mountains (Gros & Petit Piton) is also referred to as the island’s trademark. The twin peaks are 771 m & 743 m soaring majestically above the Caribbean Sea.
This Gros Piton tour showcases St. Lucia’s incredibly varied landscapes; it is recommended that the climb be done with professional experienced guides.
Choosing to continue the exhilarating attempt to the top will reward one with views that’s quite frankly second to none. Isn’t the adventure what ‘travel’ is all about?
There are two main routes to get to the top, the most popular and the one done by us is the trail that passes directly through Fond Gens Libre, meaning Village of the Free People.
A recent client of ours set their sights on doing the first ever wedding photo shoot atop the piton mountain, they were looking for more than just the tired beach shoot, and although no one knew what the outcome was going to be and chronicling the adventure that unfolded with an uncertain outcome, it turned out being one of the most incredible climbs of their life. It’s also important to mention that this was a Gros Piton Ascent, not the sister peak (Petit Piton) with treacherous slabs of sheer rock that terminate into the Caribbean Sea.
After the hike one can opt to visit a waterfall or simply relax and soak in the volcano mud pools, after all it's the entire adventure & exploration that makes this on of the best things to do in St. Lucia.
When to Visit St Lucia
With its tropical climate, St Lucia is a beautiful place to be almost all year long. Knowing when to visit the island can often depend on your schedule, but if you are curious whether your available dates might be ideal, then this article is designed to help answer your questions.
Truth be told, almost any time is a great time to book a St Lucia luxury villa, hotel or resort. Saint Lucia tours and excursions happen almost all year round, and the local markets and historic sites are certain to delight in almost any weather.
The busiest time in St Lucia when it comes to travel is during winter. The reason for this is that it provides many people with an escape from the cold. From December to March, the average St Lucian temperature is a warm 81 degrees Fahrenheit! Even during summer, the temperature is only around 85 degrees, although hurricane season does run from June to October, making it a good idea to keep an eye on weather forecasts. More on St. Lucia Weather.
If you are looking for the best time to visit St Lucia, it can be hard to find one. The simple truth is that the island is the ideal year-round destination. If you are looking for the best St Lucia vacation imaginable, let the Islander Group help. We offer superb affordable airport transfer service, as well as top quality tours tailored around your desires. We also offer VIP transfer and shuttle service, as well as some of the most luxurious private villas on the island. When you are looking for the very best, look no further than the Islander Group.
"You’ll Absolutely love this tour!” - Prince Charles and Wife, THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL ARE famous faces WHO visited.
St. Lucia Chocolate Farm Tour - St. Lucia Is Home to Many Cocoa Farms .
Most island destinations have their own major crops and exports that help supplement the economy and provide jobs. For St. Lucia, one of the biggest and most valuable export crops is cocoa. There are many cocoa farms located across the island, and they have much to offer for both the island's locals and for the people around the world who get to enjoy the benefits of the cocoa grown on the island.
There are four primary types of cocoa grown on St. Lucia. The first is Criollo which is one of the highest maintenance forms of cocoa. It is very fine in quality and has a distinct aroma. It also contains many essential oils, which can command high prices from a number of different markets. Forastero is the next type of cocoa, and it is the most common on the island. These bulk cocoa pods grow on trees, and the high fat beans often yield a very rich harvest, helping to make them so common. Third comes Trinitario, which is a cross between Forastero and Criollo, while last is Arriba or Amenolado, which is easily one of the finest cocoas in the world.
If you are able to visit St. Lucia, it is highly recommended that you try their remarkable cocoas. You can easily book a stop at a cocoa farm or local market by utilizing our St. Lucia Adventure Division, and you will likely find that you can locate a cocoa farm within easy reach of your St. Lucia villa rental, hotel or residence.
Sulphur Springs is a Destination Not to Be Missed
Only a couple of miles away from Soufriere is the famed Sulphur Springs. More than your average spring, Sulphur Springs boasts the distinction of being the world's only drive-in volcano. This distinction makes it a must-see destination for those visiting the island and is certain to delight children and adults alike. Far from what what might imagine in a drive-in volcano, instead of molten magma visitors will get to see hot bubbling mud that rises from the chasm.
Not too far from the edge of the volcano are the island's famous mud baths. While many tourists love the opportunity to take a dip in these baths, they are equally popular among the locals, who use them for their medicinal and healing properties. In short, Sulphur Springs is a destination that is not to be missed.
Due to its central location in regards to Soufriere, Sulphur Springs is easily reachable from many St Lucia luxury rental villas. The drive itself is only a matter of minutes, and visitors will find that a trip to the volcano and its mud baths are part of many top quality St Lucia tours and excursions. If you are looking for an adventure that is truly one of a kind Sulphur Springs is definitely a destination you will want to check out!
"Ok Google!" Sign me up for a heart pumping, pulse racing, ridiculously awesome, style-me-pretty Gros Piton wedding PHOTO-SHOOT!!
Every couple dreams of a magical wedding, and no wedding is complete without the perfect photos. Recently, a pair of newlywed Real Saint Lucia Tours clients got to experience the wedding photo shoot of a lifetime atop the majestic Gros Piton.
Hiking Gros Piton is always an adventure to remember, as the beautiful flora and fauna and the incredible sights are something to remember for a lifetime, but Kurt and Brittany got to experience even more.
Guided by Real St Lucia Tours' own Sammy, Kurt and Brittany climbed the mountain for a photo shoot they will never forget. The experience was an awesome one for everyone involved, and their photographer Gabe was able to take some absolutely stunning shots.
This shoot was the very first of its kind, and helps to highlight the way that Real St Lucia Tours goes above and beyond to ensure that our clients' wildest dreams come true. The mountain provided ample scenery and backdrops for wedding pictures unlike any other.
Our tour guides, including Sammy, are always working hard to help our clients live out their dreams and to do the impossible. If you are considering a St. Lucia wedding or are looking for a Gros Piton climb beyond anything you have ever imagined, we would love to be a part of it.
We can add on many extras, from photo shoots to just about anything else your heart desires, and we do it with flair. We live to go the extra mile for each and every client, and we want to do the same for you.
Our guides allow guests to see Saint Lucia and Gros Piton in ways that other companies simply can't or don't, and our clients love being able to tour alongside real Saint Lucia natives, who are happy to share the history and magic of the island.
As mentioned, the shoot with Kurt and Brittany was the first wedding photo shoot atop Gros Piton, but it certainly won't be the last. For a photo shoot or Gros Piton hike beyond your wildest dreams, we encourage you to contact Real St Lucia Tours or reserve here through our Gros Piton Nature Trail Site.
As you can see from these photos, Kurt and Brittany were able to create a wedding experience that they will never forget, and it would be our pleasure to help you create the trip of a lifetime as well!
Here are a list of things you can do after you've climbed the Mountain.
To see more of this incredible history making photoshoot be sure to check out Gabe McClintock's blog post about it here: http://blog.gabemcclintock.com/2013/12/st-lucia-wedding-photographer-kurt-brittany-gros-piton/
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