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Discover Our Mountain Majesty

Talk show super-star Oprah Winfrey once said that St. Lucia's two majestic volcanic plugs, the fabled twin peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton, located south of Soufrière and situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are among the top ten things to have in your "bucket list." We couldn't agree more! Every time returning visitors see the Pitons, they often remark that it seems like they are seeing them for the first time, every sighting is mind-blowing. On a full-day excursion to the Pitons, you can hike all the way to the top, noticing everything from the orchids, the hummingbirds, the butterflies, the canopy of trees and one of the most spectacular views you will ever encounter.  

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A Plantation Adventure

A Plantation Adventure

March 04, 2019

One of the most interesting and enjoyable ways to see the island, a plantation tour also gives our visitors and guests a “feel” for the origins of the island’s culture and history. Although tourism plays a vital role in St. Lucia’s economy, the old days of slave-grown-and-harvested cocoa, coffee, sugar cane, cassava, and additional tropical crops were integral to the island’s financial health, along with the perpetuation of the slavery system, which led to the development of many of the island’s culture and traditions. 

Next time you’re planning a visit to St. Lucia, why not enhance your stay with one of these popular tours? First, the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is a genuine treat for the eyes, with its magnificent gardens, a waterfall, and mineral baths. Next, the Rabot Estate is a working cacao plantation, and provides top quality cocoa and a variety of deluxe chocolate products. Or, check out the Roseau Valley Banana Plantation, which is the largest on the island. Lastly, enjoy the tropical fruits grown at Errard Plantation, or sip cocoa tea after a private tour of La Dauphine Estate or Balenbouch Estate.