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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.  

Jump Up and Party Down in Gros Islet

April 02, 2018

Sip on spiced rum punch and sample homemade rum as revelers sway and dance to the beat of reggae music booming from huge speakers nearby. Savor the enticing aromas of barbecued meats and grilled fish with plantains as cool sea breezes waft over you. Indulge yourself with crab and lobster as you rub shoulders and nosh family-style with the locals and other island visitors. This is the Friday Night Jump Up, a 40-year-old tradition, and it’s a don’t-miss party.

Held every Friday after sundown in Gros Islet, a fishing village just north of Rodney Bay, Jump Up begins just before sundown with vendors setting up for the evening. After sundown, the streets are blocked off, and the area becomes one epic street party. The drinking, grazing, music, and dancing will continue for hours, with more locals drifting in as their evening shifts end, and many guests will dance the night away. Jump Up is a fabulous way to soak up the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of Gros Islet, and get to know its people in an atmosphere of fun and festivity.

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