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Insider Picks From The Landings' Expert Staff

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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.  

Take a Whale-Watching Tour

January 09, 2017

Saint Lucia’s waters are abundant with marine life, including playful dolphins, and there are some species of whales that migrate to this area at certain times of the year. From October to February, these massive mammals abandon the frigid Arctic and make their way to warmer waters to mate and breed. 

Several tour companies offer excursions to spot whales and dolphins - and the sight of whales spouting plumes of water from their blowholes and breaching is a breathtaking experience! Sperm, humpbacks, and pilot whales are most commonly seen, along with bottlenose and spinner dolphins.

Once you've booked a tour, keep a few basics in mind to make the most of it. Whales and dolphins are naturally curious and may swim nearer to the boat, so have your camera ready for close encounter photo ops. Video is even better for capturing the moment. Also, noise is a deterrent for these animals, so remain quiet when approaching them. Finally, don’t forget to slather on the sun block and bring along some motion-sickness pills if you’re vulnerable to that malady. Happy watching!

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