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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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The Plantations of St. Lucia

The Plantations of St. Lucia

March 02, 2020

Though the days of slavery in St. Lucia are long gone (the institution officially ended here in 1834), the impact of the slave system on our island’s culture is immense. During your stay with us, consider taking a journey into St. Lucia’s past through one of the many fascinating plantation tours offered across the island. Mourne Caubaril Estate, now part of a historical adventure park, belonged to a single family for over two centuries. Still in operation today, the plantation produces coffee, copra, cocoa, coconuts, and various fruits. The ruins of the Michaud Estate, located on St. Lucia’s east coast, are encircled by Mamiku Botanical Gardens, 12 acres of radiant, sweet-scented flowers populated by delicate butterflies and hummingbirds. The Soufrière Estate (sometimes called Diamond Estate) boasts yet another lush botanical garden, plus the breathtaking cascade of Diamond Falls. As you enjoy the natural beauty of these historical sites, we hope you’ll also pause to reflect on the astonishing tenacity of the plantation slaves who persevered despite the immense adversity they faced under the weight of an unjust system.