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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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Watching Out for the Turtles

Watching Out for the Turtles

April 01, 2019

St. Lucia provides an ideal habitat for an abundant array of the island’s flora and fauna, particularly to three different species of sea turtles, many of which are either critically endangered or are in danger of becoming extinct. The months of March to November are hatching season for the island’s native hawksbill, leatherback, and green turtles, and this phenomenon provides our visitors and guests with the singular opportunity to witness the hatchings and celebrate the birth and continued existence of these ancient creatures.

However, it’s important to avoid any damage to the turtle’s habitats, especially during hatching season. One of the best ways to do this is to hire an experienced local guide or to book a turtle conservation tour through St. Lucia Turtle Tours, or another eco-friendly tour company. Some travelers even plan their getaways by volunteering with a turtle conservation project, where they are trained to watch for hatchlings and protect their habitat from damage and/or danger.