Tips for trekking the Pitons
and the coast
Paul Sawyer, from our supplier New Experience vacations, shares his Saint Lucia travel advice for walkers: “You can walk on a number of Caribbean islands, but they tend to be flatter, without as much remote jungle as you have in Saint Lucia. Although Saint Lucia does have typical Caribbean beach tourism, it’s mostly in the north, and in the middle part where we go, although there are some good hotels there’s a lot of jungle and other areas in which to walk.
Saint Lucia also has the added attraction of the Pitons. Every brochure – of not just Saint Lucia, but most of the Caribbean – has a picture of the Pitons. It is possible to walk to the top of one with a guide. You do need to be fairly fit; the walk itself – if you did it in the Lake District, most people could do it, but in Saint Lucia there’s fairly high humidity and heat, so you do have to be fairly fit. People have to pay a little extra for that walk as well, as it’s in a national park which has an entrance fee.”