The Pitons, which Oprah noted as a place worth visiting in an issue of O Magazine once in your lifetime.
The Pitons are twin peaks rising from the sea and are said to be remnants of 2 dacitic lava domes that formed 200-300 thousand years ago. Gros Piton is 2619 ft (771 metres) and Piton Piton is 2461 ft (743 metres). Gros Piton is the only one authorized for climbing by the government, and has 148 plant species and 27 bird species (5 of them endemic). The Pitons Management Area is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the Pitons appear to be lying side by side, Gros Piton is in the town of Soufriere and Piton Piton is in the village of Choiseul. They are linked by the Piton Ridge.
When you come and stay at Akasha we can organise trips to the Pitons for you to enjoy their beauty and also your hike. Our taxi driver will take from the door at the villa all the way to the Piton where you will be met by a registered guide – you need one just in case. You don’t want to be rescued by a helicopter as this can be costly.
All you need to do is tell you want to do the “hike” and leave the rest to us. Our aim at Akasha, is to provide you with Luxury, Quality and Service when you stay at the best villa rental in St Lucia. For those not so energetic then there is a much shorter hike just behind Akasha.