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What to see in Saint Lucia

Pitons Management Area
Near the town of Soufriere, southwestern region of St Lucia

Pitons Management Area

The 2,909-ha site near the town of Soufriere, includes the Pitons, two volcanic spires rising side by side from the sea (770-m 743-m high respectively), linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. The volcanic complex includes a geothermal field with sulphurous fumeroles and hot springs. Coral reefs cover almost 60% of site’s marine area. A survey has revealed 168 species of finfish, 60 species of cnidaria, including corals, eight molluscs, 14 sponges, 11 echinoderms, 15 arthropods and eight annelid worms. Hawksbill turtles are seen inshore, whale sharks and pilot whales offshore. The dominant terrestrial vegetation is tropical moist forest grading to subtropical wet forest with small areas of dry forest and wet elfin woodland on the summits. At least 148 plant species have been recorded on Gros Piton, 97 on Petit Piton and the intervening ridge, among them eight rare tree species. The Pitons are home to some 27 bird species (five of them endemic), three indigenous rodents, one opossum, three bats, eight reptiles and three amphibians.

Glencastle Resort Castries

Bay Guesthouse Gros Islet, Country Cottage Motel Gros Islet, Tropical Breeze Guesthouse/Apartments Gros Islet

A Peace of Paradise Mamiku

Inn On The Bay Marigot Bay

Villa Campbell Micoud

Balenbouche Estate Vieux Fort , Cedar Palm Villa Vieux Fort, Juliette's Lodge Vieux Fort, Reef Beach Huts Vieux Fort, Villa Caribbean Dream Vieux Fort


Where to stay in
Saint Lucia


Gros Islet


Marigot Bay


Rodney Bay

Vieux For

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