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Piton Mountains

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Piton Mountains

Soufriere, Saint Lucia

The Pitons -- 2 twin volcanic plugs on the southwestern coast of Saint Lucia -- confer with the clouds as they huddle together over the little tourist town of Soufriere. A landmark for seafaring sailors for centuries, the Gros and Petit Pitons are a symbol of this small country and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While you can climb them, most people prefer to admire their towering presence while lounging on a white sandy beach nearby or drinking rum on the balcony of one of Soufriere’s many charming pastel-colored hotels. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time in Soufriere, the Pitons make a dramatic backdrop.


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Take a catamaran cruise! Sample the local Caymanian cuisine, while enjoying awe-inspiring views of the sea and the island. 960 1280

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Go snorkeling in Stingray City, a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman. Tourists visit the popular attraction to pet and interact with southern stingrays. 960 1280

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Horseback Riding

Go horseback riding along the tranquil blue waters of Grand Cayman’s pristine beaches. Some tour companies offer a fun trek through the island’s tropical forest and the beach. We suggest horseback riding along the beach to watch sun set. 960 1280

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Blue Iguana

Explore the wildlife on Grand Cayman Island, including the endangered Blue Iguana, the longest-living species of lizard. These blue creatures have been known to live up to 69 years near dry forests or near the shore. At least 5 non-profit organizations are working with the government to ensure the survival of the Blue Iguana. 960 1280

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Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Rebuilt after a fire destroyed it in 1970, the Pedro St. James house -- also known to locals as “the Castle” -- is where island’s first 400 residents met to elect the Caymans’ first legislative assembly, on December 5, 1831. Tourists can take a self-guided tour the house and get an awesome panoramic view of the sea. 960 1280

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Seven Mile Beach aka West Bay Beach has been called one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean. This wonderful white-sand beach stretches from George Town to Long Point. Its sandy bottom and calm, clear water make it an ideal spot for families with small children. Seven Mile Beach is great for snorkeling and other watersports. If you’re looking for a spot to relax in silence, then steer clear of the areas located near the big resorts if you’re looking for a spot to relax and unwind in silence. These areas tend to be crowded. 960 1280

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