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“a nice alternative to seeing the Pitons again”

Pigeon Island National Park
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Ranked #6 of 172 things to do in St. Lucia
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We have been to St Lucia twice before on cruises and both times went to the Pitons.

We were looking to see more of the island so decided to go to Pigeon Island. It was a great way to spend the morning before a nice lunch at the Coal Pot.

The hike up gives great views and the beach was lovely to cool off. There is also a nice restaurant and bar .

A very nice excursion for young or old.

Thank pinn
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Beautiful views of both the Caribbean Sea and Rodney Bay from the top, but it's a bit of a hike. It took us about 20 minutes to get to Fort Rodney on top and we were not in any particular hurry. It's worth the effort because it's a spectacular vista and a delightful place to visit. Best time to go is in the morning before it gets too hot and wear shoes good for hiking.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed at Sandals Halycon and planned for a day visiting Pigeon Island. To avoid some of the daytime heat, we took a cab over to the Sandals Grande first thing in the morning. We inquired at the desk as to how to get to the park entrance and received easy directions - walk along the beach and once you hit the parking lot (the big open space after watersports) veer off to the right. You will see a chain link fence with a little building that serves as the entrance location. Here you pay your $5/pp fee to enter the park and receive a map.
There are lots of areas to explore once in the park, you could easily spend several hours walking around and visiting the beach. Wear some good walking shoes and bring water.
The climb to the top of Fort Rodney is fairly short but VERY steep. We are both in our mid-thirties and I have had a hip replacement and several surgeries on one leg and am not in the best shape. It was very manageable for me, as we just took our time and took breaks for photos along the way. It was no sweat for my husband.
The view from the top was fun, it was very windy up there! We saw several people with tour guides in the park - very unnecessary as you can definitely find your way around on your own if you desire - well defined paths and signs everywhere.
Visiting Pigeon Island was well worth it!

1  Thank Sunseekergirl77
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Don't miss a trip to Pigeon Island National Park! We stayed in Rodney Bay and decided to try to catch the 1A Bus into Gros Islet and then walk from there. It turned out to be quite the 2-3km walk, but it made the trip adventursome. From Gros Islet, stay on the road just east of the beach walk to get to Pigeon Park. Otherwise, I suppose you could hire a water taxi from Reduit Beach or Rodney Bay to get there more comfortably. We didn't bring our bathing suits but the waters looked very warm, inviting and calm. The "Jambe de Bois" bar/restaurant served tasty food with good prices as well. It is located near the second beach. The hikes afforded truly stunning, panoramic views of Rodney Bay and beyond. The second hike to Signal Peak is quite steep at some parts with loose rocks so come prepared with proper footwear and cardivascular conditioning!

2  Thank gingerlily L
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We found this quite hard to find as it wasn't that well sign posted and drove post the turn and realized when we saw the golf course. After you get past Sandals the road finishes and that's where you can park. They'll be the guys trying to sell you stuff.

At the office (which takes cash only - ATM at Rodney Bay / along the road in 5 mins max) you can buy a beach chair. I recommend this. The second beach is lovely, great views, wasn't populated, seemingly popular with kids (not many) and there's a bar there too.

Hiking wise if you're going to do both peaks go early. The fort hike is doable in the mid day sun but the second peak will wipe you out unless you have a lot of water. Wear decent shoes too. The views at the top are more than rewarding!

3  Thank A_-_-_-HIM-_-_-_-P
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