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“Pigeon Island is so Pretty!”

Pigeon Island National Park
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Ranked #5 of 175 things to do in St. Lucia
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed November 29, 2013

I recommend heading here in the morning, do your walking around and exploring of this little "island" first, see the ruins, walk to the peak(s) read the signs, then when you are good and hungry stop at the little restaurant for a bite to eat! it was GREAT. For the after lunch part - head to the little beach area(s) warm water, sandy bottom, views of all the activities in the bay. You can also access many $ activities close by. We saw the Snuba folks, and the horses, also I'm sure you can get a pass to some of the resorts there for the day and have access to their equipment. Our only regret was forgetting our snorkel gear!

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

A taxi/bus to here from Rodney Bay Marina cost us $5EC each, which is a bargain!

Then it's only $6US to get in which we were surprised at but it turned out to be money well spent.

The views from around the peninsular were spectacular and the history of the the place is riveting. There are information boards dotted around the place telling you about how the island was garrisoned by the British and how they fought off French attacks. I loved it.

Tip: don't wear flip flops if you intend to climb the higher of the two peaks there, it's a bit of a scramble at the end and I nearly broke an ankle a few times!

Also on the island is a private beach which is included in the price. It's a great place to relax and have a beer. Try the local brew Piton, very nice and refreshing!

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

located right next to rodney bay and the sandals resort this former island contains the colonial british military barracks as well as a former fort perched on a high peak - used to spy on the french vessels in neighbouring martinique. i would highly recommend this for both the hiking involved (you can actually have a mini hiking trip up to the fort and then up to the other highest point on the island) or the historical sights sight-seeing. bring your swimwear so you can enjoy the little quaint beach near by right after the effort !

Thank NYC_yuppie
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We are staying in a house in Castries, just south of Rodney Bay. We have a car, so we drove to Pigeon Island. A note - the last sign that you see for it is marked that it's 2km away as you proceed north while still in Rodnet Bay. There's no sign for the turn left that you need to take. If you see the golf course on your right, you have gone too far, and should trail back to take the paved road headed west at the T. On the way down this westward road, it will curve some and you will pass the Sandals on one side, have the Ocean on the other, and will arrive at the parking for the National Park.

Entry is $6 US per person, which is totally worth it. We paid cash, I have no idea if they accept cards.

The walk to the top doesn't take long (15-20 mins) and is not all that bad at all. Previous reviews indicate that good hiking shoes are a must, which I was wearing, but I would suggest that you could do this in flip flops without an issue (it's all paved/ stone sidewalks), and that it would be nice to have flip flops so that you could enjoy some time walking on the beach afterwards. The views, per other reviews, are the best in the island - and you are high up! I would suggest that the only comparable view is on the Tet Paul Trail, but that's a view of the Petons and landscape, not the sea/ beach view you get here. A different kind of beauty. After you are done with that, there's many other areas that you can walk to see the ruins of the fort/ that once stood at this site to protect the island. Interesting placards about the history are posted.

Some of the island as a whole can be a little....dumpy. This is clearly in one of the nicest areas of the island, and some of the unfortunate things that you see closer to the main road/ the main cities are absent. I understand that people on the island need to be appreciated as they come, but this was a nice break from some of the poverty and congestion found in other areas.

We walked down to the restaurant, but there were quite a few senior citizens, so we instead opted for the Cockpit in Rodney Bay. It looked like a lovely atmosphere - I am sure that it's a lovely place. It did appear they had a full menu and outdoor seating. There are also public restrooms near the restaurant if you want to extend your time in the park. Finally, there was a boat dock. Again, we had car, but it looked like an employee was down there to collect park fees, so if you took a taxi and/ or private boat, arriving that way seemed to be an option too.

Also, the beaches at the base of this seem really nice. It appears that there are chairs for rent with umbrellas and we saw people snorkeling; it looked to be a good swimming beach.

This is well worth the trip, will give you beautiful views with dining options to boot ! Highly recommend.

PS - there were many people with children and it seemed like a good attraction for kids. There's a ton of land (flat and hilly) for them to run off some steam. If you had a frisbee or something, there would be ample room to play.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Really nice beach with lots to discover with snorkelling. Almost feels like a private beach when we were there in February. We spent hours snorkelling around the reef. A fruit boat come with fresh fruit every now and then and you can buy mango and coconuts! Pigeon Island is not just about the beach, you can take a hike up to fort Rodney. The view was amazing! Worth the walk! There is also a café/restaurant where you can eat really good fish and the most important!! They have an amazing banana crumble!! Don’t miss it!!!

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