Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park
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  • Ian B
    28 contributions
    Definitely a stop off point in the north of St Lucia
    It's well worth a trip to Pigeon Island National Park. Well maintained with helpful wardens walking around who are willing to answer questions. Make sure you make the two climbs if you are able, the first by manageable path to Rodney Fort, the second, steeper and rockier, to the pinnacle giving great views of the causeway where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. There is also a small beach (rent your sun beds when you pay your entrance fee, otherwise you have to go back to the entrance.)
    Visited November 2022
    Written 4 December 2022
  • moundhead316
    Manchester, United Kingdom20 contributions
    Nice short walk, good views
    Not a huge island, not alot to do, nice for a walk, will take maybe 30mins-ish to walk from one end to the other and up the fort and the hill, which will give you really good views of the bay. There are a couple of small but really nice beaches (you will need to pay if you want a sun lounger) but the water is clear and the beaches completely sandy. Nice small restaurant on there, we got some chicken wraps and they were fresh really nice with friendly staff.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 December 2022
  • beachgirl1207
    Kansas City, Missouri178 contributions
    Fun cruise port day!!
    We spent the day here (cruise port) and it was perfect. $10 each to get in the park and just a few of us on the beach. Snorkeling was good but not wonderful. I think the water was a bit cloudy when we were here. Umbrella & 2 lounge chairs for $9 and very nice staff. Fun boat comes by with yummy drinks in pineapples. Recommend highly if you want a quiet beach day without a ton of people!!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 December 2022
  • MSMcL33
    Ridgetown, Canada12 contributions
    A perfect day out!
    We visited Pigeon Island while staying at a neighbouring resort. There is a small entry fee, but it was worth it. The island is rich in history, and provided a day of hiking, swimming and snorkeling as well as a tasty lunch. I suggest wearing your hiking shoes as the walk to the top of the fort is rather steep, but completely doable. Also be sure to bring lots of water as it gets very hot at the top. There are gorgeous plants and birds and little lizards everywhere. After our morning hike, we were famished, and decided to have lunch at Jamb de Bois which is located in the park and was fantastic. We then spent the afternoon at the little beach within the park, where we enjoyed watching the boats come in and out of the marina, and swam, and snorkeled a bit. This was a great self guided outing. We felt safe, and enjoyed learning about the history of St. Lucia. Highly recommend.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 13 December 2022
  • Snoopy1777
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom61 contributions
    Worth the entry fee…
    Well worth a visit even just to appreciate the view from the lower of the 2 vantage points. Beautiful place, good for snorkelling around the small bay and a great afternoon on a lovely clean quite beach. Jambe De Bois (close to the small boat jetty) is a beautiful little spot for lunch, food and drink is very well priced and the location is superb.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 December 2022
  • kahiphdi
    Alexandria, Virginia19 contributions
    Views are worth the climb
    Nice small park near Rodney Bay. We enjoyed seeing the ruins of the old forts. The views from the top of the two hills are truly spectacular. Be prepared for some seriously steep hiking. Don’t wear flip-flops or high heels. Your heart will definitely be pumping by the time you get to the top.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 January 2023
  • Handoc14
    St. Thomas26 contributions
    A nice way to spend several hours in St. Lucia.
    There is a lot to see in the National Park, well worth the time. Beautiful views. Lots of history. Don't just go left and hike to the fort and Signal Hill. Turn right past the admission gate and see the contrast of the surf between the east and west side of the island. We spent quite a bit of time just watching the majesty and power of the waves. Also, go to the restaurant (and order the roti!)
    Visited December 2022
    Written 7 January 2023
  • smvNYC
    New York City, New York335 contributions
    Excellent Choice
    We stopped in St. Lucia with a cruise. We took a taxi to Pigeon Island and then paid the $10 admission to get in. We also bought the small guide for $5 that included a history of the area but also a short history of St. Lucia. All this was well spent money. The park is easy to walk, and the nice breeze and early morning easily made it for any heat. We walked the entire park following the trail to the various buildings and lookouts and found the walk rather easy as long as you have reasonable shoes. We then stopped by for a break at the small beach that by then was crowded with tours. It was still spacious enough for us. Snorkeling was ok especially next to the rocks. This was a great way to spend 3-4 hours on the island.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 9 January 2023
  • HSUK_2011
    Barcelona, Spain322 contributions
    A fabulous way to view from the top!
    We visited Pigeon Island after it being recommended. We weren’t disappointed. You pay a small entrance fee to this national park. It has a fab hiking trail. You can hike up two points and take in the great views of the manmade causeway. You can view Martinique across the sea too! On one side of the causeway is the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic on the other. Tip: wear decent footwear. Don’t wear flip flops! We saw people in flip flops attempting to climb!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 January 2023
  • jlstewart914
    38 contributions
    A Nice Morning Hike for Some Exercise and a bit of History
    Had a nice visit to this national park. We climbed to the top of both peaks and took in the beautiful views. Learned some interesting history along the way. The climb is not extremely difficult, but I would definitely recommend hiking shoes or at least a good pair of tennis shoes; especially for the second peak (Signal Peak).
    Visited January 2023
    Written 16 January 2023
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Tara L
71 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were concerned about ‘hiking’ in the heat as we are not ‘hikers’ or even avid walkers, from what we had read on the internet, however, this isn’t really a ‘hike’ as such. Yes it does go up hill and it is steep up to the ‘lookouts’ but there are concrete slopes and then a step ladder to Fort Rodney with a gassed slope heading up to signal head (then it is a rocky trail about half way up). We saw some people with young children one even with a push chair and they would have made it almost all the way. A wheel chair might be a struggle though!
We took the slightly less travelled scene coastal route on the way up which was more of a challenge but still not too bad.
The views are fabulous. Although not the clearest day we could just make out the shores of Martinique. The breeze was also very welcome. It was definitely worth the effort. Coming back down and then walking around the barracks and past the interpretation centre gave lovely views and breeze on the Atlantic side of the island. Lots of debris on the shore that was interesting.
We didn’t stop at the beaches but they were beautiful. Interestingly although our looking online said 10 ECD for residents and 8USD for non residents when we’re got there it was 10USD each.
Defo worth going to.
Written 28 November 2023
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Gennelle R
Dead Man's Flats, Canada21 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
It was such a peaceful area with some of the most beautiful views. Didn't make the hike but spent some time on one of the beaches. It was a lovely day!
Written 18 November 2023
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kozorok
Ljubljana, Slovenia55 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
a great place in St. Lucia to chillax after climbing Small Piton and diving in Sufrierre (or any other activity in general). The highlihts are both the top with cool fresh winds and the shallow sea with sand.
Written 4 November 2023
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wisteriabarb
Stilwell, KS542 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Spent a good part of the day here learning about Ft Rodney. The interpretation center is not big but gives you a bit of history of the island.
Pretty much all the barracks are in ruins.
The real thrill is the hike to the fort and then up Satellite Peak. Holy cow, that was a work out. It’s not like hiking In Colorado where the air is clean and dry. It’s humid and sticky and 80 some degrees. Scrambling up rocks to climb to the peak. Brutal. Took a nice break at the top before heading down. Guess who went stray to the beach? Lovely private national park beaches. Pretty quiet as we are in fringe season.
All in all a good experience but not for the faint of heart.
Written 2 November 2023
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Karl1664
Sandhurst, UK117 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you have a hire car,drive tother wall.At least some mini vans and some tree shade is here.Nice walk around the ruins.Maybe a see thru cover for the well?
Walked up to the peaks,but it was a struggle.Very hot,clear sky day,so was a sweat fest for 60 year olds.See...if we can do it...so can you.
Pleasant sit down in the trees/shade just above the beach and drift off.
Wear a decent trainer or boot on your feet,take plenty of water and if hot/sunny,just cover up.
Take somewhere between 2-3 hrs here.
Written 11 October 2023
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Geoffrey S
Deptford, NJ192 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Was staying at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian just next door and wanted to hike the two small summits in the park. Paid the entry fee and explored the park. We were very happy to have done so.

The hike was mildly strenuous but very short. Both hills had great views, and the fort had some plaques to teach us about the British military encampment.

Worth the entry fee, although I'd recommend going in the morning to avoid the heat of the day
Written 4 October 2023
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Graham C
Milton Keynes, UK14 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We took a sea taxi from Rodney Bay and walked both the peaks which was excellent. A slightly demanding walk, but easily manageable for most people and the views from the top are outstanding. Fantastic bird life in the trees if you look, hummingbirds, herons and many more to see and a lovely mix of open ground and trees. Highlight was helping the ranger find and release a handful of baby turtles into the sea that had taken the wrong direction. All safely swam away and a truly magical thing to be involved with. Rangers and staff were all lovely, so well worth a visit.
Written 25 September 2023
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DrDelGrosso
Bellevue, KY76 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We hiked, even though it was 90 degrees, and loved every minute! The breeze is always blowing and the views are amazing! So worth the time, especially if you are staying next door at sandals grande. I wish we would have hiked it daily. Some couples on the resort did it three times in one week.
Written 9 September 2023
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JAE
York, PA44 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We walked from our Sandals resort and since we went with a Sandals Club Level Employee (yay Cassie) we did not have to pay the entrance fee.

This place exceeded our expectations. The views are stunning! You can even seen Martinique from the top. We did not think that the hike was that bad personally, but shoes would be nice since some of the steps are small and there are sections of wood.

History nerds, you will also love this! Fascinating hearing about the British and the United States military stationed here.
Written 3 September 2023
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Sarah
London, UK2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Picturesque views! Lovey walk and nice beach and cafe to relax in after a walk around the park and sites. Really enjoyed our visit with our family.
Written 18 August 2023
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