Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park
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  • JAE
    York, Pennsylvania55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning, Fairly Accessible Views!
    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.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • DrDelGrosso
    Bellevue, Kentucky150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So worth the hike to the top! Trust us!
    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.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Graham C
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical wildlife and views on Pigeon Island
    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.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Geoffrey S
    Deptford, New Jersey192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent, short hike with great views and interesting history
    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
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Karl1664
    Sandhurst, United Kingdom105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pace yourself here
    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.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • wisteriabarb
    Stilwell, Kansas665 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful beaches and incredible history
    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.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Tara L
    69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not so much of a hike as expected!
    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.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 November 2023
  • Chevy1806
    132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning!
    Beautiful views of the surrounding area and Pigeon island itself. Definitely worth the trip, especially if you're staying at Sandals Grande as it's directly next door. It was 10$USD/pp to enter and well worth it! Not a long hike but it is steep in parts. However there are plenty of places to stop and catch a breath that double as photo pit stops.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 December 2023
  • TheDupeks
    Sheffield, United Kingdom35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully Clean
    Extremely clean. There are four lots of restrooms on the island and Jennel (sorry if I have misspelled your name) was going round cleaning them every 15 minutes. For a fun and lively atmosphere go to the beach nearest the restaurant to see all sort of varieties of fish and mix with diverse people.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 December 2023
  • Han G
    Toronto, Canada502 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Countryside Drive & Beach Day Trip to Pigeon Island with Shore Excursion
    We booked with Shore Excursion from the cruise ship port. The driver Alvin met us at the port with another couple. We left the pier and headed up to Morne Fortune, passing through Castries. When you reach Morne Fortune, nice view of the harbor and northern coast. Stop at the Howelton Estate. You have 2 hours to spend at Pigeon Island beach or explore the park. too bad it was a rainy day on and off. Not too bad for a half day tour.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 January 2024
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OnwardTraveller
Southampton, UK1,198 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
An entrance fee for the park might or might not be reasonable yet it can’t be to visit the restaurant within sight of the gate. A brusque and unfriendly response at the park entrance put us off even bothering. So we missed the park too. Rude staff are not the answer to attracting tourists!
Written 17 January 2020
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Star315
Canada177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We spent a day at Pigeon Island and loved every minute of it. There are two hikes that you can do-one to the old fort which is a combination of dirt paths and steep stairs and a ladder at the final stage. Take your time-this is a vary doable hike. Just be sure to wear a hat and bring lots of water. The second hike takes you to Signal Hill. THis is a more challenging hike, with sections of rock that you need to manage. Not a lot of shade so be sure you are prepared. Great views at the top. On a clear day you can see Martinique. Great snorkeling at the beach. There is a small admission to the park and it is well worth it. You can reserve beach chaises and an umbrella when you enter for a few US dollars. The restaurant on the island (the one with the green tin roof, at the base of where the old fort hike starts is really good. We enjoyed the roti and baguette sandwiches and were not disappointed. We have heard that the seafood lasagna is outstanding. Great rum cocktails!
Written 8 January 2020
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Norb W
Tucson, AZ255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were on a ship excursion from St Lucia to Pigeon Island National Bark. The road trip was very scenic and interesting. It is not an island by itself but had been. A few years back dcaswoayas construction that yea back d the Atlantic Ocean from the Lake in the park. The beach was beautiful and quiet. Beach chairs were provided. .There is an old fort on the top of the surrounding mountain. It is not a difficut trail and about 1/2 hours to climb. The tour guide went along with the hikers. There is a floating bar that goes from the beech to next door to the Sandals Island resort. It was an very enjoyable trip. There isa fee to enter the park, which was paid from the tour.
Referennce COPD-19, St Lucia had reported 17 confirmed cases

However cruise ships are not permitted to enter this island at the current time. Suggest checking with their local website and US State Dept for a status before you book any trip to this area. It would be a shame to not beable to go as it it a very interesting island, This was our 3rd trip and we always learned something new.
Written 3 May 2020
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Devonscot
Newton Abbot, UK67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit. Not a huge amount to see or do but the (steep) climb up to the gun redoubt was certainly worth it to see the views. Spent a couple of hours on the beach which was a typical Caribbean beach so clean white sand and lovely blue water. Snorkeling was a big disappointment though as the water is very murky.
Good pub style eatery (Barnacles) that served some great food at very reasonable prices. Unfortunately at the time it was struggling to meet demand (only one chef) and they were turning customers away. Clearly liked by the locals as well and we would recommend it.
Written 26 January 2020
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Brad T
Lakeville, MN32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you hike I recommend boots. The view from the top of the peak is great. Second only to the Pitons in my opinion.
After the hike rent a chair on the beach inside the park. Beach is split into two areas. The beach inside the park is less crowded and there's a nice little restaurant at the far end of beach from the entrance.
Written 10 February 2020
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Tarynitup While Traveling
Elkhart, IN1,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Four of us were lucky enough to get the opportunity to visit the Pigeon Island National Park when it was limited in entry in November 2020 for Covid19. Our resort was able to get us in and for a mere $10 USD per person, we were able to hike and tour some of the most incredible scenery I have every seen. Hiking up to Signal Peak is a challenging one (which we LOVE) but anyone with an ounce of height fear would not make it.

At the highest point, I attempted to take photos of the breathtaking views, but you cannot capture the intensity of it! It is really neat to see both the Atlantic and the Caribbean sides with the resorts in between.

The ruins throughout are really well labeled and the history is really interesting to learn about.

I cannot recommend this National Park enough as it was truly a highlight of our vacation!!
Written 14 November 2020
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Hello @Lanzen, we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Pigeon Island National Landmark. We do hope that you visit us again in the future, hopefully by then Covid-19 will be over and you can stay much longer. Cheers!!! :)
Written 16 November 2020
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smalltowngirl
Ontario, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
My husband and I checked out pigeon island last week and had a great little excursion day.
We stayed at the Royalton and took a $12US taxi ride and ended up walking back to the resort which took about 30 minutes. If you’re staying at the landings or sandals then you’re just down the road

It’s $10 Us per person for admission and $5 US for a guide book

Inside the park are two areas for hiking, the first peak is paved with a path still uphill so I recommend running shoes, signal peak is much more difficult and I recommend hiking shoes as I can see how easy it would be to twist your ankle coming down.

There’s a beautiful beach where you can rent chairs for the day if you’d like and two different restaurants, we went to the one closer to the beach and had some much needed pitons after hiking

Lots to see, little museum and old fort ruins.

We had a great day and would highly recommend checking it out
Written 25 October 2022
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wiggsj_99
Gretna, NE26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A short walk from the Sandal's Grande St. Lucian, $10 US gets you into a beautifully maintained and historic park well worth the visit. You can climb up a somewhat steep path (not too bad) to see Fort Rodney, built by the British in the late 1700's. The view from here is spectacular. If you are more adventurous, the much steeper path up to the top of Signal Hill offers an even more stupendous view of the surrounding environs. Or you can just stay down low and enjoy the beaches and views of both the Atlantic and Caribbean. A super way to spend a morning or afternoon.
Written 12 January 2020
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Emgem2019
Kelowna, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed an afternoon on Pigeon Island for 10xcd, there was music happening that day for a family day celebration. Pigeon island has beautiful beaches and swimming/snorkeling areas, plus the hikes up to the top offer wonderful views. If you are staying on the north part of the island you’ll want to visit Pigeon Island for a day!
Written 9 April 2023
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LWBE
London, UK71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I drive here and the entrance is $10 - there is not much left of the buildings but the climbs are good and the views are fab. There are two nice beaches and only one restaurant was open and although the waitress was unfriendly the restaurant has a lovely setting , food was passable. Lovely swimming and snorkelling
Written 8 February 2020
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