Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park
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  • Irish4052
    Indianapolis, Indiana253 contributions
    Beautiful views
    Beautiful island and great views from Fort Rodney . 10 dollars US for admission. We really enjoyed our hike and the views. We went to Fort Rodney and about halfway up the highest hike . We may go back another dau to snorkel.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 February 2023
  • WinterhaterBecky
    121 contributions
    Pigeon Island Adventure
    Quick 10 minute cab ride from Rodney Bay we paid $35EC. Walk is fairly moderate. Hand rails where needed. Don't miss the small museum in the pink building at the front. $10USD entry fee and you don't need a guide. Snorkeling at the beach was average I would say. Beach inside the park is small. Nice way to spend a few hours.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2023
  • John B
    37 contributions
    Beautiful
    We arrived by ship in St. Lucia at 1:00 in the afternoon. Since we were limited on time, we decided to get a cab and visit Pigeon Island National Park. The place was beautiful. We hiked up to the old fort and then went on to the mountain top. The views were spectacular! We then hiked back down, stopped in at the waterside shop, got drinks and enjoyed them on the deck overlooking the water. We then explored the rest of the property. One side of the island had a small beach with calm water and white sand. Just a few hundred yards away, the opposite side of the island had a rocky shore with larger breaking waves. Coconut palms lined the edge of the beach. It looked more like a beach in Hawaii than the Caribbean. The entire place was beautiful. I highly recommend this place.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • GregDawna L
    Fincastle, Virginia30 contributions
    Best deal to see history and beach
    We visited this beautiful national park and thoroughly enjoyed it all. We hiked both Fort Rodney and then Signal Peak (a little tougher)! The views were amazing! Highly recommended shoes - no flip flops for hike! The beach chairs and umbrellas were only $3 usd each! Beach was lovely and no “nagging vendors”! Rum boat stops by for lovely drinks! We also enjoyed a lovely lunch at jambe de bois. Chicken Roti and Curried Kingfish were both delicious! Also gad 2 for price of 1 cocktails. You can also leave and return in same day if you keep your receipt! Well worth the visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2023
  • jnorville
    Gros Islet, St. Lucia5 contributions
    Excellent for Tourists and Locals Alike!
    Even as a local, this Park is fun and exciting every time I visit. The Saint Lucia National Trust membership subscription is definitely worth it for the free entry to this park. It's great for picnics, parties, club meetings, photoshoots, hiking, sight-seeing, swimming, fishing, turtle-watching, and so much more! I encourage everyone, tourists and locals alike, to visit this clean, scenic, historical and ecological Park as often as possible. You'll never get bored or tired of it!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Emgem2019
    Kelowna, Canada23 contributions
    Money well spent
    We enjoyed an afternoon on Pigeon Island for 10xcd, there was music happening that day for a family day celebration. Pigeon island has beautiful beaches and swimming/snorkeling areas, plus the hikes up to the top offer wonderful views. If you are staying on the north part of the island you’ll want to visit Pigeon Island for a day!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 April 2023
  • jjpb692018
    Taunton, United Kingdom88 contributions
    Best beach option!
    We went here 3 times, once to view the fort and then twice just to use the beach as it is quiet and better then the main public beaches. Renting beds is very reasonable at EC$ 8 so we preferred this to the main public beaches. The sea is noice here and the snorkelling is good near the Jambe de bois which is a great value and good quality restaurant.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Awsomegal
    469 contributions
    Great spot for a manageable hike.. bring shoes!
    It was hot, but amazing hike to the fort. Luckily we packed water, shoes and hats. Be prepared for spectacular views at the top. Well worth the admission fee. We also went snorkeing after which was just ok at the beach. Under the boat dock was more interesting. Watch out for the Fire Coral on the rocks!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Kathryn D
    3 contributions
    Great Views!
    We did both the fort and Signal Hill - the hike was a bit challenging but the views made the hike worth the effort! Highly recommend this. Would be nice to have more historical signage to tell you about the remains and what they were originally.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 12 June 2023
  • born4travelCA
    San Francisco, California211 contributions
    National Park a must see if visiting St Lucia 🇱🇨
    Very interesting national park with hiking trails and history which are evident by the old forts and canons. Reminded me a lot of Fort Henry in Kingston says the mountains. Speaking of mountains make sure you wear your hiking shoes or tennis shoes so you can get all the way up on various steep hills for amazing views below. Two thumbs up on this experience and plan to spend a few hours here. Also beaches in the near vicinity so always a good idea to bring swin gear also!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
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Curiosity59350
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
It’s nice! For a stroll, or for views up the hill. Cute little beaches and a restaurant with Caribbean vibes - ten dollars entrance . A two hour wander to fill the day and stretch from the beach. You will need trainers if you do the highest peak.
Written 15 February 2024
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Liz T
Yateley, UK23 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
I am so glad we decided to go here in the morning, because we actually ended up spending the whole day on Pigeon Island. Beautifully maintained with a variety of paths and historical buildings, we climbed both the peaks to get spectacular views (take plenty of water with you) and after a drink in the cafe we chose one of the two surprisingly gorgeous beaches to spend the rest of the day. It felt safe and relaxed as well as unspoilt.
Definitely include this on your trip to St Lucia, it exceeded our expectations and we would go back.
The only disappointment was the service at the one beach cafe. It was beyond shocking. The couple next to us waited 1 hour for two drinks (despite 4 reminders), and we waited close to 1/2 hour. At no point was there an apology... just excuses and a look of incredulity that we were being impatient. It was a shame as its a beautiful setting.
Written 15 February 2024
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,978 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is an historical island and the various relics are well signposted. Parking is available and you can have a guide if you wish but I don't think it is necessary. There are various guard houses and cannon together with good views of the surrounding coast if you are prepared go climb to the top. Actually the gun emplacement is not on the highest point. The visit here adds to your knowledge of British colonial past. Why a causeway was established to connect to the island in the 1970's I have no idea. I suspect it was more to do with construction of tourist hotels than access to the island.
Written 4 February 2024
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PixsieP
London, UK25 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
It's $10 US for entry, and be mindful the park closes at 5pm.

Definitely worth a visit, it's a mix of gardens, the history and ruins, the museum, beaches and walking.

We walked up to the fort, the views are spectacular. There are two different oceans so one side offers more rocky, surfer type sea and the other side is calm, sandy beaches with yachts.

Don't miss the restaurant and bar, it's hidden away on the beach and it's lovely. Prices very reasonable too.

Really glad we came here. And then took a taxi ride (found in the carpark) to Rodney Bay for $15.

Written 3 February 2024
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KTSteiner
Wisconsin10 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
While staying at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa - we took a water taxi across the bay to Pigeon Island National Park. The water taxi ride was a quick 5 minute ride, cost approx. $20 USD a person for round trip (would also recommend Saluna Water Taxi/Water Sports). Entry to the park is approx. $10 USD per person. Beautiful views of the Atlantic side and the Rodney Bay side. There are 2 beaches on the Rodney Bay side & am told snorkeling is excellent - although we did not do. There are hiking trails going up to the top of peak where remnants of Fort Rodney can be seen (as well as ruins for barracks, etc., lower down. The hike gets steep, but it is mostly paved with wooden ladder like steps up to the very top. There is a taller peak that you can also hike - but that I believe does not have a paved trail - we did not do that part. After our hike back down - we ate at the local restaurant located on Pigeon Island called Jambe De Bois. The fried calamari was great & drinks especially very reasonable. We had frozen Jambe De Bois (Coffee Rum, Coffee Liquor, Cream & Coconut Cream) which was fantastic and approx. cost $10 USD. They also have some drinks that are 2 for 1 all day long - try the St. Lucian Smile. There is also a small museum on the island.
Written 2 February 2024
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madhuparna2016
Boston, MA5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Lovely beach and park with great beach shacks and vibes. The fort has a steep hike but lovely grounds with great views. The beach on the side of the shacks was amazing with soft sand and warm gentle waves surrounded by mountains and coconut trees and the sunset was spectacular! The shack food and drinks was 👌👌
Written 1 February 2024
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SCMDJKWhite
Atlanta, GA270 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
What a great part of the island!!

Hike up to the fort and the Signal Peak! AMAZING views of Rodney Bay and the dramatically different shoreline of Pigeon Island (which isn’t an island!)
There are some steep rocky areas but there relatively short and doable!
Take water with you!

The beach and water are lovely!

Jambe de Bois was the perfect spot for a drink and snack after our hike.
Written 27 January 2024
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John H
12 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
What a great way to spend half a day in St Lucia. Lots of history and lovely walks around the island. Some lovely beaches to swim, sunbath and relax. Hike to fort and vantage point for your best views of Rodney Bay.
Written 18 January 2024
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lerenman
Trinidad and Tobago38 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
The views from atop Fort Rodney were breathtaking and the walk along a well maintained track was easy. The grounds are also well kept with whats left of the ruins to take awesome pics. Beach was quite good and the restaurant food at Jambe de bois was perfect, we had chicken roti and curried fish.
Written 7 January 2024
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Harrietta T
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
I always travel to St.Lucia over the years. However this visit to Pigeon Island beach made today was the worst experience I've ever had on the island.
Group of men selling coconuts charging 60xcd each. However didn't say the price before giving it to us.
Now if you go Castries coconuts are 1.5us dollars each.
We refused to pay 60 they was very threatening.
I'm warning everyone don't buy a thing from these people. They are out to rob you and are very nasty to deal with.
I was travelling with 2 pensioners this was a scary experience for them
Written 3 January 2024
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