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Aerial View of Pigeon Island picture in St. Lucia
Pigeon Island National Park picture in St. Lucia
Pigeon Island National Park picture in St. Lucia
Aerial View of Pigeon Island picture in St. Lucia
Pigeon Island National Park picture in St. Lucia
Pigeon Island National Park picture in St. Lucia

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  • $8 for adults; $3 for kids 5-12
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

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  • Beaches, Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing Type
  • Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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    5.0
  • Facilities
    3.0
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Pigeon Island can appeal to an eclectic mix of travelers. You could get a history lesson about the landmark's previous occupants (including a pirate with a wooden leg) or learn more about the formation of the man-made causeway that currently connects the island to the mainland. You could also attend a concert (this is the site of the annual St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival) or explore 18th-century military ruins, including Fort Rodney, which affords panoramic views of the ocean and Rodney Bay. There are also two beaches and a few restaurants situated within the 44-acre national landmark. 

Recent travelers highly recommended a trip to Pigeon Island. Many were fascinated by the history of the area, with informational signs posted throughout the area. Others raved about Fort Rodney, saying views at the end of the hike – which some found to be a bit strenuous – were well worth the climb. There are also some uncrowded beaches, which many visitors enjoyed. Travelers recommend going early in the morning as the lack of visitors made it feel like they had the whole island to themselves.

You'll find the landmark on the northwest tip of the island, near Gros Islet and Rodney Bay. Several past visitors walked from nearby hotels to the area; there are also spaces to park your rental along the access road adjacent to the nearby Sandals resort. Past visitors warned travelers not to fall for any scams peddled by locals pretending to be parking attendants. You can visit Pigeon Island National Landmark every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance fees cost $8 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. You can also fork over a bit more coin to purchase a map, but past visitors said it's unnecessary as there are posted signs along the trails. Visit the St. Lucia National Trust website for more details.

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#1 Pigeon Island National Landmark Pigeon Island can appeal to an eclectic mix of travelers. You could get a history lesson about the landmark's previous occupants (including a pirate with a wooden leg) or ... Read more » Westend61 / Getty

#2 Anse Chastanet Arguably the best beach on St. Lucia for snorkeling and diving, picturesque Anse Chastanet is a more peaceful alternative to the sands of Reduit Beach. If you're indecisive about ... Read more » Valerie Loiseleux / Getty Images

#3 Reduit Beach St. Lucia beaches are a dime a dozen, but none are quite as loved (by travelers and locals alike) as Reduit. The expansive shoreline, glorious sunsets and close proximity to ... Read more » Benjamin Howell / Getty Images

#4 The Pitons Rising tall from the sea and covered in emerald-colored vegetation, these volcanic plugs (or land formations made out of volcanic materials) are the most iconic sight in all of St ... Read more » Koradi / Getty Images

#5 Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens If you're tired of lounging on the beach but not up for a hike through The Pitons, then whiling away a few hours at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is ... Read more » jaminwell / Getty Images

#6 Marigot Bay There's a reason Hollywood comes calling to Marigot Bay (scenes from the original "Dr. Doolittle," starring Rex Harrison and "Firepower," starring Sophia Loren, were shot here). It's because ... Read more » Dennis Macdonald / Getty Images

#7 Sulfur Springs Park Sulfur Springs Park is billed as having the Caribbean's "only drive-in volcano," meaning that visitors are able to safely drive right by an active volcano. This belching mountain located ... Read more » Wirepec / Getty Images

#8 Castries Market The Castries Market has been the capital city's local food and flea market for the last century. Open every day except for Sunday, locals gather to sell homegrown produce ... Read more » Ian Gratton / Flickr

# Splash Island Water Park Read more » Zonia71 / Getty Images

# Tet Paul Nature Trail Read more » Paul Baggaley / Getty Images

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Travelers raved about Fort Rodney in Pigeon Island National Landmark, saying views at the end of the hike was well worth the climb.  Westend61 / Getty

Arguably the best beach on St. Lucia for snorkeling and diving, picturesque Anse Chastanet is a more peaceful alternative to the sands of Reduit Beach. Valerie Loiseleux / Getty Images

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Movies like the original "Dr. Doolittle" and "Firepower" have been filmed around the scenic Marigot Bay. Dennis Macdonald / Getty Images

Sulfur Springs is touted as "the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano." Wirepec / Getty Images

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