Adjacent to the Sandals Grande St. Lucian resort, this park offers a great opportunity to enjoy a first-hand taste of some beautiful Caribbean history! Take your time to enjoy the experience!!

Pigeon Island National Landmark is heralded as one of the most important monuments of Saint Lucia’s history. The picturesque, 44 acre island reserve, off the North West, was originally surrounded by water but was joined to the mainland by a man-made causeway in 1972. This site, where the balance of late eighteenth century naval power was decided, the Government of Saint Lucia designated Pigeon Island as a National Park in 1979 and as a National Landmark in 1992. It is open to visitation 365 days a year with user fees of US$7 for visitors to Saint Lucia. Pigeon Island National Landmark has a number of heritage attractions and amenities which include:

  • Ruins of military buildings used during the battles between the French and the British for the island of Saint Lucia.
  • An Interpretation Centre describing the rich history of the island.
  • Two beautiful beaches.
  • A restaurant featuring local cuisine.
  • A pub and restaurant with a historical theme.
  • A lookout point at the top of the Fort which gives a panoramic view of the Northwest coastline and, on a clear day, the neighboring island of Martinique.

If you want to take complete advantage of this wonderful park and experience the local flavor and history that it has to offer, be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes so that you can hike up to the gun emplacements at the top of the Fort. Beach shoes will definitely not cut it on the trail there, and the last obstacle to the best view is an iron ladder that goes straight up to the highest battery. Make sure you take your camera so you can bring the amazing sights & memories home with you!