Pigeon Island, St Lucia

Pigeon Island, St. Lucia is connected to the main island of St. Lucia by a manmade bridge and is the home of Sandals, St. Lucia. I’m not quite fancy enough (or married enough) to have been to a Sandals, so I hadn’t heard of Pigeon Island prior to this trip.

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St. Lucia is known as the Garden Island and the Pitons are the main attractions. Pigeon Island is about a 90 minute drive from the Pitons and is the home to Pigeon Island National Park and it’s fort known in American Revolutionary War military history between the French and British in the 1782 Battle of the Saintes. Now it is a small park to wander about in. The fort at the top of the hill is perfect for Pigeon Island Bay views.  It is quite the uphill climb so be smart and bring some non-flip flop footwear to use- basically, don’t be like me Smile

I think cannons are going to be the theme of this trip. They are everywhere I go.

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Watersports were plentiful here. Mom and I tried to go sailing in a tiny sailboat but the people running the outfit told us we had to have prior sailing experience. Bummer!

There was snuba, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, jet skis, water skiing, kayaking, and more. I did some stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and kayaked around the bay. I had a good ol’ time paddling around. Of note, on my kayaking adventures I paddled by the new Sandals overwater bungalows. They aren’t completed yet but should be awesome.

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The watersports plus a hike up to the fort and a walk around the grounds made for a fairly adventurous and active day. I had a really good time and the weather was just perfect!

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A lovely beach day on Pigeon Island, next up is the fabulous Les Saintes, Guadeloupe. Stay tuned!

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Reader question: What is your favorite watersport? I think scuba diving is my favorite, followed by SUP!

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