What to do with a day on Pigeon Island, St Lucia
We had the most gloriously lazy day in St Lucia. The Wind Surf crew set up loungers and parasols for everyone on the beach on Pigeon Island, a 44-acre islet (now joined to the mainland) in the north of St Lucia. All we had to do was claim some loungers and enjoy the sun, sand and drinks table!
Of course, my dad had other ideas. And so off we marched to the top of the hill to view Fort Rodney, which was built by the British in 1778. We also somehow managed to miss the normal route, a grassy path gently sloping up. Instead we wound our way through trees and bushes and then had a steep 5-10 minute hike up. Oops.
There’s not an awful lot to see now but it does offer some lovely views of the beaches and bays in the north of the island.
Then we were allowed to rest! I did some snorkeling around the rocks, which was fun. Wind Surf crew set up a delicious Caribbean BBQ lunch under the trees, complete with a steel band playing! We spent the rest of the afternoon swimming and relaxing.