Pigeon Island National Park

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The history of Pigeon Island National Park dates all the way back to the 1550s. The first settler in Saint Lucia, a Frenchman by the nickname of Jambe de Bois, meaning wooden leg, used this island as a base from which to attack passing Spanish ships. In the 1700s, British admiral George Rodney fortified the island and used it to monitor French ships. Then, during World War II, the United States established a signal station here. Pigeon Island National Park was founded in 1979, just under a decade after a causeway was built to connect the island to Gros Islet, and it has been an incredible natural attraction for travelers to Saint Lucia since. Visitors will find military ruins, stunning beaches, a museum and interpretation center, and scenic lookouts at the park, as well as two restaurants serving local cuisine.

Location:  Pigeon Island

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.