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Insider Picks From The Landings' Expert Staff

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Discover Our Mountain Majesty

Talk show super-star Oprah Winfrey once said that St. Lucia's two majestic volcanic plugs, the fabled twin peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton, located south of Soufrière and situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are among the top ten things to have in your "bucket list." We couldn't agree more! Every time returning visitors see the Pitons, they often remark that it seems like they are seeing them for the first time, every sighting is mind-blowing. On a full-day excursion to the Pitons, you can hike all the way to the top, noticing everything from the orchids, the hummingbirds, the butterflies, the canopy of trees and one of the most spectacular views you will ever encounter.  

Explore Pigeon Island National Park

June 13, 2016

You don’t have to travel very far from The Landings to explore St. Lucia’s nature and history. Pigeon Island National Park is right in Rodney Bay, and while it was once an island, a manmade causeway has been built, so it’s now very accessible and easy to get to. While you can easily arrange travel to get into the National Park, if you want to try for something a little extra fun, there is a water taxi service offered from Reduit Beach.

This living museum has been well protected so that you can enjoy its natural landscape, including two beaches and a lookout point that offers a panoramic view of St. Lucia’s Northwest coastline. If you’ve got the right gear, you can even go snorkeling along the island. There are also moderately difficult hiking trails you can use to get a little exercise and enjoy the scenery, though you can also enjoy more leisurely strolls.

To learn a little bit about St. Lucia’s history, make sure to check out the military ruins present around Pigeon Island (most notably, Fort Rodney), which was once the site of battles between the British and the French. The Interpretation Centre available also holds a wealth of historical information about the site.

While you’ll find that Pigeon Island is a great place for a picnic, there are restaurants right on the island you can eat at. Pigeon Island Jambe de Bois Restaurant and Bar is a beachfront eatery where you can eat seafood and other traditional cuisine (such as lamb curry) while listening to live jazz music and enjoying a beer or glass of rum punch.

Don’t worry about getting a little sore hiking or a little too full eating—you’ll be close enough to The Landings to quickly return to your hotel room when you’re ready, and rest after your Pigeon Island exploration.
Address: Pigeon Island, St. Lucia

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