Our vacations in St. Lucia and Martinique

Pigeon Island

Not far from Rodney Bay rises Pigeon Island from the sea. In the past this island was a strategic point in the battles between the British and French for St. Lucia. No less than 14 times did the island change hands. In 1979 St. Lucia won its independence from Britain. Ruins of army barracks, gun positions and Fort Rodney on top of the island are witnesses of the past.

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Pigeon Island as seen from our resort at Reduit beach.
A water taxi takes us quickly from the beach to the island.
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Ruins of British gun positions and army barracks
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On top of Pigeon Island tower the ruins of Fort Rodney
The steep path up to the fort ends with a climb over the fortified walls
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The climb to Fort Rodney is awarded by a spectacular view of the mountains of St. Lucia
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A deserved lunch in the small restaurant on Pigeon Island

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Last updated: 14 February 2011 by Bernd