Pigeon Island National Landmark

Saint Lucia

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Pigeon Island National Landmark

Pigeon Island is the wonderful backdrop to Saint Lucia's annual jazz festival. Despite its name, it is not an island but a peninsula. A man-made causeway drawing out into the sea connects what was once the island to the mainland. Before 1972 it was surrounded by water on all sides, but thanks to the construction of the causeway that was built at the time, visitors can now walk to the site. Aside from being a landmark of immense beauty and great intrinsic value to the nation of Saint Lucia itself, Pigeon Island is also home to the historical ruins of military buildings used during the armed confrontations between the French and the British in the fight for control over Saint Lucia. The historical site is also home to two lovely beaches, as well as a couple of restaurants and a pub. Don't miss the viewpoint atop the hill, from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island's northwest coast.

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