Posted November 19th, 2006, 01:35 PM
Sorry for the delay in replying, haven't read this forum in months (hope you're still reading this!) -- but Pigeon Island was the best part of our visit to the Caribbean. It's essentially deserted (a few tourists and no cruise passengers). If you're fit enough to hike up a fairly steep hill in the heat, Fort Rodney at the top of the smaller hill is a fantastic spot if you're into historical forts, also into fantastic views. If you're adventurous, you can climb to the top of Signal Hill, where if it's a clear day, you can supposedly seeMartinique to the North (it wasn't visible on our trip) -- but it's not an easy hike to the very top. The round-trip cab ride from Castries cost us around $25 US... and the entrance to the park was $3 or $5.
If you're looking for a beautiful hike in the fresh air and avoid the teeming mass of ship passengers at Soufriere or the Pitons, Pigeon Island's a great place to visit....
Hope you enjoy your cruise!