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#1
Southampton
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Joined Feb 2013
Hi will be visiting St Lucia on 15th February 16 and looking for advise on beaches. We have previously visited and used Rodney Bay also Cosol Tours. We would like to try another Beach this time. What are you comments on Pigeon Point/ Island ? We are looking for a beach with sunbeds, somewhere to buy refreshments and bathroom facilities etc. ? Or has one got any better suggestions.. Also how much will the taxi cost...

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#2
70 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by Bell2805
Hi will be visiting St Lucia on 15th February 16 and looking for advise on beaches. We have previously visited and used Rodney Bay also Cosol Tours. We would like to try another Beach this time. What are you comments on Pigeon Point/ Island ? We are looking for a beach with sunbeds, somewhere to buy refreshments and bathroom facilities etc. ? Or has one got any better suggestions.. Also how much will the taxi cost...

Many Thanks

Bell's
Pigeon island is a great location for rest and relaxation. It is close enough to the cruise port and not as busy as other beaches. It is $35.00 one way up to 4 persons for taxi with a $7.00 pp entrance fee with chairs. Drive is only 30 minutes. There's natural shade so no need for umbrellas. I like to visit early when I am planning to hike the fort as the sun can make the hike trying. There is a small reef for snorkeling, snuba is done there, jet ski's. The Jambe de Bois restaurant is good for a light lunch and drinks. There is also some local restaurants right outside that serve local fare. Smokey the fruit boat comes around often with pineapple and coconuts with rum, fresh fruits. He will also top you up for free. Great pineapples! I believe there are some local tour operators who offer tours to Pigeon island Barefoot, Serenitytvl, St. Lucia Reps. Enjoy this beach is fabulous!
#3
Pittsburgh pa
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Joined Jul 2015
Following...I'll be there in March...also looking for a beach with facilities
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#5
st lucia
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Joined May 2016
the new beach facility open on the vigie beach right opposite the GFL airport is great for cruiseship passengers wanting to spend the day at the beach, within 3minutes from the port is ideal for you and your family etc bathroom and shower facility available.
#6
New Hampshire
12 Posts
Joined Feb 2016
I'm looking into
https://www.theromanticholiday.com
You can go to the website and request information... looks like around $45 for 1/2 day... $105 for a full day... they have other options also. Looks beautiful and was recommended in another post. see... http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2348909
#7
st lucia
63 Posts
Joined May 2016
yes i know them very well not too far from where i am currently. very nice lush garden etc.

down that very same beach are beach chairs for 10us a pair and washroom and shower facility for fre. also get the meet and greet locals and not staff.
#8
Pittsburgh pa
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Joined Jul 2015
Originally posted by castro1n3
the new beach facility open on the vigie beach right opposite the GFL airport is great for cruiseship passengers wanting to spend the day at the beach, within 3minutes from the port is ideal for you and your family etc bathroom and shower facility available.
Can you walk to vigie beach from the cruise Port?
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#9
st lucia
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Joined May 2016
yes you can walk to the beach from the port, as it is about a 30 minute walk



the beach facility is opposite the airport.
#11
st lucia
63 Posts
Joined May 2016
i think its too long after being at sea, at least thats what ive been told by those who have been. it's a bit long especially because of the heat, but the walk is safe. just let me know when to expect you and i can look out for u.
#12
St. Lucia, West Indies
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Joined Aug 2008
Originally posted by CandRcruise
Is it an easy and safe walk?
It's a very easy, flat safe walk over to Vigie Beach. Hang a left out of the port areas, follow the highway to the airport, head right to the end of the airport, loop around and come back down the road between airport and the sea till you come to the boardwalk area...
Glad to see its finally open Castro1n3.... Been a long time coming.. It will really be a boon to the area.... Thanks for letting us know...
#14
Hartwick, NY, USA
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Joined Jan 2004
I heard about Vigie Beach here and my group of six will be there in February. Can't wait!
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#17
St. Lucia, West Indies
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Joined Aug 2008
Originally posted by Devon Doll
Is there food & drink available please.
Yes, the new boardwalk has 4-6 different food outlets with snack food, meals, quick bites, etc and drinks - mainly basic mixed drinks, beers, waters, soft drinks...
#18
St. Lucia, West Indies
3,476 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
Originally posted by castro1n3
super im happy to hear. and remember the directions to the new facility is below

Castro - took a visit by this afternoon. Your sign is a great touch for CruiseCritic folks to find you.

The boardwalk is great. Here's hoping it helps boost business on the beach and proves successful for you vendors and beachgoers alike. Great benefit for that beach.
Well done!
#20
Ontario
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Joined Feb 2009
Originally posted by AngelMomCruises
I'm looking into
https://www.theromanticholiday.com
You can go to the website and request information... looks like around $45 for 1/2 day... $105 for a full day... they have other options also. Looks beautiful and was recommended in another post. see... http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2348909
This is what we're doing in January.