Located near the Sandals Grande St Lucian hotel is Pigeon Island. This is an area of land just off Rodney bay that was used strategically as a fort throughout history. The two hills provided a good viewpoint for spotting enemy ships and defending against them. It was originally an island until a man-made tombolo was put in place to connect it to the mainland. Nowadays it is a National Park that you can enter for a small fee to walk up the two peaks.
We walked up both peaks to take in the views along the coastline. The first peak we reached was the lower of the two, has a dirt path and steps up to the top and still has some of the Fort Rodney walls around it. This gives great views back towards the bay.
The second hill is a slightly more challenging climb with unstable footing but was completely manageable. The view from the top is pretty stunning.
It was pretty hot on the walk but a dip in the sea at the Grande St Lucian cooled us off afterwards. It is definitely worth the effort of going up if in St Lucia.