St. Lucia Attractions
The Northwest Section
|St. Lucia sightseeing on the
northwest part of the island
St. Lucia Sightseeing
Pointe du Cap—At the end of the north road is an area called Paix Bouche where claim the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte was born. St. Lucian legends admit EmpressJosephine was conceived on Martinique, visible from Pointe de Cap, but that she was born on and lived in St. Lucia for her first 7 years before moving back to Martinique. The people of Martinique dismiss the story, stating the Empress had no St. Lucia connection.
Pigeon Island National Park—The 40-acre park contains the ruins of an 18th century British naval garrison as well as Fort Rodney. The former officer’s mess houses the Museum and Interpretive Centre with Amerindian artifacts, period furniture and historically-themed videos. With two beaches, this is a popular recreation area. Weddings and artistic performances, ncluding the popular St. Lucia Jazz Festival. are held on the grounds.
Gros Islet—Located on the 80-acre man-made lagoon called Rodney Bay, the town’s Friday night Jump Up is the island’s most popular street party. The marina, with a 1,000-boat capacity, is surrounded by hotels, shops, restaurants and night spots. Also an important historic site, this is where British Admiral George Rodney launched a victorious attack on the French in 1782 that assured a continued British presence on St. Lucia.
Reduit Beach--A golden sand beach next to Rodney Bay which many consider the island’s finest beach.
Union—The Union Nature Trail and Interpretive Centre loops through a rain forest environment that includes a medicinal garden and a small zoo with local animals. One of the surest places to see the endangered and rare St. Lucian parrot.
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