Gros Islet, which means Large Island, is a 39 square mile district adjacent to Rodney Bay Village. Together these communities comprise one of the most popular tourist destinations on Saint Lucia. At the southern portion of Gros Island you will find a road leading from the mainland to Pigeon Island. This causeway was built in 1972. As you drive towards Signal Hill in the background, the Atlantic Ocean waves pound the breakwater causing roaring splashes.