Exploring The Pirates of the Caribbean Film Set
Wallilabou Bay is one of the top places you should not miss when you are in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Aside from its scenic waterfalls, it also preserved the once famous film set of the Pirates of the Caribbean. The location was used in the opening scenes of the Curse of the Black Pearl.
Wallilabou Bay is a 25 to 30-minute drive from Kingstown. Some of the taxi drivers will try to rip you off with the fare especially if you don’t know how to bargain. We were offered a price of 125 US at first, but fortunately, we found a cheaper rate of only 80 US, back and forth. We are a group of 5, so they usually charged us per person.
The site doesn’t have any entrance fee and you are free to wander around. There are withered equipment and tools found inside the old building, plus a memorabilia of the film’s characters. Wooden boxes, coffins, gallows, guns and cannon balls are few of the remaining props from the movie.
Apart from the film’s retained attractions, the Wallilabou Anchorage also has a pirate-themed restaurant overlooking the aquamarine-colored water. We were only there for a quick stop, so we never really had the chance to try their food although the atmosphere was a little tempting.
I read from various reviews that there is not much to see in the set anymore since most of the props are rotting away, but being a fan of Capt. Jack Sparrow, I was still pretty psych seeing the place where he actually set foot. I wasn’t disappointed though.
Before going back to Kingstown, the driver was kind enough to bring us to the Wallilabou Heritage Park where people can enjoy a small camping trip and a relaxing picnic just beside the waterfalls. We paid 5 EC each for the entrance.
Location: Wallilabou Bay, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Opening time: Not stated