This former British gun battery was built to defend the island from pirates and competing European colonial powers. Now it ironically overlooks a fun, festive beach and is within steps of the shining nightlife and upscale golf courses typical of modern island life.
Guests can access the fort via guided tours and experience a window into the area's history. Aside from safety concerns, a guide is also required to explain the many rooms and underground passages in the structure, some of them built secretly, as part of a local military defense force. Other nearby attractions for aficionados of local history include the Government House and Le Pavillon Royal Museum.
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