Northern Historical Tour
The adventure begins with a trip to the Vigie Lighthouse with its wonderful views of Castries harbor, where you will head past the old British Military Barrack now transformed into corporate offices and apartment buildings. A drive through the spiraling road leading up to Morne Fortune with a panoramic view and home to the educational complex named after one of St. Lucia’s Nobel Laureates, Sir Arthur Lewis; these nineteenth century buildings also converted from British Military Barracks.
Through a mixture of natural vegetation and the cultivated lands of the small communities in the north of the Island with French names such as Ti Rocher, Guesneau, Fond Cacao, Babonneau and Paix Bouche (the suggested birth place of Josephine, Napoleon Buonoparte’s wife), with views of the northern parts of the island, then to Rodney Bay Marina, where many transatlantic yachts are anchored and berthed.
Onward through Gros Islet town where the Friday night street: Jump Up’ is held, to Cap Estate, an old dairy farm and now a luxury housing development and golf course driving around The Great House. Finally, a drive to Pigeon Point with plenty of time to explore fort Rodney, signal Hill and to visit the old ruins. Whilst there, enjoy a complimentary drink the Jambe de Bois restaurant.