Morne FortuneHike around the ruins of Morne Fortune ("good luck hill"), a former military outpost overlooking the harbor it was meant to protect. The site was hardly good luck during the 18th century: Several bloody battles between the French and the British took place here. The remaining structures on Morne include guard cells and a powder magazine, the building used to store gunpowder and ammunition, as well as French and British burial grounds. At the top of the hill, near a memorial to the British infantry regiment that captured Morne Fortune in 1796, you'll find a great spot for a panoramic view over Castries and its harbor.
Keep your eye on the coast as your ship sails south out of Castries Harbour. You’ll soon pass Morne Fortune, a hill overlooking the harbor that was once home to two forts, French and British, and the site of many heated battles between the two powers. The remains of St. Lucia’s oldest structures stand here: guard cells and a powder magazine (a building used to store gunpowder) built by the French in the 1760s. Nearby are colonial-era cemeteries and, on the summit of Morne Fortune, a memorial to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who were among the British troops that captured the hill from the French in 1796.