Les Iles du Salut, Kourou

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Visit Les Iles du Salut to learn about the penal colonies that once lived on these islands. Find the remains of old sheds where prisoners lived, punishment cells, and a cemetery for those who once lived here. What remains is generally in ruins, which the surrounding jungle is slowly swallowing. Stroll along the golden sands of the beaches and feed the tame local wildlife. If you work up an appetite, grab a bite at the nearby eatery. Arrange your visit to Les Iles du Salut and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kourou using our Kourou tour app .
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  • My day on the islands of salvation remains my best memory of Guyana. You can enjoy both nature, the beach, the monkeys and the heritage and historical value of the bagnes. I suggest take a boat which is île Royale and the island of St. Joseph because it is beautiful. The two islands are very complementary. I had the chance to go there in February, a season where there are few people, it was great.
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  • Hard to believe this was a harsh penal colony in today's beautiful weather! I guess being locked up and worked hard in this heat wasn't exactly fun though. There is an informative museum on Ile Royale...  more »
  • The Salvation Islands include île Royale, the Devil's Island and St. Joseph. Isle Royale is accessible by catamaran departing from Kourou. Departure is at 8:30, return 4:30. On site you can visit the old buildings of the prison, the Church, and walk on the island. At the Center, there is a hotel, bar and restaurant. The rooms of this hotel are inspired by the prison cells with nevertheless modern comforts. The bar restaurant, unique and essential, is very expensive. The ideal is to take its peak Mo'Nique.
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  • Very nice place with a great view on the blue sea. Another place to visit with the family or the friend (e) s. visit Guyana is to learn of its cultures and its past.
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  • A quil island is better to visit today than before the last war. 80000 dead in this prison. The hotel is especially fine.
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  • Beautiful place, full of peace.
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  • A very nice and quiet place access to Devil's Island is prohibited.
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  • Not much to do...
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