Fort de Windt, St. Eustatius

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Visit Fort de Windt, one of the Caribbean's best-preserved forts, which served as a defensive structure from 1756 until it was abandoned in 1815. Take in picturesque views over the Caribbean Sea and St Kitts toward the southeast. As you stroll around the fort, find rusty cannons scattered about, as well as two cannons looking out over the water. Find a sundial and step back to the 18th century as you use it to tell the time. Add Fort de Windt to your St. Eustatius travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our St. Eustatius travel route planner.
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  • Beautiful views of st Kitts. The fortress itself does not amount to much. Apart from the two guns is there except the view little about by, remnants, which suggest that there is an impressive fort stood.
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  • Ancient times photography, you feel what here formerly has played nice view over the Bay, now with ships for the industry. Like the old prison and the cistern, neatly restored. The flags fluttering in the ever-present wind
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  • So much fun! So old, and so cool! The fort has awesome plaques and signage explaining the great significance that Fort de Windt held in it's prime, especially in aiding the USA in the Revolutionary Wa...  more »
  • Awesome!

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Where to stay in St. Eustatius

Most accommodations on St. Eustatius line the streets of Oranjestad, the island's main settlement. Stay there to be close to shops, tourist attractions, and the island's airport. If you're looking for something a bit quieter, stay at one of the private rental apartments just east of Quill National Park.
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