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Address: Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Avoid twilight hours, evening crime in low tourist season

Just one of those things the tourist forgets, and , then we get bad press. If you want that green flash suspnset pic with fortress in the for ground.... Stay in a group of people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely hike up the hill rewarded by an amazing view. You could, pretty much, see the entire island from up here. I highly recommend this little respite from the beach! It's quite breezy so keep that in mind when picking your outfit for the day. We had breakfast at Sarafina's and walked here.

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soul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just one of those things the tourist forgets, and , then we get bad press. If you want that green flash suspnset pic with fortress in the for ground.... Stay in a group of people and have your hire car close. Basic sense please people - avoid dark stair ways, have decoy cash if you plan to be somwehere you... More 

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Trinidad and Tobago
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from this fort is spectacular. You can take in the views of Marigot as well as the ocean from up high, while you sit back and enjoy the cool Caribbean breeze. It's free, parking is plentiful and the street is not hard to find. Great for a picnic!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fort with a view. The view is stunning almost in all directions that you look. We took lots of pics from here and I wished that we had brought a picnic. Parking is difficult at site.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a french fort up on a hill. There are some can ons and ruin of the fort, not much to see as a fort but the views of the town and ocean are awesome!

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Louisburg, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were headed up together to see the fort however it is not handicapped accessible so my husband had to go alone. First disappointment. Not alot of signs for directions second disappointment it meant alot of extra walking up the mountain. Once he found it the views from the top was simply worth the walk. Would love to have seen... More 

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For just a short climb, you can experience the most amazing views of the island. My children loved it and I felt as though I was on top of the world.

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Tampa, FL
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited SXM for decades (as a kid, teen and now an adult) I have always seen this fort but never even thought of trying to get to it. Well on this visit I decided to do it...and took my kids and wife with me. The walk up to the top was not bad...quite a few steps, but when... More 

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WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of Anguilla and Marigot! And it's free! A nice place to stop for a half hour to check out some history. My kids (10 and 5) enjoyed it very much!

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This has always been a great place to go . growing up here i remember when it was maintained a lot more. Over the years we can see that there has been little maintenance. i suggest when visiting to go with water. and be ready to walk in the HOT sun. there is nothing up there except you and whatever... More 

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