MOUNTAINS

Le Morne Brabant

Wake up before dawn and slide out of bed, pulling on your hiking boots and checking you have all the essentials for this morning’s adventure.

You’re about to climb Le Morne Brabant, a three-hour hike with an expert guide as the soft morning sunlight casts its rays over the ocean. The last stage feels more like a rocky climb to the summit and, as you make that final push, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of reefs and lagoons from the top of the mountain.

Le Morne Brabant is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its poignant history. As you gaze down at the sea’s swirling shades of turquoise from way up high, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how the mountain provided shelter for escaped slaves during the 18th and early 19th Century. The mountain is a symbol of suffering, sacrifice and freedom; and a great guide will bring the story to life during your climb.

Back on terra firma, spend the afternoon on the beach doing very little or, if you still have some energy, book a kite-surfing session. This windy peninsula is one of the best spots on the island to catch a wave.

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