PUERTO RICOTORTOLAANGUILLA ST. MAARTEN ST. THOMAS ST. CROIXST. KITTS AND NEVIS CROIX ANGUILLA DOMINICA MARTINIQUE ST. LUCIA ST. VINCENT GRENADA TOBAGO TRINIDAD CURAÇAO ANTIGUA BARBADOS GUADELOUPE GUYANA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ROUTES With 22 destinations throughout the Caribbean, LIAT makes exploring the region easy. Hop on and enjoy the ride... 82 lime January - March 2009 Can you guess which of LIAT's destinations this island is? Just 16 miles long and three miles at her widest point, this island's name comes from the Spanish word for eel. This dry and mostly scrubby island is of coral formation, unlike its volcanic neighbours, and boasts 33 white sand beaches. The island celebrates its national day on 30 May. ( Answer on page 88) GUESS WHERE?
FORTALEZA OZAMA, SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Built between 1502 and 1508, the Fortaleza Ozama is the oldest fort in the Americas. It was constructed by order of Nicholas de Ovando, the founder of Santo Domingo, in order to defend the fl edgling town against attacks from invaders coming up the river. It served as military garrison, then a prison until the 1970s. Y www. godominicanrepublic. com SUNBURY PLANTATION HOUSE, ST PHILIP, BARBADOS Being more than 300 years old, the Sunbury Plantation House affords visitors a vivid impression of life on a sugar estate in the 18th and 19th centuries. As well as having extensively landscaped grounds, it is lavishly decorated with Victorian antiques, making it the prime antiques museum on the island. Y www. barbadosgreathouse. com FORT AMSTERDAM, WILLEMSTAD, CURUÇAO The most important of Curaçao's eight forts, Fort Amsterdam is included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites. Built in 1635, it was strategically positioned on the Punda at the harbour entrance. Embedded in its southwest wall is a cannonball fi red by British troops during a brief skirmish with the Dutch in the early 1800s. Y www. curacao. com THE BOISSIERE HOUSE, PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD Perhaps no building is more emblematic of Trinidad's chaotic history than the Boissiere House, known to many as ' The Gingerbread House'. Built in 1904, the house is up for sale and is in grave danger of being demolished by a property developer. Catch this national treasure while you can. Y www. caribbeanfreeradio. com/ boissiere BLACKBEARD'S CASTLE ( SKYTSBORG TOWER), CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST THOMAS This fi ve- story watchtower is said to have been inhabited by Blackbeard and his 14 wives in the 18th century. It is alleged that the infamous pirate used the tower as a vantage point from which to observe and target likely vessels to plunder. Y www. blackbeardscastle. com HELVELLYN HOUSE, SAUTEURS GRENADA Perched on a hilltop at the northern tip of the island, this old family home offers picturesque gardens and spectacular 360 degree views, as well as serving up local Caribbean cuisine. There is also a pottery workshop, where you can watch the pots being made – or even get your own hands dirty. Y www. grenadaexplorer. com/ tip/ helvellyn A sample of interesting outings to be had across LIAT's destinations… 6 HISTORICAL HOUSES TO NOSE AROUND 1 SCHEDULE WATCH KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SCHEDULES TO ALL DESTINATIONS. VISIT WWW. LIAT. COM REGULARLY. January - March 2009 lime 83 Fortaleza Ozama 2 3 5 6 4 Boissiere House Blackbeard's Castle Sunbury Plantation House BLACKBEARDCASTLE. COMNICHOLAS LAUGHLIN