Devil's Island, French Guiana (Isle Royale)
Standing on Isle Royale in the Salvation Islands, you can see how the tropical jungle has overgrown the abandoned prison walls on Devil's Island. Long ago a leper colony, then a French prison, now Devil's Island is a tourist attraction and station for rocket scientists. The base at Kourou is responsible for launching nearly half the world's commercial satellites.
Devil's Island is rich in history. This location was the subject of the book Papillon, and movie of the same name, about the colorful thief known as Henri Charriere, who claimed to be the only man to escape from Devil's Island. Now it's a place that people escape to.
The largest and only inhabited island once served as the headquarters for the prison commandant and many of the original buildings are still intact.
Be on the lookout for turtles, monkeys, agoutis and exotic birds.
St. Joseph's Island
Cool off with a refreshing beverage while enjoying the view of St. Joseph's Island.
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