Devils Island, French Guiana Cruise Port

When cruising to Devil’s Island, French Guiana, the ghostly ruins of what used to be a prisoners colony are now a peaceful and lush area. During the 1800s all the way until 1946, convicts and undesirables were deported from France and sent here to the “Green Hell” and is now known as the toughest prison colony of all time. Today, the beautiful tropical landscape covers the old prison buildings to make for a more welcoming area. Devil’s Island is actually a group of three volcanic islands right along the coast of French Guiana. On your cruise to Devil’s Island, French Guiana you’ll want to walk the remains of the former prison as it provides a unique look into how different the island used to be. There is also a museum that used to be the Director’s house, which today offers an inside look at the history of the colony as well as some great views of the island. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to Devil’s Island, French Guiana:
 
  • Walk about the island to explore the beautiful flora and fauna that surrounds it, including turtles, monkeys and many exotic birds.
     
  • View the old prison buildings, prison cells, artifacts and even the warden’s convict-built rock swimming pool.
     
  • View the prison director’s home that is now a museum that shows the artifacts through the time periods of its existence.

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