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Monocle travel guide

— Global


A defence-themed round-up includes rooms for hire in former forts and citadels everywhere from the West Indies to Portugal, airlines run by the military and the hotels favoured over the years by the world’s most well-travelled guests: war reporters.

holidays, tourism

Secret Bay

Portsmouth, Dominica

Consisting of just four villas perched on a seaside cliff, Secret Bay’s most striking features are the private pool and in-room chef, making it an effort to venture out. But a few minutes from the hotel lies one of the Caribbean’s most significant military sites: the Cabrits garrison, which passed from British to French control and back again in the 18th century. Perched on a peninsula, the barracks were abandoned in 1854.

The Dominican Government has now restored the garrison (a national park since 1986) and its main…


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