Brimstone Hill was included, in an article that appeared last week in the American publication called, “USA Today”, as one of the “Ten greatest places to explore the world’s best-kept secrets”. In the article, the author, Joe Yogerst, said that when it comes to Brimstone Hill, “It’s the most impressive of all the British forts I’ve seen in the Caribbean”.
According to the USA Today article, “If you’ve resolved to explore new horizons this year, Joe Yogerst has some suggestions. As one of the primary authors of Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s-Best Hidden Travel Gems (National Geographic, $40), he says many incredible sites are overlooked. “Some of them aren’t that far away, but you may not know about them because they’re not that publicized.”
In his article Yogerst shares some favourites with USA TODAY, including Brimstone Hill, which was the only tourist attraction in the entire English speaking Caribbean that was included and one of the two forts worldwide that was mentioned. The other was Galle Fort in Sri Lanka.
USA Today is the largest print daily publication in the United States of America, with a combined online and print readership of 20 million readers, (each day).
The article gave a brief description of Brimstone Hill, indicating that “Once called the Gibraltar of the West Indies, this former British colonial fort dominates a flat-topped seaside mountain. Abandoned 100 years ago, it has been restored and offers views of a volcano on the nearby Dutch island of Sint Eustatius.”
The writer compiled a list of 500 of the best sites in the world and highlighted those which are usually overlooked.
This article and ranking of the fort, follows hot on the heels of a recent feature in which another major American publication, U.S News and World Report, ranked Brimstone Hill as the Number One Attraction in St. Kitts.
Mr. Cameron Gill General Manager of the Brimstone Fortes and National Park said in a recent interview on local radio, (WINN FM), that “We have to thank the hard working staff of the Brimstone Hill fortress and National Park, as well as our membership, our management, our visitors our partners in the tourism ministry, and the media houses who assisted us in our never ending quest for excellence.”
Mr. Gill also said that articles such as those are very heart-warming because it shows that their efforts are not in vain and are being recognized.