Le Morne Peninsula on the windward side of the island is a place of stunning contrasts. The rugged basalt heights of Le Morne Brabant Mountain, declared a World Heritage Site in 2008, look down on coral lagoons fringed with surf and Le Morne Peninsula's beachside accommodation catering for luxury lovers and wave riders. Sandy beaches and warm trade winds attract windsurfers, kitesurfers and paragliders to La Morne Peninsula from all over the world. Other visitors to Le Morne Peninsula come for the history. For Le Morne Brabant and its 556m summit was once a refuge for slaves from the sugar plantations. Nowadays it is only a refuge for rare plants and intrepid hikers from La Morne Peninsula's resorts but the abolition of slavery is still celebrated annually. There is a wealth of activities to captivate tourists and Sixt car rental makes it easy to have a memorable holiday on Le Morne Peninsula.