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An island in the West Indies off northern Haiti. It was a pirate refuge in the 1600s.


(Placename) an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Haiti: haunt of pirates in the 17th century. Area: 180 sq km (70 sq miles). French name: La Tortue


(tɔrˈtu gə)

an island off the N coast of and belonging to Haiti: formerly a pirate stronghold. 70 sq. mi. (180 sq. km).
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Tortuga Island and other regions on Haiti's northern coast were issue evacuation orders, though it remained unclear how many people actually left.
to build a $70 million pier and facility on Tortuga Island.
The itinerary also includes special treats such as a sunset yoga session on the beach; enjoying the therapeutic effects of the Tabacon hot springs; a Tico cooking class; a painting lesson at the CASEM, a thriving artistsO community founded by women; visits to working coffee and sugar plantations; a boat ride on Lake Arena; a ferry ride to Tambor; and a cruise around Tortuga Island.