Betty's Hope Sugar Plantation

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Here lies the most famous of Antigua's historical sugar plantations. The scenic attraction sprawls across a rolling stretch of land, offering panoramic vistas over the ocean and shadowy hills. Plantation owner Christopher Codrington was granted this estate by the English crown in 1674. Arriving from Barbados utterly convinced that sugar would be an important commodity in the future, he eagerly named it after his daughter, Betty, and his own hopeful spirit. Today, the historic site has been restored, offering visitors the chance to see cane-crushing machinery in working order, as well as new wings and sails reconstructed to their original specifications. A small onsite museum is also there to fill you in on the history of the plantation, including insights into how sugar and rum were produced long ago.

Location:  Pares Village Road

Business hours:  Mo-Su 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.