Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill (c1727) is a Heritage Attraction in the parish of St. Andrew, Barbados; owned and operated by the Barbados National Trust since 1963
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Nikki A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Such a nice stop while exploring the island and a super cool slice of history that you wouldn't even expect! We stopped on our way back to our hotel and it was absolutely wonderful! We paid a small fee to go into the windmill (with hard hats!) and walk around while a wonderful woman gave us some information on how the windmill worked and about the sugar cane industry. It's also a stunning view! We didn't spend too much time there, but we truly thought it was worth the visit! Highly recommend it!
Written 22 February 2023
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Hannah M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Very informative member of staff, who gave us a good overview and history of the mill and answered all our questions. We were also able to go inside the mill for a nominal fee.

Great little coffee shop and good parking facilities.

The view from the mill was also fantastic.
Written 12 March 2023
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Film G
New England1,052 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
When we arrived, all we saw was a sign, with no other information on this old mill. The gate was locked, so no entry. The mill appears to be functioning, though the blades of the mill were not installed. It’s 10 minute drive from St. Nicholas Abbey. It’s an OK side trip. Great views of the Atlantic.
Written 5 October 2022
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GalivantingGardener
Sans Souci, Australia376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
If a memorable trip to the Caribbean is on your agenda, then do as we do, taking great care in choosing the right island! Barbados ticks all the requisites for us: Safe Island... Wonderful People…. Good Food... and of course... When we vacation in the Caribbean, we always look for an "authentic" local ambiance and charm, a Caribbean tropical atmosphere of remoteness & ruggedness, quiet secluded uncrowded beaches and beautiful tropical flora/fauna that contribute to a "Robinson Crusoe" destination. In Barbados, you can be as active (or not) as you desire.

No visit to Barbados can be complete without at least one time, taking an opportunity to take an Island Tour to the old Morgan Lewis Mill ~ the Caribbean's largest and only working WindMill! From here, you can witness where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Caribbean Sea. It was just awe-inspiring to imagine yourself back in time, surrounded in history on those rolling hills. From there, it was also an exhilarating experience to tour down Cherry Tree Hill, along the winding roads, to enjoy the brilliant vistas to the unspoiled eastern coast, where we tucked into a "bbq lunch" on the Bathsheba beach, and a drive along the rugged Bathsheba seaside.

Barbados is our choice for a romantic, relaxing getaway. We never want to be "pushed" to participate, we want to do things at our own pace... which we did! We had a fun-filled, action-packed vacation ~ yet we also experienced laid back luxury & pampering at a leisurely "Bajan" pace. From the lush, tropical vegetation adorning the majestic rolling hills, the variously beautiful beaches, to its charmingly historic buildings scattered around, the intriguing island of Barbados delivers on the promise of an island paradise.
Written 15 October 2012
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Jake23
New Jersey6,843 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
It's nice to see a vintage attraction. The mill, while I is just nice to look at offers a window into the islands former economy. Still in great condition and sits in the hills overlooking the sea.
Written 4 January 2016
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Niamhtbh
County Kerry, Ireland62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Took a visit to the windmill while on a private tour, I absolutely love windmills so it was amazing to see one while in Barbados, gorgeous stone building that you can go inside of for a number of events/tours.
Written 20 June 2019
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lefthandwillie
Surrey, UK269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Having read before we travelled that this place was run by the National Trust I took my UK family membership card along, but when it came it it it was just B$5 per person to enter and I just didn't have the heart to ask for a discount! This place is lovely. It is fairly hard to find, what with the rustic maps and the road we expected to travel on being closed for repair, but we were glad that we took the trouble to find it.

Up on a hill with breathtaking views of the Atlantic we were greeted by Ralph, an English expat with a charming manner and fund of interesting anecdotes. It was a hot day and he cheerfully told us that the walk around the grounds would take us two and a half hours, watched our faces fall in dismay and roared with laughter. Just kidding, he said, equipped us with hard hats, and turned us loose on the mill.

After learning that the women had to haul 50lb loads of cut cane on their heads up the steep slopes to the mill all day every day until they dropped I had a keen sense of shame for the misdeeds of my people in the past, and felt anger that such wonderful, spontaneously friendly people as the Bajans should have been so misused for so many generations.

This may seem like a digression in a review of a tourist site, but I feel that quite a lot of the tourism on Barbados has been sanitised somewhat to gloss over the barbarity of slavery. This mill, on its steep hill, with Ralph's story of extreme work and dangerous machinery and containers of boiling cane juice, made it seem more real.

We loved the place, we liked Ralph a lot, we climbed around the mill and we tried the bottle of cane juice. Pasteurised, as we learned, but don't drink too much or you'll have an upset tummy. No problem, Ralph, one sip was quite enough!
Written 1 August 2018
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Caspertfg1
Bury St. Edmunds, UK17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Travelled to the mill expecting to see it working or at least open to view, we found neither, which was a real disappointment. Having read a great book called the Sugar Barons I was interested in the history of the island but didn't gain anything from this visit :(
Written 22 July 2015
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Davido0409
Braintree, UK166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A really interesting visit. A brief walk around the windmill and it was great to have an introduction to the history beforehand, overall a great experience, would love to return when they hope to make it operational again. Oh! and they make the best coffee, nice little cafe to relax in afterwards and great views to.
Written 23 December 2019
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BowralBB
London, UK366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Popped in here after visiting the Animal Flower Cafe - warmly welcomed by Ralph, given a fair bit of interesting history then left to our own devices to whack the ol' hard hats on and go explore the mill.

Had a bit of banter with Ralph for the RWC final which was going to be the following morning....and regrettably his prediction (as opposed to ours!) was correct!
Written 21 December 2019
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