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Betty's Hope

 © Tony Chau
© Tony Chau

Betty's Hope was one of Antigua's first sugar plantations. Established in the 17th century, the site is now slowly being restored. Visitors can see the restored stone windmill, and the distillery. The machinery has been restored to working order, and visitors can get a great insight into how sugar was produced on the property. They can also get a good idea of life on the plantation, which was home to many slaves over the years. Continuing as labourers after their emancipation in 1834, the Betty's Hope workmen developed a reputation for excellence that lasts to this day.