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Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.
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Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
+1 269-462-1469
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Betty’s hope was a sugar plantation, it was established in 1650 and flourished. An historic trip worth doing, in fairness any trip that gets you across the Island is worth doing. Antigua has a lot to offer. Enjoy!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Nice to hear about the history of the rum and sugar plantation. Old structures left behind.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 856lyndab
Reviewed 5 days ago

A humbling historical sight that should be part of everyone's visit to the island. Here you learn not only about the plantations, but more importantly about the horrific conditions that the slaves endured during those periods. May want to do this tour on your own...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Isabel C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband is more a history buff than me but I really found this place very interesting and thought provoking. It should how slaves were treated and how far we have come and still have to go to be all truly equal.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jillsy64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth a short visit but most of the site is in ruin awaiting rebuilding. The exhibits/ old photos were interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MikeyJP17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again timing is everything with this historic site. We got here by hire car just before lunch and we were the only people apart from the local volunteer manning the museum exhibit which is comprehensive and we'll laid out. Very informative about the exploitative...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bunsen_x
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An important part of history and so worth a visit. Good storyboards and it’s great that one of the windmills has been restored and restoration for the plantation is ongoing but the museum could use a few more artefacts to tell the story.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank E7164JBandreww
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now restored so you can see how the mill would have operated We were late in day so free entry but charging looked very low Have a look

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank G6187SFsteveg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The unfortunate thing was we trusted "Michael", of "Local Tours by Michael", to take us all around the island and show us the "real" Antigua. The guy was a hack, con. When we got to this site he made it clear we were to ask...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Leslie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical site showed how sugar was once processed. Worth a quick stop to see. However didn't see the info center as I was more interested in the mill. People I traveled there say that an fee was required in the building

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jen_and_Col
February 2, 2019|
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Response from jywwu | Reviewed this property |
we went there early, I can't say when it opened but was there before 1030am
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swdke
Englewood, Ohio
Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge worth visiting? (1 Reply)
In looking at Antigua tours, some offer a 4 hr island tour, followed by some time on the beach. They also offer an extended option of adding Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge, but to do so, this cuts into beach time. So I was wondering, is Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge worth visiting? Granted, this is a personal decision, some people might want beach time, others not. Personally, I don't have enough information to make a decision. Hoping someone here who has been to Betty's Hope and Devi's...More
August 30, 2010|
Response fromhoppersh|
Devils' Bridge was our favorite part of the island, so I think it is definitely worth it. The strength of the waters there are mesmerizing and we could have stayed there all day. Be prepared to get wet, though. There wasn't much to see at Betty's Hope. We only spent about 15 minutes there and that was enough, but if you're a history buff you may get more out of it than we did.