THE SUGAR MILL
A hidden gem to the northern end of the golf course, exploring this little-known abandoned sugar mill from 1775, becomes a great opportunity for the kids to learn about the history of the Property from its roots as a Sugar Plantation.
Sugar plantations in the Caribbean were a major part of the economy of the islands in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Most Caribbean islands were covered with sugar cane fields and mills for refining the crop. The main source of labor, until the abolition of chattel slavery, was enslaved Africans. After the abolition of slavery, indentured laborers from India, China, Portugal, and other places were brought to the Caribbean to work in the sugar industry. These plantations produced 80 to 90 percent of the sugar consumed in Western Europe, later supplanted by European-grown sugar beet.
Owners Note: Due to the effects of time – the stairs to the mill have been closed, but it's still a great picture opportunity with the cannons in the foreground.
OTHER ACTIVITIES TO DO IN TOBAGO PLANTATIONS
Petit Trou Lagoon
A 3-minute walk from Sea La Vie Villa gives you access to these stunning lagoon views, where you can enjoy dazzling photos, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, the mangroves, or simply a meal with an amazing view.
PGA Designed Golf Course
Tobago Plantations Golf & Country Club is the most visited golf course in Trinidad & Tobago and is built amongst coconut palms and has a view of the Caribbean Sea from almost every hole.
Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago has two tennis courts for guests to enjoy. The courts feature excellent quality artificial surfaces and are both available for day and night play.
The 750 acres of Tobago plantation resort boasts a very wide variety of birdlife, including Frigate Birds, Pelicans, Grey and White Herons, and much more, which is a truly beautiful sight to behold.
Sea La Vie - High Lux 2 Bedroom Cluster by the Sea
Sea La Vie is a fully renovated and newly refurbished two-bedroom villa cluster unit with a private pool and an ocean-view position that constitutes the heart of this home. Become immersed, let your senses be totally captivated, in a home where every possible need has been thoughtfully anticipated and generously catered to by the owners.