Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill

#12 in Best Things To Do in Barbados
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This wind-powered sugar mill is one of the last of its kind, and the largest and only complete sugar windmill surviving in the Caribbean. The wind-driven machinery once ground sugar cane in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, the site is operated by the Barbados National Trust, who welcome visitors to learn about the process of grinding sugar cane through several exhibits. On select days, visitors even have the chance to sample cane juice produced by the mill.

Recent visitors were impressed with the site's history and found the staff helpful and informative.

The mill is located about 12 miles from Bridgetown and you'll need to have a car or hire a taxi to access it. The mill is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the mill costs 5 Barbadian dollars (about $2.50) or 10 Barbadian dollars (around $5) for guided tours. There is also a cafe adjacent to the site offering great views, according to reviewers.

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Bathsheba Beach, which sits on Barbados' east coast, is a photographer's and surfer's paradise. For photographers, Bathsheba offers dramatic rock formations. And for surfers, there's the beach's famous Soup Bowl, where top-notch waves can be found. Named after the area's foamy water, the Soup Bowl is so well-known that international surfing competitions are regularly held here. Do not, however, plan on swimming at Bathsheba. Because of the region's rough waters and rock formations, it is not safe to swim there.

Recent travelers praised Bathsheba Beach's picturesque setting and phenomenal surf. Though many said the beach's rock formations more than justify a visit, Bathsheba Beach is a great spot to fly kites and enjoy a beach picnic as well. Keep in mind, though, that public transportation is limited in this area, so a rental car is recommended.

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