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Sugar Mill Hotel

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Photo: Courtesy of Sugar Mill Hotel

Apple Bay
Road Town, British Virgin Islands
TEL: (284) 495-4355
TEL: (800) 462-8834
Owned by longtime food and travel writers Jefferson and Jinx Morgan since 1982, the Sugar Mill Hotel is one of Tortola’s best hotels. Built in 1640 as an oxen-powered rum distillery, the historic cottage colony has all the thoughtful touches of a traditional Caribbean inn—island-inspired watercolors hand-painted by Jinx herself, lush tropical gardens, and 23 ocean-view rooms with balconies and kitchenettes—plus plenty more that most hotels don’t have. Namely, an über-romantic restaurant, housed in a candlelit stone building where rum was once boiled, and a small private beach known for some of the best snorkeling and surfing on Tortola.

Room to Book:

Pool Suites, like Room 104, are recently-updated and include outdoor stone showers.

Insider Tip:

Children under 11 are not permitted from December 12 through April 14, but kids of all ages are welcome the rest of the year. (The hotel is closed August and September.)


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Island Resort
  • Minimum Stay Required
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Seasonal
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 23

Number of Suites: 11

Number of Restaurants: 2

Year Opened: 1982



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