My wife and I recently returned from a seven night stay at the Sugar Mill and cannot say enough about the hotel and staff. We made the trip with my parents, who have been staying at the Sugar Mill for years, and had an amazing stay. Let me start by saying that each and every member of the staff at the Sugar Mill are unbelievable and will make you feel like you've known them for years. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Jeff and Jinx Morgan, who had a drink with us and gave us some insight on how one becomes lucky enough to own such a property.
We stayed in one of the pool suites and absolutely loved it. Each pool suite has a terrace with a table and chairs that overlooks the pool. It's a great area to sit and read or to have a drink before dinner, and we utilized it almost every evening. The pool suites consist of a living area, kitchen, and a separate bedroom. Both the bedroom and living room are well air-conditioned, but you also have the option of just opening the windows (screened) and letting some air in. Another cool feature of the pool suites are the outdoor showers.The grounds of the hotel are lush and the landscaping is carefully maintained. It is a relatively small property, and we never felt like it was crowded or noisy. Sitting by the pool in the lounge chairs or hammocks was nice after coming in from the beach, and I caught myself nodding off a couple of times in the peace and quiet. The Sugar Mill has a small beach across the street from the hotel, and it is a wonderful place to swim or sit and read a book.
We ate lunch four or five times at the Sugar Mill's beach restaurant and loved the food on each occasion. While we're on the topic of food, do yourself a favor and eat in the Sugar Mill's dining room several times during your stay. Without question the food there is the best we had anywhere on the island. The dining room is an open air affair for the most part inside what I presume was part of an actual old sugar mill. There is a bar off of the main dining room that is also a great place to spend some time before or after dinner. The only restaurant that we visited for dinner that compared was the dining room on nearby Peter Island. I would also recommend eating dinner one night at the BananaKeet Café which is a short drive down the coast from the Sugar Mill. The sunsets from the vantage point of the BananaKeet are unbeatable. As for other nearby entertainment, you can walk right down the road to an interesting place called Bomba's Shack. We lucked out and caught one of the famous full moon parties at Bomba's and sampled some of the "tea" that a wild eyed guy was brewing up off in the shadows. Bomba's isn't for everyone, but we definitely enjoyed ourselves there. For more nightlife options you can head over to Cane Garden Bay and check out Quito's or any of the other little bars.
After going on this trip I fully understand why my parents have been going back to the Sugar Mill year after year. Based on our experience, the staff will go out of their way to make sure you have exactly the kind of vacation that you want. The Sugar Mill is a peaceful little hotel with an amazing staff, grounds, rooms, food, and beautiful beach. We couldn't have asked for more on our trip to Tortola.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sea side boutique hotel with a world standard restaurant. Set amid lush tropical surroundings, the Sugar Mill is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful British Virgin Islands. All our rooms have balconies or terraces and panoramic sea views. From January 2016 our refurbished rooms will include free wi fi, refrigerators, safes, dressing gowns and slippers, iron and board, hairdryers, flat screen TVs , mobile device charging points, luxurious new european bedding and new tropical designer furniture. We have on site the BVI's Number One fine dining restaurant offering fresh lobsters, succulent steaks, crispy belly pork, rack of lamp, scallops in champagne sauce and other mouth watering fare served in the dining room which has been restored from the Rum House of a 400 year old sugar mill. We also have a casual beach restaurant right alongside the hotel. Our small secluded beach offers luxurious loungers and umbrellas with bar and snack service right at your bedside. Alternatively our fresh water circular pool is set among swaying palm trees with a help your self honour bar. Check out our new for 2016 our Five Star All Inclusive option. Everything you need for a perfect vacation at one fixed price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sugar Mill Tortola
- Hotel Sugar Mill
- Sugar Mill Hotel Tortola, British Virgin Islands