Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins

This old sugar factory will built in 1725 and then continued to produce sugar for just under two hundred years, closing down in 1908. Despite being closed for over a century and being reclaimed by the forest, the ruins still stand mostly in tact; much more than the average eighteenth century abandoned buildings.

What to Expect

Hikers are free to explore the ruins if they like, just remember that they are not regularly maintained, and the infrastructure of the building is likely weak.

The Sugar Factory complex is made up of several rooms, including a boiler room and a large tower, all of which still stand.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins may choose to book their trip on St. John, since those staying in this area of the Virgin Islands will have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. Despite the fact that the region isn't jam-packed with visitors, you'll nevertheless find a reasonable selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Trinidad Charlie's Cottages Lodge 2.5 mi. (1.4 km) W
Westin Resort, St. John Resort 3.0 mi. (1.1 km) W
Caneel Bay Resort Resort 3.1 mi. (1.4 km) W
St. John Inn Hotel 3.4 mi. (0.2 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Positioned on the island of St. John, 3.5 miles east of downtown Cruz Bay, Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins is found within Virgin Islands National Park, and invites residents and travelers who are rooming on this part of the island or close by. Whether or not you are staying very close, you should feel free to stop by for some fun in the sun. It's 2.0 miles south west of Coral Bay.

You will need to hike through a few trails inside the National Park in order to reach the ruins. Check with the Visitor's Center of a Ranger Station to get up to date trail conditions and any special safety concerns.

Folks coming to Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins will be able to enjoy a modest selection of island activities like hitting a few rounds of golf and doing some beach-going not far away. Historic site patrons also hoping to play a round or two of golf should consider going to the closest course, Mahogany Run Public Golf Course. Free days can also be spent at Reef Bay Beach, the nearest beach. Also, your group may find one or two additional golf and beach choices in the vicinity. Historic site guests will find multiple indoor places to visit within a reasonable distance. You'll find a couple of nearby attractions -Par Force Estate Ruins and Lamshur Bay Trail- each of them found a short distance from the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: St. John


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