Historic plantation houses in the Caribbean

Historic plantation houses in the Caribbean

The history of the Caribbean is not as sunny and bright as its beaches: in the colonial period, agriculture and not tourism was the main industry in the Caribbean. Plantations lords used slaves to cultivate the exotic plants and sugar cane, and the seas were under the constant menace of pirates. Today, some plantations still exist, but their monumental houses where the plantation owners and their families lived have become historical monuments, ruins or luxury hotels. If you ever have time f... [ read more ]