Rawlins Plantation & Caribelle Batik
Situated on the grounds of a 17th century sugar cane plantation on Mount Pleasant, Rawlins Plantation has been offering luxurious cottages, cocktails, international and Caribbean food and one of the best wine lists on the island to visitors for more than three decades. Home to 12 guestrooms scattered about the plantation grounds and surrounded by acres of tropical gardens and breathtaking views, Rawlins Inn is the perfect place for travelers to absorb the relaxing island atmosphere. Shoppers interested in Caribelle’s distinctive variation on the tradition of crafting Indonesian batiks can get their fill at the large production facility and retail shop at Romney Manor.
Caribelle produced its first colorful, patterned garments in the ancient manner of resisting dye with wax in the early 1970s. Since that time, they’ve developed their distinctive technique and made it available to all comers.