Sandy Lane Barbados, West Indies

Sandy Lane

While enjoying his winter home in Barbados, former British politician Ronald Tree was inspired to create a luxury hotel with a golf course on the island, and he had in mind the old Sandy Lane sugar plantation. Finance was raised and architects appoi...

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