This vintage factory distills the famous Virgin Islands rum that some consider the finest in the world, although the stuff now detours through the Jim Beam bottling factory in the U.S.A. before it reaches your favorite beach bar. The grounds are quietly bucolic, with offices now ensconced in the 18th-century plantation house and a magnificent ficus tree spreading its wings on the lawn. The charmingly low-tech guided tours include a visit through the factory and the chance to peer into giant vats of bubbling molasses—the scent is pure sugar perfume. Call ahead for reservations.
St. Croix, USVI
St. Croix, USVI› Attraction
Cruzan Rum Factory
Estate Diamond 3, W Airport Rd., Rte. 64
Our Rating Hours Tours given Mon–Fri 9–4pm and Sat 10am–2pm Phone 340/692-2280 Prices Admission $5 adults, $1 children 18 and under Web site Cruzan Rum Factory