The History of
PEACE & PLENTY
What is the history behind the hotel?
Thought to have once been the location of a small slave market, this site boasts a rich heritage dating back to the American Revolution.
In 1783, Lord Denys Rolle set sail for Exuma on board an English trading ship, the Peace and Plenty. Upon arrival, he established a cotton plantation of the same name here on the island. Almost 200 years later, on January 14th, 1958, Lawrence Lewis, grandnephew of railroad tycoon Henry Flagler, opened the Peace and Plenty Hotel on the site. The old plantation cookhouse became the club’s bar.
The hotel’s main lobby has its own history as a sponge warehouse and later the home of a prominent island family, the Minns.
In 2017, the property was acquired by SMS lodging LLC. SMS plans on keeping the tradition, culture, and the feel of Peace and Plenty, but wants the renovations and updates to give the traveler a luxurious feel.
Peace and Plenty’s staff looks forward to serving you, and giving you the vacation of a lifetime!