"Take a Ride on the Sugar Train" Saint Kitts and Nevis Things to Do Tip by bsfreeloader

Saint Kitts and Nevis Things to Do: 91 reviews and 245 photos

Catering almost exclusively to cruise ship passengers, the St. Kitts Scenic Railway is about as cheesy and touristy an experience as you can find in the Caribbean. The tour follows a track built between 1912 and 1926 to deliver sugar cane from the fields to a sugar mill in Basseterre; hence, the train is referred to as the Sugar Train. The train tour only covers half the island, with a bus tour covering the remaining half, and you never stop or even slow down at any of the sights along the way. Additionally, you have to suffer through a rather comical onboard choir and a never-ending selection of bad music the lowlight of which is the trains own theme song. Despite all this, the trip does provide an excellent overview of the island and its history and is a very enjoyable way to spend 3 hours, particularly if you take full advantage of the free piña coladas.

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  • Written Apr 26, 2008
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