Scenic Railway © Jeremy T. Hetzel
One of the most popular tourist activities on the island, the St Kitts Scenic Railway is a must for first-time visitors to the Caribbean country. A fantastic way to experience the beautiful scenery of the island, as well as to learn about its interesting history as a major sugar producer in the 17th and 18th centuries, the St Kitts Scenic Railway takes visitors on a three-hour tour of the island, following a 30-mile (48km) circular track. The 'island style' narrow-gauge train is unique, in that it has two decks: an open-air observation deck on the top (offering panoramic views), and an air-conditioned parlour below, where complimentary beverages (including rum cocktails!) are served throughout the trip. As the train rolls by sugar cane fields, traditional villages and great sights such as Brimstone Hill Fortress, friendly tour guides contribute to your understanding of St Kitts by sharing anecdotes about the island and snippets of its curious colonial history. Cruise passengers should note that tickets for the Scenic Railway can be booked while on board most cruise ships.
Address: The train departs from Needsmust Station