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New River Estate

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My favorite sight on Nevis

The last stop on our Funky Monkey tour was rather epic sugar mill ruins that had so much industrial... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Dallas, Texas
Fascinating insight into Plantation workings

Seeing all the equipment which had travellled across from London & Derby was truly illuminating... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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For a good exploratory romp, check out this old sugar-processing estate.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

The last stop on our Funky Monkey tour was rather epic sugar mill ruins that had so much industrial equipment intact. Built in the 18th century when the island’s sugar industry was booming, the New River Plantation still has the sugar cellar where barrels used...More

Thank therosetable
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Seeing all the equipment which had travellled across from London & Derby was truly illuminating. Apparently the development has halted now but the sugar processing is there to see.

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Nice location still in the process of being restored and setup. Good to see some history being kept. Could be a lot better once complete. Nice walk. Down to beach side where the old line kiln is.

Thank diveninja21
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a work-in-progress and the site is still being added to with artifacts from the historic sugar estates that until recently covered large parts of the island. Includes descriptions of the process of making sugar and rum (!), descriptions of the lives of workers...More

Thank KiminGranCouva
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

This was one of my favorite "finds".....a flash back to the making of sugar! Relics have been carefully placed around the grounds to somewhat preserve them.

Thank Dian D
Reviewed 9 August 2015

New River and Coconut Walk Estates are on the Windward (Atlantic) side of the island. The New River Estate works are just off the main road. The old steam mill works/building is in the process of being restored so there is some work being carried...More

1  Thank nevisislander
Reviewed 19 April 2014

The New River-Coconut Walk Estate is a very cool place to explore. Two different sets of "ruins" to visit- the old windmill driven plantation and the modernized steam-driven (not sure if it was steam or oil). The estate goes from the beach to the main...More

3  Thank RSandVA
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Worth a wander. This place was abandoned in the 1940s and it feels like they just upped and left overnight, so the buildings and machinery are all there, though the wild goats seem to be staking a claim!

2  Thank hells1908
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Great place to plunk down and explore. Abandoned sugar mill, ruins and rusted mechanical parts, copper kettles and lime kiln. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is - the grounds could use some maintenance, and just having a bit of literature...More

3  Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 4 August 2013

These ruins are intriguing. This sugar mill was quite an operation, with structures from the road down to the water. As many other people have noted, we had a great time wandering around exploring the ruins. We especially liked the machinery imported from Britain, the...More

2  Thank Walter P
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