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Address: Nevis
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For a good exploratory romp, check out this old sugar-processing estate.

For a good exploratory romp, check out this old sugar-processing estate.

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A Walk On The Wild Side

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... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2015
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Charlestown, Nevis
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
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.

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Thank SimplyFred
Europe
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158 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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.

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Thank diveninja21
San Fernando, Trinidad
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112 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 and owners and some stone structures from an old estate on the site- very beautifully... More 

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Thank KiminGranCouva
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Dian D
Charlestown, Nevis
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 out on the roof. Outside of the mill works are various bits of mill machinary... More 

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1 Thank nevisislander
Sringfield, VA
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 road. You should plan an hour or more to explore.

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3 Thank RSandVA
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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!

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2 Thank hells1908
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 or education around what the parts do and how a sugar mill works would have... More 

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Denton, Maryland
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 lime kiln, & the building down by the water. We also liked the donkeys that... More 

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2 Thank Walter P
Suva, Fiji
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148 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2013

This was the last operating sugar cane plantation on Nevis. If you love the history of Nevis, and the fact that during the height of the sugar cane days this small speck in the West Indies was the centre of much of the wealth of the British Empire, then you really must come for a visit. Now, there is no... More 

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