n the 1880’s the Romney Estate was a huge sugar-cane plantation. Ruins of an 1883-built sugar refinery --- very photogenic --- remain on-site today. The former Romney manor house now houses the Caribelle Batik Factory, surrounded by a magnificent --- and also highly photographable --- garden and hundred-year-old trees.
Sugar is still the major crop on St. Kitts --- you’ll pass mile after mile of canefields on your way here --- but most of the old plantion homes have been converted into upscale guest houses or, like Claribelle Batik, tourist attractions.
This site is included in the ‘round-the-island’ tour package. Otherwise, you’ll need a rental car or chartered taxicab.