A favorite from St. Kitts' growing roster of attractions is the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, affectionately nicknamed the "Sugar Train." The railway uses the same tracks that were originally built in 1912 to carry sugar cane from the various plantations dotting the island to the Sugar Factory. Today, the train whisks passengers on an unrivaled scenic tour of the island on deluxe double-decker cars. Along the way, a dedicated choir in traditional dress serenades train passengers with folkloric tunes, and sugar cakes and beverages are served. Taking about 2 1/2 hours to circle the island along the coastline, the journey offers a unique perspective on the island's culture, people, views and history.