Trains leave Needsmust station and passengers are soon immersed in the landscape of fields of sugar cane. There are views of the Atlantic coast, nearby islands, and local life in equal measure. Besides sugar cane there are pineapples, bananas, and papayas in the fields. At La Valle Station, passengers transfer from the train to sightseeing buses and complete the circle tour on the Island Main Road back to Basseterre.
If buses and trains aren’t enough then take a taxi and get chatting with the locals. The driver from the airport to my hotel was Christian Girl. Another driver was called Two Point, who hosts a radio show on 106.9FM between 10pm and 2am most nights. He is a political activist and dislikes the Prime Minister of 17 years Dr Denzil Douglas. The PM is disliked by everyone according to Two Point, yet he keeps being re-elected. Two Point also told me that the opposition is not allowed to broadcast on the TV and radio.