Nevis is an island that is covered with the remains of historic sugar plantations.

Here are guests Lawrence, Françoise and Mia Hacking from Georgetown, Ontario at the Montravers Estate.

The Montravers Estate, constructed in the 18th century, was occupied and produced sugar for 300 years. This is one of the many landmarks you will come across on the Nevis’ Heritage Trail.

Here is what is written on the sign:

Baobob Tree and Montravers Estate 18th Century

This hearty baobob tree defines the entrance to Montravers Estate, which was built by wealthy plantation owner John Pinney.

This baobob tree, the largest on the island, dates to about 1859. Its significance lies in its African origin. Traditionally, people would sit around this tree to socialize and chat. This tree marks the entrance to Montravers Estate, which was one of several sugar estates built by English planter John Pinney. This estate is particularly unusual because of the three story stone Greathouse and camel barn, which Pinney built to house six camels he brought in from England. The camels did not survive on Nevis, but the Greathouse remains, barn, cookhouse, and slave village still can be seen on the site, located about a mile up the road on the right.