Sucrerie Saint Jean

The Sucrerie Saint Jean was a sugar mill between Marigot and Grand Case. Now, the well-preserved ruins of this 18th century complex are quite overgrown. Although sugar production was not as prominent on St. Martin as it was in many other Caribbean islands, the remains of several sugar mills may be seen on the island.

If you walk up the hill behind the Sucrerie Saint Jean, be advised that the grassy hill extends all the way to the back walls of the buildings and it would be easy to fall right in because they have no roofs. Actually, it’s probably also worth noting that, although there is a sign marking the historical site at the roadside, you have to hop a fence to actually get to the site.

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    […] large guppies in a small stream behind the industrial area. I headed off the main road near the Sucrerie Saint Jean, and walked across the wetland area and the improbable rugby field in the middle of nowhere. The […]