For a 68-square-mile island with a population of less than 42,000, St. Kitts stalks big-time tourism with two new draws.

The ST. KITTS SCENIC RAILWAY introduces luxury train touring to the Caribbean. The three-hour-plus round-island ride follows tracks built in 1912 to haul sugar to the shipping capital of Basseterre. But the ten 28-passenger cars are new, furnishing each traingoer a seat in the lower air-conditioned cabin and another on the upper open-air deck. $90. (869) 465-7263,

The new ST. KITTS MARRIOTT ROYAL BEACH RESORT & SPA brings 471 rooms to Frigate Bay when it opens next month. Its by-the-numbers appeal includes 18 golf holes, six restaurants, three pools, two bars, and one casino. From $119. (800) 223-6388,