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Wilma's Diner

The gracious Wilma is a wizard in the kitchen and dishes out a daily-changing menu of hearty local fare like barbecue pork ribs or stewed chicken in her quaint and green-trimmed cottage next to the police station. A…
Cultural in Charlestown


Since 1974, Nevisians have celebrated their heritage with a joyous program of street jams, calypso tents, fashion shows, boat rides, parades, parties, dance and various pageants – from Mr Cool to Ms Culture Swimsuit…
Museum in Charlestown

Museum of Nevis History

American statesman Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804) was many things in his short life: soldier, lawyer, author of the Federalist Papers, US founding father, the country’s first Secretary of the Treasury and, finally, …
Cafe in Charlestown

Cafe des Arts

Infused with charming boho flair and set in a little banana tree–shaded park by the sea, this colorful outdoor cafe does brisk business with its cooked breakfasts and freshly made sandwiches, salads and quiches. Loc…
Museum in Charlestown

Horatio Nelson Museum

This small museum trains its focus on Horatio Nelson, the British naval commander who married a local widow, Fanny Nisbet, in 1787 and met his demise at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. An endearing collection of ma…
Caribbean in Charlestown

Octagon Bar

For a big dose of local color, belly up to this outdoor bar on the waterfront or order one of its cheap, simple lunches (salt fish, johnnycakes, chicken stew etc) and chow down amid trippy mermaid and dolphin murals…
Market in Charlestown

Charlestown Public Market

A few stalls set up by the ferry pier sell local fruit and vegetables. It's busiest on Saturday morning. Bargaining recommended.
Cemetery in Charlestown

Jewish Cemetery

The modest cemetery is all that’s left of the Jewish legacy that has its roots in the early 18th century when scores of Jews arrived on Nevis' shores after being expelled by the Portuguese from Brazil. They brought …
Historic Site in Charlestown

Bath Hotel

Built in 1778, this venerable structure lays claim to the title of 'first hotel in the Caribbean' and was the hub of Nevisian social life through the 19th century. A who’s who of politicians, crowned heads and the m…
Historic Site in Charlestown

Hamilton Estate Ruins

Enjoy views of Charlestown from this romantically ruined sugar estate, which is being reclaimed by the jungle. Wander among the foundations of the Great House, the windmill, the boiling house and the chimney. It's h…