South Friar’s Bay This sweeping, family-friendly strand lures sun bunnies with a beach club and funky bars.

Frigate Bay South Good for day-time sun-and-sea frolicking, this strip turns into a raucous party zone when the moon's high in the sky.

Lovers' Beach During nesting season, turtles too love this often-deserted north-shore strand.

Herbert's Beach Good snorkeling and rarely any crowds give this northeast Nevis beach an edge.

Pinney's Beach Nevis' long west-coast ribbon of sand invites long walks best punctuated with a 'killer bee' at Sunshine's.


Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park The island's most important historic site reflects cutting-edge military architecture in the late 17th century.

Museum of Nevis History This small exhibit on Alexander Hamilton occupies a stone building at or near the Charlestown site where he was born.

St John's Fig Tree Church The Nevis church where Horatio Nelson wed Fanny Nisbet now displays a copy of their marriage certificate.

Wingfield Estate The restored remains of one of St Kitts' oldest sugar estates sits on the edge of the Central Forest Reserve.

St Thomas Anglican Church Colony founder Thomas Warner is buried in St Kitts' oldest Anglican church alongside an ancestor of Thomas Jefferson.


Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Climb up to the gun deck of Fort George for breathtaking views out to Saba, Sint Eustatius and Nevis.

Nevis Ferry The sombrero shape of Nevis coming into focus on the breezy, 45-minute ride is an exhilarating experience.

Mt Nevis Climb up Mt Nevis on a cloud-free day and you'll be treated to mesmerizing 360-degree views from the top.

Sunset at Salt Plage Report to this industrial-chic beach lounge bar for front-row sunset seats and expertly crafted cocktails.

Parks & Gardens

Botanical Gardens of Nevis Take pleasure in getting lost in the global plant bouquet of these rambling private gardens.

Golden Rock Inn This old sugar estate turned artsy boutique hotel is a horticulturalist's dream.

Romney Manor A massive ancient saman tree anchors these gorgeous sugar-estate gardens whose Great House is now home to a batik workshop.

Independence Square Basseterre's bustling main square looks back on a sinister history as a slave market.