Part of the island’s attraction is that it holds onto the Caribbean of old - goats still amble through the streets, local grocers announce whatever is in stock on a blackboard (anything from pig snouts to beer), and there are many good local restaurants to visit. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Nevis:
- To experience Nevis’s rustic architecture, enjoy afternoon tea at the Montpelier Plantation Hotel, in the restored 300-year-old sugar mill nestled in the hills.
- Take a private hike around Nevis peak, the dormant and ancient volcano on the island. With lush vegetation and the chance to spot a monkey or two, hiking is definitely a rewarding alternative to a days lounging on the Nevis’s coastline.
- Head to the Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is one of the best-preserved historic forts within the Caribbean.