St. Kitts and Nevis

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  • 1. Alexander Hamilton Birthplace

    Museum/Gallery

    The Alexander Hamilton Birthplace, which contains the Hamilton Museum, sits on the waterfront. This bougainvillea-draped Georgian-style house...Read More

  • 2. Banana/Cockleshell Bays

    Beach–Sight

    These twin connected eyebrows of glittering champagne-color sand—stretching nearly 2 miles (3 km) total at the southeastern tip of the island...Read More

  • 3. Bath Springs

    Bath/Hot Spring

    The Caribbean's first hotel, the Bath Hotel, built by businessman John Huggins in 1778, was so popular in the 19th century that visitors, who...Read More

  • 4. Black Rocks

    Geological Site

    This series of lava deposits was spat into the sea ages ago when the island's volcano erupted. It has since been molded into fanciful shapes...Read More

  • 5. Botanical Gardens of Nevis

    Garden/Arboretum

    In addition to terraced gardens and arbors, this remarkable 7.8-acre site in the glowering shadow of Mt. Nevis has natural lagoons, streams...Read More

  • 6. Brimstone Hill

    Historic District/Site

    This 38-acre fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is part of a national park dedicated by Queen Elizabeth in 1985. After routing the French...Read More

  • 7. Eden Brown Estate

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This government-owned mansion, built around 1740, is known as Nevis's haunted house, or haunted ruins. In 1822 a Miss Julia Huggins was to marry...Read More

  • 8. Fairview Great House & Botanical Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    Parts of this French colonial great house set on more than 2 lush tropical acres date back to 1701, with an impeccably restored interior in...Read More

  • 9. Fothergills Nevisian Heritage Village

    Museum Village

    On the grounds of a former sugar plantation–cotton ginnery, this ambitious, ever-expanding project traces the evolution of Nevisian social history...Read More

  • 10. Friar's Bay

    Beach–Sight

    Locals consider Friar's Bay, on the Caribbean (southern) side, the island's finest beach. It's a long, tawny scimitar where the water always...Read More

  • 11. Frigate Bay

    Beach–Sight

    The Caribbean side offers talcum-powder-fine beige sand framed by coconut palms and sea grapes, and the Atlantic side (a 15-minute stroll)—sometimes...Read More

  • 12. Ft. Ashby

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Overgrown with tropical vegetation, this site overlooks the place where the settlement of Jamestown fell into the sea after a tidal wave hit...Read More

  • 13. Hermitage Stables

    Sports Venue

    Here you can opt for everything from horseback riding to jaunts in hand-carved mahogany carriages. ...Read More

  • 14. Independence Square

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    There are lovely gardens and a fountain on the site of a former slave market at Independence Square. The square is surrounded on three sides...Read More

  • 15. Mansa's Farm

    Farm/Ranch

    Anyone who wants a real sense of island daily life and subsistence should call Mervin "Mansa" Tyson. He'll take you past his fruit trees and...Read More

  • 16. Museum of Nevis History

    Museum/Gallery

    Purportedly this is the Western Hemisphere's largest collection of Lord Horatio Nelson memorabilia, including letters, documents, paintings...Read More

  • 17. National Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    In the restored former Treasury Building, the National Museum presents an eclectic collection of artifacts reflecting the history and culture...Read More

  • 18. Nevis Equestrian Centre

    Sports Venue

    The Nevis Equestrian Centre offers leisurely beach rides as well as more demanding canters through the lush hills, starting at $75. Lessons...Read More

  • 19. Newcastle Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This broad swath of soft ecru sand shaded by coconut palms is near Nisbet Plantation, on the channel between St. Kitts and Nevis. It's popular...Read More

  • 20. Old Road

    Town/Village

    This site marks the first permanent English settlement in the West Indies, founded in 1624 by Thomas Warner. Take the side road toward the interior...Read More

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