St Kitts and Nevis
Glorious golden beaches, fiery sunsets and verdant tropical backdrops await at Nevis - a picturesque sliver of Caribbean heaven, and the smaller twin of Saint Kitts. The sight of the island’s golden sands, lying before the verdant backdrop of Nevis Peak’s clouded taper, is sure to mesmerise you - just as it moved Christopher Columbus, the first European to encounter these majestic islands in 1493.
Charlestown serves as the laidback capital of Nevis and is peppered with a charming assortment of baby blue colonial architecture. The perfume of incense hangs heavy in the air at the Botanical Gardens of Nevis - where orchids open up in the bright sunshine, and fountains trickle among the green haven of tropical plants. The simple pleasure of a vivid sunset is one of a myriad of reasons why Nevis is such a sought-after destination, and the nightly explosions of salmon-pinks and blood-reds that spill across the sky never fade in impact. Head to the magnificent Pinney's Beach - which stretches for more than three miles - to stroll through turquoise water and caramel-coloured sand.
Lovers Beach offers an alternative flavour in a quieter, breathlessly romantic setting – laying out views across the Atlantic rollers to St Kitts before you. Shipwrecks wait, strewn just offshore, and enthusiastically embraced by abundant marine life. Scuba dive to explore the skeletal wrecks first hand, as clownfish zip between the broken boughs of doomed vessels. Booby High Shoals is a popular diving spot where you can meet curious sea turtles, gliding through the water.