St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla
Part of one federation, the islands of St Kitts and Nevis still remain largely off the tourist map. St Kitts is ideal for a few nights ‘accilimitisation’, with a journey on its scenic railway along the old sugar plantations tracks a must, together with a trip to the impressive 18th century Brimstone Hill Fortress being worthwhile.
On the sleepy island of Nevis, you can while away the time exploring the colonial buildings in historic Charlestown (birthplace of Alexander Hamilton), spend the day on Pinney’s beach sipping the famous ‘ killer bee’ rum cocktail at Sunshine’s Beach Bar, or simply stroll through the beautifully tranquil Botanic Gardens.
From there why not continue your Caribbean odyssey via a short plane hop over to Anguilla, famous for its sugar-white beaches and incredible turquoise waters, not to mention the fantastic restaurant and music scene.
The Caribbeanist recommends Belle Mont Farm on St Kitts, Nisbet Plantation on Nevis, and Malliouhana on Anguilla. However many other great hotel combinations are available.