When one hears of the Caribbean Sea, the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful island of St. Kitts. But little did everyone know that aside from St. Kitts, there is another sister island that is equally beautiful with that of the bigger island.
The island of Nevis in the Caribbean Sea may sound quite unfamiliar to everyone. But as time goes by, tourists from all over the world are beginning to discover the wonders that you can only find on the unspoiled island of Nevis. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit the Nevis island right now.
The Nevis Peak. Situated at the center of the Nevis island, the Nevis Peak is a picture-perfect volcano where tourists can actually hike to the summit of its 3,232 feet trail. The exciting sections of the Nevis Peak's route are what make the hike a rewarding and worth-remembering experience whether you are a first-timer or a pro. According to CNN, there are also tour guides to help you pass through the trails toward the summit of the Nevis Peak and back.
The pristine beaches. Did you know that the island of Nevis is also called as the "Queen of the Caribees"? The stretches of perfectly-white-sand beaches in Nevis are some of the most beautiful shores you could ever see. What makes these beaches worthy of your visit is that, whether it is summer, spring break or any time of the year, these spectacular beaches remain uncrowded. Therefore, you can actually spend your vacation here whenever you want without the worries of being trapped in a pool of a huge number of guests.
A glimpse of the colonial history. Despite being less-known compared to the island of St. Kitts, Nevis island holds a number of colonial historical accounts. Throughout your trip, you will get to see quite a few ruins and remains which were built from 150 years ago and more. According to Fodor's Travel, the Nevis island houses the first hotel in all of Caribbean called the Bath Hotel. There are also museums which were dedicated to Admiral Horatio Nelson and Alexander Hamilton.
Colorful festivals. The island of Nevis does not only deserve the tourists' attention because of its breath-taking views and all. This relatively small island is also home to numerous festivities and celebrations that rejoice the island's abundance when it comes to produces and resources. During the summer of every year, the people of Nevis celebrate the Mango Festival in honor of the island's national fruit where a lot of food fairs and fun-filled activities are observed. There is also the national festival called the Sugar Mas, as well as the musical Nevis Blues Festival.
Sugar plantations. Sugar cane production has been the bread and butter for the locals on the island of Nevis. Most of the profits of the island actually came from the sugar mills and plantations. As a matter of fact, many properties that were sugar plantations in the past were transformed into beautiful hotels, restaurants and museums.