If you are looking for a relaxing Caribbean island off the beaten track, then look no further than Nevis. With its mix of forest reaching to the top of Nevis peak and gorgeous white sandy beaches it is a wonderful destination. My husband and I spent a very enjoyable two weeks there in April 2013.
We arrived into St Kitts and transferred to Nevis by boat in less than an hour, meaning if you want to during the holiday you can take the daily ferries and explore St Kitts with ease.
Nevis boasts excellent restaurants including one eclectic venue in the jungle, half way up Nevis peak. Also worth a visit for lunch or dinner are the plantation hotels. We had a car which allowed us to explore the island, which you can drive around in just 40 minutes!
Places we enjoyed visiting include the botanical gardens, plantation houses and deserted sandy beaches. For the active members of the family, scuba diving, hiking trails and golf are available, but we preferred to just relax most of the time with a good book.
Wherever we went the locals were friendly, and the whole island was peaceful, even the monkeys walked past quietly so they did not disturb us, and with no evidence of hawkers on the beaches we had a totally stress free and relaxing time.
Accommodation in Nevis ranges from a 5 star resort hotel to plantation inns and villas. This is definitely a place we intend to return to.