TIME-TRAVEL Start your day early to watch the sunrise from the sand at Montpelier Plantation & Beach, perched 750 feet above the sea. Breakfast is served on the courtyard terrace beside the 300-year-old sugar mill. Go for the lobster poached in butter, served with tender scrambled eggs â€” or simply fl aky pain au chocolate with a carafe of French-press cof ee.
MAKE HISTORY On your way down to sea level, poke around the ruins of the Hamilton Estate, the former sugar plantation once belonging to Hamiltonâ€™s father (yes, that A. Ham of the mega-hit Broadway show; he was born on Nevis).
SAIL AWAY Board the Leeward Islands Charter catamaran, Caona, departing from the pier at Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Sail to neighboring St. Kitts, and don a mask and snorkel to spot Carnival-hued parrotfi sh, psychedelic color-changing squid and perhaps a southern stingray in Smitten Bay. Hamilton fans: When sailing back to Nevis, cue the music â€” hereâ€™s where you grab icy Carib beers and hand your loaded iPhone to the crew for the most memorable singalong of your life.
GET STUNG At Sunshineâ€™s Beach Bar & Grill, bartenders keep the Killer Bees â€” potent rum punch dusted with nutmeg â€” fl owing. Warning: Do not attempt on an empty stomach. The kitchenâ€™s barbecue lobster, chicken and ribs will steady the buzz.