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 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 Hamilton’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 here’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 Sunshine’s Beach Bar & Grill, bartenders keep the Killer Bees potent rum punch dusted with nutmeg fl owing. Warning: Do not attempt on an empty stomach. The kitchen’s barbecue lobster, chicken and ribs will steady the buzz.