Nevis, in the heart of the Caribbean, emanates a quaint small-island charm. What it may lack in fancy retail shops and active nightlife, it makes up for its unspoiled island ambiance perfect for a relaxing holiday. Pristine beaches, historic sites, and exciting sporting activities are just some of the reasons to visit the island. Here are some of the best things you should check out when visiting Nevis. CruiseDirect: Special Offers & Top 10 Weekly Cruise Deals. Best Price Guarantee – Book Now! Water Activities – Nevis boasts of beautiful coastlines and tranquil white-sand beaches. Among the favorite beaches of both locals and tourists is Pinney’s Beach, located at the island’s west coast. It’s a great place to worship the tropical sun and enjoy the views across to St. Kitts, or engage in various watersports activities. For a perspective of the island from the ocean, take a guided kayak tour. An expert guide will tailor your trip based on the ages and skill levels of your group while pointing out the premiere diving/snorkeling spots along the way. Aside from the activities on the beach, the island also offers activities under water. The island’s 40 dive sites allow divers to explore spectacular reefs, caverns and the teeming and colorful undersea life. Land Activities – The combination of beautiful tropical weather and cool breezes is perfect for any outdoor activity in the island. If you plan to spend a day engrossed in games and sports then Nevis is for you. Many recreational centers offer access to golf, cricket, netball, or soccer, as well as horseback riding, horse racing and mountain biking. Beach Bar Crawl – If you are looking to kick it back while on Nevis, the little island does not disappoint. Just off the edge of Pinney’s Beach, is a concentration of the finest beach bars in the Caribbean. Bars like the world-famous Sunshine’s, Double Deuce, Lime and Chevy’s have made beach bar into an art form, with their own secret-recipe rum drinks and specialty dishes as their masterpieces. Solve your food and drink concerns while enjoying the beat created by live calypso and reggae bands. Top Travel Deals at Expedia.com Scenic Tours – Nevis is dotted with sites for curious cruisers and historyphiles. Explore the 19th-century ruins of sugar cane mills and Alexander Hamilton’s childhood home, and learn more about the island’s once flourishing sugar cane industry and the life of Hamilton, a U.S. founding father, by visiting The Nevis History Museum in Charlestown. To top it off, visit the Montpelier Estate, where highly-decorated British admiral Horatio Nelson was married in 1787, and take a stroll through the estate’s spectacular botanical gardens. Monkey Around – Other Caribbean islands have iguanas that give them added dimension, while Nevis happens to have monkeys. When visiting the island, it’s not unusual to chance upon the vervet monkeys, which are easily recognizable by their silver bodies and black faces. There are specific guided tours dedicated to these monkeys, as well as the awareness and preservation of their natural habitat. One of the monkeys’ favorite hangouts is Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course, where they can be heard chattering on the trees while munching mangoes. Nevis is a perfect getaway for those looking to relax and kick it back. Though small in size, it offers wide variety of activities that range from the relaxing, engaging, to the educational.