NEVIS BLUES FESTIVAL
A small music festival on Ouahe Beach, celebrating blues, soul and gospel performed by local and international artists. 7-8 April 2017 nevisbluesfestival.com
This collection of villas opened on the island’s west coast earlier this year, with views of Mount Nevis, the Caribbean Sea and St Kitts. Each thatched villa has a plunge pool, outdoor showers and grill deck, while impressive gardens are planted with ixora, firecracker and hibiscus flowers to attract hummingbirds. Get creative with local produce in the villas’ wellstocked kitchens, or have your meal cooked for you – ask the chefs and they’ll give you a lesson in local cooking. From £680 per villa per night, based on four sharing a two-bedroom villa paradisebeachnevis.com
ST. KITTS – WILD AT HEART
Neighbouring St Kitts is larger than Nevis, and capital of the two-island nation. Much like Nevis, it’s known for its natural beauty, with rainforest-covered mountains and beaches with white and black sand. In fact, a quarter of the island is a National Park, so expect a visit to include plenty of hiking and treks over volcanic peaks. That said, one of the best ways to see the island is on board its coastal railway – the only one of sorts kind m the Caribbean.