Where to stay

Golden Rock Inn: A boutique hotel with 11 private guest rooms on an old sugar plantation. There's also an on-site restaurant with a bar area and an outdoor pool. Rooms from $200 (goldenrocknevis.com).

Montpelier Plantation and Beach: The property has 19 rooms, villas and suite options, and two on-site restaurants and a 300-year-old sugar mill. Another guest perk: complimentary transport to the hotel's private beach. Rooms from $235 (montpeliernevis.com).

What to do

Riviere House: The front of this historical house has an art gallery of sorts, and the back has an open-air restaurant with food/drink specials daily. Nevisian-style food as well as pizza is served. Entrees starting at $15 (rivierehouseand cottagesnevis.com).

The Great House Nisbet Plantation: The restaurant is located on the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, a beachside resort plantation, and has indoor and outdoor dining options. The menu changes often but usually features a local fish, a vegetarian option, pasta and a meat. Entrees are fixed at $60, but a la carte items start at $15 (nisbetplantation.com).

Botanical Gardens of Nevis: Along with trees, plants and flowers from around the globe, there's a restaurant, bar and gift shop (details at botanical gardennevis.com).

Getting there

Sun Country flies direct between MSP and St. Kitts and Nevis on Saturdays through April 20. Other airlines fly to the islands, but require layovers (suncountry.com).