A SMALL Caribbean island has remained off the beaten track for tourists – unless you’re a celebrity.
While many of the islands are popular with Brits, such as Jamaica and Barbados, there is one that has not yet seen the same boom in holidaymakers.
On Nevis, one of the smaller islands, only 12,000 people live on the island, which is just 36 square miles in size.
Not only are there no international flights there, but there are also no cruise ships and hardly any resort hotels.
So don’t expect to see many Brits there as there are no direct flights to the UK.
Instead, you’ll need to fly to St. Kitts, stop in Antigua, and then take a boat trip.
Yvette Thomas-Henry, who runs a resort on the island, said Nevis was an “open secret”.
Still, it’s popular with famous A-listers, including Britney Spears, who was visiting with her then-boyfriendBeyonce, and Oprah Winfrey.
Princess Diana also visited the island in the 1990sWilliam and Prince Harry.
One of the few resort hotels is the Four Seasons, the rest are smaller, locally run hotels.
But the lack of tourism also means you can expect beautiful, pristine sandy beaches.
One of the most famous is Lover’s Beach, which visitors say has “stunning white sand as far as the eye can see.”
And many come here to climb the active volcano Nevis Peak, 3,232 feet high.
However, be sure to plan ahead – many stores are closed on weekends.
It is also known as the birthplace of Alexanderwith museums celebrating his life and legacy that spawned the famous Broadway show.
Luxury travel expert Louisa Gehring tells CN Traveler that Nevis is the “Goldilocks of the Caribbean”.
She explained: “[Nevis is] It’s easy to get to, but still offers enough of an excursion to keep away the nonstop-only crowds.
“It has beautiful beaches while providing a safe environment to eat at off-resort restaurants and explore the island off-resort.
“It feels off the beaten path while still being home to real luxury resorts and charming hotels.”
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