Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Spinner dolphins may raise a flipper in greeting as the ship pulls into the port at St. Kitts's smaller neighbor. Gingerbread houses line the streets of the capital, Charleston, where Jews fleeing the Brazilian expulsion once made up 25% of the island's population. Alexander Hamilton, one of America's leading statesmen was born here, and visitors can see his family home. A lagoon and palm trees surround pretty Pinney's Beach, where paddling the waves might bring you face-to-face with one of four different types of sea turtles. In the cloudforest along the slopes of Nevis Peak, green vervet monkeys blend in with the trees.