Nevis is different to other Caribbean islands. The beaches here are untouched, as likely to be populated by a nesting turtle as they are another person. Here, there are no endless rows of perfectly aligned plastic loungers where sunbathers are constantly harassed by over-zealous vendors. With extraordinary variety for such a tiny island, we give you a beach for every day of the week:
MONDAY - HERBERT'S BEACH
Walking along here means tripping over conch shells and clambering around palm trees. This is the beach that is conjured up when 'tropical island' is mentioned and it is a fantastic little find tucked away alongside Nisbet's.
TUESDAY - WINDWARD
This beach is perfect for those seeking a little adventure. Approached via a rough track, Windward is on the wild side of the island with waves perfect for body-surfing crashing onto the hot sands. Scrambling across the shingle beaches to the south can be very rewarding for shell seekers.
WEDNESDAY - PINNEY'S BEACH
The longest beach on Nevis, this stretches for over three picture-perfect miles and is the ideal location for family picnics, idle strolls, floating on a calm sea – and winding up in a beach bar. At one end is the reggae-chilled Sunshine's with the infamous Killer Bee cocktail, and at the other is the hip and chic beach club Chrishi.
THURSDAY - LOVER'S BEACH
A quiet gem, voted in one survey as one of the best hidden beaches in the world. The hawksbill turtles that come here to lay their eggs are certainly grateful that not many people stumble across this particular stretch of sand. For a moment of romance with stunning views reaching across to St Kitts, this insta-worthy beach is a must-find.
FRIDAY - BLACK SAND COVE
Golden sands can be found all over the world but rich black sands are far more rare. In the far south western corner of the island, those of an intrepid nature may stumble across this sparkling prize. Dab on some bright coloured nail varnish for dramatic walking-on-the-sand photographs.
SATURDAY - CADES BAY
One of the better beaches for watching dive-bombing Brown Boobies, this is an ideal location for snorkellers looking for a calm, quiet bay. A gorgeous place for early morning swims, it takes some seriously stormy weather for the waters of Cades Bay to be disturbed.
SUNDAY - OUALIE BEACH
Those arriving or leaving Nevis by boat will probably land at Oualie. With its calm, shallow waters it is ideal for families during the day. There is a small beach bar attached to the family-run hotel that is the perfect spot for a sipping a sundowner while the bright red sun sinks over the horizon. Chances of seeing a green-flash sunset? Satisfyingly high.