Great for: History buffs, Hamilton fans, hiking, relaxing on the beach
If you’ve only got six hours: Take the 45-minute ferry ride over to Nevis, where even if you’re not hell-bent on seeing the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, you can visit a ton of historic sites or relax on considerably less-crowded beaches.
Broadway musical hysteria aside, St. Kitts and Nevis are two of the oldest settlements in the Eastern Caribbean. Add to that the sheer jungle wilderness and dormant volcanoes you can easily hike in an afternoon, and this is one of the most diverse cruise ports in the islands.
Touring Caribbean relics like the 350-year-old Romney Manor, the colonial town square, or the Brimstone Hill Fortress lets you experience what life must have been like here in the 1700s. If colonial-era imbibing is more your speed, the beach bars in Frigate Bay are a relaxing way to drink away your time on the island.