Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
Carlisle Bay Marine Park
A sugary white beach sprinkled with sand dollars and gentle waters made for snorkeling draw active types to this crescent-shaped shore, but somehow it never feels crowded. Sea horses dart among six shipwrecks, including the Cornwallis, a Canadian freighter sunk by a German torpedo during World War II.
St. Nicholas Abbey
The circa-1650 St. Nicholas Abbey has a dark history: John Yeamans, who would later become the governor of South Carolina, had his partner, Benjamin Berringer, poisoned so he could marry Berringer’s widow and become owner of St. Nicholas. It’s now one of just three remaining Jacobean plantation great houses in the Western Hemisphere.
Farley Hill National Park
This 30-acre park is built around the ruins of the Farley Hill house, a coral-stone mansion dating from 1818. After serving as the backdrop for the 1957 film Island in the Sun, the mansion was partially destroyed in a fire; however, the stone walls still stand, affording a frame for panoramic ocean views.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.
To learn more about this exciting port, please refer to our Port Explorer guide.
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