In SKN! Discover Nevis

DISCOVER NEVIS!  Nevis is one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. Vividly green with blue skies, clean air and long empty beaches, Nevis has a pace of life that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around you. Come discover this remarkable jewel for yourself!

Nevis is exclusive.

Nevis covers just 36 square miles and has just 406 hotel rooms. The airport can only accommodate small planes and private jets. With no casinos, no giant cruise ships, no hustle and no bustle, Nevis attracts a particular type of visitor who appreciates something different a finer quality of life.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Stay in Nevis in the hills or on the beaches.  Some areas are more scenic while others, more secluded. All will make you feel very comfortable and relaxed, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the Caribbean pursuit of ‘liming’ (“chilling out”).

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Immerse yourself in elegant settings of the Four Seasons Resort, where you may enjoy Five-Star accommodations and service, featuring 196 deluxe rooms and 44 beautiful villas either with views of the ocean or the 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Facility Amenities: 18-hole championship golf course, 10 tennis courts, beach, three swimming pools, full beach and pool service, spa and salon, water sports, four restaurants, 24-hour room service, activities program, complimentary Kids for All Seasons (Ages 3 – 9), 24-Hour fitness, walking and jogging trails, cable TV, Wi-Fi.

Golden Rock Inn

“Intimate” sums up the Golden Rock Inn atmosphere. Steeped in history, these 11 simple cottages are scattered around 100 acres of arguably the most beautiful tropical gardens on Nevis. Once a working sugar estate dating back to 1801, this small colonial inn lies high up in the hills in the Gingerland district in the southeast part of the island and offers a pretty porch where you can spy out to sea towards Redonda, Montserrat, and, on a clear day, Antigua–an enjoyable, serene experience. Facility Amenities: 50 ft spring-fed swimming pool, restaurant.

The Hamilton Beach Villas & Spa

Located on the west coast of Nevis, The Hamilton Beach Villa and Spa has thoughtfully furnished units, that are each equipped with elegant bathrooms and granite top kitchens that are filled with modern utensils and very comfortable bedrooms. It offers spectacular views of natural surroundings and is also an approved project of the Citizens of the Citizen by Investment programme of the Federation of St.Kitts and Nevis.  Facility Amenities: state-of-the-art fitness center, restaurant, bar, 2 swimming pools, a business center, tennis court, luxury spa, WiFi, plasma TVs, direct dial phones, free parking.

Hermitage Plantation Inn

Discover one of the best and oldest hotels on Nevis. It is, in fact, the oldest wooden houses in the entire Caribbean–built around 1660 and still upholds tradition of fine Caribbean hospitality with furnishings such as unique china and rugs that still decorate it today. The 15 cottages that are pastel-painted and timber-framed nestled in the sloping garden which is surrounded by mango and tamarind tree, and massive rocks that have been there for centuries. This quiet boutique hotel hovers 800 feet above sea level at the base of Nevis Peak and is filled with comfort.  Facility Amenities: Bar, gourmet restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, MP3 players and WiFi, tennis, horseback riding, tropical gardens, and boutique.

Montpelier Plantation & Beach

Perched 750 feet above sea level, this former sugar plantation is now one of the most exclusive hotels on Nevis, boasting a history of being a romantic hideaway and it hosted the wedding of Fanny Nisbet to the British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson in 1787. The main house has the décor and feel of an English country manor; the 19 contemporary plantation rooms exude luxury and style. Spacious and elegantly furnished, the rooms look out on to the hills or the sea; each has its own private veranda. Facility Amenities: 60-foot mosaic pool, a private beach–hammocks, cabanas, beach bar, spa, restaurants.

Mount Nevis Hotel & Beach Club

Located on 17 acres in the beautiful Round Hill Estate on the north coast of Nevis, the Mount Nevis Hotel and Beach Club is a perfect combination of intimacy and privacy.  It has 32-room suites in four two-story pavilions and three, 2 bedroom villas with luxury bathrooms, balconies. The suites have well-appointed kitchens. Facility Amenities: Cable TV and free Wi-Fi.

Nelson Spring Beach Resort

Located on 3.5 acres of beautiful, beachfront land lined with coconut trees, Nelson Spring Beach Resort offers a dramatic view of the sparkling Caribbean Sea and St. Kitts.  Our resort has 24 spacious and luxurious one, two, three and four bedroom villas accompanied with well-appointed kitchens with microwaves, dishwashers and other modern appliances. Our generous veranda and large porches look out toward Mount Nevis, which is often capped with fluffy white clouds. The bedrooms are elegantly decorated and feature king or queen size beds, while beautiful marble floors flow throughout the living space. Facility Amenities: Cable TV, Wi-Fi.

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club

Once a plantation that grew sugar and then coconuts, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club–the Caribbean’s only historic plantation inn–is located in 30 lush acres and on a beach. 38 luxurious lemon-colored cottages are surrounded by almost a quarter acre of land so our visitors can enjoy peace and privacy. This–a AAA Four Diamond and Condé Naste Traveller Gold List property–was once the home of Fanny Nisbet, who married British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson. Facility Amenities: Palms Spa, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, freshwater pool, tennis, snorkelling, boutique, croquet, free laundry and postage.

Oualie Beach Resort

This spacious, ecologically-sensitive hotel has 32 rooms designed in the typical Caribbean ‘gingerbread’ architectural style. Each room is accommodated with mahogany four-poster bed, elegant décor. It is one of the most relaxing places on the island and popular with guest and locals alike. Facility Amenities: TV, Wi-Fi, private veranda and wonderful sea views, restaurant, Chill Spa.

Paradise Beach

A 5-Star stunning Villa Resort just ‘steps’ away from the Caribbean Ocean, with unforgettable panoramic views overlooking the island of St. Kitts and the impressive volcano, Mount Nevis, Paradise Beach Nevis offers seven private 3 and 4 bedroom luxury villas each with a unique, luxurious Asian-Caribbean design built with Indonesian thatched roofs, hand cut exposed beams and 30 foot vaulted ceilings. The expansive Balinese glass walls open to allow access to the spacious outdoor patio, a perfect flow for parties, receptions and events. And each villa also has its own architecturally designed plunge pools, surrounded by mature, lush exotic gardens, providing complete privacy in a tropical island splendor.  Facility Amenities: on-site concierge and a personal on-call butler in each villa.  Additionally, individual chef service is available upon request.

Pinney’s Beach Hotel

This hotel is located just a 7-minutes walk from the unique capital of Charlestown. Pinney’s Beach Hotel is a well-positioned and reasonably-priced hotel sitting at the south end of the beautiful stretch of Pinney’s beach. Thirty single and 10 comfortable, double rooms, ideal for visitors travelling for business or pleasure are available with a full- service menu daily at the cozy Ocean Bistro Restaurant and Bar. The resort offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea. On a clear day, you can see Basseterre (St. Kitts) in the distance.  Facility Amenities: Restaurant, meeting and conference rooms.

Nevis is charming.

Dotted with brightly colored houses and with more monkeys than people, Nevis has a charm all of its own. Its quiet villages, unspoilt beaches, wonderful accommodation together with an unhurried lifestyle only add to its unique appeal.

HISTORICAL SITES & LANDMARKS  Peruse this *listing of only a handful of the many sites available to visit–one may need to plan another trip to see them all!  We certainly look forward to your return to SKN.

SITE/LANDMARK

FACTS

Museum of Nevis History

The birthplace of Alexander Hamilton in 1757. Hamilton lived on the island until the age of nine, was one of the drafters of the U.S. Constitution and the first secretary of the Treasury. On the second floor, the Nevis House of Assembly meets.

Jewish Cemetery and Jew’s Walk

The earliest tombstone dates back to 1769 in this small cemetery, established by Sephardic Jews who came to Nevis from Brazil to work in the sugar industry. The tombstones are in English, Hebrew, and Portuguese.

The Botanical Gardens of Nevis

The gardens, filled with sculptures, fountains, and a replica of a Great House, has many garden areas to visit: roses and vines, cactuses, fruit trees, orchids. The most outstanding part is the tropical rainforest conservatory. It houses tropical plants and huge Mayan-type sculptures.

Horatio Nelson Museum  Ph. (869) 469-0408

The museum houses what is said to be the largest collection of Nelson relics in the Western Hemisphere, called “Nevis in the time of Nelson”.  

Montravers Estate

The ruin of the stone Great House constructed in the early 19th century originally was joined to an older wooden house built in the 18th century. The estate was occupied and produced sugar for 300 years.

Nevisian Heritage Village

The houses, dating from the Carib Indian era, are replicas and are furnished with antiques and relics of their relevant periods. The display includes the blacksmith’s shop, rum shop, and the shoe-maker’s shop, along with the dwelling houses.

Cottle Church

Built by John Cottle, a planter and once president of Nevis, in 1824 as a place for his family and slaves to worship together. This Anglican Church was never consecrated, being illegal at the time for slaves to worship.

*Other notable HISTORICAL SITES & LANDMARKS…

* Bath Hotel and Spring House

Nevis is tranquil.  

You’ll enjoy a lot of peace and quiet on Nevis. Tranquillity is pretty much guaranteed and the only disturbance you might encounter is when a few sheep or goats wander onto a road and cause a ‘traffic jam’. Nevis is the perfect place to get away from it all and recharge.

Turtle Monitoring with The Nevis Turtle Group

Join a group of young volunteers working aonet night on the beaches tagging sea turtles and collecting information about their nesting and movement.

BEACHES  Swim or sunbathe in a never crowded, idyllic location.  Enjoy an entire beach to yourself (or with a loved one)!

NAME

LOCATION

FACTS

Cades Bay

Just outside Charlestown

Tranquil, with excellent views

Lovers Beach

North side of the island

A secluded spot; perfect for a picnic

Nisbet Beach

On the north coast

Surrounded by palm trees

Oualie Beach

On Nevis’ northwest tip

Wonderful sunset views of St. Kitts

Pinneys Beach

Outskirts of the capital

Most famous and popular beach

Other beaches:

* Herbert’s Beach

Nevis is genuine.

Everywhere you go on Nevis, you’ll receive a friendly greeting. And because the island is small, you’ll frequently see people you’ve met before. Really, there are no strangers on Nevis; just warm, welcoming people who are genuinely pleased to see you.

CUISINE  Dining on Nevis is a delight. You can ‘go local’ and sample the wide choice of delectable Caribbean dishes, particularly the fabulously fresh fish, or you can ‘taste the world’ and enjoy a wonderful range of superb international cuisine. Embrace the variety and create yourself an array of different dining experiences

On Beach Dining

Chrishi Beach Club

Other (thought not ALL) Nevisian Must-Visit Dining Establishments:

Nevis is natural.

Nevis takes you back to nature. Lush green vegetation is everywhere and the jungle trails around Mount Nevis are waiting to be explored on foot or by bike. But Mount Nevis is also a source of renewable energy; the geothermal power within this dormant volcano is helping to make Nevis one of the greenest islands on earth.

ECOTOURISM 

Nevis has always been a place where the ecology is considered important. From the days of an agricultural based economy until now as an island highly focused on tourism the ecology is still embraced and protected. Hence the reason why all beaches are public and construction is forbidden beyond one thousand feet above sea level. There is then much of the natural beauty of the island to be embraced and enjoyed.

ECOTOURISM LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

The Coastline

    There are many different colored sands and rocks of all sizes along the island’s coastline–an excellent playground for beachcombers and beach walks.

The Rain Forests

     The Rain Forests and foothills are filled with trails for hikers, ramblers and mountain bikers to explore. The jungles are full of fascinating plants, trees  stunning views, with wildlife–goats, monkeys, tropical birds.

The Hot Springs

  Blessed with geothermal energy, for centuries visitors to the island have enjoyed the hot springs at Bath Village for its therapeutic benefits.

ADVENTURE HIKING & WALKING Guides are available to walk and hike with you to explain the island’s history, point out flora and fauna and show you the way. The Nevis Peak climb is a particularly notable adventure.

Earla’s Eco Tours

MOUNTAIN BIKING  A mountain biking paradise with both single and double track trails; challenging or easy rides. Nevis is a beautiful island waiting to be discovered. There are many ways to explore it by yourself or you can enlist the help of one of the many excellent guides.

KAYAKING*  A great way to spend a morning or afternoon along the coastline of Nevis.

Not only is it great fun but you’ll also get a view many visitors seldom see as you look back on the green landscape of the island and the towering Mount Nevis.

Nevis Adventure Tours & Green Edge Bike Shop

SCUBA DIVING Explore the dozens of reefs, wrecks and volcanic vents by scuba diving in the sea around Nevis. It provides a world of possibilities to explore and enjoy just minutes offshore. Dive packages may be booked with most hotels and Nitrox is available. And for something different, at one hotel you may dive with a chef and actually catch your own lobster who will then prepare it for you when you return top side!

Scuba Safaris Ltd

SAILING Get involved sailing the boat, or choose to sit back and relax, a perfect day of sailing in the clear blue, warm waters of the Caribbean awaits you.  Privately charter a yacht from various local sailing and yachting companies even, who will be sure to take you to the best snorkelling spots and to beautifully secluded, white sandy beaches.

Leeward Island Charters-Caona   

HORSEBACK RIDING  Nevis is home to family-owned, The Centre where “Special Olympians” are coached. Here, be prepared to choose from an array of rides including beaches, trails, and mountain slopes.  One particular trail–riding from the Hermitage on the southeast side of the island is a memorable experience from the hills around Gingerland–a specialty tour, among others, to be reserved at Hermitage Plantation Inn.

Hermitage Plantation Inn

Nevis is unique.

Fanned by the trade winds, Nevis is warm–never too hot. Take a step back in time and discover a place with all the conveniences a modern visitor could desire. A destination for those with a taste for the uniquely intriguing. You may enjoy a relaxing getaway or a holiday filled with fun activities. Nevis is whatever you want it to be, whenever you need it to be. Come anytime.

EXCITING & LUXURY SPORTING  EVENTS

Drag Racing Perhaps an unusual sport for a small Caribbean island but drag racing is taken seriously here. Nevis has its own purpose-built and dedicated drag racing track. There are lots of local races but also international events that draw competitors from neighboring islands and beyond.

Horse Racing  Unlike the very well known Ascot or the Kentucky Derby,there are no starting gates and the track isn’t manicured but no other race course in the world has a backdrop of blue sea and a dormant volcano.It is a hugely social affair held at the Indian Castle in the Gingerland district on Nevis is exciting and  attracts both locals and visitors each month to the afternoon meetings.

Nevis Running Festival  In September on a testing course that’s an imaginative combination of challenging hills and flatter terrain that gives an opportunity for speed, a full and half marathon and a 5K and 10K event are all very well organized with numerous water and feed stations along the routes. And of course, local crowds come out in droves to cheer on participants.  Website: www.nevismarathon.com

Nevis to St. Kitts Swim  The annual Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim is the perfect challenge for swimmers of all abilities. Swim across the 4km (2.5 miles) ‘Narrows’ between the two sister islands–with clear water, it offers a unique and truly unforgettable experience! The swim starts at Oualie Beach on Nevis and finishes at the Reggae Beach Bar, Cockelshell Bay, St. Kitts. Open to all, allowing use of fins and snorkels to assist their swim, and the world’s best swimming competitors, alike.

Nevis Triathlon  This is a flagship sporting event on Nevis which happens in November every year.Competitors flock to the island from all over the globe to swim, cycle and run in this world class event hosted by St. Kitts-Nevis Triathlon Federation.  Website: www.nevistriathlon.com

Oualie Beach Fishing Tournament  Competitive fishing on the island in our annual fishing tournament takes place every October. Each year about 30 boats loaded with fishermen from the Leeward islands come to Nevis to take part making this a hugely popular event. Catch game fish like tuna, barracuda, sailfish, blue marlin, wahoo and mahi mahi!  Lines in at 5 am, weigh in at 1:30 pm with a prize awarded at 6 pm.

Nevis is inspiring.

You may do well, activities like arts & crafts and fish and game or play hard in sports and gaming.  However, nowhere else will you experience an effervescence in such play.  All of your senses are heightened as you take in your visceral surroundings as you dab your paintbrush, reel in a catch, toss up a ball, or swat at it fully expecting to be ahead of the game…well you are!

Arts & Crafts! With the inventiveness of a Trini, Deborah Tyrell Cloth Artist uses cloth to make her  original art. Using hands, eyes, scissors and sewing machine, the common cloth becomes uncommon, in the Island Living studio.  Though born in Trinidad and educated in Toronto, Deborah is at home in Nevis.  Contact Deborah Tyrell / Tel: 869 662 6778 Email: deborah@deborahtyrell.com / Website: www.deborahtyrell.com

Chapmans Stone Art Visit to enjoy art done right!  Tel: (869) 663-5636 / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marvin.chapman

Fishing!  Water around Nevis are teeming with game fish like tuna, barracuda, sailfish, blue marlin, wahoo and mahi mahi.  Iit’s not surprising that competitive fishing is very popular. The main event is the Nevis Fishing Tournament held in mid-October. Boats leave early but must return by 3pm for the weigh-in. Anglers can register to take part.

Caribbean Catch

Golfing!  Not only challenging, but a memorable experience is golfing–complete with stunning, panoramic views. Golf facilities on Nevis are world class with the main course being the Robert Trent Jones II 18-hole, par 71 course at the Four Seasons Resort.  Or play on a 12-hole course called Cat Ghaut Chip n’ Putt. For whichever you prefer, know that tee times can be booked by non-residents all year except December and January.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Tennis!  Stay in tip-top shape while on the island. Many hotel locations are available for you to practice your backswing. Or play where island serves, like our service, may captivate–on public courts located in Brown Hill, Gingerland and Grove Park.

St. Kitts was once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies for its domination of 18th- century colonial battles. How the island rose to become the world’s leader in sugarcane cultivation, an inspiration for the industrial revolution in the process.

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