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Nevis

 

Nevis

Capital - Charlestown

The birthplace of Alexander Hamilton and the island where Admiral Nelson met and married Fanny Nisbet, Nevis is more than your usual Caribbean beach destination. Part of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, Nevis remains largely off the beaten track with a distinctly boutique vibe. The island is dominated by the 3000ft Nevis Peak and has it all; beaches, culture, beautifully lush scenery, charming plantation hotels, fabulous restaurants and wonderfully friendly people. No wonder the rich and famous like to visit, and why some have made it their home.

There are twice weekly flights to St Kitts with British Airways (10 hrs 15 mins via Antigua) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and then it’s a short car journey and a 10-minute water taxi transfer over to Nevis.
Nevis is also accessible via local airlines from other Caribbean islands, making it an ideal multi-centre Caribbean destination.

Nevis is an exceptional year-round destination. Temperatures average a balmy 81ºF (27ºC) during the winter months and increase to 86 ºF (30 ºC) in the summer. The driest months are February to June. August to October, hurricane season, are the quietest months. Not to be missed is the Nevis Mango and Food Festival which is held in early July.

 

Why Nevis?

“Nevis is just one of the most beautiful and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. Every time I visit, I feel like I’m going home.” – Karen Williams, co-founder of the Caribbeanist.

The Caribbeanist’s Nevis Top 5

1. Spend the day lazing on beautiful Pinney’s Beach, which is not complete without a visit to Sunshine’s Beach Bar. Sunshine’s is famous for its potent Killer Bee rum punch, and celebrity visitors whose photographs decorate the walls.

2. Take a hike through the rain forest; if your stamina permits, make it all the way to Nevis Peak’s summit to admire the fantastic views. Expert guides, who’ll point out all the beautiful flora and fauna, are available.

3. Soak up the colonial charm of Charlestown which has several lovely examples of Georgian architecture. A must-see is the Museum of Nevis History, housed in a two-story Georgian building – the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton.

4. Nevis has several beautiful historic hotels that have been converted from old plantation houses. A tour of the plantation hotels is a delightful way to spend an afternoon, whether you stay for lunch at one of their fabulous restaurants or just sample a cocktail or two.

5. Lunch at Golden Rock Inn, situated on 100 acres of verdant splendour on the slopes of Nevis Peak, where you can eat al-fresco surrounded by glorious tropical gardens and sample the best lobster sandwich on the island.

 

Nevis Accommodation

From luxury resorts to historic plantation houses and boutique inns, Nevis has a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements. Below we’ve handpicked some of our favourites.

Special offers are always available, just give us a call or check out our Facebook page.

Montpellier Plantation and Beach

A Relais & Chateaux hotel, the Montpellier perfectly combines the old with the new. Located in the foothills of Nevis Peak, it provides chic, modern accommodation in what was the venue for Admiral Nelson’s wedding to Fanny Nisbet in 1787. The laid back vibe plus Cosmo, the resident Labrador, provides for a relaxing and chilled stay. Princess Diana also loved it!

From £1595pp

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club

The Caribbean’s only remaining plantation house located directly on a beach and former home of Fanny Nisbet, Admiral Nelson’s first wife, Nisbet  Plantation retains much of its grandeur and colonial charm. The staff at Nisbet ensure that guests keep returning year after year; from Angela and Violet at breakfast to Dan and Kaddy serving you cocktails at the Great House in the evening, nothing is too much trouble.

From £1510pp

Four Seasons Resort, Nevis

Blending-in sensitively with its surroundings and perfectly positioned on Pinney’s Beach, the Four Seasons Nevis is one of the Caribbean’s most luxurious resorts, enjoying the highest reputation. Golf lovers will enjoy its beautifully manicured 18 hole golf course.

From £2129pp

Paradise Beach

British owned, Paradise Beach is the island’s only villa resort. It offers a luxurious and secluded collection of twelve private villas and beach houses on one of the island’s most secluded beaches. All villas have their own private pool and kitchens, ideal for small or large groups of family and friends.

Please contact us for prices.

Golden Rock

A hilltop hideaway nestled into the rainforest and overlooking the Caribbean sea, Golden Rock consists of a cluster of brightly painted cottages and sugar mills that have been lovingly restored by the artist-owners Helen and Brice Marsden. Filled with local antiques, the eleven unique guest rooms offer blissful seclusion and privacy.

From £1299pp

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