Nevis has the inimitable blend of being stylish, serving up classic West Indian hospitality. Secluded, small and verdant, famed for its natural beauty, the island is dominated by Nevis Peak that descends from a misty summit to a circle of fine white-sand beaches. Nevis’ pleasing tropical weather and cool breezes are a perfect match for activities that range from windsurfing to mountain biking. Most accommodations on the island have swimming pools, many have tennis courts and spas, access to the Robert Trent Jones ll 18 hole golf course, a range of water sports including water skiing, snorkeling and guided reef tours.
For less arduous activities, there is the charming waterfront capital of Charlestown to browse shops and to photograph the town’s well-preserved colonial architecture. The Philatelic Bureau has an enviable stamp collection – – some of the most sought-after in the world – – and there is much to be learned at the Museum of Nevis History and the Alexander Hamilton Museum. A stroll through the Nevis Botanical Gardens is always a relaxing option. Taste the tropics at Mansa’s Last Stop Organic Farm and choose from his fresh pineapple and mango juices or ginger beer. A visit to the Nevisian Heritage Village provides a glimpse into the evolution of Nevisian social history. Take an eco excursion to Peak Heaven 1,200 feet above sea level, for a panoramic, bird’s eye view of the island.
Nevis has welcomed a new wave of society including the millionaire philanthropist Anne Bass and her partner, the painter Julian Lethbridge; the artist Jennifer Bartlett and the model Lauren Hutton. Whether you see November 6th as a finish line or the starting point, leave everything behind and commemorate this milestone election with one well considered choice, an unforgettable visit to Nevis.
Follow the fashion started by George Washington and Alexander Hamilton because nothing is typical about accommodations here. From relaxed self-catering apartments, cozy guest houses, luxurious rental villas, historic plantation inns to an award-winning five-star resort, the island offers a full range of accommodations, each with its own distinctive character. The mahoganied plantation inns, discreetly hidden away in exotic gardens on the slopes of Nevis Peak, are becoming a secret address for celebrities and the discerning travelers who shun overpopulated islands. Originally designed with sugar barons in mind, the legacies of the sugar industry have been recycled into delightful estates and its grander plantation houses have been restored and are run as stylish and comfortable retreats.
In an age when the greatest luxury is a few hours of quiet, for a few blissful days embrace the fine art of letting go and bask in the calm of island life in Nevis. And because there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all vacation, hotels on the island – – Four Seasons Resort, Nevis; Golden Rock Inn; Hermitage Plantation Inn; Hurricane Cove Bungalows; Montpelier Plantation & Beach; Mount Nevis Hotel; Nelson Spring Beach Resort; Nisbet Plantation Beach Club; and Oualie Beach Hotel — have custom-tailored packages with special savings so a Nevis vacation will fit within your budget.
Getting to Nevis from the U.S. is simple. Several U.S. carriers offer non-stop service from the major gateway cities to St. Kitts with a 7 minute connection by air or a 20 minute ride by ferry. Hotels will happily arrange ferry transfers to and from St. Kitts.
American Airlines flies from Miami to St. Kitts daily and they are enhancing this service by adding two non-stop flights on Fridays and Sundays. American Airlines also has non-stop service from New York to St. Kitts on Sundays and Wednesdays. US Airways has service from Charlotte to St. Kitts on Saturdays and Delta also flies from Atlanta to St. Kitts on Saturdays. Continental, Delta, United Airlines, USAir and JetBlue provide service from several U.S. cities to San Juan, Puerto Rico with convenient connections to Nevis on Cape Air and Air Sunshine.
Nevis is part of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis and is located in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. For more information about the island of Nevis, please visit our website www.nevisisland.com Facebook — The Island of Nevis, West Indies.