The Caribbean is one of my favorite places ever; having been 10 times already I never feel like I have had enough and always find myself going back to explore a new island. This time I had the pleasure of visiting the charming little island of Nevis. Most people who I mentioned this to had never even heard of the island of Nevis! Nevis is a part of St Kitts and Nevis and is an island in the Caribbean. It is a tranquil and untouched Caribbean island where there are no cruise ships, no fast food chains, no traffic lights (this one totally surprised me :)!), no building taller than a coconut tree and more monkeys than humans on the island ; its truly the perfect island getaway!
Suit : Acacia c/o Society Bikini
How to get to Nevis ?
You would have to fly into St Kitts and then take a boat over to Nevis. If you are staying at a big resort , they woukd mostly likely be able to arrange this for you so its worth asking. Otherwise there are also public ferries that shuttle between St Kitts and Nevis on the regular.
Where to stay ?
1 ) We stayed at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Nevis, which is undoubtedly the best place you can stay at on the island. Its location is ideal; just minutes away from the cultural hub of Charlestown and situated right on beautiful Pinney’s beach with a backdrop of the majestic Nevis peak. Read more about my full stay at the resort HERE.
2 ) Another option is the gorgeous Golden Rock Inn. This charming boutique inn is tucked away in the mountains with sweeping views of the ocean and lush tropics all around. If you ever visit Nevis a stay or atleast a visit to the property for a meal is a must ! The architecture and decor of the hotel is on point – designed by the same architects as the Aman group of hotels. Here are some pics around the property.
Dress : c/o Beach cafe
3 ) We also visited Montpelier Nevis, which is a luxury Relais and Chateaux getaway built in a 17th century sugar plantation. One visit to this historic yet luxurious property will show you why its been a celeb fave over the years.
How to get around ?
Nevis is a small island, just 36 square miles in size. So you can comfortably drive around the island in a short period of time along its 20 mile main road which runs all the way round. Taxis or biking around the island is also another option
What to do around Nevis ?
1 ) Beach time :
Dress : c/o Melissa Odabash
I spent most of my time on Pinney’s Beach which is the most popular beach on the island. It is simply gorgeous! Another beach to visit here would be Oualie Beach. We didn’t visit it, but it was on my list!
2) Hike Nevis Peak :
This is something I really wanted to do but since I was on a press trip, I didnt have additional time to do this, but I highly recommend you do if you ever visit! Its definitely considered a strenuous hike but I have heard that the view from the top is stunning and totally makes up for it!
3) Island Tour :
We did a guided island tour with Nevis Naturally. The tour is approximately 3 hours, and visits some of the popular island spots such as Alexander Hamilton’s birth place (USA first Treasurer), a drive through the capital Charlestown, a visit to Nevis’s Natural hot spring, as well as stopping off at historical sites and the Plantation Hotels. Nevis Naturally also has tons of other tours to choose from.
4) Feed the monkeys :
If your hotel is able to organise this (like the Four Seasons does), this is such a fun experience to get upclose and personal with the Nevisian monkeys!
5 ) Eat your way through the island :
Here are some of my fave island eats from our trip:
- Esquelina at the Four Seasons Nevis – try their 10 course chefs tasting menu. Great for a special occassion! If you are looking for something more casual Mango’s at Four Seasons Nevis is perfect too, with its stunning location right on the water.
- Sunshines Beach Bar : No visit to Nevis is complete without visiting here. It is the most popular and liveliest beach restaurant on Nevis located right on Pinney’s Beach. Try the fresh seafood and delicious jerk chicken as well as the world famous Killer Bee rum punch, which certainly has a sting to it! The best part about this place though is the chill vibe, lively atmosphere and the owner Sunshine himself who is a ray of sunshine himself! Its no surprise why his wall is flooded with photos of celeb visits to his humble beach bar and signatures from travelers from around the world.
- The Rocks at Golden Rock Inn : This was unarguably my fave meal of the trip! Even if you don’t stay here, I urge you to visit this stunning property and dine at their restaurant. Try their fresh seafood, curried vegetable roti and the Lobster salad sandwich – I am not kidding but it was undoubtedly the best club sandwich I have ever tried wow!
Dress : c/o Beach cafe
- Bananas restaurant : We went here for drinks and appetizers only. Let me tell you aside from the yummy drinks and delish apps, the location is amazee. Bananas Restaurant is hidden away on the historic Hamilton Estate. Built in the old plantation style, the restaurant has a killer view from the rooftop – on one side you can see the distant ocean through the palms and on the other side you see Nevis peak.
- Yachtsman Grill : Went here for a casual dinner and loved the seafood here. try their seafood Ravioli and passionfruit sorbet for dessert.
- The Gin Trap : Went here for drinks and loved the atmosphere! Its a fave jaunt for locals and visitors alike.
I hope this guide convinces you to visit the beautiful island of Nevis in the future. Thanks for stopping by. xoxo