A destination frequented by royalty and A-listers, Nevis offers everything that its Caribbean cousins lack. Free of the overwhelming high-rise hotels and casinos found elsewhere, this is an island that values the tranquility of nature and is prized for its sublime beaches, friendly population, and charming villages.
As with any Caribbean island, the water surrounding Nevis is a stunning palette of blues and greens. Offering every water sport under the sun including sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, body surfing and more, you may spend more time in the water than you do on land. Fishing is another excellent endeavor since many species make the waters around the island their home. Snag mahi mahi or tuna on your line and you’ll have an unbelievably fresh dinner that evening. Back on land the adventure continues with miles of hiking and cycling trails, sensational golf, and even horseback riding along the unspoiled beaches. Known for its natural splendor, those more inclined to enjoy a spectacular sunset rather than the chaotic spinning of a disco ball, will find Nevis to be paradise.
For a slower-paced activity, the local pastime known as “liming,” is the simple art of relaxing, likely inspired by the pristine beaches found in Nevis. The beaches here are generally uncrowded and absolutely stunning. You’ll find Oualie beach at the northwest point of the island with fabulous sunsets and gentle waters. Pinney’s beach offers a 3 mile stretch of soft sand, and Lovers Beach is a slice of secluded bliss. Snorkelers will adore the reefs in the waters off Herbert’s Beach and fishing is popular in Gallows Bay. With many to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to practice the art of “liming” yourself.
With a welcoming population that is proud of their beautiful island, special care has been taken to preserve the history and culture of Nevis. Once called “Queen of the Caribees” due to its productive sugar plantations, remains of the plantations can be toured, as well as the former sugar mills and outbuildings. The Hamilton Plantation is a unique experience as it was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton and also boasts amazing views of St. Kitts. Historic Charlestown has not been modernized and is a wonderful example of the colonial era since the buildings have been maintained and protected.
For an unassuming island not known for flash, the dining scene on Nevis rivals its glitzier neighbors. From high-end restaurants to places that look like humble beach shacks, you will certainly eat well. Fresh seafood is a given, but spiny lobster is the local favorite and can be found in a variety of dishes. Tropical fruits and spices influence the cuisine and create flavors you can’t find anywhere else in the world.
Pure Caribbean bliss is what Nevis is known. If your travel dreams are to experience an authentic island that hasn’t been overrun by commercialization, and instead makes the most of its natural wonders on land and in the sea, this is the Time & Place destination for you!
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