The smaller of the two islands that make up St. Kitts and Nevis, Nevis offers peace, tranquillity and bucket loads of natural beauty. As well as boasting its fair share of breathtaking Caribbean beaches, Nevis also offers a variety of other activities including hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, diving and golf. As the island is small and easy to navigate, all of these activities will be readily available during your stay in a hotel on Nevis.
Where to Stay in Nevis
Charlestown – Get a hotel in the island’s picturesque capital, which has a distinctly laid back feel. Its colonial buildings and pretty streets make for a fascinating afternoon’s discovery. To learn more about the island’s past, visit the Museum of Nevis History, housed in a two-storey Georgian building which in 1757 was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton.
Pinneys Beach – Nevis’ most famous beach boasts an eclectic collection of rustic beach bars, clean sands, seaside hotels and unbeatable sunsets. The perfect location for a day out in the Caribbean sun, Pinneys is a must see during your stay on the island.
Oualie Beach – Thanks to its calm waters, pristine sands and idyllic setting, Oualie Beach is ideal for families and holidaymakers looking for a relaxing day by the water. Book a hotel close by and spend the evening to enjoy spectacular sunsets over the sea.
Nevis Peak – Visible from pretty much everywhere on the island, Nevis Peak stands at 3,232 feet high. If you’re feeling energetic, the peak is a great destination for a challenging hike. You’ll be rewarded for your efforts with panoramic views over the surrounding area.
How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in Nevis
If you’re interested in the island’s fascinating past, there are a few sights to discover during your stay. Start with a walk around the colonial buildings of Charlestown before heading to the Museum of Nevis History to learn more about the events that have taken place on the island over the years. As Nevis was also home to Horatio Nelson for a number of years, the island has a museum dedicated the admiral’s life and times. Agriculture has always been an important part of life on Nevis and you can find out more about it by visiting some of the plantations that still dot the island. The Eden Brown Estate, the Montravers Estate and the Hamilton Estate are some of the best examples. Other interesting sights including the Jewish Cemetery, the Botanical Gardens of Nevis and the Nevis Heritage Village.
Once you’ve spent a day or two delving into the island’s past, it’s time to get out and get active. Nevis prides itself on the variety of activities it offers, so whether you want to have a go at horse riding, kayaking, cycling, hiking or paragliding, it will be easy to find something that suits you perfectly. If you’re looking for a more relaxing day out, the island boasts its very own golf course or, alternatively, you can simply stake out your spot on your local beach, lie back and soak up the atmosphere.