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The Top Ten (10) Things to do on The Island of Nevis

Nevis boasts white sandy beaches, clean fresh air, sunny skies and friendly people. Life here is pretty laid back; there are no traffic lights, little commercialization and no one is a stranger after a few hours. Due to this special kind of life style, it is a hub for celebrities who fly in and out without virtually any one knowing. Don’t be fooled however that this laid back culture equals a boring island, there are tons of activities to engage your body, rich history to mediate the mind and beautiful beaches to captivate your soul. Here we list our top 10 things to do when you come to the island!

 

A Rum Punch from one of the Beach Bar’s on Pinney’s Beach

Have a sting from the killer bee offered at Sunshine’s, reputed to be the best rum punch on the island. The drink is known worldwide and celebrities and tourists alike travel from far and wide to sample this extraordinary drink. Swing by Lime Beach Bar for a Green Flash Rum Punch or topple over with a tipsy turtle from Turtle time. Ensure to check out DD stinger from Double Deuce and top if off with one of their juicy burgers.

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Photo credit: www.fsrnevis.com

Visit the Caribbean’s First Hotel (Bath Hotel) and the Hot Springs

Bath Hotel was the built in 1778; it was a playground for the rich and famous who came to Nevis to take in therapeutic hot spring baths. If you have back pain, arthritis or even just a swollen ankle the hot springs is the place for you. One dip and you will be left feeling brand new. The Bath Hotel is now the government headquarters of the Nevis island Administration.

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Photo Credit: syndicate.details.com

The Horatio Nelson Museum

This is a memoir of artifacts and memorabilia of the life and times of the British Naval Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, who visited Nevis in the late 18th century.

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Photo credit: www.lonelyplanet.com

Visit the Botanical Gardens

Created by a Philadelphia couple Joseph and Martha Murphy, this is a garden to preserve flora from throughout the world. The garden is filled with sculptures, fountains, roses, vines, cactuses, fruit trees and orchids. The most outstanding part is the tropical rain forest conservatory, built to emulate the conservatory at Kew Gardens in England. It houses tropical plants and huge Mayan-type sculptures. Weddings, receptionist and private parties are hosted at the gardens as well.

 

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Have Dinner in the mill at Montpelier

The Mill at the Montpelier Planation Inn is 300 years old and was converted into the only restaurant of its kind in the world. For a dining experience like no other, enjoy an intimate candle lit dinner for two, or a private party as the mill seats 24.

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Photo credit: www.tripadvisor.com

Visit the Museum of Nevis History

This is the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton in 1757, he lived on the island until the age of nine. Today the building is known as the “Hamilton House” it houses one of the islands’ two museums on the first floor and the meeting room of the Nevis National Assembly on the second floor.

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Photo Credit: www.sheknows.com

Hike Nevis Peak/Water Falls

Take a hike with a personal tour guide to the Nevis Peak. On the trail you will meet six waterfalls, bamboo trees, coco trees, herbs, refreshing cool water and a whole heap of mud and fun. Not only is hiking a great way to keep in shape but it’s good for bonding and sharing stories along the way. Once to the top you will be able to see spectacular views of St. Kitts. If you are lucky you may see a tiny fella (monkey) on the tour as well

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Photo credit: www.uncommoncaribbean.com

A Round of Golf at Four Seasons

Not only is it a delight playing a round of golf at the Robert Trent Jones II designed course at Four Season Nevis, you are often joined by green velvet monkeys and they seldom recommend the right club for you shot.

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Photo credit: www.magazine.fourseasons.com

Water Sports

Let’s stop for a minute and imagine the warm tropical breeze gently touching our skin. The crystal blue water knocking the shores and the palm trees blowing in the wind, isn’t this paradise? No lanes no limits just a thrilling experience of its own.

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Photo credit: www.funkymonkeytours.com

 

Horseback Riding

Enjoy the sunset with family and friends, or a romantic trail with your significant other.

 

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Photo credit: www.nevishorseback.com

A little bit of history, a surety of luxury we are ready to take you there. Nevis Lovely Nevis, you’re never sad when you come by here.

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A St. Kitts and Nevis Christmas

Christmas comes but once a year, spreading joys of good cheer. From the rum cakes baking in the oven, to the sweet sorrel on chill in the fridge, the revellers ready for mass, the bands jamming through the streets, the overjoyed children eager for gifts and excited to decorate the Christmas trees, the schools and churches with their Christmas programs, the towns lit in amazement with pretty bright colours, family and friends coming together for a big great feast, are bits and pieces to complete the puzzle of Christmas in both countries.

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Photo Credit: www.springdale.co

It is a fundamental fact that our Christmas here is very unique. We happen to be the only Caribbean island that celebrates the Christmas season with a blend of carnival festivities, cultural displays and our African heritage. For the past 40 years, thousands of nationals and tourists alike, have flocked Sugar City to party and soak up all the fun. Carnival has a huge impact on tourism. Concerts, fetes and street parties around this time are all very successful, given the huge influx of locals and tourists for the season. In fact, this is our busiest time of the year.

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Even though we all know SKN people love them belly….Christmas lunch is not the main reason why we love Christmas! It is a time when families come together preparing various dishes, enjoying each other’s company and drinking merrily until the wee hours of the morning. For those who celebrate Christmas as the birth of Christ, it is a time to reflect and celebrate the first coming of Jesus.

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A Christmas here is not complete without the sweet sorrel and the ever so potent rum cake. A slice of cake and a sip of sorrel with some good music turns any yard into a dance floor.

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photo credit: www.travel2thecaribbeanblog.com

 

Naughty or nice the above listed are a few things to encourage you to Experience a St. Kitts and Nevis Christmas heartily. If you are not here, ensure you make it next year!

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