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Rum Bottle Tree in Old Road St. Kitts

There are quite a few tourist attractions in Old Road St. Kitts, however, the one that drew our attention was the old tree with rum bottles hanging from it. Pondering what the history behind it was, we came to find out its significance is in no history book but just something people decided to do.

After drinking a bottle of rum the bottle was tied to a string and hang from the tree. This has been going on for years.  It is now a tourist destination. This my friends is somewhat a sight to see.

Tell us more do you know anything about this Rum Bottle Tree?

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Lime Beach Bar and Tours

Lime offers a relaxed vibe with great food, top notch service, friendly and inviting staff. From the cuisine, to the tours to their novelty gift shop and the ever so hip Friday night lime, this place is enjoyed by young, old and in between.

Lime Tours

Are you ready to explore? Be sure that Lime Beach Bar and Tours is your guide on experiencing the history and untold stories of Queen City; you will be greeted by a friendly guide who will tell you all you need to know and more. You would leave this tour with knowledge about our hotels, churches, ruins, museums, our capital Charlestown and the infamous Bath Hotel and hot springs. The tour is approximately three hours long and once completed you will be treated to a lunch at Lime Beach Bar included in the tour fee. An island tour plus lunch sure sounds good to me!

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Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

Lime for Lunch or Dinner

The food is great, the drinks are refreshing and the customer service is amazing. These three combined will definitely have you coming back for more. It may be a wrap, something off the grill or even something as simple as a salad. All are sure to rapture your taste buds. Be sure to try the signature rum punch, the “Green Flash.” After a visit you will leave feeling pleased with not only the food and the beverages but the excellent customer service, the ambiance and the view of the beach.

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Lime in the Coconut

Trendy souvenirs, beach-breezy clothing, hot swimwear and gorgeous accessories are all available at Lime in the coconut. Chic and unique are looks are offered here.

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Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

Lime Pizza Shack

Happiness is pizza! The pizza shack has an everlasting aroma of freshly cooked pizza dough, a favourite for the late night revellers. Hot and ready thin crust pizza carefully crafted with flavourful, superior-quality ingredients and toppings. It can be delivered straight to you or pick up and enjoyed with family and friends.

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Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

Like wine it gets better every week. Start your night at the Green Flash lounge there is an oh-so-brief instant of a green flash when the sun sets. (Maybe this is how the signature rum punch was named.) Make your way downstairs and sample the mouth-watering cuisine. Dance the night away to the live band and the tracks spun by the Dj’s till dawn. This is the hot spot for locals, college students and where few guest scurry to on a Friday night for a night filled with fun and a whole lotta rum. We are all better when we’re dancing…

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Photo credit: Ryan Maynard

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Historical Churches in Nevis.

St. Thomas’s Anglican Church.

This church was reputed to be the first church built in the Caribbean and the oldest church in the Caribbean. It was built in 1643. This church was built to serve the town of Jamestown, the island’s original capital that disappeared due to a tidal wave. The church is perched high on a hill overlooking St. Kitts. There is also a vault that holds the remains of John Huggins (1763 – 1821), the founder of Bath Hotel.

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Cottle Church

Cottle Church was built by John Cottle who was once the President of Nevis and a planter in 1824. This was the only church where slaves and master worshiped together. A very lenient slave owner, Cottle created this Anglican Church, which was never consecrated, since it was illegal at time for slaves to worship. The structure was severely damaged in a 1974 earthquake and again in 1989 during Hurricane Hugo. Cottle Church is still a primary tourist attraction and is presently undergoing restoration to stabilize and to ensure its historical significance for the future.

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St. Paul’s Anglican Church  

This parish church was built about 1830 in a typical cruciform plan with gabled roof. The stain glass windows are in memory of Rev. Daniel Gatward Davies, priest from 1812 to 1825, who converted slaves before the emancipation. Next to the church is another stone building, which was the parish school. Inside the walled yard are graves dating to 1669.

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St. John’s Fig Tree Church

The delightful stone church dates back to the 1680’s and is known because the historic marriage record of Lord Horatio Nelson and Frances Nisbet is preserved there. In 1886, the register obtained international attention at the Colonial Indian Exhibition in London.  It reads as a follows: “1787 March 11th. Horatio Nelson, Esquire, Captain of His Majesty’s ship Boreas, to Francis Herbert Nisbet, Widow”.

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St. James Windward Church

Built in the late 17th century in the north part of the island, this church is one of the three Anglican Churches in the Caribbean to display a black crucifix. Its earliest grave marker dates to 1679. The church has been renovated several times since it was constructed, but the grave markers within the church have always been carefully preserved.

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St. George’s Anglican Church

This church was built in the year 1670 and has undergone reconstruction several times due to earthquake damage. This quaint little church rests amongst the backdrop of the towering Nevis Peak and is adorned with a bright red roof. The rural setting makes for wonderful photographs of this religious building which is still in use today.

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Gingerland Methodist Church

Built in 1844 and is well known for its unique octagonal shape. Constructed from grey-hued stones the massive structure still holds services for its congregation. One of the first things you’ll notice is the tower’s interesting open framework. The stone walls protect the grounds and the wooden shutters provide needed protection to its windows from possible hurricane and tropical winds.

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Charlestown Methodist Church

A massive stone structure constructed around the year 1844 in the historic town and capital of Charlestown, Nevis. It is one of the largest churches on Nevis and was built by the Methodist who arrived in the 1800’s. The Methodists believed that the African slaves, who had been brought to the islands to work the sugar plantations, should be educated in religion and the English language. The church still holds services for its congregation today. The pulpit is raised on a wooden platform making it easier for viewing and around the in interior of the church is a balcony which helps to provide plenty of seating.

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Island Life

Living on an island is a fantasy of many. Although most prefer to live the fast life here are few reasons why island living should become a reality. Island life has a pace that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around you. An unspoilt presence of relaxation, blue skies, clean air and long beaches. On the island you are surrounded by wild life; herds of goats and roaming cows. One may even come across families of mongoose or a few black bellied sheep.

Tranquillity is a guarantee 

St Kitts and Nevis is a perfect getaway to recharge your batteries. You may take a hike in our mountains to the rain forest or stop by the waterfalls. How about a stroll or well needed dip in our shallow and clean waters? With so many different activities to choose from, you won’t lack the comfort you desire.

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Unique 

Here it is warm but never too hot; a romantic destination and perfect spot for families. St. Kitts and Nevis can be whatever you want it to be. Fun filled activities, a step back from the hassle and bustle of the modern life. Here is an escape from the winter season and a taste of summer time all year around. Unspoilt, unpretentious, unforgettable, St. Kitts and Nevis is inspiringly different from other destinations.

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Island People

There are no strangers on either islands; just genuine people who are pleased to meet you. Everywhere you go you’ll receive a friendly greeting, a bright small and you are sure to leave with a friend or two. Light summer clothing may be worn all year, cool like summer breeze. That is exactly how the people are, just like the weather, cool and easy going as if they have no care.

Charming

Fantasy can be a reality, island life is a slice of paradise. St Kitts Nevis has a charm of its own. The quiet villages, unspoilt beaches and the various accommodations all combined add flavour to its unique appeal.

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St. Kitts and Nevis is one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean, we attract a particular type of visitor who appreciates something different, a finer quality of life. A warm welcome awaits you!

 

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Why Celebrities Love Nevis!

Where is Nevis? That is the most popular question asked by many. Although it is not quite “on the radar” it is a place where the rich and famous seem to enjoy visiting. Nevis is lush and beautiful; here we provide you with guaranteed privacy and the time of your life. It is also where you would meet the nicest set of people; from the servers at your dinner table to the carefree locals walking the streets of Charlestown.

Beach and Beach Bars

Nevis has a variety of beaches to choose from, a few secluded and isolated while others are friendly and common. There are endless curves and stretches of soft sand, warm ocean breeze and inviting waters. This explains why the late Princess Diana on her trips here was always spotted on a beach! The coastline is scattered with bars where you are able to enjoy refreshing drinks and or indulge in some Nevisian cuisine, right after dipping into the Caribbean sea. Pinney’s Beach is extremely popular as each celebrity make it a point of duty to stop by Sunshine’s for the world’s most famous killer bee and to also take a picture with him.

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Hard to Reach

Another reason why Nevis is preferred is because of the ease of access or the lack there of. Nevis is not a very easy place to reach as there are no straight flights from the US, UK or other developed countries to the island. Flights are usually connected through Antigua or Puerto Rico which may prove to be a little more expensive than visiting more popular tourist destinations. You may also travel to the sister isle St. Kitts and take a ferry over. For those with a private jet however, they will be able to land at the Vance W. Amory International Airport in no time and proceed straight to their villa or hotel. If you can’t already tell, the airport is nearly never crowded so celebrities will be able to slip in and out without virtually anybody knowing.

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Privacy and Seclusion

It’s the ultimate get a way for privacy, sun, sand and sea. There’s no harassment, no paparazzi and nobody being nosey. The rich and famous may comfortably walk through Charlestown with maybe just a few stares at most but that is all it will be.

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Real Island Life

Nevis is not commercialized, it reminds us and others of what Caribbean lifestyle once was. The infrastructure of our town has remained pretty much the same. Old buildings are refurbished and most of our homes are still built with the Caribbean charm that people form near and far have grown to love. Can one say we live where you vacation, island life at its best? It’s break from the hustle and bustle, a taste of sweet culture, delicious Caribbean cuisine and a place where everybody will know your name.

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Culture

Nevis is one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. It offers a pace of life that encourages celebrities to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty there is to see. It’s a very special place famed for its charm and the easy-going genuineness of its people. The sports we play, the music we listen, our way of life, the way we speak, even our food is unique. The Nevisian culture is one of a kind, and reflects and easy going lifestyle.

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When thinking of seclusion Nevis tops the list. Nevis has something for everyone, privileges within an easy reach this land was made for you and me.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Horseback Riding

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

 

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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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Sugar Mas Contestant Launch

Where will you be tonight (November 20, 2015) when the contestants in the upcoming SKN National Carnival shows and pageant introduce themselves to the world!?

Well, the advice we have for you is to #joinin the excitement to get to know all the contestants and even pick your fave for the upcoming season.

Check them out here first on the SKN Carnival Official Facebook Page .

See you at the Circus tonight!

The Circus St. Kitts

Culture, Fete and Fun! Culturama 41!

This is the new slogan everyone will be chanting for the forty-first staging of Nevis’ Culturama Festival. Yes. You heard me right. FORTY-ONE. This Festival has been going on for years and just like fine wine, it keeps getting better with time.

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Through the British régime, our heritage and cultural traditions were slowly but surely drifting away. Serious intervention was needed. Fortunately, in 1974, the Nevis Dramatic and Cultural Society developed a master plan. This plan was to basically revive the wandering customs and traditions of our people and increase the overall awareness of them. What better way to encourage a community than by throwing a massive Fete?!

 

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Our traditions are kept alive by the numerous outlets of expression we have during Culturama- Dance, Drama, our Folk singing (which is calypso for those of you who don’t know).

 

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Culturama also has pageant competitions such as the Ms. Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant and the Mr. Kool Pageant, spoken word, the Soca Monarch competition, Street parades, and so much more! It’s a list of exciting events happening in Nevis during Culturama! Literally. The list of events are actually available on the Culturama Nevis website (which you can access through this hyperlink I provided. You’re very welcome).

 

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Culturama has pre-activities that start in June and the excitement continues until the official activities end in August… That’s some serious culture, fete and fun!

 

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Experience History. Experience Culture. Experience Fete. Experience Fun.

Experience Nevis! It is definitely the place to be for Culturama!

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