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The Hot Springs in Nevis

Nevis known for quite a few commodities, however for centuries visitors and locals scurry to the Historic Bath Village for a dip in the infamous Hot Springs. The Bath volcanic hot spring still has a good flow rate all year round, commonly known as a therapeutic spring. Nearby is the site of Bath Hotel, the first luxury hotel in the West Indies built in 1778 for the rich and famous.

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Due to damages from recent hurricanes and other natural elements, the Spring House is closed. A restoration committee recently constructed an open outdoor pool for persons who seek to experience the therapeutic powers of the water. The pool constructed by the restoration committee maintains the water at the required temperature.

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Situated here are five thermal baths, the source of water springs from the base of the house. As far back as memory serves us this very spring water is said to contain minerals of medicinal value and cured people with chronic rheumatism and gout who stayed at the Bath Hotel. The water temperature at the Hot Springs span from 104F to 108F, which is the reason why the Spring House was used significantly by visitors and locals alike.

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Phot credit: www.tripadvisor.com

Whether you are a local or a visitor, the hot spring still permits you to treat your various aches and pains by immersing your body (or feet or whatever) in the healing waters of the Bath Spring, a beneficial spa that is free of charge, once you’re not shy about bathing in an outside space…

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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.

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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.

Photo credit: Randy Jeffers

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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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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Photo credit: www.colourbox.com

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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Top Ten (10) Things to Do on the Island of St. Kitts

 

Excitement, adventure, flora, fauna and a whole lot of fun, St. Kitts is the island to experience each one. Whether it be sun, sand or sea we have activities to keep you busy in the small island Sugar city. There’s so much to do, but see below our top 10 things to do on the island.

 

Nightlife

St. Kitts is the opposite of Nevis, there is always a lime and always something going on. The strip at Frigate Bay is a popular spot for hanging out as bars are open every night of the week! Right across the island local bars are worth checking out as well; it’s a sure way to make some local friends. Sky Ultra Lounge is the newest hip spot to be in St. Kitts, you simply cannot leaving the island before partying here.

 

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Sights and Landmarks

St. Kitts is full of History, the capital itself was once a slave market. Tour Brimstone Hill, Bloody Point, The Black Rocks, Caribelle Batik factory, the beautiful architecture of our churches, ruins and many more places of significance to this rich historic island.

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Water sports Activities

We should all indulge in a little fun in the sun every once in a while. There are quite a variety of water activities offered randomly at the beaches or from actual water sports companies like Blue Water Safari’s. There is kite boarding, jet ski snorkel adventure, hover boarding, glass bottom kayaking, wake boarding, catamaran sails, and surfing to list a few.

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Photo credit: www.ub-cool.com

 

Zip Line/ATV Tours

Scream at the top of your lungs with the zip lining through the rain forest. This tour carries u high above the rain forest offering a panoramic view of the vegetation, neighbouring islands and historic sites as you fly across the sky. The ATV tours is just as exciting; it is a thrilling experience where you will be able to see sections of the island that most tourists may not get a  chance to see. The tour will take you deep into the rain forest, ensuring you get a chance to see beautiful ruins along the way. We won’t have to expound on how adventurous the ride itself is, we will leave you to figure that one out! You can definitely experience some of nature’s best kept secrets while exploring St Kitts on this Quad bike tour.

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Photo credit: angieaway.com

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Scenic Railway Tour

The St. Kitts Scenic Railway takes passengers on a 3-hour tour that makes a 30-mile circle around the beautiful Eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Eighteen (18) miles are covered by a narrow gauge train and the remaining twelve (12) miles on sightseeing buses. The railway was built between 1912 and 1926 to transport sugar cane from the island’s sugar plantations to the sugar factory in the capital city of Basseterre, today it is the “Last Railway in the West Indies” and provides visitors an unsurpassed opportunity to experience the scenery and culture of this unspoiled country.

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Photo credit: travel.aol.co.uk

 

Reggae Beach Bar and Grill

This beach bar was awarded one of the top 45 beach bars in the world. Go there to experience the amazing food, the ambiance and make some little friends (monkeys) who will occasionally sneak up for a drink or two.

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Festivals

St. Kitts is very unique as it is the only Caribbean island that combines its Christmas season with carnival festivities. We recently celebrated the 44 year of Sugar mas; people came from near and far to revel like never before for Sugar Mass 44. We cannot forget the yearly Music Festival which takes place in June; international and local artists come here to showcase their talent. It is truly an experience like no other.

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Photo credit: www.explorenevis.com

 

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Shopping

St. Kitts has a variety shops for souvenirs, clothing, apparel or just window shopping.  Ensure you check out the shops at Port Zante where you’ll be able to buy duty free. For local fruits, vegetables or craft, you may visit the public market or from vendors on the side of the road.

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Museums

Visit the National Museum and be educated by what once was; see the artefacts and memorabilia of Sugar city.

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Casinos & Gambling

How lucky are you? Test your luck at one of our casinos.

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A whirlwind of experience, a glimpse of paradise, (Nicha B voice) we can’t wait to have you here.

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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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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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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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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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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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