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Nevis Agriculture Fair 2016

The Nevis Agriculture Fair is an annual event that is held just before Easter. It showcases local produce, which include agriculture, arts, craft, food, manufactured items, drinks etc. See below for highlights of the fair. To see  full album, please click here.

Vervet Monkey

Local Art

Locally Manufactured Goods

Locally Made Sandals

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Ram Goat

Nevis’ Major Inhabitant – The Vervet Monkey

36 square miles of friendliness and densely populated with more monkeys than people. We are one of the very few Caribbean islands with a large population of African Green Vervet Monkeys. Green Vervet monkeys were first brought here as pets in the 17th or 18th centuries. Some escaped or were set free, and they managed to establish themselves very well in the wild. Some would agree or disagree that they have become quite a nuisance to residents of this little island paradise.

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Frequently one may glimpse monkeys almost anywhere on Nevis. A great example is on the Four Seasons Golf Course; you are often joined by green vervet monkeys and they seldom recommend the right club for you shot. Although the monkeys generally prefer to stay away from people, they seek high interest in gardens, farms, and fruit trees of every kind. Actually the monkeys are a major problem for anyone on the island (farmer or householder) who is trying to grow fruit or vegetables.

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Photo credit: www.traveladventures.org

For those who may enjoy the sighting of monkeys the most reliable area on Nevis for visitors to see monkeys is in the grounds of Golden Rock Hotel, especially in or near the mango and citrus trees, either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Hopefully one may be lucky enough to come across a troop in a quiet place. You will be amazed to see their highly organized social structure, and if you are close enough, you will hear a wide range of quiet vocalizations as they communicate with one another. They can also be spotted at the beach or in ghauts enjoying either the secrecy or the fresh water.

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Photo credit: arff.org/kitts

It’s rumoured that residents who view the monkeys as nuisance often end up making a meal out of them! Monkey stew? We haven’t tried it as yet but some residents swear it is a delicacy. On your next visit to Nevis will you try it?

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Photo credit: stkittsweb.com

Monkey See, Monkey Do. Monkey Get in Trouble Too! Monkey See, Monkey Do. Monkey get cook up in a stew!

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The National Bird (Brown Pelican)

Pelecanus Occidentalis, Brown Pelican or as we locals say the “booby” is the national bird of our twin island paradise. It is usually spotted on our coastlines as this bird is a lover of water. When young, it is brown on the head, neck and upper torso of the body, while white below. As it matures, the body becomes dark brown while the head turns white. Boobies are usually spotted in small flocks while feeding. They nest in colonies along the coast in low trees and bushes. This bird is an elegant bird with an oversized bill, sinuous neck, and big, dark body. They feed by plunge-diving from high up, using the force of impact to stun small fish before scooping them up.

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See this interesting clip below showing how the Brown Pelican feeds.

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Beaches in Nevis.

Nevis is known for its uncrowded scenic and beautiful coastlines. Most are so secluded, they are like best kept secrets! Note too that all the beaches on the island are free. It’s a perfect reminder of the island life as it used to be.

Gallows Bay

This bay is more popular by the fishermen, however it is both sandy and scenic.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Indian Castle

Indian Castle Bay is a mixture of white and black sand. It’s an isolated beach, perfect for dog walking. If interested in taking a dip or any water activities it is advised not to do so alone.

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Photo credit: www.hermitagenevis.com

Paradise Beach

An ideal spot to relax with friends and swim in the inviting waters.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Cades Bay

This is indeed tranquillity, soak up the sun or find a shady spot. After your dip be sure to get a bite to eat and a cool beverage to quench your thirst at Chrishi Beach.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Oualie Beach

Oualie Beach on Nevis reflects the unspoiled beauty of this island, and resembles the Caribbean as it once was. Travelers who are fond of water activities such as snorkelling or scuba diving will definitely love Oualie Beach.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

 

Lover’s Beach

This is a perfect place for a picnic with that special someone or an afternoon swim. It is a secluded spot, where you are guaranteed a relaxing atmosphere and privacy.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Newcastle Beach

This yellow sand beach is great for relaxing. From here you are able watch planes as they arrive and leave Nevis. Saturdays are great for visiting if you are interested in getting fresh seafood from the local fishermen.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Nisbet Beach

Nisbet is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Its white sand and gentle ocean breeze makes it a popular place to spend a relaxing day.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Herberts Beach

Herbert’s beach is naturally a magnet for snorkelers with its many reefs filled with marine life.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Long Haul Bay

This is generally a quiet beach. It is ideal for snorkelling but not very popular because of its terrain. If you are looking for a relaxing stroll to the beach this is definitely the place to be.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Pinney’s Beach

Pinney’s Beach is the most famous and popular beach on the island. Many choose to relax on the sand or visit one of the 4 beach bars for a cool refreshing drink or a bite to eat.

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Photo credit: www.nevisisland.com

Nevis lovely Nevis, land of trees and sun and clean fresh air. Nevis lovely Nevis is the land of people smiling night and day and peaceful to. You’re never sad when you come by here.

 

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