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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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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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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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Photo credit: www.magazine.fourseasons.com

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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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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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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