A visit to Nevis is like a trip back in time to the era of the unspoiled Caribbean. The smaller of the two islands making up St. Kitts and Nevis, this pristine hideaway consists of lush landscapes framed by a ring of uncrowded beaches. Peace and quiet beautifully rule in Nevis, the perfect destination for a laid-back beach getaway with tropical forest explorations, leisurely snorkel outings, and historic sightseeing walks mixed in.
Maximize your relaxation in one of our luxury villas, where stunning sea views and infinity pools are the norm. While you're hiding away on this peaceful island, you'll enjoy access to resort amenities – including fitness facilities, dining, spa, golf, and family activities – right from your villa.
A popular wedding spot, the Botanical Gardens feature local and nonlocal flowers, vines, cactuses, and fruit trees, as well as a tropical rainforest conservatory.
The atmosphere of the Caribbean's colonial era lives on in the island's capital, Charlestown, where 18th- and 19th-century buildings still stand. Nevis' capital is also the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S.
Visit the ruins of the Hamilton House, the sugar plantation owned by the Hamilton family until the 1950s. Come for the history, stay for the gorgeous views of neighboring St. Kitts.
Other notable sites: the Museum of Nevis History and the Eden Brown Estate, a 1740s mansion rumored to be haunted.
Set out on a guided walk or hike through the untouched forest (look out for wildlife, including vervet monkeys!), along a beach, or to the historic sites. For a real adventure, you can climb the island's highest point, Nevis Peak.
Scuba divers will enjoy seeking out stingrays and exploring Ft. Ashby, site of the underwater settlement of Jamestown, which fell into the ocean in the late 1600s after a tidal wave.
The island is also a great place for snorkeling, boating, fishing and windsurfing.
Take your pick of beautiful beaches in Nevis, from the famous reef-protected Pinneys Beach (a short walk from Charlestown), to the secluded Lovers Beach, to the family-friendly Oualie Beach, a great location for swimming and watersports. And many more. The sand in Nevis comes in a variety of colors, including white, gold and black.
Like any tropical island, consider the rainy season – May through early November – when planning your travel to Nevis. The weather tends to be best in late November/early December.