Nevis is a strikingly beautiful Caribbean destination that is not as well known as other islands in the region. It holds golden sand framing the lush landscape that rises dramatically to the jagged heights of the Nevis Peak volcano. For those who want to enjoy a tropical paradise without crowds, it’s the perfect destination. Set on the edge of superb Pinney’s Beach, the Four Seasons Nevis offers guests the full complement of luxury accommodation and activities.
Accommodation type: 5-star
No. of Rooms & Suites: 196
Pricing: starts at $425 for single rooms, at $2,885 for suites
High season: December to April
Nearest airport: Vance W. Amory International Airport (NEV)
Suitable for: couples, honeymooners, families
- AAA Five Diamond Award, 2016
- World Travel Awards’ Leading Beach Resort, 2016
- U.S. News and World Report Best Hotels in the Caribbean, 2017
This 350-acre resort opened in 1991, with the architecture meant to echo authentic Nevisian building. It reflects their designs right down to the Great House modeled on historic plantation homes of the 1700s. Guest rooms are spacious, light and airy, with British colonial furniture, and many of them offer views of Nevis Peak or the ocean. Suites are perfect for couples or families, functioning as self-contained cottages with characteristic Nevisian decorative wood trim on the roof edges.
The Four Seasons Nevis dedicates itself to conservation with its Turtle Conservancy Program. It’s a class teaching children about these fascinating creatures that includes beach walks to view nesting sites, arts and crafts and games. The money collected from this program ends at the Nevis Turtle Group, who place GPS trackers on sea turtles to study and protect them.
There are five restaurants and three lounges located around the resort. Laidback, open-air Mango offers Caribbean rim cuisine and views of St. Kitts. Neve is the perfect place to grab breakfast, with its use of local fruit and seafood. Slightly more formal, the Coral Grill offers up gourmet cuisine and beautiful ocean views.
- Spa – with its own herb garden contributing ingredients and a rock-lined hydrotherapy pool, the spa encourages wellness amid a strikingly pretty setting of lush jungle plants and flowers.
- Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course – 18 expertly designed holes challenge even practiced golfers. The layout of the course frames Nevis Peak for spectacular views of the mountain, as well as a sweeping vista of the Caribbean and St. Kitts.
- Fitness Facilities – a gym with plenty of machines and free weights is open 24 hours per day. There are also ten tennis courts and three swimming pools.
Tours of all parts of the Four Seasons Nevis, including the gardens, golf course, and common areas, are complimentary. In addition, you should take the golf course tour because it’s known for its inclusion of the playful vervet monkeys. Even if you don’t enjoy the sport, their antics and fascinating social hierarchy have charmed guests since the resort’s founding. There are also free classes in the Nevisian Creole dialect for those wishing to understand more about the island’s culture. Golf clinics for adults offered Tuesdays and Thursdays may help to shave a few strokes off of your game.
The use of all non-motorized water sports equipment, such as kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkel gear is available for all guests. Also, beach chairs with umbrellas are also complimentary by both the pool areas and also on the beach. Even more, the use of ping-pong tables, chessboards and shuffleboards are also open to all guests.
Flights from U.S. cities tend to offer one-stop service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where travelers will board a smaller plane for the final leg of the flight to Nevis. Flights from Europe or Asia most likely will land in St. Kitts, with travelers taking the ferry to Nevis. However, you can get a direct flight to Nevis from other islands in the Caribbean. The airport, Vance W. Amory International Airport, is just over five miles from the Four Seasons Nevis.
Additionally, there are six ferry companies in St. Kitts traveling to Nevis daily from as early as 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. The trip takes around 45 minutes and offers spectacular views of both islands.
Main Attractions Around The Four Seasons Nevis Resort
The area in and around this five-acre recreation of a historical Nevis village from the 1800s is a great way to spend a day. Peak Heaven contains meticulously maintained homes furnished with historically accurate items from the era of the sugar plantations. Explore these before dropping by the on-site Heritage House Museum, which contains artifacts and educational exhibits. Next, enjoy the extensive gardens filled with native flora and fauna. After make sure to visit the nearby Coal Pot Restaurant for a taste of authentic island cuisine. There are also hiking trails, zip line adventures and a playground for children.
The Botanical Gardens
Dozens of species of palm trees, rocky terraces filled with orchids, an enclosed rainforest exhibit complete with live parrots, rare bromeliads, flowering trees, an herb garden and more lushly cover five acres of a former plantation estate. While most plants are native to Nevis, there are also notable examples from around the world. Enjoy the various exhibits, then drop by the Oasis Bar and Restaurant for a bite to eat and wander in the Galleria Shop if you want to take home a souvenir of your visit.
With beautiful views of Charlestown Harbor nearby, the birthplace of United States Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, is today a museum with a collection of artifacts relating to famous Nevis events. The building dates to 1680, although it needed restoring after an 1840s-era earthquake. The island abounds with other fascinating remains all around Charlestown that are sure to excite history buffs. That includes the atmospheric ruins of Cottle Church, and the Montravers Estate, a 300-year-old sugar plantation. In addition, you can visit the recreated palm frond huts of the original Native inhabitants featured at the Nevisian Heritage Village.
With evocative ruins, pretty beaches, vibrant culture, ripe fruit and fresh seafood, Nevis has quite a lot to offer visitors in its 36 square miles. As the finest accommodation on the island, the Four Seasons Nevis promises a warm welcome with plenty of luxury and activities to help make each guest’s vacation memorable. If you’ve had a chance to visit this little jewel of an island, tell us about your impressions of Nevis in the comments below. Even more, you can also check out the Four Seasons Punta Mita for equal luxury, but a more family-oriented location.