It starts at sunrise with the walk on the beach, taking in the sheer beauty of Nevis.
And it continues all day long with friendly people, empty beaches and rum drinks.
We just returned from a week in Nevis, I’ve stopped counting how many times we have been to this little island in the Caribbean. We keep going back because it is such a special place. I just looked back and discovered I have blogged about Nevis in 2013, 2015, and 2016!
We rented a house this year called Coral Reef Villa that proved to be perfect. Just minutes from the beach and right next to Nisbet Plantation, we had privacy, a pool and beautiful gardens to look at from the spacious screened porch. The owner lives right next door and was attentive and knowledgeable.
The days follow a lazy routine of walking, swimming, reading and deciding where to have dinner. We had delicious meals at The Gin Trap, Bananas, Double Deuce and Nisbet Beach BBQ. Sunshines is a favorite for at least one meal of grilled lobster and killer bees, a potent rum punch that will have you spilling your deepest secrets after a few sips! Golden Rock is another favourite restaurant with a beautiful setting for lunch.
We always fit in a hike with our favorite guide, Reggie Douglas of Nevis Adventure Tours. His knowledge and patience is always appreciated!
This year he led us on a hike to Mount Traverers Estate, a former sugar plantation.
Our friend Piggy, didn’t disappoint with fresh coconut water, and we enjoyed the shoreline of Nevis from a boat with Dennis.
On a morning walk I noticed a bar in the village of Fountain that looked interesting so we returned on our departure day since we had an hour to kill between checking out of the house and our water taxi. The owner served us cold Carib, goat water soup and lively conversation!
The Museum of Nevis History in Charlestown is worth a visit, it is housed in the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton.
Like I have said in other posts, Nevis is 36 square miles of paradise in the Caribbean!