Details: Nevis

October 17, 2013
GETTING THERE

American Airlines offers one-stop flights from all three Washington area airports to Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. The ferry ride between Basseterre, St. Kitts, and Charlestown, Nevis, takes about 45 minutes. One-way fare is $8.

American Airlines, JetBlue and United offer flights from Reagan National to Nevis via San Juan, Puerto Rico, but connection times are longer.

WHERE TO STAY

Montpelier Plantation & Beach

869-469-3462

www.montpeliernevis.com

Relais & Chateaux property on a 60-acre former sugar plantation, 750 feet above the Caribbean Sea, with 19 contemporary plantation-style rooms. Rates from $205, including breakfast, use of private beach with transfers, and WiFi.

Golden Rock Inn

869-469-3346

goldenrocknevis.com

Lush 100-acre property on the slopes below Nevis Peak. Former sugar plantation with 11 rooms, a pool, and alfresco dining, creatively restored and expanded by artist-owners Helen and Brice Marden. Rates from $210, including breakfast.

WHERE TO EAT

Sunshine’s Beach Bar & Grill

869-469-5817

www.sunshinesnevis.com

Popular beach bar featuring barbecued meats and locally caught seafood, including conch fritters, and Killer Bee rum punch. Light meals $8 to $18; dinner $12 to $40.

Lime Beach Bar

869-469-1147

Casual beachside bistro and bar serving lobster, shrimp and grilled chicken sandwiches plus burritos, burgers, fritters and salads. $8 to $25.

Indigo

Montpelier Plantation & Beach

Lounge bar dining overlooking the pool. Tapas-style menu features fresh local seafood, meats, produce and fruit. Sharing plates from $11, grill from $26.

Oasis in the Gardens

869-469-2875

www.botanicalgardennevis.com

Authentic Thai cuisine plus a variety of herbal and tropical drinks. On the grounds of the Botanical Gardens of Nevis. $6 to $30.

WHAT TO DO

Oualie Adventure Packages

869-469-9735

oualiebeach.com

Guided tours: snorkel colorful reefs (21 / 2-3 hours, $65); hike the rain forest (21 / 2 hours, $30); horseback riding on beach and mountain trails (11 / 2 hours, $75).

The Botanical Gardens of Nevis

869-469-3509

www.botanicalgardennevis.com

Five terraced acres of tropical fruit, orchid, cactus, and palm gardens; Asian and Mayan sculptures; and rain forest conservatory with live butterflies and parrots. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $13, ages 6-12 $8.

Alexander Hamilton Museum

869-469-5786

www.nevis-nhcs.org

Explores the life of Alexander Hamilton and interprets the history and culture of Nevis. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. $5, children $2.

INFORMATION

www.nevisisland.com

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