Nevis, a Breath of Fresh Air
Our Editor, Eleonora Tucci, tours this destination to give newlyweds an insight into honeymooning on the blissful island of Nevis...
Indulge in the trip of a lifetime and jet off to the shores of Nevis island, idyllically placed in the British West Indies, just 2 miles from Saint Kitts. This Caribbean jewel is a natural playground brimming with tropical gardens, coastal splendour and luxury accommodations. Couples will be smitten once they learn how many treasures 36 square miles of territory can hold. Beachcombers won’t be able to get enough of the stretches of sand bursting with a variety of colours and rock formations. For couples craving adventure, there’s a bundle of thrilling activities to partake in. From hiking the striking Nevis Peak to ATV tours in the dense jungle, you’ll be amazed by the tantalising raw beauty Nevis possesses.
STAY AND DINE
Nevis is nothing short of spectacular. If you’re looking for a quiet place to delve into with your love, this secluded island remains unrivalled when compared to its busy Caribbean neighbours. Couples will find warm hospitality and a five-star honeymoon experience when booking their holiday in Nevis. From beachfront resorts to small boutique hotels perched atop the hills, there’s a romantic hideaway to suit all tastes.
For a one-of-a-kind stay, Golden Rock Inn is an intimate jungle paradise blessed with 11 cottages and over 40 acres of grounds to explore. From the privacy of your room, you’ll have beautiful views of the tropical gardens and breathtaking glimpses of Antigua and Montserrat on the horizon. Golden Rock Inn is famed across the Caribbean for its unique two-story, 19th-century Sugar Mill room. This special accommodation lends itself perfectly to honeymooners and boasts a private patio for relaxing afternoons with your significant other.
Don’t miss your chance to visit the hotel’s marvellously curated garden. Golden Rock offers free garden tours, during which, you’ll come across over 50 species of native and exotic plants as well as incredible wildlife - if you’re lucky, you’ll get to meet the cheeky and playful monkeys that call Nevis their home. You can be as laid back or active as you prefer during your stay. Laying by the pool, a poolside massage or a yoga session are all possibilities whilst honeymooning here. There are also endless options for couples wishing to get involved in activities. The hotel can help you organise hiking tours across the rainforest to the cloud-shrouded Nevis Peak: the island’s volcano. And, when hungry, The Rocks offers a relaxed setting to indulge in an al fresco meal. Opened throughout the day, you can enjoy homemade treats in the morning, fresh salads during the day and incredible lobster and meats for a dinner under the stars. Golden Rock Inn has it all, and if you dream of an intimate wedding elopement, the boutique hotel is one of our top-listed locations. goldenrocknevis.com
Extend your stay and step inside Montpelier Plantation & Beach, a landmark in Nevis. The hotel is set in a 300-year-old sugar plantation, boasting beauty and luxury for all guests to enjoy. Situated amidst sixty acres, 750 feet up in the lush hills with views of Nevis Peak and the sea on the other side, the hotel has 18 spacious rooms, a private beach, a mosaic swimming pool, a tennis court, an extensive wine cellar and four elegant dining rooms - everything couples need for the holiday of a lifetime! The beautifully adorned rooms, such as the split-level, fully equipped Garden Suite, offer either stunning views over the sea or the garden, so nobody misses out on the magical surroundings. Spend your days basking in the sun by Indigo Restaurant, where you can take a few strokes in the pool or find shade at the easy-going restaurant offering light snacks and delicious sandwiches.
For the sea worshippers, the hotel organises transfers to its private beach daily, so after having breakfast, you can make the most of the island life by getting pampered by the calming sound of the waves. Once back at the retreat, you can take a trip to the spa, proposing all their treatments outdoors. After a soothing aromatherapy massage or cleansing facial, you might build up an appetite, and the best way to appease it is to delight in a romantic dinner at Restaurant 750. Whereas, for an unforgettable dinner date, the Mill Privée offers an unparalleled experience for couples. There’s no denying that the blissful surroundings of Montpelier are perfect for both weddings and honeymoons. For lovebirds still searching for a wedding site, why not opt for a destination wedding in marvellous Nevis? From barefoot beach elopements to tropical garden soirées, Montpelier has packages to make all your dreams come true. montpeliernevis.com
Make sure you make the most of your honeymoon getaway, and when in Nevis, give yourself the best trip with these suggested activities:
• Island Tour: There’s always something to see or do in Nevis. Explore the island by car or bike and tour some of its main attractions. Start by visiting Heritage Village for a deep dive into the history of the island. Then head to the buzzing capital city of Charlestown, where you can tour the Alexander Hamilton Museum. Continue your venture, and you’ll find the mesmerising ruins of Cottle Church and Fort Charles, popular spots for outdoor weddings and romantic picnics.
• Beach Excursions: When in Nevis, make sure to catch some rays. Brimming with stunning stretches of golden, untouched shores, Nevis’ coast won’t disappoint. Make sure to stop by Pinneys Beach to take in the sun and when it gets too hot, you can freshen up with a meal at the celebrated Sunshine’s Bar & Grill. For an afternoon treat or cocktail, The Cabanas at Lime is just a short walk away.
• Spa Under the Stars: Create special memories at Four Seasons Resort Nevis with private access to their spa during the night. You’ll have the centre all to yourself. From the candles outdoors to the rose petals in the changing rooms, it doesn’t get more romantic than this. Enjoy a couple’s massage before savouring a candlelit dinner. End the evening stargazing and toasting to a beautiful life together, information at: fourseasons.com/nevis/spa.
For more information about visiting Nevis, click here: nevisisland.com
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