Attractions on Nevis

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Entirely unspoiled and wholly natural, the island is Nevis is the perfect Caribbean “deserted island” retreat.  Yes, there is one small town with historic significance and plenty of landmarks to glimpse, but for the most part nature abounds, the beaches are stunning, and the vibe is completely and utterly laid back.

Beaches

Oualie Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to choose from on the island. Regardless of whether you prefer people watching, or you'd rather find a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. Click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that beach.

One beach where you can go snorkeling is Oualie Beach. You can get here directly from St. Kitts. A water taxi will take you right up to the shore of this cove on Nevis's northwestern coast.

Another location to consider is Nisbet Beach. Anyone that wants to visit Nisbet Beach will need to park and got through the Nisbet Plantation Beach Hotel, located just to the east of the Airport.

Pinney's Beach: Located in between Charlestown and Nelson's Spring on the west coast of Nevis, you can get here by by car or by boat. If in the car, take Pinney's Rd north from Charlestown and take your first left to the shore where you'll find Chevy's Calypso Bar & Grill.

The island includes several additional beaches. Read this extended discussion if you'd like to find out more details.

Landmark Attractions

Museum of Nevis History

A landmark worth visiting is Museum of Nevis History. It is situated in Charlestown, Nevis. There are several main areas of the museum that all offer different aspects of history and learning. One floor, dedicated to Horatio Nelson, shows the history of Nelson, his career in the English Navy, and the role he played in securing England's hold in Europe and the Caribbean.

An alternative landmark could be Nevisian Heritage Village. It's a museum on the edge of Nevis. The homes here date back to the Carib Indian era and though the structures themselves are replicas, inside are antiques and artifacts that truly give guests an idea of what it was like to live here. Structures include a rum shop, the shoe-makers shop, a black-smithy, and private homes.

Horatio Nelson Museum: Stop into the Nelcon Museum between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

These are just a sample of your options. Click this link to see our guide to landmarks on Nevis.

Natural Attractions

Botanical Gardens of Nevis

One of the better known outdoor attractions is Botanical Gardens of Nevis. The beautiful and flourishing Botanical Gardens of Nevis is located on five acres of the historic Montpelier Estate and serves as one of the top attractions on the small island of Nevis. The Gardens welcome visitors who find relaxation strolling through lush gardens as well as those who enjoy learning about tropical plants that are not only local to the Caribbean, but from around the world.

Nevis Peak is a second attraction you might enjoy. Nevis Peak Park is actually the area surrounding the real Nevis Peak, a currently inactive volacno that is a prime spot for hiking and nature exploration. What is known as a particularly rough hike will take you along the growing incline and to the top, offering absoltuely pristine views as well as a bit of exhaustion.

These examples are just a few of the options that are available. To read more about natural attractions on Nevis, go to this page.

 

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