Attractions on Nevis

Photo credit: © Hudson Hoen

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.


Oualie Beach

You will find a large number of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you should find some appealing options. Click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that beach.

A nice beach where you may find people 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 option that beach-goers can consider is Nisbet Beach. Guarded by scattered palms and offering crystal clear water, Nisbet Beach is without doubt a tropical beach. To top it off, the mountains dotting the horizon solidify the beach as a marvelously beautiful place.

Pinney's Beach: Pinney's Beach stretches for miles along the Caribbean coast of Nevis. Soft white sands line the beach, as well as swaying palms and coconut trees.

The island has a nice selection of beaches. Click on this link to check out our page about beaches for Nevis.

Landmark Attractions

Museum of Nevis History

A landmark worth visiting is Museum of Nevis History. It is situated in Charlestown, Nevis. The Museum of Nevis History features a variety of exhibits spanning the history of Nevis and present of Nevis. From environmental studies, Nevis history, and even some international history including a entire section dedicated to Alexander Hamilton.

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: Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson lived from 1758 to 1805, and although he was born in Anguilla, was stationed on the island of Nevis with the British Royal Navy long enough to fall in love with prominent local Fanny Nisbet. Now, tourists can learn about the life of the admiral via a collection of his personal belongings at the Horatio Nelson Museum.

These examples are just a few of the options that are available. Take advantage of this article concerning other interesting places to visit on the island if you're looking for additional specifics.

Natural Attractions

Botanical Gardens of Nevis

One of the better known natural 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 another site you might want to visit. 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.

Nevis is home to quite a few other choices too. You can go to this article about natural attractions on Nevis if you're interested in learning additional information.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.