Bat Cave

An old terras pit that was mined in the colonial era, Bat Cave is a short, easy hike that allows you to climb down into the cave and view bats that are hanging from the ceiling.

The trail runs parallel to the Mount Nevis Hotel Entrance Road and along the way you'll see the ruins of Cottle Church before reaching the cave. After climbing into the cave and exploring, make time to cross the Island Main Road and follow the trail to the ruins of a sugar mill.


Located in the western part of Saint James Windward Parish, 0.8 miles west of Newcastle, Bat Cave is on the premises of Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail, and invites residents and travelers lodging in this part of Nevis. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to check it out. Charlestown is five miles (eight kilometers) to the south.

Bat Cave is only 400 yards from the Island Main Road. There are no signs leading to the cave, just be on the look out for a bank to the left which you will climb for about 25 feet.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous eateries to select from in the community nearby Bat Cave. Mount Nevis Hotel Restaurant, which serves eclectic dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for cave visitors. Mount Nevis Hotel Restaurant is a brief distance away, but far-removed enough that you will probably want to make plans for employing a viable means of transportation to get there. The Gin Trap and Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant offer additional restaurant options within reach. At Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant you and your group should be sure to test out Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the St. Kitts scene.

Nearby Attractions

There are at least one or two additional activities nearby, including Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail, which is None away Saint James Windward Parish. Also, you might consider making the trip to Cottle Church Ruins, which is another attraction not far away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Bat Cave
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail Other Attraction 0.0 mi. (7.9 km) N 4.9 mi. North of Charlestown
Cottle Church Ruins Historic Site 0.5 mi. (7.5 km) SE Newcastle
Hurricane Hill Trail Other Attraction 0.6 mi. (8.1 km) WNW 5.1 mi. North of Charlestown
Garner's Estate Loop Other Attraction 0.8 mi. (7.4 km) SE Newcastle
Fort Ashby Historic Site 2.0 mi. (5.6 km) SW Cades Bay
Site Of Jamestown Historic Site 2.0 mi. (5.5 km) SW Westbury
Horatio Nelson Landing Site Historic Site 2.1 mi. (5.4 km) SW Westbury
Mountravers Loop Other Attraction 3.3 mi. (2.7 km) SSW Saint Paul Charlestown Parish

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Location: Saint James Windward Parish, Nevis


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