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.


Bat Cave, on the same premises as Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail, is located in Saint James Windward Parish, in the vicinity of Newcastle; it is five miles (eight kilometers) to the north of Charlestown.

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 plenty of eateries to pick from in the area immediately near Bat Cave. The nearest restaurant to Bat Cave is Mount Nevis Hotel Restaurant, which serves eclectic food. Mount Nevis Hotel Restaurant is just about a half mile away from the cave, so stop in and place your order. The Gin Trap and Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant are additional restaurant choices nearby. At Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant you will be able to try out Caribbean dishes and enjoy the culture of St. Kitts.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local activities include Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail, which is None away Saint James Windward Parish. You might also want to think about checking out Cottle Church Ruins, which is another attraction not far away.

A cave is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

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

More Information

Location: Saint James Windward Parish, Nevis


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