Natural Attractions on Nevis

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Home to more monkeys than permanent residents, there is a natural wildness about the small island of Nevis that eco-tourists simply can't resist.  Whether you have hopes of spending your time climbing to the summit of Nevis Peak or strolling through the flourishing botanical gardens, every one of your vacation days is easily spent outdoors. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Nevis Peak

Do you hope to spend more of your vacation time outside? There are a variety of different hiking trails and a nature preserve on Nevis.

Nevis Peak is a nature preserve located in Saint George Gingerland Parish, in central Nevis. 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.

Travelers looking to locate a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring places like Hurricane Hill Trail. A nice, easy hike is awarded to visitors who decide to make the trek of Hurricane Hill. Though you'll need to watch out for acacia thorns along the way, when you reach the top you'll enjoy great views of both St. Kitts and on the horizon, Barbuda.

The Source Trail: The hike is five miles round-trip and could take up to four hours. The trail does have some muddy spots, some slippery spots, and some steep places that you'll have to climb or get a boost from someone you're hiking with.

Take a moment to look through the following chart to learn more.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Nevis
Name Type Location
Boiling House Ruins Trail Hiking Trail 3.0 mi. East of Central Charlestown
Bush Hill Estate Hiking Trail Hiking Trail 1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlestown
Hurricane Hill Trail Hiking Trail 1.4 mi. West of Central Newcastle
Mountravers Loop Hiking Trail Saint Paul Charlestown Parish, Central Nevis
Nelson's Lookout Hiking Trail Hiking Trail 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlestown
Nevis Peak Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Saint George Gingerland Parish, Central Nevis
The Source Trail Hiking Trail 3.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Charlestown


Although most tourists have heard about the region's beaches, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is Bat Cave. It is found in Saint James Windward Parish, Nevis. <p>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.</p>

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens of Nevis

Guests may also enjoy a few parks, or a botanical garden on Nevis.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Botanical Gardens of Nevis, which is located in Saint John Figtree Parish, 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.

A second popular choice in this category is Diamond Mine. For a unique hiking adventure, check out Diamond Mine. Not strenuous at all, this is a flat plain located near Indian Castle which is known for harboring small crystals made of quarts which are said to be found nowhere else on the island.

The parks and gardens worth looking into can be seen down below.

Parks and Gardens On Nevis
Name Type Location
Botanical Gardens of Nevis Botanical Garden 4.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cades Bay
Diamond Mine Park 3.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlestown
Dr. Walwyns Square Park 3.3 mi. South of Central Cades Bay
The Flats Park 4.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cades Bay
War Memorial Square Park 3.4 mi. South of Central Cades Bay


Plantations On Nevis
Name Type Location Island
Hermitage Estate Plantation 2.7 mi. East of Central Charlestown Nevis

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these on Nevis can be seen in the following chart.

Land Formations On Nevis
Name Type Location Island
Booby Shoals Reef 8.7 mi. Southeast of Central Basseterre None
Cades Bay Bay 3.7 mi. North of Central Charlestown Nevis
Deep Water Harbour Harbour 1.6 mi. South of Central Charlestown Nevis
Hurricane Hill Hill 1.4 mi. West of Central Newcastle Nevis
Nelson's Spring Lagoon 3.4 mi. North of Central Charlestown Nevis
Saddle Hill Hill 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlestown Nevis

Keep in mind that you can find additional kinds attractions available. To find out more about other attractions for Nevis, read this page.


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