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.
Do you want to enjoy more of your vacation outside? You can explore a variety of different hiking trails and a nature preserve on Nevis.
Nevis Peak is a nature preserve found within Saint George Gingerland Parish, in central Nevis. The park is mainly a hikers destination, but with so much nature and peace, it is a good location for a quick escape too. However, those looking to complete the hike will be faced with a long and challanging adeventure through forests, rough terrain, and some steep climbs.
Vacationers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction should consider visiting sites like Hurricane Hill Trail. You'll find the entrance to the trail at the dirt road heading to Lovers' Beach. It begins at the top of the embankment and is marked by a power pole.
The Source Trail: The main source for fresh water on the island, The Source can be seen by taking a hike up a trail through the forst that is very well maintained by the Water Department. The great thing about this hike is that there are two parts to it, so those who can't handle a more strenuous hike can complete the first part and still enjoy the scenery before turning back while those who can handle a harder hike can continue on.
Be sure to look at the chart below for more information about your options.
|Hiking Trail||3.0 mi. East of Central Charlestown|
|Hiking Trail||1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlestown|
|Hiking Trail||5.1 mi. Northeast of Central Charlestown|
|Hiking Trail||0.8 mi. West of Central Newcastle|
|Hiking Trail||0.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Newcastle|
|Hurricane Hill Trail||Hiking Trail||1.4 mi. West of Central Newcastle|
|Hiking Trail||5.0 mi. East of Central Charlestown|
|Hiking Trail||Saint Paul Charlestown Parish, Central Nevis|
|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|
Even though most visitors are drawn by the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is Bat Cave. It is located 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>
Vacationers can also spend some time in several 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 found 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 attraction 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 you'll be able to find are provided in the chart below.
|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|
|Park||3.3 mi. South of Central Cades Bay|
|Park||4.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cades Bay|
|Park||3.4 mi. South of Central Cades Bay|
|Plantation||2.7 mi. East of Central Charlestown||Nevis|
Another idea is to go see some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Nevis are listed below.
|Reef||8.7 mi. Southeast of Central Basseterre||None|
|Bay||3.7 mi. North of Central Charlestown||Nevis|
|Harbour||1.6 mi. South of Central Charlestown||Nevis|
|Hill||1.4 mi. West of Central Newcastle||Nevis|
|Lagoon||3.4 mi. North of Central Charlestown||Nevis|
|Hill||2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlestown||Nevis|
Luckily, Nevis includes additional attraction types. You can go to this extended discussion concerning even more attractions if you're looking for additional details.
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