The island of Nevis lies in the north of the Leeward Islands in the north-east of the Caribbean. Just 35 square miles in size and with a population of only 10,000 Nevis is just two miles to the south of its big sister St Kitts.
Lush rainforest surrounds the towering Nevis Peak in the centre of the island and this extinct volcano dominates the lush tropical rainforest which surround it. The slopes and plains around the mountain are full of dramatic vegetation, flora and fauna, whilst the island’s shores are fringed by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Nevis is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the land and the sea but it also offers visitors many opportunities for activities – horse riding, hiking, cycling, golf as well as a host of water sports.
This tiny unspoilt island has so much to offer but perhaps most important is the gentle warmth of the friendly islanders who make all visitors feel like special guests.
Things to do – Activities
St Kitts and Nevis are not short of diving spots, and whether you’ve never even been snorkelling or you’ve passed advanced SCUBA training, there will be something here to amaze you.
The waters around Nevis are teeming with game fish like tuna, barracuda, sailfish, blue marlin, wahoo and mahi mahi.
If you fancy an hour or two in the saddle, there are several Equestrian Centre offers riding lessons to brush up your skills and different rides, which will take you to beaches, rainforest trails and mountain slopes.
Things to do – Eating out
Dining on Nevis is a delight. ‘Go local’ and sample the wide choice of delectable Caribbean dishes, particularly the fabulously fresh fish, or you can ‘taste the world’ and enjoy a wonderful range of superb international cuisine. Embrace the variety and create yourself an array of different dining experiences.
Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of African, Amerindian, European, East Indian, Arab and Chinese cuisine. These traditions were brought from many different countries when they came to the Caribbean. In addition, the population has created styles that are unique to the region.
Traditional dishes are important to regional culture; the local version of Caribbean goat stew is one of the signature dishes of St. Kitts and Nevis.