12.08.2017Treat yourself to dinner inside a 300 year-old sugar mill
We caught up with the Marketing Manager of Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Kakia Michou, to find out why their dining experience is so unique. Here is what she had to say:
"Renowned for its fine cuisine, Montpelier Plantation & Beach offers contemporary Caribbean cuisine with Mediterranean and European influences. We place emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, such as line-caught fish, shellfish, mangoes, watermelon, papaya and organic herbs and vegetables from the gardens.
"Our three dining venues include Restaurant 750, for unsurpassed alfresco dining, Mill Privee, the 300 year-old sugar mill converted into the only restaurant of its kind in the world and Indigo, the poolside restaurant that is offering more casual island dining.
"My favourite dish is the grilled spiny lobster, sautéed garlic vegetables, herbs crust, butter, lemon sauce with our signature cocktail, Siven.
To book your memorable dining experience speak to reception.
11.22.2017Swapping your Turkducken with something spicier?
We wanted to wish all those spending Thanksgiving with us a Happy Thanksgiving. We know that it can be difficult to break with tradition but we’re glad that you did!
After all, who wouldn’t want to spend Thanksgiving in the glorious sunshine, relaxing on white sand beaches and swimming in perfect crystal seas? Many of the restaurants and bars around the Island will be celebrating with a special meal and Paradise Beach Nevis is no exception.
Join us for our very special annual Thanksgiving Lobster Bake on the beach. Local fresh lobster, bubbly, sunshine and much laughter promised as friends and guests of Paradise Beach Nevis come together to celebrate.
For more on our Lobster Bake or other events happening over the Thanksgiving period, please feel free to get in touch.
11.17.2017‘Energy Edition’ at this year’s Oualie Fest
Now in its third year, the Oualie Fest will be taking place just after Thanksgiving, on the 24th and 26th of November. The festival aims at showcasing Nevisian and Kittitian talent to help promote youth development in music, sport and culture.
The showdown includes a music concert called the ‘Oualie Fest Concert’, a fitness competition and a comedy show. So far, 11 acts for the music concert have been confirmed with 2 international bands, 3 Kittitian groups and 6 performances from Nevisian artists.
Every year, the show gets bigger and better and this year is no exception. Dubbed the ‘Energy Edition’, organisers hope that this year’s festival will help put young talent and local acts on the map. On top of all the usual excitement, we also hear that there will be a Calypso performance and a special car show on Sunday morning.
Pre-event activities are also planned including an ‘energy corner’ spectacular this Friday (17th) which will include giveaways and incentives to build up support and a buzz for this year’s festival.
If you’re with us between the 24th – 26th of November, please ask at reception for more details about the events and ticket information.
As calm returns to the twin islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis after Hurricane Irma and Jose, we are busy assessing any damage and working closely with our community and neighbors to ensure everyone can return to business as normal, as soon as possible.
We are incredibly thankful that no lives were lost and we are thankful that the island was spared from total destruction and devastation. However, it is at this difficult time that we want to extend our hand to our close neighbors and those living on other islands in the Caribbean, many of whom have lost their homes and livelihoods.
Prime Minister Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis has already promised to help other islands with immediate emergency needs such as fresh water and food as well as help recover and rebuild over the coming weeks.
Please be assured that we, at Paradise Beach Nevis, will continue to ensure all staff and guests have all the support they need and we are available should anyone have any concerns or questions about their stay with us.
08.31.2017Why Princess Diana loved Nevis
Today marks twenty years since the much-loved Princess Diana died in a tragic car accident in Paris. She was adored globally and celebrated for her charity work towards a range of causes including HIV/AIDS, cancer, disabilities, and homelessness.
Five years before her death, in 1992, Princess Diana visited Nevis with her two sons William and Harry. She loved Nevis because of its remoteness and seclusion. The island provided the respite from her highly public life away from media interest and scrutiny.
We take the opportunity today to think of the Princess, the time she spent here in Nevis and her achievements in this world. She will forever be in the hearts of the people of Nevis.
08.16.2017 A short history of Nevis
Nevis is steeped in history and sights include the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, now the Nevis History Museum, Charlestown and old churches such as St Thomas' Lowland Church. Here’s a brief outline of Nevis' fascinating history:
1493: Nevis is discovered by Columbus where he meets the Amerindian people who have been living on Nevis for over two thousand years. The Amerindian name for Nevis was Oualie, land of beautiful waters.
1607: Captain James Smith of England sails to Nevis and settles in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
1834: Slavery is abolished in the British Empire and 8,815 slaves are freed from slavery on Nevis. This historical emancipation of the Nevisian people is celebrated today during Nevis' Culturama festival every July.
1882: Nevis is united with neighbouring island St. Kitts but it isn't until 1983 that the island becomes fully independent.
1954: Nevis gets electricity and over the next few decades continues to develop and modernise. Restrictions on flights and lack of cruise ships to the island ensure Nevis is accessible whilst remaining the secluded gem of the Caribbean.
07.06.2017Sail into the sunset with Nevis Yacht Charters
We speak to Miles from Nevis Yacht Charters to find out more about the experiences they offer and why taking a cruise into the sunset with them is so very special.
"Nevis Yacht Charters is a family run charter business, catering for a select clientele that prefer a private, tailor made sailing and snorkelling experience on their own yacht for the day.
"We offer full and half day and sunset charters, complementary beverages and snacks, guided snorkel tours with a marine biologist, and snorkel tuition if you or your children have never been before.
"Our half day charter is often the most popular because you get to cruise down the beautiful coast of Nevis before having a fun sail over to our sister island of St Kitts. From Kitts you get a guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist, followed by a scenic cruise along the St Kitts coast line before sailing back across the narrows to Nevis where we often see turtles.
"Our cruises and tours are unique because of how quiet and exclusive they are. Boats are for a maximum of eight guests so there are no flippers in your face, no crowded catamarans - just your own private yacht for the day!
06.28.2017Nevis Island Living - fabric artwork in the heart of Charlestown
Deborah Tyrell is a talented cloth artist, born in Trinidad and educated in Toronto who now calls Nevis home. Nevis Island Living is her creation and earlier this month we caught up with her to find out more about her gallery, artwork and life on the island.
"I have been sewing for a long time. I initially started doing craft work by appliquéing different island characters onto aprons and potholders.
"My artwork is meant to elevate traditional Women's Work. So many of us think of sewing as for clothing that to use cloth for art with the same sewing technique is a way to add value to the time we women spend doing things.
"I made Nevis home through marriage initially. However, when I look around Nevis, with the sunsets ever present, nature so close and the sky so blue. I don't feel I could live anywhere else for too long.
"If you're thinking come for the vacation, I'd encourage it, come and take time to be quiet, sit and watch the ocean and it will sing to you. Once that happens, you will know what to do next."
If you're wild about all things mango, then we have the festival for you. In less than a month, Nevis is going to let juice on all things mango. Between the 6th - 9th July, you can expect a host of dining experiences, cooking master classes and culinary inventions from international chefs - all focusing on mangoes!
Nevis island has an impressive 40 varieties of mangoes, with mango season in full fruity flow between June and August, making July the perfect time to celebrate these exotic, tasty fruits.
As well as a host of extraordinary local chefs, 2017 will be joined by two talented international chefs, Chef Judy Joo and Chef Seamus Mullen. Local students will be chosen as interns to work alongside the professionals too, training them up and keeping Nevis' extraordinary food scene alive for years to come. Expect flavours that excite, expertise that impresses and events that entertain.
Don't miss out!
05.30.2017Daynason - Keeping our Gardens Rosy
Meet Daynason, our Gardener at Paradise Beach!
What’s your favourite thing about working at Paradise Beach?
My favorite thing about working here at Paradise Beach Nevis is seeing our beautiful Landscaping come together more and more every day.
Do you have any food tips for our guests?
My favorite restaurants that visitors should try are:
Mangoes, the ribs a must-taste.
Golden Rock, a magical setting with lush gardens.
What would you say to guests who are considering staying with us?
Paradise Beach is for everyone from families, couples, getaways with friends. We overlook the beautiful Caribbean Sea and are surrounded by a lush tropical garden. I love walking around the gardens with our guests and showing them our wildlife (birds and monkeys!) and teaching them the names of our fruit trees and flowers. I’m proud of what we’ve created.