Named by early Caribs as Oualie or ‘Land of the Beautiful Waters’, others know it simply Nevis as the ‘Queen of the Caribees’. An unspoiled beauty filled with exquisite flora and gardens and busy with amazing wildlife and stunning tropical birds. Nevis is part of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis – islands separated only by a two-mile channel – The Narrows. At just 36 miles around, Nevis is nestled in the inner arc of the Leewards Islands chain of the West Indies.
The rich and diverse culture of the island of Nevis is best seen in the wonderful local population, who celebrate the colorful traditions of dance, art, drama and food that have long made this island one of the most exciting and best-kept secrets of the Caribbean. This love of folk culture reaches its peak during the annual Culturama Festival, held on the first Monday in August to mark Emancipation Day on the island of Nevis.
Nevis holds particular historical significance, not least because of its famous residents over the years. British hero, Horatio Nelson of the Battle of Trafalgar fame was stationed here when he met and married a young Nevisian woman, Francis Nisbet. We are also the proud birthplace and home town of American Founding Father and Secretary of Treasury for George Washington, Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton House stands today and welcomes visitors.
From classic West Indian cuisine to the freshest seafood, Nevis’ restaurants offer a unique gourmet experience. Nevisian chefs create dishes with delicious local produce to delight guests. Our Concierge would be happy to help with recommendations and making reservations for your party – from intimate dinners to larger affairs, you simply have to ask.
This unique restaurant was once a sugar mill, before being converted into an intimate and atmospheric dining room. The 300 year old building retains many of its original features, in which history and romance combine to produce this remarkable dining opportunity, under the guiding hand of Executive Chef Stephane Caumont.
An island favourite, Chef Ricky Finch’s fusion of French cuisine and Caribbean flavours brings a European air to Nevis. Boasting an impressive wine cellar and draught beers, this is fusion with a Caribbean feel.
Waterside dining and the wonderful Caribbean cuisine await you at the Yachtsman Grill, where dinner is accompanied with island cocktails and ocean breezes or fine wine from an impressive collection.
Classic dishes from around the world fill the menus of Hermitage Plantation and are served in ‘the oldest wooden house’ on the island. Family recipes mean dishes you know and love take on a wonderful twist in this authentic island restaurant.
The idyllic beauty of the botanical gardens provide the perfect backdrop for the authentic Thai cuisine serve at Oasis. Intense, harmonious flavours set against the magnificence of the natural world.
Our nearby Four Seasons offers the luxurious buzz of a 5 star – complete with four restaurants, each providing a different taste of island life. Mangos provides delicious Caribbean Rim Cuisine and a Rum Bar boasting breathtaking views; the Coral Grill invites you to enjoy seafood and exquisite cuts of meat; and the Neve serves an island breakfast to remember, complete with spiny lobster. Don’t miss the Library Bar for intimate cocktails or cigar on the Ocean Terrace.
Unparalleled beaches surround the island and natural freshwater spring and volcanic hot springs are dotted along the coastal plain – creating a true island paradise. Nevis Peak, the striking volcano in the centre of Nevis is responsible for the stunning black sand, which, joined by beautiful white coral sand, makes up the idyllic sandy beaches that encircle the island.
Nevis Race Week is our annual celebration of speed, endurance and skill, captured in our marathons, horse races and drag races – a true spectacle.
The Nevis Marathon and Running Festival brings together runners from all over the world in search of their next challenge. The three-day event is held in September and includes the full marathon, a half-marathon, and 5k, 10k, and children’s race. The races cover the most beautiful running course in the world, surrounded by the sumptuous landscapes and exceptional views over the Caribbean and occasionally interrupted by local favourites, the Vervet monkeys nipping out to see what all the excitement is.
Racing takes to four wheels for the two-day ‘Annual Independence Invasion Drag Race’ – attracting racers from the neighboring islands of Antigua, St. Maarten and St Kitts and staged at the St. James raceway, one of the finest drag racing facilities in the Caribbean. Nevisions and international visitors alike will enjoy the thrill of this international motor race and its world-class raceway setting.
Nevis boasts the only race course in the world that has a backdrop of blue sea and a dormant volcano. Racing at Indian Castle in the Gingerland district on Nevis is exciting and a hugely social affair that attracts both locals and visitors each month to the afternoon meetings. Excitement peaks for Nevis’ signature horse racing event, the Annual Dan Bartlette Memorial Horse Race, held in September on Nevis’ National Hero’s Day. Don’t miss this extraordinary racing event.
Nevis boasts more than just outstanding natural beauty. Historical sites and landmarks can be found throughout the island. Buildings dating back to the 1700s, World Heritage areas and the sites of historic moments await you. Read more
The island of Nevis is home to more than 156 gorgeous bird species – from the astonishing Hummingbirds, found supping on the flowering Heliconias to elusive Bridled-quail Doves. The shores, mountain valleys and coastal lagoons host yet more stunning species – including nocturnal herons and swifts gracing the night sky and the early dawn – each one a beautiful sight in an idyllic location. Read more
Discovering the history, the majesty and the beauty of the island on horseback, while riding along beach and trails that cover the island is a truly unique experience – and one celebrated by locals, who know the gentle and beautiful horses by name and love them as much as you will. Rides and lessons can be organised in groups and for individuals by our Concierge. Read more
The Botanical Gardens of Nevis are filled with an amazing variety of tropical trees, plants and flowers from all around the world. Sumptuous colors, shapes and combinations can be found throughout these beautifully maintained and thoughtfully landscaped gardens. The tropical fruits, vines, herbs, joyful butterflies and wonderful fountains and waterfalls make the gardens a true highlight of the island. Visit their website
Enjoy the marine life and outstanding views of the island of Nevis and the towering volcano, Mount Nevis from your kayak or canoe. A rare vantage point for our spectacular island and relaxing element to enhance your Caribbean vacation. Contact us
The island of Nevis is 36 square miles in size with a 20-mile main road that runs around it, making it perfect for cyclists of all levels. Nevis is also a mountain biking paradise with both single and double track trails and challenging or easy rides. Our Concierge can help you organise island bike rentals through local specialist shops. Contact us
The waters around Nevis are teeming with game fish such as tuna, barracuda, sailfish, blue marlin, wahoo and mahi mahi. Our Concierge would be delighted to arrange a trip with our local professional fishermen for an island fishing experience like none other. In mid-October, the island hosts the Nevis Sports Fishing Tournament, inviting visitors and keen anglers can register to take part in this remarkable tournament. Find out more
The world-class golf courses on Nevis offer golfers an extraordinary golfing experience in a unique tropical setting. The facilities are exemplified by the Robert Trent Jones II 18-hole, par 71 course at the Four Seasons Resort. Our Concierge looks forward to booking you a tee time that promises a challenging and delightful round of golf. Visit their website
Go hiking in the forests, veer off down trails and stroll along the beach – taking in the island’s rich history with the guides available, and learning about its stunning flora and fauna along the way. The climb up Nevis Peak is not to be missed, and your Concierge will be on hand to arrange just the right hiking tour experience for your stay. Find out more
For tennis in a tropical setting, simply ask our Concierge to assist you in booking one of the beautiful courts dotted around the islands. Another beloved pastime relocated to our island paradise. Contact Us
For the perfect day’s sailing in the clear blue, warm, waters of the Caribbean, you can privately charter a yacht. There are various sailing and yachting companies that will take you to the best snorkelling spots and to beautiful secluded, white sandy beaches. Choose to sit back and relax or get involved sailing the boat. Contact us
Immerse yourself in an astonishing world of reefs, wrecks and volcanic vents, just minutes offshore in the beautiful waters in Nevis. Known for our colorful sea life, we are exceptionally proud of our famous giant 800-900 pound Leatherback and Hawksbill turtles, among which you can swim on your dive. 5-Star PADI Certification training may be completed in the privacy of your pool as well as your first beach dive off the shores of your own villa at Paradise Beach. Contact us
Cricket is the island’s favourite sport – played and watched with huge enthusiasm, both on a local and regional level. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this true British tradition played by cricket lovers in this unique setting. Adult matches are played on Thursdays between January and mid-July in Charlestown’s Grove Park. Find out more
The Zipline tour offers an outstanding excursion through the St. Kitts Rainforest and over the Wingfrield River. Also, you’ll glide lines that will give you a picture-perfect view of Brimstone Hill and the famous “Valley of the Giants”, which is the home to some of the largest trees on the island. Find out more
At Paradise Beach Nevis, we offer in house-watersport. These include: Fishing, Snorkeling and Stand-up paddleboards (coming). For more information and to schedule your in house water activities please contact our Concierge. Contact us
We will work with your party to coordinate all arrival and airport transfer arrangements well in advance of your arrival. Our Concierge will ensure the planning process is smooth and efficient – taking care of every detail, so you can begin relaxing.
Traveling To Nevis Via St. Kitts – Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) on St. Kitts. Most guests traveling to Nevis arrive SKB.
American Airlines John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – New York City, NY
Direct non-stop flights on Saturdays; return non-stop flights on Sundays
Daily non-stop flights from Miami
International Airport (MIA) to St Kitts; daily return flights from SKB to MIA.
Delta Airlines Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
– Atlanta, GA
Seasonal weekly Saturday flights to St Kitts; returning also on Saturdays.
U.S. Airways Douglas International Airport (CLT) – Charlotte, NC
Seasonal, weekly non-stop flight on Saturdays; returning on Saturdays.
Air Canada Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Seasonal, weekly non-stop flight on Mondays; returning on Saturdays.
British Airways London Gatwick Airport
Direct flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays; returning the same day.
Traveling To Nevis Direct – Vance W. Amory International Airport
Tradewind Aviation from San Juan and Puerto Rico to Nevis
Traveling in their modern, Pilatus PC-12 and Grand Caravan aircrafts, Tradewind passengers may elect VIP service in San Juan for a direct escort from their airline arrival to their departing Tradewind flight.
Seaborne Airlines from San Juan to Nevis
Daily flights land in St. Kitts; after a short layover, they continue to Nevis.
Cape Air from San Juan to Nevis
Daily non-stop service in their fleet of Cessna 402s.
American Airlines, Jet Blue, and United Airlines codeshare with Cape Air.
Win-Air St. Maarten to Nevis
Winn-Air offers flights between Nevis and St. Maarten; also has partnership agreements with major US airlines and international airlines for connecting flights.
Nevis to Anguilla, Antigua and St. Thomas.
Provides inter-island travel from Nevis to Anguilla, Antigua and St. Thomas.
Chartering a private jet to Nevis with one of our preferred 3rd-party private jet companies is a flexible, convenient option for groups. Group flights provide in-flight enhancements such as customized menus, company branding, on-board entertainment or guest speakers, and allow passengers to avoid additional fees, stops, ticketing and other restrictions. Private jets arrive and depart from SKB, which features a new Private Terminal with fast-tracking service for groups. For more information, please contact our Concierge. Our Preferred Partners
Traveling To Nevis Via St. Kitts – Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) on St. Kitts. Most guests traveling to Nevis arrive SKB.
Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
When you exit customs, your personal butler from Paradise Beach will be there to greet you, where he will gladly assist you with your luggage.
From the airport, there is a 30-minute drive to Reggae Beach, the departure point for our private water taxi.
During the 10-minute boat ride to Nevis, you will experience your first taste of this beautiful island and the striking mountain and sea views.
Upon arrival at Oualie Beach Nevis, you will be escorted to a taxi for private transport to Paradise Beach.
Round-trip arrival and departure through St. Kitts will be at cost of US$180.00 per person.
Vance W. Amory International Airport
After customs, your personal butler from Paradise Beach will greet you and assist with your luggage, where you will be escorted to a taxi for private transport to Paradise Beach.
Round-trip transfer fees into Nevis are USD $70 per adult and USD $65 per child ages 6 to 11 (children ages 5 and under receive complimentary transfers).