The written history of Nevis begins with the account recorded by Columbus when he sailed by Nevis in 1493. The name Nevis is derived from “Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves” which means “Our Lady of the Snows”, because of the cloud capped mountain reminding Columbus of snow. Prior to the Columbus saga, Nevis was named Dulcina “Sweet Island” by the Arawaks and later Oualie “land of beautiful waters” by the Caribs. Later in the 18th century, Nevis became known as “Queen of the Caribees. View more
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Experience the splendour and beauty of Nevis as you ride along the beach and enjoy the magnificent vistas and historical sites of this paradise.
A short drive through the quaint villages of Nevis takes you to the stables where your adventure begins. Following a brief orientation, mount your horse for the ride through the villages that traverse Barnes Ghaut and Cotton Ground, which derives its name from the cotton grown there in the past.
Your journey continues with a relaxing ride along the beach that offers up scenic views of majestic coconut trees, historical attractions such as the ruins of Fort Ashby and the St. Thomas' Anglican Church, while on the other side the clear crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea lap gently against the shore with the sister island of St. Kitts in the background.
Please note: Tour is suitable for guests who are physically fit and is not recommended for pregnant women. Guests are recommended to wear long pants and sturdy shoes with heels (1/2 to 3/4 inch), hat and sunblock are recommended. Maximum weight to participate is 240 lbs and minimum age 6 years old.
Situated on the extensive ground of the Golden Rock Hotel, this nature trail highlights the flora of Nevis with special focus on its medicinal and local uses.
Enjoy a gentle hike and be fascinated by the spectacular views of Nevis Peak, the surrounding islands of Antigua, Redonda and also Montserrat's active volcano. View our shy green monkeys and multicolored tropical birds. After your hike, enjoy local Nevis treats.
The Golden Rock Hotel, including the converted Sugar Mill Tower has been lovingly restored to its present beauty. End your tour relaxing and unwinding in the intimate surroundings of this unique property at the foot of Mount Nevis.
Please note: this tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1 mile over flat and partly rocky terrain. This tour is recommended only for those guests who are physically fit and can participate in a moderately challenging hike for approximately 2 hours. Path through the rainforest is unpaved that can be uneven and slippery in areas. Guests should wear comfortable closed toe shoes, bring sunglasses, camera, hat and sun protection.
Enjoy 18 holes of golf at the world-renowned Four Seasons Resort, Nevis playing the lush greens and challenging course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. This championship golf course is considered by some to be the best course in the Caribbean
Please note: this tour involves moderate to extensive activity and includes green fees, shared cart and roundtrip transportation. Club rental is US$ 85.00 per set. Optional rentals and purchases are not a part of the programme and are to be paid directly to the pro shop. Credit cards are accepted. Golf attire is mandatory; no jeans, tee-shirts or tank tops permitted.
Tour this charming and beautiful island nick-named the Queen of the Caribbean. A spectacular landscape of historical sites and naturally scenic locations. This tour combines the major historical sites with the uniquely designed Botanical Garden.
Alexander Hamilton Museum, Museum of Nevis History and Scenic Drive
Visit the two island`s small museums, Hamilton House, birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the USA and which nowadays houses the Alexander Hamilton Museum, and the Museum of Nevis History which houses the largest collection of Horatio Nelson's memorabilia in the Western Hemisphere. Along the route you will have historical churches pointed out to you such as Fig Tree Church which houses the original marriage certificate of Lord Horatio Nelson and Fanny Nisbet.
The Botanical Garden is 8 acres of the most diversified tropical plant landscape to be found in the islands. Collected all around the world, the magnificent plants of the tropics provide serene beauty and education to the visitor.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and approximately 12 steps at the venues. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship.
Hop on board your equipped fishing vessels and let the Captain take you to his favorite fishing grounds for an exciting day of fishing in our calm, Caribbean Sea.
Test your skills and feel the thrill of the "screaming lines" or learn the local methods for catching a variety of sporting fish including, Spanish and King Mackerels, Dolphins (Mahi Mahi) Tunas, Barracudas and more.
The experienced captain will offer assistance to anglers to ensure the "Catch of the Day".
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity, and is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, non-slip boat shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. There in no bathroom onboard the fishing boat. This is catch and release fishing only.
Start your tour with a short drive to Charlestown, the Island`s capital. Pass through the tranquil town and take a glimpse of the simple but civilized Caribbean lifestyle and architecture.
Museum of Nevis History
Your first stop will be at the small Museum of Nevis History, located in Hamilton House, named for one of Nevis' most famous sons, Alexander Hamilton, First Secretary of the Treasury in the USA.
Nevis Bath Springs, Artisan Village and St. Thomas Anglican Church
Next, it's off to Nevis Bath Springs, a natural hot spring. You will have 15-minutes of time here during which you are free to go for a quick dip. Continue with a short drive to Artisan Village and take a quick walk through. A short short transfer will take you to St. Thomas Anglican Church for a photo stop.
End your day on Pinney's Beach where you'll enjoy a Caribbean lunch and two drinks from a choice of rum punch, local beer or fruit punch at the traditional Caribbean style Lime Beach Bar.
After lunch enjoy the tranquil water of the Caribbean Sea. A beach chair and umbrella awaits you. You will have 1 hour of free time to enjoy the beach and take a swim.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and activity, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility but not for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimming suit under lightweight, comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship.
Board a custom-designed maxi-catamaran for a leisurely cruise along the leeward coast of Nevis. After a safety orientation and distribution of snorkeling gear, set sail!
Proceed on a course along Pinney's and other sandy beaches, and on across the Narrows, a two-mile channel that separates the islands of Nevis and St. Kitts. Arrive at the secluded cove of Shittens Bay for snorkeling. Only such an excellent location could justify bringing this pleasant sail to a stop. This calm and pristine location accessible only by sea shelters an abundance of marine life, including several varieties of reef fish and beautiful coral formations. Special supervision is provided to those who have never snorkeled before or who are out of practice.
Following your snorkeling interlude, the sails are hoisted once again for the final leg of your cruise back to the ship in Nevis. Along the way, enjoy an open bar serving ice-cold beer, rum punch and soft drinks.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the boat and in/out of the water. Swimming and snorkeling is at each guest`s discretion. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with water or beach shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a towel, and a camera from the ship.
A moderately challenging hike through lush rainforest will introduce you to the flora and fauna of Nevis; a variety of plants, trees and shrubs including bamboo, tropical fruit trees and green vervet monkeys.
Hike through the lush canopied rainforest to an ideal spot for panoramic views some 1800 feet above sea level. On a clear day you can observe the volcanic activity on Montserrat as well as spectacular views of neighboring islands such as Antigua and Redonda.
Admire colorful traditional homes and shops and see how our villagers live as you stroll through picturesque villages. The alluring beauty of the Nevisian countryside will provide a lasting memory.
Please note: This tour is recommended only for those guests who are physically fit and can participate in a moderately challenging hike for approximately 2 hours. Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Path hike is unpaved, with grass that can be slippery in areas. Guests should wear comfortable closed toe walking shoes, bring sunglasses, camera, bottled water, hat and sun protection from the ship.