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What to see in Nevis

Nevis Attractions


Nevis is attractive to travellers because it remains a sleepy, unspoiled Caribbean island, with very little commercial development and comparatively few resorts. The Nevis Tourism Authority office is located close to the ferry dock and makes a good first stop for those wanting to see what tours and activities are available.

Hikers can follow trails to a number of scenic outlooks and pristine natural features like waterfalls, walking through jungled ravines, along the beautiful long stretches of beach, and even up the volcanic Mount Nevis, a climb which takes about four hours. Those wanting to experience the wealth of the local flora without exhausting themselves can simply visit the Nevis Botanical Garden, which is one of the island's most popular attractions and features hundreds of exotic tropical plants, both indigenous and from further afield.

The capital, Charlestown, is devoid of fast food chains and tourist tat and boasts some historic remnants of colonialism. Despite the scattered Edwardian buildings and old churches, however, not much sightseeing is really possible in Charlestown, although Hamilton House, housing the Museum of Nevis, is worth a visit.

Visitors interested in the plantation culture of yore will see old ruins dotted all over the island. Two of the best places to see the remains of historic buildings are the Montpelier Plantation Inn, once the site of Montpelier House, where Horatio Nelson married Frances Nisbet in 1787, and the New River Estate, which was the last sugar mill to shut down on the island, remaining operational until 1958. At Fothergills Estate, also a former sugar and cotton plantation, visitors can explore the Nevisian Heritage Village, which tracks the development of culture on the island through replicas of historic buildings.


Charlestown

The unassuming capital of Nevis is one of the most charming towns in the Caribbean, with a small population and a tranquil…

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Horatio Nelson Museum

The museum contains the largest collection of Horatio Nelson memorabilia in the Americas, and is dedicated to the life…

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Oualie Beach

Oualie (pronounced wah-lee), meaning 'beautiful waters', was the original name of the island of Nevis, and the…

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Pinney’s Beach

One of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Pinney's Beach is the epitome of paradise with its fine white sands backed…

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