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Hello from Saint Kitts and Nevis! This was the second stop on our vacation after departing from Four Seasons Miami. The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Nevis is located in Charlestown on Pinney’s Beach. Built on a former sugar and coconut plantation dating to the late 1790s remains of the past are apparent throughout the Resort, including ruins of an old sugar mill on the golf course.
We stayed three nights and four nights in Four Seasons Nevis enjoying the tropical jungle vibes of this island!
Four Seasons Nevis amenities
This resort offers:
- 189 rooms, suites, and more than 50 luxurious villas, set within six unique neighborhoods throughout the 350-acre property
- full-service, open-air 12,000 square foot Spa
- Robert Trent Jones II- designed championship golf course of 18 holes of challenging tees
- world-renowned tennis program managed by Peter Burwash International with nine courts (three hard, four red clay and two astroturf courts)
- family-friendly with an unparalleled entertainment program for kids ages 3-9 in the Kids For All Seasons clubhouse (kids club)
- dining options: On the Dune, EsQuilina, crowned monkey RUM BAR, Mango, Kastawey Beach Bar
- Resort’s Sports Pavilion – 24-hour fitness center with air conditioning offers state-of-the-art workout equipment, including cardiovascular machines and free weights, as well as access to a personal trainer and yoga instruction
- volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts
- 3 pools
How to get to Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Fly into the Robert L. Bradshaw Int’l Airport (SKB) in St. Kitts and then Four Seasons Nevis will pick you up in a private van and take you to their dock where you’ll then take a private ferry to the property. It was a scenic 15-minute ferry ride while we sipped on homemade rum punch!
What to pack
We stayed in a villa at Four Seasons Nevis – there are 50 villas to choose from ranging from two to seven bedrooms (648-3,961 square feet) that are priced between $1,750 and $19,500. If you’re with a group of friends or family, a villa is a great option so you can have a kitchen and a shared living space. All residences, villas, and estate homes have complete access to all Resort amenities and services plus the comforts of a home.
- twice-daily housekeeping room service
- flat-screen tv
- king beds
- private plunge pool
- six-seater golf cart
You can also choose from 189 guest rooms and suites that have Nevis peak view rooms or ocean-view rooms (Poinciana Suites).
We loved how we could pick what we wanted our fridge to be stocked with so when we check-in the first night, our fridge was fully stocked! It was so convenient to be able to make grilled cheeses and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on nights that we didn’t want to go out.
I also loved the convenience of having our own golf cart to get around the property.
On the Dune restaurant
I loved the food at On the Dune – this is the resort’s new signature pool and beach restaurant. This upscale and relaxed beachside restaurant highlights an eclectic blend of Caribbean and American cuisines that uses the freshest in regional seafood and local produce and bar offerings that are focused around a noteworthy selection of wines by the glass and a well-executed cocktail program.
I loved the:
- Caribbean lobster fries with old bay
- Grilled catch of the day with a Tabbouleh salad
At night, On the Dune transforms into a vibrant beachfront party atmosphere featuring late-night DJ sets and live entertainment.
EsQuilina Chef’s Counter
Experience a private dining experience at EsQuilina Chef’s Counter that’s led by Executive Sous Chef, Eddy Dhenin, and his talented culinary team. We dined on beautiful dishes made with seasonal and locally- sourced ingredients that were picked directly from the Resort’s herb garden that complements a coastal Mediterranean-inspired menu that transports the palate beyond the shores of the Caribbean.
Tip: Chef’s counter must be booked in advance.
Soak up the sun at the three pools
There are three pools to swim and soak in: 3,300 square foot infinity edge Limin Pool, the Soca Pool (adult infinity pool), and the family-oriented Calypso Pool. The Limin Pool has four luxury pool cabanas too!
Signature Nevisian massage at the Spa
The Caribbean sanctuary set in a garden amid lush greenery at the Spa made us feel transported into the jungle. The Spa is a 12,000 square foot facility that features 11 treatment rooms, six of which are hidden away in private Nevisian huts.
We soaked in the hot water pool before our massages while listening to the sounds of Mother nature. The signature Nevisian massage started with a foot soak and sugar scrub – a nod to the island’s long history in the sugar trade – and other botanical ingredients. The massage therapist rubbed me with a locally-infused blend of oils inspired by exotic scents and spices of the West Indies – just what I needed on vacation!
Private beach cabana for the day
We spent one of our afternoons in a private beach cabana with front-row views of the clear turquoise waters of Pinney’s Beach. There are four gingerbread-trimmed beach cottages pay homage to the region’s rich history and culture with names inspired by some of the beautiful bays found around the island of Nevis – Cades Bay, Jones Bay, New River Bay, and Long Haul Bay. Each private cabana comes with a fully stocked mini-fridge, free wifi, TV, radio, dining book, hammock, and six beach lounge chairs.
If you want to play in the water, there are complimentary non-motorized watersports:
- stand up paddleboards
18-hole golf course
I don’t really know how to play golf so we didn’t play any golf on this trip but the Resort’s 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II signature golf course stunning. The par 71 course is woven into the landscape of the Island, winding over 6,766 yards from the slopes of Nevis Peak down to the edge of the Caribbean Sea.
Don’t be surprised if a monkey joins you on the course. The island inhabits 30,000 Green Vervet monkeys, originally brought over from Africa by French explorers.
Watch the sunset
The sunsets in the West Indies will take your breath away and the best place to watch the sun go down is from the infinity-edge Limin Pool.
Our next stop was Anguilla to stay at the Four Seasons Anguilla!