Jane Hansom is a triathlete, part-time resident of Nevis, and the director of Sponge Marketing. Here is her list of the top 40 reasons to visit Nevis


  1. Swim from Nevis to St. Kitts in the annual open water cross-channel 4k swim.
  2. Taste the world-famous Killer Bee cocktail at Sunshine’s Bar & Grill on Pinney’s Beach.
  3. Visit Cottle Church: the first integrated place of worship in the Caribbean.
  4. Swim with the two resident turtles in the crystal-clear water of Oualie Bay.
  5. Climb Nevis Peak with local flora and fauna expert Lynnelle Liburd of Sunrise Tours.
  6. Enjoy a private couple’s “spa under the stars” at the Four Seasons Resort.
  7. Sample Kendie’s award-winning Spicy Turtle cocktail at Mango’s Beach Restaurant.
  8. Watch baby turtles hatch on Lovers Beach.
  9. Enjoy the healing waters of the springs at the Bath Hotel.
  10. Take a photo of the eye-popping gardens at Golden Rock Inn.
  11. Admire the orchids and enjoy a private picnic at the Nevis Botanical Gardens.
  12. Take part in arguably the most beautiful Triathlon in the world.
  13. Go horseback riding on Pinney’s Beach at sunset.
  14. Cycle around the island road stopping off at Golden Rock for their famous lobster sandwich.
  15. Dive for your own lobster and have it prepared by a personal chef for dinner at the five star Four Seasons Resort.
  16. Kayak along the stunning coastline.
  17. Take an off-road Funky Monkey Tour to the most inaccessible parts of Nevis.
  18. Play 18 holes on the stunning championship golf course at Four Seasons.
  19. Visit Montpelier Estate where Lord Nelson and Fanny Nisbet wed under the silk cotton tree.
  20. Sip afternoon tea on the patio of the Great House at Nisbet Plantation built in 1778.
  21. Watch a stunning sunset sipping a gin and tonic on the deck of The Gin Trap.
  22. Visit the historical St.Thomas Anglican church, one of the oldest in the Caribbean.
  23. Try your hand at mountain biking around Nevis (19.5 miles) where an abundance of trails 
and tracks suit all levels of fitness and ability.
  24. Get a sweat on at the Nevis Running Festival in the 5k, 10k, half or full marathon.
  25. Worship with the locals at a Sunday service at one of Nevis’ 65 churches.
  26. Enjoy the fact there are NO fast-food restaurants on the island.
  27. Hang with the locals at the Friday night pump road BBQ.
  28. Rent a car from Marlon’s and explore the island for yourself, following the “Historical Nevis” trail signs.
  29. Sign up for your first cooking lesson at the Nevis Mango & Food Festival with one of our chefs.
  30. Marvel at the green vervet baby monkeys playing at dawn on the Four Seasons golf course.
  31. Be mesmerized by the hummingbirds on the breakfast terrace at Golden Rock Inn.
  32. Marvel at the many bird species on the island and watch the pelicans and frigate birds circle overhead and dive for fish all along the coastline.
  33. Taste over 40 varieties of Mango’s at Nevis Mango and Food Festival.
  34. Snorkel with stingrays, barracuda, parrot fish, grunts, tangs, damselfish, lobsters, and arrow crabs in the shallow, protected reefs on Pinney’s Beach.
  35. Take an exclusive cruise with one of our local private yacht charters.
  36. Savour the famous Wednesday night hog roast, slowly cooked all day under the Mango tree at The Hermitage.
  37. Experience the fresh organic island produce. “Farm to table” is not a buzzword on Nevis. It’s the norm!
  38. Dance the night away with Oualie Beach Resort owner John and his band of talented local musicians.
  39. Visit the museum of Nevis’s most famous son: Alexander Hamilton.

40. Make friends for life. You’re only a stranger on Nevis once!

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