Nisbet Plantation Beach Club
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... us back to the dock. He had told us there are three local beers, Carib, Skol, and Stag. After doing a little shopping in the dock area we stopped at an outdoor bar. We each sampled one of each of the three beers. I think my favorite was Carib.
It was during this stop that Tyler decided he wanted to smoke a Cuban cigar. So, he slipped into a nearby store and came out with a cigar and a lighter. He sat on a sidewalk ...
Recently, the novelty of living on a tropical island wore off. I think I realized it when I toured a friend around the island and wasn't so in-awe of the things that I used to be. Also, I got sick and had to deal with a lack of pharmacies/choices. Plus, work has been very stressful recently. Paradise isn't supposed to be stressful!
Culturama weekend brought some relief as we had 2 days off of work. Saturday, I went to water aerobics and was ...
Sunday, we took the Sea Bridge (a ferry that takes cars) over to Nevis for the day. Even though the boat hadn't even arrived by the scheduled departure time (and hence departed very late), it was good we got there early as the boat filled up and I think there were a few cars that had to wait until the next one.
When we got over to Nevis, we went hunting for food. Most of the restaurants in town seemed to be closed because it ...
... it was a whole bunch of things mixed up, wrapped in an almond leaf, and steamed. I'm not totally sure what was in there, but it was good, whatever it was. It was also pretty filling.
On the menu, I noticed monkey. Yes, they eat the monkeys here, just like people in the states eat deer. I didn't get that.
Later, I got boiled peanuts (had the same texture as kidney beans, but the ones I got were so salty I couldn't really taste a lot of the flavor), ...
... Beach. We played a short game of volleyball, and then rented some kayaks.
The two guys I was with had never kayaked before, and weren't swimmers, so they took life jackets. We kayaked out to the end of Banana Bay. They caught on pretty quickly and it was a nice ride. However, on the way back, those lifejackets came in handy. My friends tipped their kayak. While it was ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nisbet Plantation Beach Club Nevis
Relaxation at its best...
We went down in January 04' and found the resort to be among the very best ever visited. The property, beach, and accomodations are all beautifully maintained and offers a great deal of privacy.
The friendly staff, who treated you like family, and the beautiful beach made a 5-day vacation feel more like 10 days.
If you're looking for a wild time, this is not the place for you.
Nisbet is a great place to go if you want to leave your cares behind; no phones, tv, or clocks.
If your goal is to soak up the sun, relax & sleep on the beach, and enjoy gourmet meals each night, then Nisbet is the place for you.
We love the Nisbet's sister resort "The Reefs" in Bermuda and expected a similar (but not a copy) experience. We were not disappointed.
Comfortable, beautifully furnished, spotless; Great menu selections; everyone knows your name; nothing is too much to do for the guest. True they lost a good bit of beach in the last BIG storm, but there's enough to enjoy the ocean. Yes, they are on the ocean side which stays windy, but this also keeps the heat & humidity down. The one thing we wish was that the pool had access/handicap-type bars to get in and out. As one ages, this is a real comfort to have. Bring smart casual clothing for evening. Forget the high heels as guests walk to the great house over grass which can be damp in the evening. Town is friendly and the young people so very very polite. Don't look for fast food; Do look for well-prepared dishes in small establishments. Don't look for big department stores, but do search out local crafts. We didn't go to St.
Kitts, but the ferry is easily reached. There are other things to do on the Island, hiking, rainforest--we just enjoyed Nisbet!
Nisbet is great, but...
Nisbet is a lovely place but with two caveats. The sea is not particularly good for swimming (too shallow/rocky) or snorkelling (nothing much to see). And the food is only average. It's not terrible, far from it, but not memorably special. The wine list is short, expensive and mostly big-brand mediocrities. (We had dinner one night at the Monpelier, where the food was of real international standard and showed what Nevis can offer - and how far behind Nisbet is in this respect). But the Nisbet staff are lovely - thoughtful and charming.
The rooms are very comfortable and well-kept. The place is wonderfully quiet (definitely not for lovers of strenuous nightlife) and entirely relaxing. We came across numbers of guests on repeat bookings, which is the best recommendation. There's not much Nisbet can do about the swimming. But it's a shame that the food doesn't reach the high standard of excellence that everything else reaches. They should kidnap the Monpelier's cook as soon as possible... There is a third caveat - Nevis is an extremely uneventful place and not particularly beautiful.
It has a certain shacky charm, but a morning's sightseeing more or less exhausts the high spots, so if you are after that sort of thing, try somewhere bigger.
A Wonderful Place to Honeymoon!
This past December my husband and I went to the Nisbet Plantation for our honeymoon and what a wonderful trip it was.. After all the excitement & craziness at our wedding, it was the perfect place to go and relax (believe it or not, there are no TV's or Clocks in the room!).. The Staff was superb and make you feel completely at home. The accomodations were great and the food was amazing as well. When we first arrived I was amazed at the amount of return guests but after being at the Nisbet a couple of hours I completely understand why guests come back again and again. We will certainly return to the Nisbet!
Want to feel like a special guest?
Just returned from a delightful week at Nisbet Plantation on the island of Nevis. This is a small wonderful location on the Atlantic side of the island with trade winds to keep you comfortable, and a caring staff ready to grant your every wish. They couldn't have been more accomodating or pleasant. Rooms are in cottages spread over the property, food on the beach and in the plantation house with live music each evening while enjoying "sundowners". Tea is served in the late afternoon. There is plenty to keep you busy, long beach walks, trips into the rainforest, catamaran trips to snorkeling spots. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Lost in Love at the Nisbet
The nisbet Plantation Beach Club is the most delightful small luxury hotel with levels of service without equal. We had a first floor suite overlooking the beach bar near the sea, and we would recommend that if you can afford it, you go for this de luxe standard. We understand that our apartment was the one Elton John had stayed in.
Our two weeks there was probably a little too long as there is little to do on the island, which is not the most scenic, although we were there in the middle of an unusual drought in July 2004, but this was a late booking as a result of our African trip having been cancelled at the last minute.
Food and wines were excellent, wonderful staff and superb service (although sometimes a bit over the top for British tastes, but then its geared to the US market), super location. Even waking up on the middle Sunday to find everything covered in an inch of volcanic ash from the falling in of the cone of the far-away Montserrat volcano didn't faze us or the staff : breakfast was speedily delivered to our suite, whilst the friendly staff quickly cleaned up the resort : a wonderful team effort.
To sum up, throughly recommended for those who want a quiet luxurious romantic holiday far away from it all.
Jeremy & Nina Gaskell
We stayed at Nisbet Plantation in Oct 2003 and thoroughly recommend it.
Our cottage was lovely with an extremely comfortable bed and luxurious bathroom. The beach is soft white sand and the grounds and gardens full of beautiful plants. The beautifully presented food ranges from the exotic like venison & ostrich to the favorites like local fish & lobster and also includes vegetarian offerings.
What makes Nisbet so special though is the staff. They are all wonderful, friendly and helpful. To the staff every guest is a star and they will all they can to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. They bring you a drink on the beach before you realize that you are thirsty, wonder out loud about a menu item and you are offered a sample to try and on it goes - it seems nothing is too much trouble.
The incomparable Patterson states he never says no to a guest so my only advise is to be carefully what you wish for because at Nisbet everyone works to make wishes come true.
Heaven on Earth!
Nisbet was absolutely wonderful! We just returned at the end of March and we will definitely be returning. The staff is amazing, the grounds are beautifu, you're right on the beach, and the food is BY FAR the best on the island. Skip the Four Seasons...Nisbet is by far the better choice and value!
Put it on Your A-List
Nisbet Plantation is as much an experience as it is a place. There is a casually elegant atmosphere and a sense of things being unhurried, but not slow. The property is beautiful with its Great House and Avenue of the Palms that leads right down to the private beach. But perhaps the best part is the wonderful caring staff. It was pretty hot in August, but it's right on the beach so there were ocean breezes. High season is winter. If you prefer a small luxury hotel with a very personal feel, put Nisbet Plantation on your A list.
Went in January and had a fabulous time.
Great for relaxing in luxurious surroundings.
Lovely beach and grounds, great food and marvellous staff.
Not for those looking for lively, noisy holidays.
Can't wait to return.