Best Hotel on Nevis
Nice hotel. It is a Four Seasons of course. Accomodations were very nice. Very comfortable. It is the only place to stay on Nevis if you ask me, though there is another place that we were told Princess Diana used to stay in. Beware the phone charges. But otherwise it was a nice Four Seasons quality hotel. Very nice beach, though I did think that the ocean got too deep too quick in that location. Hotel is on the leeward side of island, but there is still a good breeze at this location. Very nice golf course attached to the hotel, though I did not take the opportunity to play.
Marriage & Honeymoon- Perfect!
Forget the negative reviews here - if you go at the right time you get a great value and an excellent, pampered experience. Me and my fiance (now wife) went for ten days to get married and enjoy our honeymoon and the Four Seasons Nevis was the right place to go.
The wedding advisor, Fay, handled everything (though admittedly we were low-maintenane with only six guests and non-picky needs) and the staff was always attentive and addressed us by name.
The pools and beach are serene and attractive - they look as good in person as the brochure. The environment is close to paradise from the chorus of crickets to the aroma to the bulidngs which fit in so well to the surroundings.
The staff tends to every needs and makes you feel like a valued guest. The food is good and while it is pricey you get very generous portions.
The negatives mentioned in other reviews were not apparent on our trip. There were some children but they were well-behaved and the pools/beaches were never crowded. We did go in the off-season (June) when the prices and bookings are at the lowest so perhaps this is a problem during Winter. Go in the summer.
The issue of moldy rooms was not noticeable anywhere and we had several rooms amongst are party.
I could go on and on but to sum up the Four Seasons Nevis is an excellent resort - well-run with great facilities, food and staff - a great way to get away from stress.
One tip - avoid transferring in St. Maarteen to get to St. Kitts or Nevis - that airport and its staff are not very accomodating. Go via San Juan.
Feel free to email me with specific questions if you want - Tedlinhart@yahoo.com
AAA Five Diamond Service Delivered with a Nevisian Smile!
My wife and I just returned from a great week-long anniversary vacation at Four Seasons Nevis. The AAA Five Diamond awards are well-deserved!
Arrival & Departure
We flew direct from Philadelphia to St. Kitts. When we arrived at St. Kitts, we grabbed our luggage and were promptly met by a FS representative who checked us into our room and whisked us away to the waiting cab. We took a short drive to the boat for a 30 minute cruise to Nevis with rum drinks in hand. We were then personally greeted by another FS representative that showed us around the resort and to our room. Although our bags took a while to get there, once we called the front desk they arrived shortly there afterwards. We were on the beach by 2:30 PM which was only 5 hours after we left Philadelphia. Check-out was just as efficient. A totally stress-free process in and out.
We can not say enough of how impressed we were with the entire staff of the resort. Everyone including the pool attendants, waiters, spa masseuse, and the pro shop staff were spectacular in the manner in which they all delivered a very high level of service. It is right up there with the other top-rated Carrib resorts we have visited over the past ten years. This is why we booked the Four Seasons. You always feel like a very special guest that is consistently greeted by name. It was not uncommon for us to hear, “Anything for you . . .”
We booked an Deluxe Ocean View Room #218. It was a first floor room that was on the beach. The room was just a short walk to the Great House, pro shop, and to the pools. Nothing too special. The room was average size with a king bed, one bathroom with a regular tub and a glass shower. The patio was also small and just had two wooden lounge chairs. Biggest complaint was the room had a musty smell to it especially in the closets. Air conditioner was a bit loud. Housekeeping 2X/day kept the room very clean.
We signed-up for the "Romance in Paradise" plan (Breakfast and dinner daily). The resort had 3 restaurants with varied menus. We ate outside at Neve every morning which overlooked the beautiful garden pool. For breakfast, you had the choice of the breakfast buffet or the full menu. Both were very good and included all freshly prepared and delivered breakfast items. For lunch, we ate at the Pool Cabana which was the poolside restaurant. It had a diverse menu. We often ate fresh fish, club sandwiches, salads, etc. For dinner, we tried the Pool Cabana on Saturday for the lobster bake which was OK. Many different kinds of fish, soups and salads. We also tried Neve one night for Italian. Again, just OK. Our favorite restaurant was the formal Dining Room. Great meals! We ate lobster, lamb chops, veal chops, fresh fish, risotto, and the homemade sorbet trio. Overall, the food and service was excellent and we really enjoyed the live entertainment each night.
The Garden Infinity pool was spacious. The large cushion chairs, umbrellas, and poolside drinks were great. This pool was for adults only and was extremely quiet, peaceful, and serene. Spent everyday here just reading and enjoying the perfect weather and 80 degree water on a raft overlooking the ocean. The other Ocean Pool was designated for “Family Fun” so we stayed clear.
Can’t really give it a rating since we never set foot on it. There were two large areas of lounge chairs and a sports activity area.
Again, golf was part of package so I played everyday at 7 AM. No more than 3 hours each time. Perfect! A challenging layout that winded through the hilly terrain and provided scenic views of the resort. The course condition is superb and if you are lucky you will come across the monkeys around the mango trees. Definitely take your clubs. You won't be disappointed.
The new spa facility is fabulous. Top notch services in a luxurious setting. The staff was magnificent, and the aroma in the air just blissful. Don't miss out on the aroma-therapy massage.
Overall, the FS Nevis is a very luxurious resort (except for the rooms which were just average). We would recommend it to anyone that loves to be pampered with superior service, excellent food, a quiet pool scene, great golf, and spa services. The staff is accommodating and will do just about anything for you. There are a number of activities offered by the resort including day trips, tennis, and water sports. Take the half-day catamaran cruise and forget about the complaints about loud and unruly children, we didn’t see or hear any. Our 7-night trip, including the room, food and beverages, taxes & gratuities, golf and massages came to just under $6,000.
I welcome any questions you may have and I will be glad to share any other experiences with anyone that may be thinking of traveling to the FS Nevis.
Having read the many reviews posted, I was somewhat apprehensive about what to expect from our visit to the Four Seasons. Needless to say, we couldn't of been any happier with the Four Seasons experience. Yes, there were young children at the resort but in no way did they negatively impact the experience. My sense is that if you visit the resort during the kids' break periods, that it could possibly be an issue, but I don't think the Four Seasons or anyother resort is immune from that.
Anyway, our experience was that the staff couldn't of been more accomodating, from the beach, tennis, golf to the servers all made it quite apparent they wanted you to be happy and content. The golfing was superb, the course was both challenging and fun to play with great views of the island. We played alot of tennis. If you are considering taking lessons, Jeff (the pro) will really improve your game.
Unlike some of the reviewers, we thought the food was truly consistently good. We ate in the Dining Room each night and was never disappointed. You must try the souffle for desert, it can't be beat. We were on a meal plan which made the $200 nightly dinner price a non-issue.
All the water activities were convenient and fun. The pools were relaxing and there were always lounges available. The beach was not one of the best that we had visited, but the resort ambience more then made up for it.
It is worth a trip to Sunshines, the lunch meals were good, and the Killer Bees...well, potent is an understatement.
We had an oceanview ground room which was very tastefully done. We never experience any problems with the room or any musty odors.
I honestly thought it was the most relaxing trip we had ever taken, the friendliness of staff was apparent where ever you went on the grounds. We would highly recommend this property and look forward to returning to it someday...soon.
Nevis...Great Choice for our Honeymoon!
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the Four Seasons in Nevis in November of 2003. It was a superb trip from start to finish. Small touches like the champagne, sweets and hand written welcome note waiting for us upon our arrival were details we appreciated. We found the food to be excellent and the service extemely attentive. The Spa was fantastic (definitely go for the hot stone massage!!)
We are both golfers and for us, this was a key factor in determining our destination. The course was definitely over the top, one of the best I've ever played.
While there were a few children during our visit, they were well behaved so that was not a factor for us. Just be sure to stay at the "quiet pool"
Nevis lived up to our expectations and then some!
A Non-Tourist-Trap Guide To Nevis, West Indies
Nevis! I have been writing about Nevis for almost eight years now, and while many things have changed , it still is the most beautiful island (in my opinion) in the Caribbean. Picture going to any other Caribbean island in the 1950's, before all the commercial development, and you will have an idea what Nevis is like. This said, don't get the idea that Nevis is backwards......far from it, Nevis has one of the highest literacy rates in the world. The people in power know a good thing when they see it. They have chosen to develop tourism with taste.
On the following pages you will learn many things about Nevis. From Nevis' friendly people, local cuisine, charming lodging, unique nightlife, to numerous activities, you will fall in love with Nevis as I did. Just do me a favor......don't tell too many people. I always want Nevis to be the "Queen of The Caribbees"
Aussies at the Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007
Stayed for 3 days on this beautiful island. Cheerful immigration staff on arrival asked if we had 'spare tickets' to the game. Delivered one to him the next day - hope he enjoyed the game as much as we did - Aussies beat South Africa. We stayed at the Marriott - lovely accommodation. Walked to Shiggidy Shack for a spectacular sunset meal and fire show. We hired a car for a tour of the island - unbelievably the Sugar Train was not running despite there being thousands of tourists on the island. Aussie cricketers also at the Marriott - very keen for a chat and a wave. Buffet breakfast at the Marriott was memorable, delicious coffee although tea was too strong.
Walked to Shiggidy - easy 20 minute walk from the Marriott. Lobster was divinely cooked in soft butter with separate salad plate. Rum punches were the order of the day as we watched a magnificent sunset. Shiggidy's was full of Aussies and South Africans - even some dejected Scottish supporters who had lost their matches. Evening was soured by an Aussie expat who was staying at Timothy Beach resort and who left Shiggidy without paying his bill (you know who you are) - the Saint Kitians are delightful, hard workers and don't need freeloading morons like you stealing from them! The fire-eater entertained us and we had a great evening with our new friends before strolling back to the Marriott.
"We at de cricket mon!"
Day 3 on Saint Kitts and it was off to the cricket to watch the Aussies score a great win over South Africa. Taxi van from the Marriott to the Warner Park stadiumwas only $2 per person. Steel band at the entrance to the ground. The Bassetterre gaol overlooks the stadium. At the conclusion to the game, throngs of people dancing and bands marching provided great entertainment as we walked into town.
Cruise Ships in port 22 - 25 March 2007
We're in St Kitts for the World Cup Cricket 22 - 25 March. Are there any cruise ships in Basseterre for those days?
RE: Cruise Ships in port 22 - 25 March 2007
I checked a website called CruiseCal and if I did it right it looks like there will not be any in port. But if I were you I would try it yourself.
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Re: Cruise Ships in port 22 - 25 March 2007
We will be in St Kitts on 3/25 on the Celebrity Constellation. Why? I'm curious what it means.
Re: Cruise Ships in port 22 - 25 March 2007
this was a question for last year - we travelled to the West Indies (a long way from Australia) to watch the Aussies win the world cup of cricket. In posting my question I was trying to ensure we avoided the crowds of both world cup travellers and large cruise ships. In the end, it didn't make a lot of difference as there were lots of taxis to take us from the cricket to the hotel. Enjoy St Kitts - it was beautiful!