Nevis Travel Guide

  • On Nevis.
    On Nevis.
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  • A view near the beginning
    A view near the beginning
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  • Botanical Garden
    Botanical Garden
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Nevis Things to Do

  • Jewish Cemetery

    In the early 1700's Nevis had a sizable Jewish population with up to 25% of the non slave population being Jewish. They came here among other Caribbean islands after getting kicked out of Brazil. They came here with their knowledge of sugarcane cultivation. The graves are several hundreds of years old. They are engraved in English, Hebrew and...

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  • Alexander Hamilton Museum

    Alexander Hamilton was an extremely important person to American history. In brief he was a founding father of the USA, senior officer under George Washington, 1st Secretary of the Treasury and many other things. Also he was killed in the famous duel with Aaron Burr. Alexander Hamilton was born in Nevis and his birth place is now a museum. Although...

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  • The Botanical Gardens of Nevis

    Considering the size of the island, I thought this botanical garden was very well done. At the time of my visit the entry fee was US$13. When I was here, it was quite so was an excellent place to take some time to wander around. They have many plants from the island and a good selection from around the world. It seems to be broken up into different...

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  • Charlestown

    Charlestown with a population of 1,500 is the capital of Nevis and the center for pretty much all activity. It's an older town with a fair amount of history to it. Charlestown is the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton and you can visit the museum here if you wish. It's located on the west side of Nevis and here is where the ferry terminal is, several...

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  • Horatio Nelson Museum

    This museum is a tribute to Lord Admiral Nelson, who often visited Nevis at the end ofthe 18th century. The formi-dable commander was one of the most powerful military men in the British colonies.

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  • Jewish Cemetery

    The Jewish graveyard can be accessed by walking from the old Synagogue along the Jews walk. Dating from the late 17th century, the antique burial markers are inscribed in Hebrew, English, and Portuguese.

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  • Oldest Synagogue in the Caribbean

    An old, one-story stone structure behind the modern administration building in Charlestown, Nevis, is possibly the oldest synagogue in the Caribbean. Some believe it is the mikva (ceremonial bath) and all that remains of the oldest Jewish synagogue in the Caribbean.

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  • Goju

    I was introduced to the Nevis Dojo for USA Goju and subsequently left Nevis with a desire for continuing the practice. Classes run 4 times a week Mon - Thursday alternating in Bath and Gingerland. Run by Sensei Vincent Maynard who is a Nevisian who has lived in the US previously.

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  • Hiking up Nevis Peak!

    With a summit of about 3232ft, how could you resist climbing it? I'm not a hiker and I managed to reach the peak without any problems (the descent was nearly soul breaking for me whilst others skipped happily down, but each to his own..) I was invited to climb the peak with a friend of mine and his hiking group. There are a few guides that offer...

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Nevis Restaurants

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    by canuckmike Updated Apr 24, 2014

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    Although we weren't on a tight budget, we were looking to save some cash so this is one of the restaurants we went to. This place was close to where we were staying so we gave it a try. The interior of the restaurant was nothing to talk about but the balcony gave a good view of the main square and all the going ons. The food was tasty as I had a seafood combination meal and there is quite a decent selection on the menu. I wouldn't come to this place if you are looking to wine and dine someone but if you're looking for decent food and save some cash on Nevis, I'd come here.

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Nevis Nightlife

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    by Abeyna Written Feb 4, 2007

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    Situated in the heart of Charlestown, opposite the ferry docks, V's Courtyard is basically the only place to be (and open) on a Friday night in Nevis. It lives up to its name as a relatively quaint area nestled in between the town's buildings where it is open air and hosts a well stocked bar, dancing area and plenty of access to stare up into the sky at the plentiful stars.

    Music is all soca, dance hall, reggae and any of the latest tunes of the Caribbean. Popular with mainly anybody.. good place to go after an evening drinking at a bar elsewhere. The price of entry varies on a) who you are b) how busy it is / what time you arrive.

    There have been several times where I've been allowed in for free, however other times where i had to pay if I was with a male companion for example. Price ranges from 0 to 20EC (Eastern caribbean) for entrance fee.

    Recommended to anyone who visits Nevis.. popular with locals and tourists alike.
    It is also a restaurant during the day!

    Dress Code: Dress nicely.. no particular dress of notice.. casual will also do.

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Nevis Transportation

  • Jeeping It

    I strongly recommend hiring a jeep if you intend to explore Nevis.. even for a day. The main road is only paved adequately until you reach Gingerland, then you're on your own.. particularly bad for the underside of a car. Exploring the villages is extremely rewarding and using a jeep will allow you to reach areas comparatively difficult to traverse...

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  • Jeeping It

    I strongly recommend hiring a jeep if you intend to explore Nevis.. even for a day. The main road is only paved adequately until you reach Gingerland, then you're on your own.. particularly bad for the underside of a car. Exploring the villages is extremely rewarding and using a jeep will allow you to reach areas comparatively difficult to traverse...

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  • Buses in Nevis

    Buses in Nevis are privately owned but organised by the government. They run fairly regularly from town either towards Newcastle or in the opposite direction (towards the Baths then up the hill). Fare depends on the journey but I usually paid 2.50EC (Eastern caribbean dollars) to get from town to Morning Star which is about a 10 to 15 minute bus...

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Nevis What to Pack

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    by Abeyna Written Feb 4, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: yes.. bring them

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: loose, light clothing. It is generally hot all year round (cooler around Christmas)
    Shoes should be sandals or equivalent.. don't bother with socks
    Bikinis for the beach
    Jackets and jumpers are virtually unheard of

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All the usual travelling stuff you would bring, but anything you would need is readily available in chemists / shops here.
    Mosquito repellent.. best to buy the brands they sell here.. find them more effective. they are particularly prevalent at night, so ensure your accomodation has either AC or mosquito nets. Get yourself sprayed up before it hits 6pm!

    Photo Equipment: Camera to record all your footsteps!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Plenty of opportunity to windsurf, scuba dive etc. I had a problem trying to find snorkelling goggles.. cheap ones, so I advise you buy them before you arrive.

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  • Neighbouring Islands

    Not a favourite thing but something I like. With many of the Caribbean islands, you can view neighbouring islands some being different countries. One island that I was interested in seeing was Redonda. Redonda is an uninhabited (besides some goats and birds) island that belongs to the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Why I was interested in seeing...

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  • Breakfast Scenery

    When we came up the island chain from the south, we passed Nevis and that was as close as I got to it. We ate breakfast on the island side of the ship, and watched the scenery go by as we ate.Unfortunately, the windows were encrusted with salt, so it was hard to take pictures.

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