Newcastle Travel Guide

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Newcastle Things to Do

  • Watch pottery being made

    Newcastle Pottery is an interesting place to visit. You can watch them make the pottery before you buy it.It is made from Nevis' red clay soil.After you watch the process, you will find pieces for sale in the gift shop. Open 8a-4p M-F

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  • Tropical Gardens

    Among the groves of coconut palms and banana trees, you will find beautiful tropical flowers in the gardens. There are also flowering poinciana, mimosa, and passionfruit vines. Fruit trees laden with breadfruit, soursop, mango, guava, and papaya.Have a look around the grounds of the Nisbet Plantation.

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  • Historical ruins

    The Nisbet Plantation was built on the site of an eighteenth-century sugar plantation.Some of the historic ruins of the former plantation are still present. You will find them near the front circular driveway.

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  • Beach front dining

    Coconuts is the name of the poolside cafe located at the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club.They serve a breakfast buffet and lunch here daily. There is a fish barbecue served on some special nights.It has a relaxed atmosphere and you can go to the pool or beach directly from there.Reservations are required, dress is casual. We didn't have one thing...

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  • 5 course menu

    Before dinner, guests gather in the lounge for cocktails. You then adjourn to the dining room of the great house. The room is formal but relaxed. There is antique furniture , hardwood floors, old fashioned wallpaper and pink material grace the walls. You will be shown the menu for that nights 5 course meal. You can pick your choice of fish or...

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  • Nice ambiance

    I wanted to go some place different for dinner one night so we chose the Mount Nevis Hotel Beach Club. It was not far from where we were staying and it looked very nice from the outside. The dining room was decorated in pretty caribbean prints. The food was nicely presented. We seemed to be the only guest in the restaurant that night.The food was...

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Newcastle Transportation

  • Charter Jet

    There are several ways to get to Nevis from St.Kitts.Our hotel helped us make arrangements to fly in on a chartered jet.It is a very short flight therefore economical.

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  • Fresh Air

    We always like to have our own car so we can come and go when we are ready.Nevis is pretty much just a circle of road around the island so you won't have a problem with getting lost.I hesitate to mention that we really enjoyed driving around in a mini-moke. I am not sure if they are any longer available.However taxis are plentiful and the drivers...

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Newcastle Shopping

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    by kyoub Written Nov 17, 2007

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    Nisbet Plantation has a very nice boutique. If you forgot to pack your swimwear, that could be a problem, but you will find the latest styles available here. They also carry some very nice locally made crafts and more expensive gifts.

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Newcastle Local Customs

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    by kyoub Written Nov 16, 2007

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    When it comes to keeping all the lawn manicured at the Nesbit Plantation, it is a job for the pigs.

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Newcastle Warnings and Dangers

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    by kyoub Written Nov 17, 2007

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    It may not seen like it is really that hot when you have a nice breeze coming in off the ocean.
    Beware you can get a nasty burn from that breeze and sun combo.
    If you have fair skin like I do you have to be especially careful of that tropical sunshine.
    Keep applying the sunscreen and put a t-shirt or cover-up on those shoulders after awhile.
    Also don't forget your feet. I got a sunburn on mine and it was a painful trip home.

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Newcastle What to Pack

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    by kyoub Written Nov 16, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You can dress very casual here on the island. Lightweight cotton clothing is best. Bring shorts, tops, a dress or nice skirt for dinner. Sandals are fine except when walking in the rain forest.
    Don't forget your swim wear and cover ups.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget to use the sunscreen. I used mine and still got a nasty burn on my feet.

    Photo Equipment: Bring plenty of film or memory sticks. Plus bring your bins. Don't forget your bird book.

    Miscellaneous: The average temperature is 79 degrees but feels more like 85. The annual rainfall averages 55 inches; humidity is low. In the winter months there is a bit of a chill in the air at night. You may want to take a light sweater.

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Newcastle Off The Beaten Path

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    by kyoub Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Take a tour of the Nisbet Plantation and discover all the things that there are to do here.
    Learn about its history.

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Newcastle Sports & Outdoors

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    by kyoub Updated Nov 17, 2007

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    You can go horseback riding at the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, A guide takes you along mountain trails to visit sites of long-forgotten plantations.
    The cost is US$60 per adult for 2 hours, US$30 for children.

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Newcastle Favorites

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    by kyoub Written Nov 17, 2007

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    Favorite thing: We had the cutest tiny geckos running around the windows of our cottage. They were very tiny with big pads and almost colorless. It was the first time that I had seen anything like them and I was thrilled.

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