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    Mineral baths

    by kyoub Written Nov 18, 2007

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    You can still take a mineral bath in the partially restored spa facilities of the old Bath Hotel and Spring House. This once grand hotel was built in 1778 and was a gathering spot for the elite plantation owners until around 1870. It reopened briefly but was badly shaken by an earthquake in 1950. This property is now owned by the Nevis Island Government.

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    Montpelier Plantation

    by kyoub Written Nov 18, 2007

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    Heading south on the main island road from Charlestown, one first reaches Montpelier Plantation Inn, very British in style and demeanor. This elegant hotel was created from the ruins of the Montpelier Plantation.

    Two main buildings contain the great room, bar, library/card room, and a sunny breakfast room.

    Brick walkways wind through tropical gardens and there is a nice pool with a hand painted privacy screen and mountain views.

    All that is left of the great house where Horatio Nelson took Fanny Nisbet for his wife, is the 1794 sugar mill in ruins and the beautiful grounds.

    Closed mid Aug-Oct.

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    Golden Rock Estate

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    The Golden Rock Estate has 12 stone plantation buildings that were built in the 1800's. It also has a restored sugar mill where you can stay. The sugar mill is very popular with honeymooners. The estate is a great place to see monkeys that live wild on the grounds and there are also many beautiful birds here.
    There are 16 guest rooms scattered about in stone cottages. The rooms have four-poster beds made of bamboo.
    There is a swimming pool, plus free shuttles to the beach.

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    Nevis History Museum

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    The museum of Nevis history is located in a replica of the house where Alexander Hamilton was born in 1755. The original house was destroyed by a hurricane in 1840.
    The museum has papers authored by Hamilton, island artifacts, old photos, and antiques.
    There is also a gift shop located here that sells maps and guides of Nevis.
    It is open Mon-Sat.

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    Lord Nelson Museum

    by kyoub Written Nov 18, 2007

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    This museum has one of the largest collections of Horatio Nelson memorabilia.
    Lord Horatio Nelson, was a British admiral who visited Nevis in the late 18th century.

    Nelson's love affair with Nevis was largely due to Fanny Nisbet, a widow he met at a dinner party on Nevis. They were married in 1787 at the Montpelier Estate.

    Museum open Mon-Sat

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    Hermitage Plantation

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    Three miles east of Charlestown, set on acres of lawn and tropical gardens you will find this 250 plus year old great house.
    Guests stay in nine West-Indian style cottages scattered about the grounds. All are furnished with antiques, private bathrooms, and large balconies or porches.
    There is a nice swimming pool, riding stables, and tennis courts.

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    Pinney's Beach

    by kyoub Written Nov 19, 2007

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    One of the best beaches in the Caribbean, is Pinney's beach.
    It has soft golden sand, calm water, and shaded by tall palm trees.
    There are nice views of St.Kitts from here.

    The waters are protected by a reef making them good for snorkeling and swimming.

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    Nature hike

    by kyoub Updated Nov 18, 2007

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    While you are at the Golden Rock Estate, pick up one of their self guide maps and take a hike.
    There is a nice easy trail into the rainforest from the estate.
    You will see monkeys, birds, and lizards. There are giant trees all around, some have coconuts, bananas, papayas, and breadfruit hanging on them. If it is mango season watch out for the monkeys throwing them.

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