Things to Do on Nevis in the Caribbean
- Nevis Botanical Gardens –
With Nevis Peak in the background, the volcanic mountain in the middle of the island, the Nevis Botanical Gardens can be a picturesque way to enjoy a part of your day. There are a number of sculptures, fountains and a bunch of gardens for visitors to see. Another interesting fact about the gardens is that it is the most popular place on the island for people to tie the knot. Find more information on their website, “Nevis Botanical Gardens”
- Downtown Charleston –
Visit the largest city on the island, Charleston, that was founded in the early 1600s. It has a number of amazing historical buildings and structures for travelers to learn more about as well as a number of shops and a public market.
- Alexander Hamilton’s Home –
Travelers can see some American history while on the island of Nevis. As the birthplace and first home of Alexander Hamilton, known as the father of modern banking, travelers can see where the first Secretary of the Treasury was born and raised. This building also houses the Nevis Museum of History.
- Beaches –
With over 14 beach areas on the coastline of the island, Nevis provides travelers with a place to take a swim, sunset stroll or just kick back and relax. The white sandy beaches can be the perfect place for Sundance Vacations travelers to enjoy doing as much or as little as they want.
- Nelson’s Springs –
A historic site on the island of Nevis were British Naval Hero Horatio Nelson once stayed. Travelers can check out this untouched natural area and admire both its historical value and natural beauty. Learn more about the area here, “Nelson’s Spring”
- Hiking –
There are a number of possibilities for hiking in Nevis. Although the island is not huge, travelers can check out a number of locations like nature trails, rain forest trails and on the side of the volcano! Most of these hikes are made even more amazing when taking them at sunrise or sunset, making for some great photographic scenes.
- Hit the Water-
Nevis, being an island, is literally surrounded by water. This presents a number of water-related activities that visitors can take part in. From kayaking to boat tours and surfing to snorkeling, there is no shortage of things to do on and in the water. Add in fishing and you have a plethora activities before you even step foot on the island.
- See the Monkeys –
Take a guided tour through the rain forest in search of the Vervet Monkey. There are a number of local tour guides that will take you on a guided excursion to find these animals.
What To Pack
Nevis is an island, a volcanic, tropical island. Travelers should be packing light for a trip here, including shorts, T-shirts and other lightweight clothing. Obviously you’ll want to pack a swimsuit for the beautiful beaches, but make sure you bring some long pants and sweatshirts for when it gets colder at night. Travelers may also want to bring a set of “smart casual” clothes for dinner at certain restaurants. Wearing a bathing suit on the beach is okay, but wearing them anywhere else, even covered up, will get you labelled as a tourist. Be sure you remember your sunscreen and, if you plan on golfing, pack your clubs!
The island of Nevis in the Caribbean is quite small, in fact, if you check the “Fun Facts” section you will find that even when combined with it’s neighboring island of St. Kitts, it is the smallest nation in all the Americas. There are some public modes of transportation, like buses and taxis, but travelers can also rent a bicycle or even walk to some destinations. You may also rent a car if you wish, but there are really only about 20 miles of main roads. If you are looking to save some money on that rental car, check out this article on our Sundance Vacations Travel Blog, “Ten Tips for Saving Money on Rental Cars”
|Transportation to Destination||Amount of Time|
|Ferry to St. Kitts Island||45 Minutes|
|Drive to Nevis Botanical Gardens||13 Minutes|
|Distance between St. Martin and Nevis||53 Miles|
|Distance between Nevis and Puerto Rico||258 Miles|
|Distance between Miami FL and Nevis||1260 Miles|
Travelers May Also Like
- Nevis is the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton.
- The island of Nevis was named by Christopher Columbus, at the time it looked like a snow-capped mountain, so he named it Nevis in honor of the Spanish word for snow, nieves.
- Nevis is home to over 63 different species of butterflies and over 140 types of birds, making it a great place to bird watch!
- Both Nevis and it’s neighboring island of St. Kitts are volcanic islands.
- English is the official language on the island.
- The combination of St. Kitts and Nevis is actually known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis. It is also the smallest nation in the Americas in both size and population.
- In 1998 Nevis tried to separate from St. Kitts, but the referendum fell short of the two-thirds majority.