About Nevis

Nevis is one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. Vividly green with blue skies, clean air and long empty beaches, Nevis has a pace of life that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around you. It’s a very special place famed for its charm and the easy-going genuineness of its people. Come and discover this remarkable jewel for yourself.

Eco-Tourism

Nevis has always been a place where the ecology is considered important. From the days of an agricultural based economy until now as an island highly focused on tourism the ecology is still embraced and protected.

Nevis Locations Map

Nevis is the smaller of the 2 islands comprising the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. It’s known for sandy beaches, including palm-fringed Pinney’s Beach and sheltered Oualie Beach. 

Social & Political History

The written history of Nevis begins with the account recorded by Columbus when he sailed by Nevis in 1493. The name Nevis is derived from “Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves” which means “Our Lady of the Snows,” because of the cloud capped mountain.

Prior to the Columbus saga, Nevis was named Dulcina “Sweet Island” by the Arawaks and later Oualie “land of beautiful waters” by the Caribs. Later in the 18th century Nevis became known as “Queen of the Caribees.” 

Over the years Nevis has made a number of significant contributions to the Caribbean and the World. Two men who played part in international history were Alexander Hamilton and Lord Horatio Nelson. Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of America and its first Secretary of the Treasury was born on Nevis on January 11, 1757. Nelson, Britains most famous admiral, used Nevis as a base of operations in the mid 1780’s and married a Nevisian, Frances Nisbet in 1787.

Nevis continued to be part of the British colonial holdings until 1967 when it achieved Associated Statehood with St. Kitts. On September 19, 1983, Nevis became part of an independent nation and form part of the sovereign democratic state of St. Christopher and Nevis. It has the unique constitutional arrangement of being part of the Federal Parliament while having a separate parliament and its own Nevis Island Administration headed by a Premier.

ADVENTURE

Nevis Adventure Tours
Cycling
Fishing
Hiking & Walking
Horseback Riding
Off Road 4×4
Sailing
Watersports

Annual Events

Nevis Marathon
Nevis Triathlon
Cross Channel Swim
Nevis Mango Festival
Nevis Culturama
Sea Turtle Experience

Arts & Crafts

Cloth Art
Nevis Craft House
Stone Art
Rogers’ Souvenirs
Vaughn Anslyn

Nevis History

Historical Sites
& Landmarks
Nevisian Heritage Village

Sports

Golf
Mountain Climbing
Running
Swimming
Tennis
Triathlon

Weddings

Getting Married
Marriage Requirements

Wellness

Nevis Hot Springs
Nevis Spas
Yoga

What’s On

Happening Now
Food & Drink
Get Active

Disclaimer | Terms & Conditions

All spending money and other expenses, unless otherwise stated, are costs for the prize winner and are not provided as part of the accommodation prize. Any flights, additional accommodation, transport, airport departure or government taxes must be paid by the prize winner and any travelling companions. Insurance is not provided as part of the accommodation prize. It is the responsibility of the prize winner and companion to ensure they have the correct documentation to travel and they adhere to any government guidelines in respect to travel.

Prize is subject to availability at time of booking. The stay is between April 1st 2022-December 19th, 2022. Blackout dates, 11th of August – 5th of October, 2022.  No cash will be awarded in lieu of the prize or part of the prize.