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. Hence the reason why all beaches are public and construction is forbidden beyond one thousand feet above sea level. There is then much of the natural beauty of the island to be embraced and enjoyed.
A group of volunteers work at night on the beaches tagging sea turtles and collecting information about their nesting and movement. Why not join them one evening and help? Additional information is collected by the Nevis Turtle Group on morning surveys and they also give presentations to local schools.
The Rain Forests and foothills are filled with trails for hikers, ramblers and mountain bikers to explore. The thick jungles are full of fascinating plants and trees as well as stunning views. Wildlife is all around including donkeys, goats, monkeys and tropical birds.
There are many different coloured sands and rocks of all sizes along the island’s coastline. It’s an excellent playground for beachcombers and lovers of beach walks.