A place where the traffic jams consist of sheep and goats in the road, where a ‘lime’ is not just a little green sour fruit and where the pace of life allows one to stop and admire the fantastic red flowers of the flamboyant trees currently in full bloom all over the island.
This 36 square mile tropical paradise is home to approximately 10,000 people who graciously share their island with year round visitors who appreciate the clean air, blue skies and the relaxed, unhurried lifestyle that is a faint memory on most of the other Caribbean islands. Nevis is decidedly un-glitzy. It still retains an old world charm with its capital Charlestown a living historical monument to 18th and 19th century British colonial architecture. Weather worn buildings with their ‘skirt and blouse’ style buildings of stone ground floors and wooden upper levels line the main street of Charlestown. Further out of town, the elegant plantation hotels dotted around the island are not just tourist destinations but offer year round venues for locals and visitors alike.
Our beaches may not offer miles and miles of white sands, but they are so much more than a place to stretch out and pay homage to the sun god. The shallow waters at Oualie beach offer a safe place for families with children to gather and enjoy the sun, sea and sand. Pinney's beach has a selection of fun beach bars including the famous Sunshine’s Bar & Grill, Chevy’s, the Double Deuce, Lime and El Rincon.
There are many places to lime with friends. Ah yes, to ‘Lime’ in the islands means to relax with friends, to hang out, do nothing of any consequence and here on Nevis there are many great limin’ spots to discover.
So discover here with us the lifestyle of the island: the people, the history, our culture, and our ways. Nevis. While respecting her past and traditions, is also a vibrant island moving forward with confidence to new ventures and in step with the modern world. Catch a glimpse of some of the things that makes Nevis special by checking back regularly to read the Nevis Style blog and celebrate the lifestyleof our adopted homeland.