Nevis, West Indies
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Jewel of Paradise
What it is
Idyllic in every way, from the genteel service to the adults-only Reflection Pool.
What it isn't
Boutique. With 196 rooms and suites plus 50 residence rentals and two cottages, you won’t feel like the only guests—though you will feel like the most adored.
What we think
It’s one of life’s great ironies: In a place so perfect the temperature nearly always hovers at a sun-kissed 79 degrees, sunbathing will be the last thing on your list. At the Four Seasons Resort Nevis, the activities on offer are more numerous and beguiling than any you could find back home—including diving to lasso your own spiny lobster for dinner, helicoptering over Montserrat’s Soufrière Hills volcano, having lunch alongside the gold and platinum records at Olveston House, which was owned by Sir George Martin (producer for The Beatles—ever heard of them?). On-property adventures are just as covetable; golfers won’t want to miss playing 18 holes on the Robert Trent Jones II course, where the adjacent shimmering sea can be more distracting than the sand traps. Tasteful guest rooms awash in creams and purples put the focus on the view: plush grass tumbling down to the turquoise water just beyond your door.
You're here because
The Kids for All Seasons program ensures your children receive the Blue Ivy treatment—they’ll do everything from identify nesting sea turtles to dip into nearby volcanic hot springs.
You’ve found something you like even better than piña coladas—and that’s getting rubbed down with a coconut, rum and brown sugar scrub in the resort’s herb garden-equipped spa. You love it so much you’re coming back with your spouse tonight for Spa Under the Stars, when they shut the whole area down for your private use.
Restaurants & Bars
Neve - Open every day for breakfast, Neve features a variety of international dishes, as well as local specialties such as spiny Caribbean lobster stew, a Nevisian version of eggs Benedict.
Mango - West Indian Cuisine - The Resort’s open-air and waterfront restaurant, features Caribbean Rim Cuisine and the 101 Rums Bar. With spectacular views of St. Kitts across the Caribbean Sea, Mango is also a perfect spot to catch a spectacular Nevis sunset.
The Cabana - Cabana’s location near the beach and between two pool areas makes it a popular daytime destination for sunbathers and swimmers. The restaurant includes a sit-down bar.
Coral Grill - An upbeat restaurant featuring fresh seafood and exquisite cuts of meat, the Coral Grill is located upstairs in the Great House and offers a commanding view of the Caribbean Sea.
Library Bar - The Library Bar is located just off the Great House lobby with additional seating on the terrace. This al fresco lounge is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner cocktail or a moonlit nightcap after your meal.
101 Rums Bar - Four Seasons Resort Nevis' 101 Rums Bar is the only Caribbean bar dedicated to fine-aged rums. With more than 101 aged rums and rhum agricole to choose from, guests can savour the vibrant flavours of the Caribbean contained in a snifter.
Kastawey Beach Bar - Kastawey provides blissful views of the Caribbean Sea and sister-island St. Kitts, as you sway to the gentle wind and infectious rhythm of the tropics. Complete the perfect Caribbean day by pairing your cocktail with the Kastawey Signature Sushi Roll with spicy lobster, local fish, cucumber and masago among a menu of delectable Latin-Asian cold dishes.
The 36-square-mile island has no major cruise ports, making it comparatively untrammeled. It’s just a 20-minute boat trip from the St. Kitts airport, and there are puddle-jumpers flight from San Juan and other Caribbean isles.