Laid-back luxury in the West Indies
179 Rooms / 17 suites / 50 villas
When you want to get away, Four Seasons Resort Nevis is an easy but hidden escape. Set apart from some of the more touristy islands such as St. Barths and Turks and Caicos, the relatively remote and small Nevis harkens back to an older time when afternoons of slowly sipping coconut rum on golden beaches was all that was on the itinerary.
Set on Nevis’ famed Pinney’s Beach, Four Seasons offers 196 guest rooms and suites in two-story plantation-style cottages.
The sprawling grounds also boast 50 villas, picture-perfect palm tree groves, a variety of free-form infinity pools, five restaurants and three bars, a golf course that’s a Caribbean favorite (keep an eye out for island monkeys swinging through the tree tops) and a relaxing spa with lava rock waterfalls and sala decks with plunge pools.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Three infinity pools are scattered on the property. The quiet, adults-only option overlooking the sea beckons. Spend your days alternating between laps in the warm water and relaxing on the teak deck, sipping guava-infused water.
• The Nevis hotel caters to families. There’s an all-ages pool (the adults’ pool is on the other side of the resort); a fun Kids For All Seasons program; a teen room equipped with video games, air hockey and foosball tables; and a daily schedule packed with activities.
• Managed by Peter Burwash International, the tennis facilities offer four red clay courts (two lit for night play) and six hard courts (three lit for night play). Professional instruction is available, and every accessory you need is at the pro shop in the sports pavilion.
• Golfers will line up to play on the striking 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II course that’s set amid the rainforest and gives you both mountain and sea views.
• Book one of the charming cabana-style beach houses. The oceanfront retreats can accommodate up to five and come furnished with lounge chairs, a flat-screen TV and a mini refrigerator. Each also includes a private butler to cater to your every desire.
Things to Know
• Nevis has its own airport, but Vance W. Amory International is limited to small commercial flights and private charters on its single runway.
• Most guests arrive in St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. From there, Four Seasons Nevis shuttles you to Christophe Harbour — it’s a short but scenic trip — where you then take an 18-minute speedboat ride right to the hotel’s own dock. It’s all included in your stay.
• While a majority of people clamor for rooms with water views, the peak vistas are what makes Nevis special. So consider booking mountain-facing accommodations.
• Guest rooms are comfortable, spacious areas that have an island-cool feel with sunny yellows, navy blue and sand-colored stone.
• Accommodations are outfitted with the Four Seasons’ signature customizable mattress toppers, large flat-screen TVs, private balconies or patios, plantation-style shutters to keep out the bright sun, and enormous marble bathrooms.
• The roomy residential villas range from one to seven bedrooms. You'll feel at home with your own private pool and beautifully landscaped gardens, while still having access to all of the resort amenities.
• All rooms overlook the sea or Nevis Peak. Some also have views of the ground’s tropical landscape or the pool.
• Every cottage and villa comes with washers and dryers, a godsend for traveling families. Detergent is also provided.
• The most memorable of the dining options at the Nevis hotel is Mango. The posh alfresco, waterfront restaurant features Caribbean Rim cuisine and sweeping sunset vistas.
• At Mango, don’t miss the succulent jerk ribs slathered with a sweet mango-habanero sauce and thick cassava fries. Another favorite is the slow-poached Caribbean spiny lobster.
• Bar 101 Rums carries more than 120 types of its namesake spirit from all over the Caribbean and the Americas. It’s the largest rum collection on the island. Book a place at the regular Thursday tasting or try them on your own.
• Open-air Neve puts out a tempting breakfast buffet spread, but the menu’s juicy fried jerk chicken sandwiched between savory cheddar waffles is a must.
• At Coral Grill, taste Caribbean catches like fresh cracked conch, spiny lobster and yellow fin tuna alongside meaty cuts like a rib-eye or rack of lamb.