Nisbet Plantation Beach Club
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St. James Parish
St. Kitts and Nevis
Set in the former ancestral home of Fanny Nisbet (widowed early, she went on to wed famed English seafarer Lord Admiral Nelson), this plantation inn is a landmark that's managed to adapt very well to the modern age. It's the only beachfront historic inn on Nevis, as most of the plantation homes that would later turn to plantation inns were built up in the mountains, long before the days of air-conditioning. With only 36 guest accommodations on 30 beachfront acres, it never feels overcrowded.(+) More
Set in the former ancestral home of Fanny Nisbet (widowed early, she went on to wed famed English seafarer Lord Admiral Nelson), this plantation inn is a landmark that's managed to adapt very well to the modern age. It's the only beachfront historic inn on Nevis, as most of the plantation homes that would later turn to plantation inns were built up in the mountains, long before the days of air-conditioning. With only 36 guest accommodations on 30 beachfront acres, it never feels overcrowded. The Great House holds the lobby, the lounge, and the formal dining room; guest accommodations are duplexes and quads housed in cottage-style buildings around the property. The Avenue of the Palms leads from the Great House straight down to the beach, where you'll also find the bar and breakfast room. The beach is the site of a weekly Thursday night barbecue that draws locals and tourists from around the island. This tradition may seem at odds with the genteel architecture, but don't be confused: Gentility is not the same as stuffiness. The staff is on first-name terms with the guests, and the maitre d' here, Patterson, has a collection of over 5,000 ties given to him by visitors over the years. If he knows a guest is returning, he'll wear their tie to commemorate the stay.(-) Close
Nisbet has earned two AAA 4-Diamond Awards - one for the hotel proper and the other for its Great House dining experience.
The Great House serves as the setting for evening drinks, conversation and gourmet dinners. It is one of only three air-conditioned restaurants on Nevis. Tea is served daily on the on the Great House terrace. Coconuts by the pool serves breakfast daily while Sea Breeze Bar & Grill located just next door by the beach offers sumptuous lunches. Coconuts and Sea Breeze serve as the center of the Thursday Night Surf & Turf Beach Bar-B-Q which is one of the island's most popular events. The Bar-B-Q includes cocktails, dinner and a lively Caribbean band that gets everyone dancing.
36 cottage-style rooms are spread across 30 beachfront acres of palm trees and tropical flowers offering the ultimate in tranquility and privacy. All rooms have: ceiling fans, air conditioning, refrigerator, phone, safe, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, tea-coffee maker, robes. Included in room rates are local calls, postage and weekly manager's rum punch party.
Nisbet also has a pool and hot tub at the beach, The Palms Spa with private treatment rooms, a fitness centre, and complimentary snorkel and tennis equipment.
TripAdvisor ranks Nisbet as "The Most Popular Hotel" on the two-island nation of St. Kitts & Nevis and one of the "Top Ten Hotels in all the Caribbean". TheKnot.com named Nisbet among "The Top Ten Most Romantic Hotels in the Caribbean" and the hotel is also on the Conde Nast Gold List. The property was just named the number one resort in the Caribbean and the number six resort in the world on Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards list 2010.
While Nisbet is best known for a place to get away and relax, the concierge is happy to arrange nearby golf, kayaking, deep sea fishing, sailing, mountain climbing eco-tours, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, island tours and car rental for guests who wish to explore Nevis - the island time forgot. Additional features at the property include: free tennis and snorkeling equipment, nearby golf. Freshwater swimming pool outdoor, hot tub (open ocean vista), massage/ treatment room(s), great house lounge, high speed internet access (complimentary), wireless internet, porter/ bellhop service, babysitting or child care, currency exchange, fitness center, sea breeze beach bar poolside, The Palms spa on site, concierge services, 3 dining venues on property, in-room security safe, safe deposit boxes front desk, business services, guest services/ front desk, security (24 hour service), gift shop on site, wedding services. Special instructions for arrival transportation to the property: Guests need to contact the hotel prior to arrival to the island at email@example.com to arrange for round-trip airport transfers (land and water taxi) for their stay. Guests staying 5 nights or longer will receive complimentary round-trip transfers; for guests staying 4 nights or less there is a nominal fee for the round-trip transfers.
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