by Liz Dowling

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  Even though this winter started off mild, it ended with a vengeance.

We forgot to hire the guy to shovel the driveway.  My new, long down coat was now at the top of my hit list.

Even our dachshund, who adores winter, turned up her nose when we let her out into snow that was well over her head.  Time to GET AWAY.

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Pooling airline miles and American Express points, I cobbled together a four night / four day trip to Nevis.  I know I could have searched the Internet for a “deal” to go somewhere warm.  But this is where we wanted to go.

School and work obligations kept two of the four of us at home, so I took off with my older daughter to do nothing but sit in the sun.

We have been to Nevis before.  My husband and I first went there in 1998 and stayed at a lovely place called Nisbet Plantation.  Nisbet was our destination on this trip (and many before…) too.

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Nisbet Plantation is what I would describe as classic Old Caribbean.  A historic stone plantation sitting on a hill with a stunning view of palm trees all the way down to the water.

Yellow cottages dot the property.  There is only one TV in the main house, a book exchange and lots of board games.  Our kind of place!

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A tropical cocktail over on the boat, stunning turquoise views and our favorite Nisbet staff greeting us ~ it took about 3 minutes to relax when we arrived.

There are a lot of things to do on Nevis.  The Botanical Gardens are beautiful.  You can hike Nevis Peak (an inactive volcano) with a guide or dip into the restorative mineral baths in downtown Charlestown.

We like to rent a car and drive around the windswept side of the island where you can see Saba and St. Eustatius off in the distance.

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Stop and visit the other historic plantations: Gorgeous Montpelier, Golden Rock or The Hermitage for lunch or a cocktail on your tour.

Lime and Sunshine’s are perfect for a grilled Caribbean lobster on the beach.  Dinner at Miss June’s (call to see if it is open), the Gallipot or Bananas is a treat.

End your day with sunset views of St. Kitts and a traditional Nevisian rum punch at the Mount Nevis Hotel.

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This time, Emily and I did not leave the Nisbet “campus” once.  The path from our room to the beach was about the only one we could manage.  The staff (Angela, Violet, Roslyn, Patterson, Lendora, Glendina, Derrick and Dan) took EXCELLENT care of us, as always.

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The food was too delicious.  The hammock on the beach too inviting.


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We will be more adventurous next time.  Maybe.

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Jackie March 26, 2015 - 8:23 am

Our trip to Nevis, with all of your great recommendations, was one of our favorites! Beautiful photos!

Elizabeth Dowling March 26, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Thank you Jackie, it is a special place!

susie March 26, 2015 - 9:10 am

Love this post! So beautiful – a joy to look at. A vicarious trip will have to do!

Elizabeth Dowling March 26, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Maybe a REAL trip in the future Susie…. I think it might be necessary 🙂

Terry April 3, 2015 - 1:29 pm

You’re having too much FUN! Great pics. Stay Fabulous!

Gavin Tannock April 20, 2015 - 6:29 pm

could not describe it any better , fabulous blog

Elizabeth Dowling April 21, 2015 - 8:44 am

Thank you Gavin, we LOVE it there!

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