STAY NEVIS: FOUR SEASONS
There are different kinds of trips and they all serve different purposes. Over the course of my travels, I have tried so very many different combos and I have traveled for many different reasons. From big city moments to small town moments, from luxe hotels, to small basic hotels- there’s not only something for everyone, there’s also something for every occasion.
I’m really at an interesting point where I’m really learning to slow down a little bit, and I have truly begun to appreciate how wonderful it is, to treat and reward myself. And because I don’t take anything for granted and because I want a special trip to really feel special, I spend a lot of time on research to ensure that a special getaway is indeed worthwhile in terms of time and money.
The Four Seasons brand is world renowned when it comes to luxury, however because each resort is often independently run, there are slight differences and certain nuances that allows certain locations to stand above and apart from the rest.
And I think it’s in light of this that the Four Seasons Nevis completely stepped up their game; first with a recent renovation and redesign. I was surprised to find out that this was but the first phase in a multiphase project. I quite honestly felt like they had done it all. Here are what I felt were the true highlights of the hotel during my stay:
Room Redesign: I love when a room tells a story and lets you know exactly where you are. The rooms are spacious, airy, light filled and with touches of Caribbean colors and woven raffia on some of the furniture. The room layout I had led out to a patio where all you can see is nature; beautiful greens, the sound and smell of the ocean and blue skies.
Sundowners on the Dock: If you fly into St Kitts, (which is often the most likely option, as the larger sister island has more flight options ) then you will arrive Nevis by boat. The boat dock was a true fave as its the most inviting approach and you immediately spot and can fully appreciate the entire layout of the resort with Nevis Peak as a backdrop when you arrive. The dock is also where you have to be at sunset, watching the sun slowly drop beneath the horizon as you listen to calypso music while toasting on cocktails (a variety of rum punches on offer) with new friends.
Cabana Time: There’s a few things you do on a true vacation, you actually just let go of everything and you relax. The private cabanas allow for that; a corner of the beach in a setting that feels tailor made- with direct access to the beach and full dedicated service. The cabana is larger than most I have been in, complete with sitting area, dining area, radio, TV, complimentary mini bar and more. Besides 2 separate sets of beach chairs, there’s also a hammock to read or as in my case, to nap in.
Service: The staff were really excellent- I had to get rescued on a few occasions by housekeeping as I kept losing my key card. In addition, since the property is quite large, the staff were kind enough to take me on a few tours of the property, often with very short notice and each time they were super patient with me, giving me time and space to explore.
N.B. Eat: I highly highly recommend dinner at Mango which was absolutely the highlight of dining at the resort, serving true Caribbean fair right on the water. My fave dishes were Felicia’s Beef Patty, Goat Tamal and the Jerk rub pork ribs.