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Booby IslandNewcastleBurnabyCottonGroundNew River WhitehallZetlandsBrown HillCharlestownNevis is charming andlaid-back but if youfancy a hit of style head to the Four Seasons.Four restaurants cover the ambit from formalplantation style settingsto stylish open-air dining.There's also a superb spa - try the 50-minuteAphrodisiac Experiencefor two, where a Swedishmassage is topped offwith a glass of bubbly.Then head to Sunshine's- a beach bar servingpotent Killer Bee cocktails.For a dose ofCaribbean air,breathtaking viewsand a challenge,book a round onthe 18-hole, par 71 Four SeasonsGolf Course. Acquaint yourselfwith the story ofthe island at theMuseum of NevisHistory, set in aGeorgian style buildingbuilt around 1680. Whilein Charlestown harbour,take in views of St Kitts on the horizon.Horse racing is big newson Nevis and everymonth the Indian CastleRace Track hosts an after-noon of it. If your chartercoincides, head here formusic, racing, barbecuesand carnival fun. You caneven hire a private box for the occasion. Among scenic additions to the island are theBotanical Gardens. Sculptures and fountains sitalongside roses, vines, cacti, fruit terraces, herbs andorchids. There is also a rainforest conservatory housingtropical plants, waterfalls, Mayan-style sculptures andcolourful parrots. Beyond, views of Nevis Peak providethe perfect scenic backdrop. In a building dating back to 1778, the beautifullyrestored Great House restaurant at the NisbetPlantation Beach Club welcomes guests with indoor dining or candlelit tables on the verandah. Specialitiesinclude lobster, Mahi Mahi, sorbets and pastries. If you're fit, weave yourway up trails throughthe rainforest to the topof Nevis Peak. Book aqualified guide to takeyou on the best routes,and along the way hemay even point out localbush remedies. Try to goon a cloud-free day tomake the most of theviews from the mountain.The Golden Rock Nature Trail at the Golden RockPlantation Inn is an easy hike through tropicalfoliage. Fruit trees, flowers and rainforest plantsline the route and you'll encounter the local AfricanGreen (Vervet) monkeys. The Golden Rock Inn onthe Golden Rock Plantation Estate is a great spotfor local island colour, and also for delicious lobstersandwiches by the pool.Beaches abound so pick which one best suits yourplans for the day. For swimming and beach bars, try Cades Bay, Pinney's Beach and Herbert's Beach; for snorkelling, head to Gallow's Bay, Long Haul Bay and Nisbet Beach; and for a picnic, Ft Ashby is perfect.46Isea&iIWINTER 2012N

islandlifeDiscover the pretty rainforest island of Nevis, framed by the Atlantic Oceanand the Caribbean Sea and drifting at the top of the Lesser Antillesarchipelago, south of Puerto Rico SNAPSHOT NEVISWINTER 2012I sea&iI47caribbeanFor information on chartering around Nevis and the Caribbean, contact your Camper &Nicholsons charter broker, see page 6