When the Nevis Tourism organization invited me to visit the island on a Familiziation trip (FAM trip) I was excited and a bit nervous. They arrange dining, activities, and most important, the hotel accommodations. I am both a control freak and a pampered princess. I am very particular about my privacy, location, amenities, safety, and above all actually enjoying my travel accommodations!
Not only did the Mount Nevis Hotel live up to my standards, it exceeded expectations! From the moment we drove down the windy road leading to the property I had an immediate sign of relief and comfort in this darling boutique hotel property.
Nevis island, one of two island states of St. Kitts and Nevis country, is a small island of a mere 93 square kilometers (36 sq mi) which is roughly the same size as St. Martin or Anguilla islands. With an island this small, nothing is far, and the Mount Nevis Hotel is a five-minute drive from the Nevis airport.
Ample parking spaces, if you choose to rent a car, this convenient location is ideal for taxi service between the airport, restaurants, activities and stunning beaches.
Stunning Pool with a View
My only regret is not spending more time in this pool!
Sadly, I did not even lounge in one of the poolside hammocks. And that is the real shame.
The property is well lit and just as beautiful at night.
Spacious Suite with Living Room and Full Kitchen Amenities
I was pleasantly surprised upon check-in to find my Ocean View Suite came with a King size bed, ample closet, luxurious bathroom, office desk & chair, complete living room, full-size kitchen, and stunning balcony views. My enormous room would be perfect for a family of four thanks to the Queen size sleeper sofa in the living room.
Another (minor) regret is that I did not spend more time enjoying my hotel suite at the resort, including a fully equipped kitchen. I easily could have prepared my own breakfast or snacks from the local fruits stands to enjoy on my private balcony or living room.
Confession time, most of my Instagram posts were created either in bed before I fell asleep, or early morning on the living room couch before heading out for my morning walk (with monkeys).
The kitchen was fully equipped with cups, plates, utensils, oven/stove, full-size refrigerator, and the most important, coffee maker! Perfect for honeymooners that do not want to leave the room. Wink, wink.
Mornings are my favorite time of the day on Nevis. I love watching the sunrise over the Caribbean Sea from my comfy bed. There is always one or two monkeys to be seen on the morning walk, then a delicious breakfast of fresh local fruit, it is impossible not to be in a great mood in Nevis.
Looking for more dining options on Nevis Island? Here is my Nevis Island Cuisine Guide
No visit to Nevis would be complete without seeing the Monkeys! The local African Green Vervet monkeys roam wild and outnumber the people on Nevis island. While many residents consider them pests for eating fruit from the backyard gardens, they are super cute! These monkeys have a slight greenish hue to easily camouflage throughout the island.
During my early morning walks around the resort, I spotted several of the monkeys walking freely around the property. I could easily get close enough to see the characteristic long tail with a little white puff on the end.
Later, when we went on a Monkey Watching ATV tour around the island with Funky Monkey Tours, some of the best spots to see the monkeys were on the Mount Nevis hotel property!
Mount Nevis hotel is a darling boutique hotel that is perfect for a quiet stay on Nevis Island with spectacular Caribbean views and upclose monkey watching.
More of my Nevis Adventures are posted to Instagram Stories here.
Disclaimer: Special thanks to the Nevis Tourism Authority for inviting me to visit as part of an all expenses paid familiarization tour of the island. As always, all opinions are my own.