Over the last year, I’ve been trying to visit more destinations in the Caribbean. Living on the East Coast USA, the Caribbean is super accessible and an easy visit for a shorter getaway. Nevis is an island that’s been on my radar for a year or so. I actually discovered the island when I was looking through the Four Seasons portfolio and noticed they only had a few Caribbean resorts, one of which being Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Similar to when I visited the Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis absolutely blew me away. The staff, the rooms, the grounds – everything was top notch during my visit. I highly, highly recommend not only Nevis but specifically the Four Seasons Resort Nevis for a remote Caribbean getaway.
Where is Nevis?
Nevis is part of the two island country of St. Kitts & Nevis, with Nevis being the smaller of the two islands. This small island country was formed by volcanoes and is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs, perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.
St. Kitts & Nevis is part of the Lesser Antilles islands in the Caribbean. The country is closest in proximity to Antigua & Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Martin/Maarten, and Anguilla (the home to another Four Seasons Resort!).
How to Get to Four Seasons Resort Nevis
In order to get to Nevis, you have to fly to St. Kitts and take a boat transfer over to Nevis. The international airport in St. Kitts is called the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (airport code: SKB). From North America, you can fly directly into St. Kitts seasonally from Newark, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, and Dallas. You can also fly seasonally from London.
After you land at the airport in St. Kitts, you have to get over to Nevis. A Four Seasons representative will meet you at the airport and collect your baggage. Then, you take a 15-minute car ride from the airport in St. Kitts to the Marina at Christophe Harbour. From the marina, you take a 15-minute boat ride right to the Four Seasons Resort Nevis. The boat ride was super fun, the captain and other staff members played music and treated us to complimentary beverages to get the vacation started right!
You’re pretty much mandated to purchase an airport transfer from Four Seasons because getting to the resort involves a car ride and boat ride after you land at the airport. The airport transfer, which includes the car ride from the airport to the marina and the boat ride from the marina to the resort, costs $170 per person roundtrip.
Arriving at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Upon arrival, a bunch of Four Seasons staff was waiting for us all on the dock as we arrived. We were immediately introduced to one of the staff members and whisked right off to our room. After getting a tour of our room, we were instructed to make our way down to reception at some point to put a credit card on file.
It was super nice to be able to go right to the room and not have to wait around while everybody checked in before being able to settle into your room. Shortly after we got to our room, our bags were delivered.
Rooms, Suites, & Residences at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis
The Four Seasons Resort Nevis has a few different types of accommodation: rooms, suites, and residences/villas/estates. All of the rooms (and the whole resort, for that matter) are designed in what Four Seasons likes to call “Caribbean Charm.” Everything is light, sand tones with simple, elegant design and small pops of color. The island’s Green Vervet monkeys even come out in some of the designs!
Most room and suite types have a sea view. The alternative is a view of Nevis Peak which is almost as impressive as the sea view. Below is a little break down of what is offered in the different categories of rooms and suites.
Guest Rooms: Nevis Peak View Room, Ocean-View Room, Ocean-Side Room (all 490-560 sqft / 46-52 m2)
Suites: Indigo Suite, Poinciana Suite, Kalinago Suite, Chelanii Suite, and Alexander Suite (range from 710-1,761 sqft / 66-164 m2)
Every single guest room type allows either a King bed or 2 Double bed option. The King bed options also have a sofa bed for extra space. In the suites, the only option is a King bed. However, most of those also have a sofa bed as an option.
The Four Seasons Resort Nevis is one of a select number of Four Seasons around the world that not only has rooms and suites, but also Residences. Typically you’ll find Residences at more resort-like locations. People can purchase the Residences and then either keep it for themselves or choose to rent them out while they’re not using it.
All of the Residences are individually designed by their owners, but still fit that “Caribbean Charm” feel you see throughout the rest of the resort. There are a bunch of different floor plan options for the Residences. The bedrooms can range from 1-bedroom all the way up to 6-bedroom options, with most options being 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-bedroom layouts.
Staying in an Ocean View Room at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis
During my stay at the Four Seasons, I stayed in two different room types. The first room was an Ocean View room, which was about 500 sqft. Considering these are the smallest room types, all the rooms and suites at the resort are incredibly spacious.
Upon walking into the room, there was a big closet with plenty of space for two people to the right. On the left was the bathroom. The bathroom had a soaking tub and separate shower with the toilet behind another door. It was equipped with double sinks and L’Occitane amenities (my favorite!). The hotel provided a bunch of towels of different sizes and, of course, the signature Four Seasons bathrobes.
After leaving the bathroom and walking back towards the room, you pass a little area with the mini fridge and espresso machine. My room had a King bed, but you have a choice of two Double beds if you prefer. The King rooms also come equipped with a sofa bed. The sofa was incredibly comfortable and perfect seating for a few people. There was also a huge TV directly across from the bed.
Next to the sofa there was a table with chairs perfect for in-room dining. The resort left us a little welcome amenity spread with fruit and other snacks which we were very happy to see. One of my favorite parts of the room was the large balcony overlooking the resort and Caribbean Sea. The balcony had two Chaise Lounges if you wanted to sit and relax with a view.
Staying in a 3-Bedroom Villa at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis
For the second half of my stay, I was lucky enough to stay in Villa 1435, a gorgeous 3-bedroom villa within the Palm Grove section of the Residences. Since the Residences sit behind the resort and are intertwined with the resort’s own 18-hole golf course, each villa comes with a golf cart to get around. Not only was this a fun touch, but it was essential to get around this massive property.
Upon walking onto the grounds of the villa, there was a big screened in porch around the entire area. The main building of the villa opened up into an open kitchen and living area. There was a big table over by the kitchen for eating and a few couches in the living area facing the TV. Before arriving, the resort reached out to me regarding a provisioning list to stock up on food for the villa. This was a super nice touch so you didn’t have to bother making your way to a grocery store.
Walking back off the kitchen was a bathroom with a shower. Across the hall from this bathroom there was a bedroom with 2 Double beds. Continuing down the hallway you finally reached the Master Bedroom. The Master Bedroom had a big King bed with a TV in the room. At the back of the room there was a sectioned off area with 2 cribs (the owner has kids) and a closet. Off to the side of the bedroom was an en-suite bathroom. This bathroom was set up very similarly to the bathroom in the rooms and suites of the resort. It had a soaking tub, separate shower, separate room with a toilet, and double sinks.
In the porch area, there was a bunch of couches and lounge chairs. There was also a massive table, perfect to host a dinner for a bunch of people. Right off the porch there was an outdoor area that featured a bench swing and a hammock. This open area led to the guest house, which was basically another Master Bedroom. The guest house had a King bed and similar bathroom to the Master Bedroom in the main house.
Walking out the back of the house and out of the porch led you down to a plunge pool with a waterfall surrounded by lots of greenery. It truly felt like it was in the jungle! The plunge pool had Chaise Lounges set up as well. Around the side from the pool was a sundeck that looks out onto the resort’s golf course with a distant view of the ocean.
All the villas in the Residences come with the same amenities as the resort itself. Residence guests will receive twice daily maid service, the ability to order room service, all bathroom amenities, etc.
Restaurants at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis
There are four main dining options and one main bar at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Every single place we dined at was delicious! I didn’t get to try out every restaurant because I found myself loving the ones I went to so much that I kept going back.
Esquilina is the restaurant where the breakfast buffet happens every morning. If you were considering not getting the breakfast package, think again. Not only did they have tons of options, but they had a live omelette, pancake, and waffle station as well.
Below is a list of the dining options at the Four Seasons, along with links to the menus.
- Esquilina: breakfast buffet, international dining with seasonal favorites
- Mango: oceanside restaurant with Caribbean cuisine
- Kastawey Beach Bar: casual beachside restaurant and bar, home of the twice weekly “Burgers on the Beach” nights and “Lobster Night”
- On the Dune: beachside restaurant with an eclectic blend of locally-sourced Caribbean and American cuisines
- Crowned Monkey Rum Bar: rum bar open every evening
Definitely make sure to participate in “Burgers on the Beach” and “Lobster Night.” “Burgers on the Beach” is every Wednesday and Saturday night, but “Lobster Night” is only select numbers. Check with the concierge when you arrive to see what nights these special events are happening.
Four Seasons also has some culinary events that guests can participate in. These events are Rum Tasting, Sundowners on the Pier, and Papaw-Pepper-Sauce Cooking Class. Don’t forget to check with the concierge to see when you’ll be able to participate in these fun culinary experiences.
Activities at Four Seasons Resort Nevis
There are endless activities at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis. You could easily pick a new thing to do every day and never run out of things to do. The resort has 3 main pools: 2 family friendly pools and 1 adults only pool. If you’re more of a beach person, you can take advantage of the large stretch of famous Pinney’s Beach which the resort sits on. There are tons of beach chairs set up on the beach and you’ll never have to fight for a spot.
If you’re looking for a little more activity than relaxing by the pool or beach, Four Seasons Resort Nevis has a stunning 18-hole golf course. I haven’t spent much time at golf courses, but of the few I’ve seen this one was by far the nicest. Not only is the course itself beautiful, but it offers views of the island of Nevis and the Caribbean Sea that are absolutely breathtaking. For those interested in golf, but not confident enough to play all 18-holes, you can sign up for lessons at the resort.
The beach, pool, and golf course are definitely some of the highlights at this resort, but they don’t even begin to cover the unending list of things you can do at this resort. Below is a list of some other fun activities.
- Spa treatments and fitness classes
- Golf cart tour (aka the monkey tour!)
- Water skiing
- Banana boat
- Snorkeling (guided or right off the beach)
- Stand-up paddle boarding
- Catamaran snorkeling & sunset trips
- Scuba diving (ask Concierge about the Dive & Dine experience)
- Hiking (including to the top of Nevis Peak!)
- Island tours of Nevis
- …and so much more!!!
As you can see, there’s something for everybody at Nevis. Basically everything above can be done as a lesson too if you’re interested or want to learn. The Concierge is also able to set up dinners at other hotels on the island.
Time to Book Four Seasons Resort Nevis!
If you’re anything like me, you probably just read this article and are now dying to go to Nevis and stay at the Four Seasons. It truly was the perfect escape and I wish I had stayed longer. I would say 4 nights is a good minimum amount of time to stay, but if I had to do it again I would try to stay 7 nights. As always, feel free to DM me on Instagram or leave a comment if you have any questions. I hope you all enjoyed this digital tour through the Four Seasons Resort Nevis!
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Maddie is the traveler behind A One Way Ticket. She has been traveling internationally for over 10 years and has visited 75+ countries on 6 continents. In addition to traveling herself, she’s been helping others plan their own travel for 6+ years. Maddie eats, sleeps, and breathes travel and loves to help others discover that same wanderlust!