Have always considered Nevis as a side trip from Anguilla. Anyone been there? LL has a great package to Montpelier. It looks good. I also found a few villas to rent. Any feedback?
I have stayed at Montpelier (booked through LL) and if you book I don't think you will be disappointed. Everything is very clean and the staff are wonderful. Montpelier is always listed right up there with having some of the best food on the island so no worries there. I think Montpelier would be a great introduction to Nevis. However, it could spoil you for subsequent visits.......
The island on Nevis is not for everyone. It is small and quiet. Some complain that it is boring and be aware that it does not have the dazzling white sand beaches of Anguilla. I love the fact that it is slow paced and quiet as I don't like loud, busy vacations. How much you enjoy Nevis will depend of your expectations and vacation style.
Hey F....Thank you so much and glad you enjoyed the LL package. I think I would like Nevis. We enjoy smaller islands (Virgin Gorda and Anguilla.) I love boring!! Please tell more on the property. Did you see the tennis courts, how was the room and location? Did you rent a car to explore? How long did you stay? We thought about incorporating this trip with our Anguilla trip...Thanks so much!!!
I don't play tennis so while I saw the tennis courts, I didn't really look at them. The rooms are duplex style units, they all have patio/lanai areas with views over the grounds towards the sea. The rooms, while not plush, are very clean and have everything you need. We spent very little time in our room. We hung out at the pool bar area which is one of the best I have seen. Beautiful pool with lots of padded loungers, tables with umbrellas and loungers under the covered area of the pool deck so when you need to get out of the sun.....Also up at the pool bar they have a very comfortable lounge area with couches and chairs for reading, computer use (wifi good at pool) or bs-ing with the bartenders. The staff are wonderful!! Love the barmen and the breakfast ladies but everyone is great.
I like to rent a car just to have the freedom to take off for a drive if the mood hits. One circular road around the island so you don't get lost. I think you are an experienced Caribbean traveller so you understand Island driving style. The LL pkge included a dinner so we used the car to go out for dinner to try a couple of local spots. We picked our restaurants carefully and went to harder to reach places in daylight for lunch and others just off the main road for dinner. (I'm not so good at night without landmarks.)
Montpelier has a private beach with cabanas, shuttle everyone down once a day, we drove and enjoyed their picnic lunch at the beach. Also went to Pinney's Beach, great for beach walking and people watching, stop in at Sunshine's to view his wall of fame and have the rite of passage Killer Bee.
Dinner starts in the Great Room with a cocktail and complimentary appies. They show you the menu and take your order there and when your table is ready, walk you out the the restaurant for dinner. Restaurant overlooks the tennis courts and down to the lights of Charlestown.
Yes, I have stayed at Nisbet. Lovely, right on the beach. Some complain that it is too windy but we love the constant breeze. Fantastic staff. Breakfast is served down at the beach overlooking the water. Nice. Dinner at the Great House, great atmosphere, good food.