Nevis

Top 10 Things to Do on Nevis

Four Seasons Nevis

Some people think that when you’re on an island known for its natural beauty, there are few things to do but recline in a beach chair and soak up the sun.  Although that’s certainly an option on Nevis, there are loads of things to do when you’re not relaxing. If you’re looking for things to do on the island, here’s…Read More

YU Lounge – St. Kitts

This trip to Nevis, we checked out the new YU Lounge at the airport in St. Kitts.  YU Lounge has locations in St. Kitts and Mauritius, providing VIP transfers to and from the airport.  However, in St. Kitts, you can only use the services on the front end of your trip.  Due to some regulations, they cannot offer you services on…Read More

Double Deuce, Nevis

Double Deuce

Double Deuce is one of our favorite beach bars on Nevis, going back to our visits there in 2011.  Since then, the bar moved location a bit, but it remains one of our favorites on the island. First, the location.  It’s still on Pinney’s Beach, but it’s closer to the Four Seasons than it used to be.  Back in 2011,…Read More

Turtle Time, Nevis

Turtle Time Nevis

In the six years since we were last in Nevis, there have been a few changes.  The biggest is the development of the beach bars just to the south of the Four Seasons Nevis.  Back in 2011, there were basically three bars, Sunshine’s, Double Deuce, and Chevy’s.  The area where those bars were located has really developed into a hot spot…Read More

The Gin Trap, Nevis

New since our last trip to Nevis was The Gin Trap bar and restaurant.  Located on the mountain side of the main road in Jones Bay, the restaurant occupies the old Gallipot location. You are first escorted to the bar area, outfitted with leather couches and chairs, so you can get comfortable while making your selections, or if you’re a teenager,…Read More

Cafe des Arts, Nevis

Cafe des Arts Nevis

Just a short walk from the ferry dock in Nevis, you’ll find Cafe des Arts.  Cafe des Arts is a casual cafe, located right next door to the Museum of Nevis History and the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.  Walk along the avenue of flags on the waterfront, and you’ll spot…Read More

Monkeys! Monkeys! Monkeys! On the Island of Nevis

Green Vervet Monkeys Nevis

  Tourists love them. Residents hate them.  They are pests – – cute, furry-faced, little pests.  Green vervet monkeys are known for entertaining tourists, but also for their destruction, causing islanders to ponder the best way to preserve one of Nevis’s biggest attractions, while at the same time protecting their island’s ability to prosper. Green vervet monkeys are believed to…Read More

Catamaran Sail on Caona, St. Kitts and Nevis

It’s time to get out on the water aboard Caona, a 47-foot catamaran in the Leeward Islands Charters fleet.  At the helm was our captain, Lennox Wallace, and our destination was Shitten Bay, a cove off the southwestern coast of St. Kitts. Caona is moored in Nevis, and the crew and boat met us at the Four Seasons dock for…Read More

The Place to “Bee!” Sunshine’s, Nevis

Our first stop on our 2011 trip to Nevis was Sunshine’s, a Nevis institution and home to the famous “Killer Bee.”  This trip would be no different, except this time I would avoid the sting that follows consuming three of those delicious rum concoctions.  After a long day of traveling, beginning at 2:00 a.m. Nevis time, there was no question…Read More

Bananas, Nevis

Perched high above the Hamilton Estate, you will find a gem of a restaurant with gorgeous views, comfortable surroundings and fabulous food. Welcome to Bananas! I have to admit, on our first trip up to Bananas, we thought we had missed it and turned around to go back down the island.  We then saw another sign telling us that we…Read More

Back from Nevis

just back from Nevis

We’re back from a week in Nevis!  We stayed at the AAA 5-Diamond Four Seasons Nevis, visited our favorite beach bars, searched out monkeys, and snorkeled with turtles, rays, squid, and loads of tropical fish.  Get started on our posts below!   All words and images ©2006-2017 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any use without written permission is prohibited. For licensing information,…Read More

Holiday Traditions

Wendy G. Gunderson

It’s the fourth week in November and I’m not wearing a bikini.  Or donning flip flops, or slathering on the sunscreen. In Wisconsin, that would be expected for this time of year, but for us, it’s a bit unusual.  It has been ten years since we haven’t traveled to the Caribbean at Thanksgiving.  With our oldest now in college, her free…Read More

What’s Important is the Color of My Sand

With all the hullabaloo about the color of a dress, whether it be black with blue or white with gold, let’s not forget the important things in life, like the color of my sand!  We take a look at sand from some of our favorite beaches, Pinney’s Beach on Nevis, Rendezvous Bay on Anguilla, French Leave Beach on Eleuthera, and…Read More

Sunday is Beach Day! Our Favorite Caribbean Beaches

Best Caribbean Beaches

Sunday is beach day!  Pull on your suit, grab your sunscreen, and join us in strolling along our favorite Caribbean beaches!  Click an image for more information: All words and images ©2006-2017 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any use without written permission is prohibited. For licensing information, please send inquiries via the Contact page.  

Our Best of the Caribbean

Best Caribbean

After traveling around the Caribbean for a few years, we are regularly asked about what is the best resort, best beach, best restaurant, etc.  We have a long way to go in our travels through the islands, but these places have impressed us over the years.  Enjoy this list of “our best” of the Caribbean, from the best rum punch,…Read More

Is That Sand Really Pink?

If you read our posts on Eleuthera, you can tell that we loved the pink sand.   I had seen many photos of French Leave Beach and Harbour Island before our visit and some looked a bit unreal – – almost a cotton candy hue.  I suspected that many of these images are the result of a heavy hand on…Read More

Spirits of the Caribbean: Ting with a Zing, Nevis

While visiting the Library Bar at the Four Seasons Nevis, our bartender, Candy, mixed up quite a few cocktails, including this Ting with a Zing, made with CSR, cane sugar rum from St. Kitts, and Ting, a delicious grapefruit soda from Jamaica.  Or is it a “Ting with a Sting?”  I guess it just depends upon how strong it is!…Read More

Spirits of the Caribbean: Mangojito at Home

  So you’re not on Nevis, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Mangojito at home.  We start with the recipe from the Four Seasons Nevis: 1.5 ounces Brinley’s Gold Mango Rum 8 mint leaves Splash of simple syrup Juice of 1 lime 1 Tablespoon of mango puree Club Soda Start by peeling and removing the pit from the…Read More

Spirits of the Caribbean: Mangojito, Nevis

The signature cocktail of the Four Seasons Nevis, the Mangojito is a mix of Brinley’s Gold Mango Rum, mango puree, simple syrup, club soda, and muddled mint leaves.  Who knew that the mojito could be even more delicious?  The folks at the Four Seasons have generously shared their recipe, so be sure to try this one at home! 1.5 ounces…Read More

Spirits of the Caribbean: Sunshine’s “Killer Bee,” Nevis

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No list of the best spirits of the Caribbean is complete without a nod to the “Killer Bee,” found at Sunshine’s on the island of Nevis.  This refreshing rum cocktail has a way of sneaking up on you, so be careful to avoid the “sting.”  By my count, it hits you around your third drink. For more on the “Killer…Read More

Taste of the Caribbean: Sunshine’s Chicken Wings

Taste of the Caribbean takes us back to the island of Nevis.  You may be drawn to Sunshine’s for its famous “Killer Bee” cocktail, but don’t miss the food. Sunshine serves up some great dishes, including these delicious chicken wings. For more on why Sunshine’s is one of our favorite beach bars, read our story here.  For photos and stories…Read More

Taste of the Caribbean: Braised Pork

You don’t order from a menu at Rodney’s Cuisine.  Rodney Elliott herself greets you to tell you what she’s serving.  Today’s menu offered chicken along with the braised pork dish you see pictured above.  For authentic, local food, give Rodney’s a try.  Rodney’s is located on the main road coming out of Charlestown (headed counterclockwise around the island), on the…Read More

Taste of the Caribbean: Johnnycakes

Taste of Caribbean today presents an island classic, the johnnycake. We’ve tasted johnnycakes throughout the islands, and each chef has a slightly different take on this Caribbean staple.  The johnnycake pictured above was our favorite, found at Rodney’s Cuisine on Nevis.  They were crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. For more on Rodney Elliott and our visit…Read More

Taste of the Caribbean: Grilled Wahoo

Taste of the Caribbean is back on the Nevis.  We are walking from the Four Seasons, past Sunshine’s, and a little farther down Pinney’s Beach, we come upon Double Deuce.  Double Deuce is known for its amazing DD burger, but there are many other delicious offerings on the chalkboard menu, including this grilled wahoo.  Take a look at the menu…Read More

Taste of the Caribbean: Sunshine Salad, Nevis

Today’s Taste of the Caribbean comes from Sunshine’s, the Nevis beach bar famous for the sting of their “Killer Bee.”  Sunshine’s is not only about great drinks, but has some of the best food on the island.  Among the tasty offerings is the Sunshine Salad.  When I asked what was in it, I was told it was “made with love.”…Read More

“N” is for Nevis

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Nevis is a 36 square-mile island at the center of which is Nevis Peak, which rises 3,232 feet.  Nevis was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, and was called “Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves” which means “Our Lady of the Snows,” a description of the small cloud which is nearly always present around the peak, resembling snow.  The island is home…Read More

“M” is for Monkey

Wendy G. Gunderson

The green vervet monkey is native to Africa.  It was brought to the Caribbean, specifically Barbados, St. Kitts, and Nevis along with slaves by the Europeans.  One person’s pet is another person’s pest.  The monkeys have been known to raid crops, and can be wasteful creatures.  While on a hike on Nevis, our guide showed us a lime with just…Read More

Top Ten Things To Do in the Caribbean

Time to daydream a bit.  When work gets a bit dull, it’s easy to glide over to Facebook or Twitter, and think about what you would rather be doing right now.  If you really had to narrow it down to a list, and put them in order of priority, what makes your top ten?  Here’s our list: #10  Cocktails and…Read More

“J” is for Johnnycake

Wendy G. Gunderson

Johnnycakes are common throughout the Caribbean, although there are quite a few variations.  Typically, it is a fried or baked biscuit, traditionally served with breakfast.  I’ve tasted many variations, but my favorites come from Rodney Elliott’s restaurant on Nevis, Rodney’s Cuisine.  Her johnnycakes are fluffy like a biscuit inside with a crisp exterior.  We were lucky enough to visit at…Read More

“H” is for History

Wendy G. Gunderson

The Caribbean is loaded with history, having seen the influence of many people from different lands.  Historical sites are quite accessible too.  You won’t see a lot of glass cases or roped off areas here.  It may be a bit of a challenge to find the sites, but many are open for you to explore.  On our trip to Nevis…Read More

Liz Pereira – Pereira Tours

I first met Liz Pereira as a “MyIslands Legend” and merciful overlord of the MyIslands site for St. Kitts and Nevis.  We were planning our November 2011 trip to Nevis, and I spent quite a bit of time on the forum gathering information about restaurants and sites to see around the island, and enjoying the trip reports of forum members.…Read More

Just One Day: Nevis

“Just One Day” takes us to Nevis.  Nevis is a 36 square-mile island, the center of which is Nevis Peak, which rises 3,232 feet.  Nevis was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, and was called “Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves” which means “Our Lady of the Snows,” a description of the small cloud which is nearly always present around the peak,…Read More

Favorite Beach Bars: Chevy’s and Double Deuce, Nevis

Wendy G. Gunderson

One great thing about staying at the Four Seasons on Nevis is that there are great beach bars located a short walk from the resort.  We arrived on Nevis just as the sun was setting, and after changing clothes, we headed out in search of something to eat.  We had started the day with a 3:00 a.m. wakeup call and…Read More

Favorite Beach Bars: Sunshine’s Beach Bar, Nevis

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When you tell people you just got back from Nevis, they either ask, “Where is Nevis?” or “Did you get a Killer Bee from Sunshine’s?” Sunshine’s Beach Bar is an institution on Pinney’s Beach, just a short walk from the Four Seasons.  We arrived on Nevis just as the sun was setting, and after being shown to our rooms, we…Read More

Gallery Night Milwaukee: April 20, 2012

Join us for Gallery Night in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. These images will be part of the 7th Annual CoPA (Coalition of Photographic Arts) Members’ Show, opening on Gallery Night and running through May 12. The CoPA exhibit is located at 262 East Menomonee, across from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. For more information, check out CoPA’s website.  …Read More

CoPA Members Show: April 20 through May 12, 2012

The image below, taken on the walk to Sunshine’s Beach Bar in Nevis, will be featured in the Seventh Annual Members’ Show of the Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA). The CoPA show opens on Gallery Night, Friday, April 20, 2012, and runs through May 12, 2012, at 262 East Menomonee Street, in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, just across the street from…Read More

Crime in the Caribbean

All over the news today was the story about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer being robbed at knife-point in his vacation home in Nevis.  Immediately, there were commentaries questioning the safety of travel to the Caribbean.  Having recently returned from nine days on Nevis, I have to say that I never feared for my safety or felt uncomfortable, and…Read More

$1US = $2.70EC Eastern Caribbean and US Dollars

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the official currency of eight of the nine members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.  Those countries include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  The exception is the British Virgin Islands, whose official currency is the U.S. dollar.  We have been…Read More

Nevis – Part One: Four Seasons Nevis

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Our nine days on Nevis were spent at the Four Seasons Nevis, located on Pinney’s Beach on the west side of the island.  For more details on our stay and what the Four Seasons has to offer, click here to read more… All words and images ©2006-2017 Wendy G. Gunderson. Any use without written permission is prohibited. For licensing information,…Read More