Samantha Merritt takes us with her to discover more about the stunning Paradise Beach Nevis…
Just a ten-minute private plane ride away from Antigua, nestled in the gorgeous Caribbean greenery is the stunning island of Nevis. With a population of only 12,000 this beautiful island offers space, tranquility and a tiny slice of paradise – away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Packed full of historical charm, and wildlife such as the loveable Green Vervet monkeys there is so much to explore – and plenty of mouth-watering local cuisine to try. Paradise Beach the number one place for you to stay when heading to Nevis. Enjoy spectacular beach views from the comfort of your own private villa, or open up the huge glass doors and take a dip in your private pool – Paradise Beach has so much to offer, and it’s the ultimate romantic getaway!
Rooms and facilities
Privately owned Paradise Beach features seven two, three and four bedroom thatched roof villas, all offering privacy and the peaceful bliss of the Caribbean. Each villa comes with a huge kitchen, which can be fully stocked if you want to cook up a storm yourself, spacious living room and luxurious bedrooms that all offer stunning en suite bathrooms. The ocean view bedrooms also come with an outside shower, the perfect place to wash away a day of lazing on the beach – that’s only a stone’s throw away!
Steve, the resort’s owner, will get you anything you require – extra mosquito spray or a paddle board, a massage right on the beach front or an early morning yoga class! Nothing’s too big or too small, and his growing team are always on hand to help! Don’t want to even think about cooking while on holiday or your honeymoon? You can book a private chef to cater for you – delicious food all freshly prepared and cooked in your own kitchen so you can dine at your own leisure. Chef duo and real life couple Monty and Paulette will cook you anything from Johnnycakes and saltfish for breakfast to a gorgeous Mahi Mahi dinner with their famous banana mash – yum!
Where to eat
Sunshine’s: World famous Sunshine’s Beach Bar has seen the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Sarah Jessica Parker and Oprah eat and dance the night away. When you visit be sure to try the lobster wrap and Killer Bee cocktail – known for its morning- after sting!
Paradise Drive Thru: Owned by one of Paradise Beach’s chefs Paulette, and only a five-minute walk away from the resort, this isn’t your typical drive thru! A menu bursting with amazing dishes like BBQ pork ribs and hot sauce chicken wings – either take your food to go or dine at their seating area while enjoying the fab Caribbean music.
Bananas: For a more varied menu, opt for dinner at Bananas. Hidden away above the historic Hamilton Estate and surrounded by over an acre of lush tropical gardens, it’s romantic dining at its best. With a menu everyone can enjoy, eating there is an absolute must!
What is there to do?
Horse riding: If you’re looking for a fun evening activity then it’s the Nevis Equestrian Centre you want! Enjoy a sunset horse ride along the beach with their experts leading the way, so even a beginner can feel safe! They’ll even match you to a horse – going by your height, age and of course, personality so you’ll feel more at ease!
Yoga: The resort can organise a yoga class for you at any time, with mats already at the resort there’s no hassle for you! Their yoga instructor David is on hand if you want to watch the sunrise with a few stretches, or feel like limbering up before you head off to your plane home.
Rainforest trek: Not for the faint hearted, but led by island expert Babba why not explore this beautiful and vast rainforest? Filled with lush greenery, jaw-dropping waterfalls and wildlife – you may even see one of the island’s notoriously naughty monkeys – this is the perfect place to get back to nature.
Island tour: With your own driver and tour guide, get picked up from Paradise Beach and take a tour of Nevis. Stopping by St Thomas Anglican Church, p the gorgeous Botanical Gardens and a visit to the Nelson Museum – among so much more exploring – this is a great way to really see the island while getting an education in its amazing history.
Catamaran cruise: Picking you up from the beach front, get whisked away for a few hours of boating fun, where you’ll stop off at the reefs for an hour of snorkelling, then unwind with a rum in hand as you head back to the resort.
Can you get married there?
Yes! If you’re planning a destination wedding then Nevis is the most gorgeous setting to say ‘I do’ and Paradise Beach can take care of everything for you. Their packages range from the steal price of £4,200 for an intimate gathering with six guests to the ultimate splurge price of £43,000 for exclusive hire of the resort for four nights, with 52 of your nearest and dearest. This also includes a pre-wedding three-night stay for you and your husband to be, to discuss your upcoming nuptials and a first anniversary return visit! To see what’s included in these fab packages head to Paradise Beach Nevis.