You can drive around Nevis, the baby of the dual island nation Saint Kitts and Nevis
, in less than an hour. Its somewhat removed location – most guests take the Four Seasons’ boat from the airport in Saint Kitts to reach Nevis – is essential to its untrammeled, old Caribbean appeal, backdropped by volcanic Mount Nevis at the center of the island.
“Nevis is the true Caribbean,” says Judy Stein, a New York-based Virtuoso advisor. “The resort is perfect for families, with lots of activities, and it’s great for golfers.”
When its full-scale renovation is completed by December, the Four Seasons Nevis
will debut 189 rooms redecorated in airy, nature-inspired motifs, from botanical-print wallpaper to furniture textiles featuring the island’s iconic green vervet monkeys. A new Mediterranean-focused restaurant, EsQuilina, will offer a crudo bar and a chef’s table where diners can interact with the cooks. Mixologists at the new rum-centric The Crowned Monkey Rhum Bar will guide tasting tours.
Amenities abound on the 350-acre compound, including a Robert Trent Jones II 18-hole golf course, 10 tennis courts, and a forget-the-time spa with outdoor therapy pools and treatment rooms in gingerbread-trimmed cottages.
“Four Seasons Nevis is a country club on a beach,” says Lisa Cohen, a Virtuoso advisor based in New York. “Think classy and elegant but low-key.”