NEVIS, August 11, 2013 – Nisbet Plantation (http://nisbetplantation.com/) on the
“On the island time forgot is a hotel you will remember forever,” is the way the
If it is true that first impressions are lasting ones, then visitors are immediately impressed by Nisbet Plantation’s signature gateway to the
The 30-acre tropical beachfront property uniquely combines a storied history with casual elegance.
Travelers may take a while to adjust to the serene rhythms of island life, but once immersed in the contagious ambience of
Nevis’ sister island of
On Nevis the biggest event of the day will likely be a dominoes match between some of the locals in the capital city of
Or it could be the spotting of a green vervet monkey roaming through town.
Meanwhile, at Nisbet Plantation, the toughest decision a guest may make all day is which rope hammock to choose at the beach.
Interlaced within its tranquil setting, Nisbet’s history hearkens to the romantic past of a more genteel era.
At 3,232-feet, the extinct volcano is almost always surrounded by clouds.
Little wonder that the island’s 18th century plantation life embraced a legacy of cultured gentility and charm. That ambience still lives at Nisbet Plantation, and it’s part of the magic.
Remnants of the sugar cane industry that once made Nevis “Queen of the Caribees” can be found everywhere on the island, and Nisbet Plantation was one of the richest.
When Admiral Lord Nelson, the famed British naval hero, visited
Fanny, as she was affectionately known, quickly fell in love with the captain and they were married at Saint John Figtree Parish Anglican Church in 1787.
Just 32-years earlier, in 1755, Alexander Hamilton, was born on
Even today the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers are located in the place of
When Christopher Columbus sighted Nevis in 1493 he called it “Our Lady of the Snows,” referring to the perpetual cloud cover around
More than a century later, in 1607, Captain John Smith visited Nevis during the voyage that eventually led to the founding of
Electricity came to
For travelers enjoying the luxurious rustic ambience of Nisbet Plantation,
In 1950, Mary Pomeroy purchased the property and attempted, without success, to turn it into a coconut plantation among other ventures. Eventually Pomeroy refurbished some guest rooms and later added bungalow-style cottages leading down to the beach.
Following several ownership changes, current owner David Dodwell purchased Nisbet in 1989 and since has received international attention for the property.
Nisbet Plantation features 36 rooms, of which 14 are superior rooms and 22 are suites in three categories. All rooms are elegantly appointed with a regional motif and soft
Rates, which include full a breakfast and dinner, as well as afternoon tea, vary according to season. Currently, special offers are booked only via phone or by e-mail. Among the amenities are free Wi-Fi and 110-volt electrical current sockets, the same as the
Resort facilities include a spa, tennis, fitness center and croquet lawn, plus three restaurants offering a light fare menu up to fine dining.
A favorite gathering spot is the great house with its trademark setting that faces the rows of palm trees that somehow manage to lure visitors away from the beach. The Tea Patio overlooking Palm Tree Alley is especially enticing in late afternoon when the day eases into the amber glow of twilight and sea breezes caress the grounds.
On the tiny hump-shaped paradise of
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