These days, going on a getaway includes ditching the crowds and reconnecting with the quiet spaces without leaving the lap of luxury. After all, you want to rest and regenerate and not necessarily disappear into the bushes. Well, that's a different kind of vacation all together. Let's talk about the lap of luxury with minimal human contact and a delicious calming environments. Let's take the plane and land in Nevis.
Get lost in its thick, manicured gardens with sloping footpaths and cozy cottages that play hide-and-seek in the multicolored foliage. Lounge on the eye-catching, modern art décor of the restaurant's stone patio and listen to the low murmur of water as it flows gently from small fountains into shallow ponds with cruising fish and basking flora. Let the cool breeze from the nearby Nevis Peak caress your sun-kissed skin. The sudden bursts of rain are always ready to lull you to sleep once you've surrendered to the open arms of pillows on your four poster bed.
Golden Rock Inn is truly an unique boutique hotel. The grounds themselves feel like a stairmaster with varying inclines and steps. Every corner is an opportunity to reward the eyes with color, texture and history. And when night closes in, the ambience transforms into the crackle of tiny lights, shy candle flames and a magnificent display of soft lighting, their reflections lapping the surface of surrounding ponds as a concerto of animals and insects perform the evening's songs.
Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Kick back into the old world luxury of earth tones and open spaces, minimalist gardens and views that you can invite into your room with one swipe of your ceiling-to-floor curtains. The art is in the dining. At Montpelier Plantation and Beach, the grand iron gates are open and the tree with limbs as supple as a ballerina strikes a a magnificent pose. Read a book near the old sugar mill dating back 300 years, cool down with an afternoon swim in the pool or watch TV in the cozy game /lounge area on the ground floor of the great stone house. Tease your taste palette with a wide range of unique dining experiences: breakfast buffet, a pool side lunch and elegant fine dining.
Surrounded by a lush tranquil garden, the hotel is also home to vervet monkey, who make for a delightful but rare sight. If you want a rest in high end comfort, this Caribbean boutique hotel is luxury personified. The Relais & Chateaux member has been received the AAA Four Diamond awards and is committed to living up to its name.
The Hermitage, Gingerland
Step back in time onto the mango-laced grounds of The Hermitage. This intimate hotel adds the ultimate experience in classic Caribbean living, open-fire pig roast and eclectic cottages. Each cottage has its own unique space, poised on different parts of the property like content sisters, their arms folded, their bodies large and comfortable. Amongst them, the well-preserved matron, aged to perfection since 1670. This national treasure reminds us that history lives on with the right concoction of love and care. Bask in the warm breeze on a side porch while rocking in a hammock. Book a nearby hike to Nevis Peak and walk right into = its protective hug of foliage and secret waterfalls. At Hermitage, you are home.
This budget-friendly alternative places you in the center of nature, but still close enough that you can walk to the main road and reconnect with modern civilization when needed. Other than that, take a snack to the pool or linger longer in the lattice embrace of the outdoor dining area. It's one of those places, a cozy corner in the whole wide world that you'd want to go back to, again and again.
Want to learn more about these outstanding Nevisian Hotels? Click the names of the hotels below and happy planning:
The Golden Rock Hotel
Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Which hotel appealed to you the most? The hip artsy Golden Rock, the Lux Plantation or the Layback, good ole days Hermitage. Whichever you choose, its a good choice.
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