Aquarius nestles amid palms and mango trees in a quiet spot 400ft up the jungle side of Mount Nevis, yet it is only a 5-minute drive from the longest and best beach on the island, 10 minutes from the quaint 18th Century capital village, Charlestown, and just fifteen minutes from the sleepy little airport, where scheduled airlines fly in daily from Puerto Rico, Antigua and St Marten. There are also regular direct flights to the nearby island of St Kitts from the US, Canada and England. The villa is on the remote, peaceful edge of Fern Hill Estates, so that there is only one nearby house, 100 yards away. The development in this corner of Fern Hill consists of only six stylish, modern houses, most of them on one-acre plots and all with swimming pools and colourful tropical gardens.
Nevis is a dreamy, miniature paradise of 36 sq miles with a balmy climate, cool breezes, calm seas, lovely beaches, colourful forests, mountain walks, elegant old plantation houses and the nicest, friendliest people you could ever hope to meet – people who wave and smile as you drive by.
Each golden day is like a time-warp back to the 1950s where people are polite and respectful and crime is rare. There are no flashy nightclubs, vulgar casinos, or rowdy tourists – just a quiet, relaxed, stylish, old-fashioned little haven that still deserves its 18th Century nickname, ‘The Queen of the Caribbees’.
The island has numerous little bistros, beach bars and stylish restaurants, 5 banks and 4 excellent, modern supermarkets.
Among the many delights are the old sugar plantation houses, some of them in ruins, others now elegant, picturesque hotels: the Montpelier (with a particularly good restaurant), the Hermitage and the Nisbet. The island is perfect for lovers of walking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing, and it is suffused with music: the bouncy reggae and calypso rhythms that waft from balconies and doorways all over Charlestown; the delightful string bands that play their simple but haunting home-made instruments; the Tuesday and Friday night guitars-and-drums jamming sessions at the Oualie Beach Hotel, where everyone is encouraged to join in, if only to shake a tambourine or maracas; the fabulous local bands like Jazzique, which plays every Friday night at the Lime beach restaurant; the karaoke evenings at the Double Deuce.
As Duke Orsino says in Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, ‘if music be the food of love, play on.’ At times it seems that Nevis might have been the lovely, musical, magical, enchanted island that inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest.
To book ‘Aquarius’ for the perfect holiday please email Graham Lord at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookings will be reserved for 7 days and secured by paying a 50% deposit, half of which will be refunded if the booking is cancelled no later than 60 days before the start of the rental. The balance of the rent, plus a returnable damage deposit of US$1,500, will become payable 30 days before the rental begins.
Our agent will meet you on arrival and help you with any advice, questions or problems.
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Nov 15 2013 - Dec 16 2013
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.