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Trip Report Four Seasons Trip Report - Nevis

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Hey fodorites, I've been a member here for over a decade, and I always try to pay back the community with in depth trip reports of my travels. I recently had four weeks inbetween jobs, where I went to Sedona, Nevis, Stockholm, and Vienna.

So the wife and I are from Manhattan, mid-30s, and we were looking for a quick, healthy, break from the city. Overall, I cannot say enough good things about the Four Seasons Nevis - especially for anyone who can fly direct into St. Kitts.

The flight was direct to St. Kitts and we were met at customs (which is super easy in St Kitts) by Four Seasons van driver, who took our luggage (and us!) to meet the boat. What an amazing way to arrive to the Four Seasons - by boat! The ride took about an hour and they served us complimentary rum punches during the ride. Following the scenic ride, where everybody is so happy, you depart on the dock directly to the beach at the resort. The whole trip from NYC was so easy....and that counts for something especially in the Caribbean where I am used to flying through San Juan into tiny airports, which eats valuable time.

We checked into a Plantation Suite, which was amazing. I don't think the pictures on the site do it justice. We had a private terrace overlooking the Caribbean, a living room, a bedroom with direct views overlooking the Caribbean, and a massive, gorgeous bathroom.

On the beach by early afternoon!!!!!

Spent the first day at the beach and at the spa pool, which is down at the end of the resort and doesn't allow kids. My type of place. You can get service there, and they bring water (also flavored water) to you while you sit, and occasionally they bring iced face towels. So amazing. And the way it is set up, you feel like you are the only one there.

That night we ate dinner at the Coral Grill, which is so sexy...it has an absolutely stunning indoor area but we sat on the romantic patio. Dinner was amazing here. The filet was a hit, and so was the snapper. Highly recommended.

I won't bore you with all the details but we rented one of the cabanas down by the beach one day, and we sailed, rode jet skis, did stand up paddle boarding, and skin dived around the pilings. Probably the most fun time we've ever had.

My wife was doing yoga every day, the facilities are amazing and one time they even held yoga on the beach which was simply incredible. The instructor was a well known yogi from NYC and the class was packed - a great sign...what a way to begin a day of leisure!

The tennis courts are phenomenal and they have equipment and clothes available.

The GM of the entire resort actually took us on a hike through the old sugar plantation roads, which eventually reached the plantation. It was in ruins, vacant for at least 100+ years, but this was so amazing. To see the types of conditions that slaves had to deal with in the pursuit of making sugar. WOW. And during the hike you would not believe the types of fauna we saw - real cashews, cinnamon, and much more.

One day I went with a dive boat (off the Four Seasons) and ended up diving the Christina, which was a sunken ferry boat that remains incredibly sentimental to just about everybody. The boat sank in the early 70s, and hundreds of people died, nearly all of them from St. Kitts or Nevis. It was the most thrilling, significant dive I've ever done as the wreck was an undisturbed memorial site with real human remains. Unlike anything I've ever done.

Service was top notch, Four Seasons style, which is something of an aberration in the Caribbean.

This is kind of a quick trip report, but I would be happy to answer any questions!

Bottom line, the food was incredible, service was great, and we were just so active and had so much fun....we kind of decided on the spot to make it a yearly trip! Four nights was just right for a long weekend, and the flights were so easy.

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