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Nevis Trip Guidance

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We are headed on a four night trip to Nevis in march w/ a group of friends and need some guidance to round out the trip. We’ll be staying at the four season. This is our first trip to Nevis. Since we are there for a short time, we want to maximize our time by having a loose schedule of great places/activities so we can just relax on our down time w/out having to plan our next stop.

We are food aficionados, so finding the “out of the way,” great drinking and dining experiences is certainly something we aim to include in our travels. We are already scheduled to visit these restaurants for dinner:

Friday - Four seasons
Saturday - Great House
Sunday – sail to coconut Grove for dinner
Monday - Mango

Question #1: What are the “must see” beach bars during the day time for good food/drink/people watching? (i.e. conch/ribs/boat drinks/etc) maybe give us your top 3-4

Question #2: Is there a suggested itinerary of a self-guided driving tour to see the island that hits some of the good daytime eating/bar spots around the island and also a few historic stops? Maybe 3-5 hours total and in some logical order for driving. Which Polaris or car rental places do you suggest?

Questions #3: On Sunday and Monday, we are given a choice of activities from which to select (see below). We are active people, so any of them sound interesting. I’d appreciate some guidance on which would be the most interesting (see the island, etc) if anyone has done these.

Sunday (choose one/or none and do something else).

1. Ultimate Nevisian Challenge Bike Tour
Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours
This Nevis island tour is for intermediate and experienced cyclists only and involves a full tour of this beautiful 36 square mile destination. Your tour will take you through charming villages such as Newcastle, Camps, Butler, Gingerland, Brown Hill and Long Point as well as historical plantations such as Golden Rock, Garners Estate, and Eden Brown to name a few. This round the island tour also travels through Charlestown, the historical capital of Nevis, before returning to the start point in Newcastle.

2. Kayaking
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Enhance your Nevis experience by viewing it from a unique point of view - the sea side. Kayak along the pristine coastline, past steep cliffs, beautiful beaches and remote bays. Once you reach the perfect spot to stop, dive in and explore the undersea life as you swim and snorkel.

3. The Source Trail Hike
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
A moderately challenging hike through lush cloud forest. An ideal spot for panoramic views. On your way you will hike by two tropical ravines and into a cave. You will be introduced to the fauna and flora of the island, including bamboo and fruit trees such as bananas, citrus, avocados, mangoes and guavas.

Monday (Choose One:)
1. Catamaran Sail
Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Enjoy the sea breeze while lazing on the sun deck of the Catamaran, listen to the sounds of the waves lapping against the hulls, take a sip of a tropical rum punch as you cruise the crystal clear waters along the coast of St. Kitts & Nevis. A stop for snorkeling at Shitten Bay in St. Kitts affords guests the exciting opportunity to snorkel in 15 feet of clear blue water and enjoy the spectacular array of colorful sea life including parrot fish, trumpet fish, blue runners, turtles, sand dollars and coral. Let the fun begin!

2. Coastline Journey
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours

This bike tour takes you through historical Charlestown, the capital of Nevis, viewing various historical sites and locations along the route. You then travel along Long Point Road viewing the old Dogwood Lighthouse near the coastline. Other sites include historic Bath Hotel and hot streams. This tour incorporates paved roads, double off road trails and a climbing gradient of between 3-5%.

3. Rainforest & Ruins Hike
Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Hike into the rainforest and coconut plantations on the slopes of Nevis Peak. Along the way, experience the beauty and tranquility of a cool, tropical ravine full of massive volcanic boulders worn smooth by a millennium's rainfall amidst majestic trees and lavish tropical plants.
Thanks for any commentary

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