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My husband and I are looking for a place to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The date is the 16th of March so we have a problem with the fact that it is the same time as spring break. We have six grandchildren and love children, but not while on a vacation on a beach. We went to The Reef's in Bermuda and happen to notice that Nisbet is a sister hotel. Could anyone who has been there let me know is it a big family place? It doesn't seem so. Also do they have any type of entertaining in the evening. We are not looking for disco late into the night music, but we do enjoy local island music after dinner.
Also, if not Nisbet......where would you recommend?? As always .....thanks!

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    Ordinarily you won't find a lot of families staying at Nisbet but if you are going during Spring break expect to see a couple. Usually those guests who have children, especially small ones, are encouraged to dine early so as not to inconvenience other guests. also, the resort doe not have a "children's program" which is another reason you don't see too many families staying at the resort. I've stayed at the resort numerous times in the past 7 or 8 years and can only remember seeing children on two occasions - not enough to cause any concerns.

    Nisbet has live entertainment a couple nigts during the week. Two or three times a week there will be either a piano player or guitar play or other local musician who will play background music in the loung of the Great House during dinner and on Thursday's they have a live band at their weekly Beach Bar-B-Que.

    If you don't want to stay at Nisbet check out Montpelier Plantation as they have a "no children" policy. That resort is located on the side of Mount Nevis near the Botanical Gardens so it's not a "beach resort" even though they have their own private beach about a 15 minute drive from the Inn.

    FYI - the two other "main" beachfront resorts are the Four Seasons and Oualie Beach but both of those cater to families.

    These days, it is hard to find a resort that strictly enforces an "adults only" policy since many members of the "me generation" think that an "adults only" policy doesn't apply to them because their children "as so well behaved".

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    Hi, we were at Nisbet this year the exact week you are planning on going (the week ending with Easter on that Sunday)and while we loved Nisbet, I can tell you that it was inundated with kids that week. There were at least 20 kids ages from infant - teenager, but most seemed to be in the toddler - 12 range. You are right, Nisbet is not geared to kids and it was way too many for that resort. Since we had left ours at home, we were a little annoyed because we honestly thought we had picked a place that would have little or no children (I had visited the resort the year before for a day and not seen one)We will return to Nisbet but we'll make sure it is not a holiday week. There were several large extended family groups there at the time which I guess accounted for so many kids -- if we were going as a family of four I would never choose Nisbet but it is a great place for a family reunion. We have gone to a great many resorts during that week and all of them had kids with the exception of Royal Hideaway which is adults-only. Check out Jamaica Inn I think it is similar to Nisbet in Old-World Caribbean charm and I believe they are either adults only or no kids under 12 allowed.

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    The families will stay close to the beach which, as has been noted, are Nisbet, Four Seasons and Oualie.
    I would suggest The Hermitage. http://www.hermitagenevis.com It's a small mountain Plantation resort. They have wonderful "Chattel House" cottages. You will be seperated from your neighbors with hammocks and palm trees. (Ask for one away from the pool just in case.) You can't ask for more romance and better service. The dining at the Hermitage is excellent and they will arrange dine-arounds for you at the other hotels and plantations if you want to try other eateries. All the hotels have entertainment evenings with local groups. If you miss an evening at the Hermitage ask to go to one of the other resorts for their evening of entertainment. The island hoteliers are all on good terms and will accomodate you. Remember though, outside guest do not take precidence over hotel guests. At high season you may have to be flexible with your time on other properties.

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