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Aug 28th, 2003, 01:11 PM
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We have just returned from the Four Seasons nevis and had a great time. We are a family of four. Would be happy to answer quesitons
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Aug 28th, 2003, 02:05 PM
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What was the island of Nevis like? Was the beach outside the resort nice? What about the pool? I have heard wonderful things about the service -- how were the rooms, food, etc...Did you get off the resort and explore the island at all?
 
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Aug 28th, 2003, 02:31 PM
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I am so glad you posted.We are considering getting married at the FS in Jan.Its actually between there ,Cap,and Peter Island.Were you pleased with the resort??From your post I gather you took your children.Would you consider this resort to be geared toward kids??How was the beach?Service?accomadations?Thanks so much....
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Aug 28th, 2003, 02:33 PM
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Ellene,
Please tell me about the room, beach/water condition and the service. some people said the down stair room is not nice as the up stair room? would you recommend a meal plan or not. how is the gym condition. do they have seafood on the menu? Is the beach private? we are considerting between FS Nevis or Punta Minta can't decide. Anything else you would like to share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Do you think is worth of a trip to FS Nevis?
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Aug 28th, 2003, 05:39 PM
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i went to FS nevis in July, and answered questions under #19 on this board if you want to look at that.

I will say the gym facilites were wonderful , as were the rooms. we had a 2nd floor room, and it was wonderful having a screened in porch (we had mountain view)

also, there was plenty of seafood on the menu- at all meals including breakfast! i think one morning my husband had a lobster hash and eggs. feel free to email me with any more questions.
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Aug 29th, 2003, 02:36 AM
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The island is beautiful, dry, it is a volcano island. The town is very rural, one or two paved roads, very small town. The beach is beautiful,very quiet and very long, tons of lounges. The service at this hotel is what sets it apart from other Caribbeanr resorts we have been to. IT is great. Accommodating but not overbearing, genuinely friendly. The food is very good, we were there for 11 days and never got tired of it, varied menu, three dining areas. We did several excursions off the island, a catamarn tour and snorkeling to St. Kitts, chartered a fishing boat, a walking tour of an old sugar plantation to see the monkeys(there are tons) and spent an afternoon with a marine biologist snorkeling and exploring a local cove.

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Aug 29th, 2003, 02:41 AM
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Although there were many kids at the resort, it is summer vacation. They had one pool that was for families, the other an adult pool. Both pools are right on the ocean, and are beautiful. There were many honeymooners there, and we spoke to several of them, and noneof them minded the kids, nor did they feel they got in the way. The rooms were great, very large not formal like at other four seasons. Huge bathrooms with good amenities, tons of extra towels left in the rooms. We were on the second floor, and had a view of the mountian, we loved our rooms.Beach food and service were all great.
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Aug 29th, 2003, 02:50 AM
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The downstairs rooms were renovated after the hurricaine, and the upstairs rooms were not. We stayed upstairs, and thought the accomodations were lovely, and probably more private than downstairs. The upstairs rooms have a screened in balcony, ours overlooked the mountain, and was beautiful and well appointed. The bathrooms are great, large and good ammenities. Service is teriffic, accommodating, not overbearing, sincerely nice. Great with kids. I would not recommend the meal plan, we went off it after 4 days(we were there for 11). Especially if you are travelling with kids, because the kids menu is available in all the restaurants and the average entree is 6.00. We saved $200 a day going off(we were 3 adults and 2 kids)The beach is has general access, there were one or two vendors selling necklaces etc, but they were not intrusive, There is security everywhere, and we were never bothered. The gym is ok, not great. There is one eliptical, and the bikes are on the older side. It was never crowded. Fully attended at all times.I would go back. You can now fly into nevis directly, and that would be easier than the launch, although I do have to say the boat ride was fun. Depending on where you live , there is some non stop service into st kitts. We did the two planes and a boat thing, and that was difficult, but we were there for an extended stay, and it didnt bother me. I understand united now flys non-stop into ST kits from nY, and there is non-stop service out of Phila.
There are many seafood options on the menu, and there is a shack on the beach next to the hotel called Sunshines that makes great grilled shrimp and lobster and killer drinks for a change of pace.If you are traveling with kids the kids club there is great, and will take kids at 3 years old.
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Aug 29th, 2003, 10:51 AM
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Just wondering where you went snorkeling with the marine biologist? Is that the woman who first gives a "hands on" experience in her aquariums first, before the snorkel trip? Robert
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Aug 31st, 2003, 08:52 PM
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United doesn't fly into St. Kitts at all- you must be thinking of USAir (they have a code share).
Do you think it is easier to fly to St. Kitts, than try to fly to Nevis?
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Sep 1st, 2003, 03:19 AM
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I got the info on United from a local. I know that US air flies into st kitts non stop from Phila. Up until a few weeks ago, there was no radar on Nevis, and pilots had to land via instruments, causing many cancellations. I think it is preferable to flying non stop to st kitts then ferrying to Nevis as opposed to chainging to ge to Nevis
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Sep 1st, 2003, 07:13 AM
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I'm still curious about the female marine biologist mentioned on this post, since I do reef surveys. Any other posters who've visited Nevis know of her operation...its name and the site which she snorkels at? I would be interested in contacting her for the next reef survey. My wife and I spent two weeks on Nevis several months ago, and were unable to make arrangements with her; unfortunately, my wife grew ill during our stay. She's noted for conducting "hands on" tours of her aquariums before taking the groups out for snorkeling tours. Please advise and thank you. Robert
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Sep 1st, 2003, 07:46 AM
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Hi Robert,
This is probably the place that went in where Prinderellas used to be.
Her name is Barbara Whitman, and the name of the place is Under the Sea.
Check out undertheseanevis.com
When we were there last, she was off-island, and so we did not get to go to her place, so we went snorkeling with Cap'n Knox out of Oualie - not quite as educational, but the rum puch was great!
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Sep 1st, 2003, 08:03 AM
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Thanks, Diana; I heard she was written up in Caribbean Travel & Life magazine, but I couldn't track down the issue. I will check into doing reef surveys with her operation. Robert
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Sep 2nd, 2003, 01:32 PM
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We spent an afternoon with Barbara Whitman, at Under the Sea which is now at Oualies, it was the highligh of our trip.
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Sep 2nd, 2003, 09:54 PM
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Hi,

Thanks for writing about your trip to FS Nevis- My husband and I are going for a week later this month and I have read a lot of wondeful things about it. We are going to stay in a Mt. side room- I read they are similar to Mt. View rooms- do you know if there is a big ifference. We dont plan to be in the room much anyway- so, we are wondering how is Pinney's beach? What is the sand like? Is the water clear, blue and w/o a lot of coral? How does it compare to other beaches you have been to? How is the food? What spa services do you recommend and do you have any other special recommendations-besides hanging out w/ the marin biologist Do the other guests wear formal dinner attire (sundress vs. formaldress)? Thanks so much- I really appreciate it.

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Sep 3rd, 2003, 03:53 AM
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We had mountain view rooms, from what I understand, the only difference is they dont face the mountain directly, but are the same size(quite large with great bathrooms). I would recommend requesting 2nd floor as they are more private than the first. The beach is beautiful, but not clear blue water, darker beacuse it is a volcanic island(we have been to Turks and Caicos many times, the water is clearer and bluer there). The food was consistently great, although service sometimes a little slow in the dining rooms. Dress shirts for men in the formal dining rooms, and sundresses for women is fine)
Besides marine biologists, we did the catamaran sail with snorkeling in St. Kitts(very nice). Not a ton of coral in this area, compared to other places we have been. The diving was decent, not great,(paradise reef was pretty). The hotel offers many excursions and all the companies they use were great. We did a monkey walk( a tour of an old sugar plantation were monkey now live) and chartered a fishing boat(less successful, deep sea fishing mostly and not a good time of year).

I had a facaial(very good) and my husband had a massage on the beach(also very good). We both had regular massages as well and enjoyed them. The spa is beautiful, and very relaxing. You might want to book your spa appointments before you get there.
Golf and tennis are very big at thre resort as well
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Sep 3rd, 2003, 10:11 AM
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ellene and Diana; Thanks for the feedback. Ellene; I'm glad to hear that
the snorkeling trip with the marine biologist, Barbara Whitman, was the highlight of your trip to Nevis. I can't wait to contact her and conduct some reef coral and reef fish surveys via her operation. Thanks again! Robert
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Sep 3rd, 2003, 10:22 AM
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Robert,

Be sure to tell us your findings. I did some diving and snorkeling on Nevis while there and found things to be in very good shape and the fish life varied and numerous.

With so much bad news re fish depletion and coral bleaching these days, I could use some good news.
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Sep 3rd, 2003, 09:21 PM
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Thanks for your reply ellene- the information you shared is appreciated.
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