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Just back from Four Seasons Nevis--trip report/ask any questions

Just back from Four Seasons Nevis--trip report/ask any questions

Jan 30th, 2002, 09:13 AM
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Hi KT,
great report. thank you for this fantastic close up from your point of view.
Shain/EU/de/düsseldorf
 
Jan 30th, 2002, 01:55 PM
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Davis: More detailed answers to some of your questions are listed in my previous posts, but I'll try to give you a summary.
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Jan 30th, 2002, 02:05 PM
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Sorry, I accidentaly jumped the gun on posting. DAVIS: the 2nd floor is great if you want to sleep with the doors open, or if you want a more panoramic view. The first floor rooms are great because you can walk right out to the beach or other activities. The best location to be away from the great house is buildings 7-10. The beach is long and very good for walking. We ate off property only for lunch at Sunshine's (right next door). There were many people at the FS who took taxis/cars to other resorts and restaurants for dinner. We did not rent a car, but did an island tour one day through FS. HEIDI: The beach in front of FS is long-4 miles. It could be considered not great--it is more golden-greyish in color and medium softness. The water is not clear--it is definitely blue, but not clear blue. There was a fair amount of wind during the middle of the day, most days when we were there (June). KAREN: As I said above, we didn't have a car and were content to stay at the FS most of the time. I've never been to Jamaica to know what those roads are like, but I wouldn't hesitate to get a car and drive around Nevis--especially with your Jamaica experience.
 
Jan 30th, 2002, 02:45 PM
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Davis R.
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KT...Thanks a ton for your time and for sharing your experience. We're really looking forward to our visit.
 
Jan 30th, 2002, 05:51 PM
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Sounds great - thanks for info!

What kind of rates would we expect in late April?
 
Jan 31st, 2002, 04:26 AM
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Davis R
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$575 per night for an ocean front room.
Slightly less for a "mountian view" room. + about 18% tax. Not cheep no matter how much you justify it. But then again......nothing is if you want the best.
 
Jan 31st, 2002, 02:41 PM
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KT
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The oceanfront rooms are definitely worth the extra money--don't bother with the mountain view rooms.
 
Jan 31st, 2002, 03:46 PM
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We stayed here two in November 2001 and had a great experience (except for the fly's) Loved Barbados even better, Fairmont Royal Pavilion. Any suggestions other places in the Caribbean that are in the same "category"? Thanks for any input.
Laurel
 
Feb 8th, 2002, 04:15 PM
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Does the pool area at Nevis 4S have cabanas to get some shade while lounging (like their properties in Hawaii)? Are there at least umbrellas? Or is it just chairs?

How is the gym facility? (we're workout fanatics) Are there gym classes such as yoga, spinning--is there a lap pool at the gym?

An above poster mentioned flies--is there an insect problem? Mosquitoes (my wife's allergic)?

And I'd love to hear a comparison of this property to that of the 4S in Hualalai, Hawaii. Anyone been to both? We are from Calif, and have gone to hawaii Hualalai most years b/c it's closer than the caribbean--we absolutely love Hualalai and want to know if Nevis compares in quality, service and facilities (I've only read one review that felt Nevis was no comparison to Hualalai and don't want to trek out to Nevis if this is the case!)
Thanks in advance--trying to plan an anniversary trip.
 
Feb 10th, 2002, 10:20 AM
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The pool areas at Nevis do not have cabanas. They do, however, have an umbrella between every two chairs at the pool. The beach has a section with cabanas and a section with umbrellas. Honestly, we did not make use of the gym facilities while at Nevis. There is definitely not a lap pool. Don't know about classes. When we were there in June there really no insects to speak of--didn't see any mosquitos. I guess it may depend on the season. Haven't been to Hawaii property, so I can't compare the two. Good luck!
 
Mar 7th, 2002, 09:38 AM
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Hi KT- Did you take the launch from St. Kitts to Nevis? what was that like?
 
Mar 8th, 2002, 05:00 AM
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Mar 10th, 2002, 05:08 PM
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Lorraine: We did take the Four Seasons launch from St. Kitts. They have several different sizes of boats. Each one is a bit different and takes a different amount of time. The one we took was a fairly smooth ride and took about 45 minutes. You can sit inside or outside, have a rum punch, and watch the beautiful scenery go by. It really is a pleasant experience and a great way to start your vacation. Have fun!!
 
Apr 6th, 2002, 06:11 PM
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THIS IS FOR ERROL. WE JUST RETURNED FROM 4S IN NEVIS. WE HAVE BENN THERE 4 TIMES AND 4S IN MAUI TWICE AND HUALALA 3 TIMES. HUALALA HAS THE BEST SPA, NEVIS IS SECOND AND MAUI A DISTANT THIRD. WE LOVE THE GOLF COURSE IN NEVIS BEST,FOR THE PLAYING AND THE THE VIEWS. WE ALWAYS HAD WIND IN HUALALA. THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT AT ALL THREE. THE STARS AND STRIPES BEACH PARTY IN HUALALA IS AWESOME. MAUI HAD TOO MANY KIDS RUNNING AROUND WITH ABSENTEE PARENTS. NEVIS IS THE MOST RELAXING PLACE WE HAVE EVER BEEN. IN HUALALA OR NEVIS GET A TOP FLOOR. NEVIS YOU CAN LEAVE THE A/C OFF OPEN THE DOORS ON THE SCREENED IN BALCONY AND LET THE WATER LULL YOU TO SLEEP. THE TENNIS COURTS ARE NICER IN NEVIS AND THE PRO MORE HELPFUL. WE HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO TRAVEL FOR OUR JOBS. THE PEOPLE OF NEVIS ARE ABSOLUTELY THE NICEST PEOPLE WE HAVE MET. I LIKE 4S VACATIONS, IF THERE IS A PROBLEM IT IS FIXED. IF YOU WANT AN AWESOME VACATION TRY THE 4S TROON LODGE IN ARIZONA. IT IS BOOKED FAR IN ADVANCE BUT WORTH THE WAIT. I LOVED HAVING A FIREPLACE IN THE DESERT AT NIGHT AND YOUR OWN PRIVATE POOL. ANOTHER GREAT 4S IS AT MANDALAY BAY IN LAS VEGAS. YOU CAN USE ALL THE POOLS AT MANDALAY BUT ALSO FOR QUIET THEY HAVE THEIR OWN PRIVATE POOL. YOU LEAVE THE NOISE OF THE MANDALAY AND ENTER THE 4S QUIET. WE HAVE BEEN TO NEVIS BEFORE AND AFTER THE HURRICANE, THEY IMPROVED THE WONDERFUL HOTEL.I DID NOT LIKE THE ROCKY BEACH AT HUALALA, NEVIS BEACH HAS BEEN ENLARGED AND IS ALL SAND. THE BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE SUNSET IS WITH A DRINK AT THE END OF THE BOAT DOCK. ALSO THE LAUNCH RIDE OVER FROM ST, KITTS IS SO RELAXING. IT IS NOT ROUGH WATER AND YOUR JUST WATCH THE BLUE WATER GO BY. GET THE MEAL PLAN BUT AT LEAST ONCE GO TO SUNSHINE PAT THE 4S ON THE BEACH FOR LUNCH, IF YOU LIKE FISH AND LOBSTER IT HAS JUST BEEN CAUGHT AND STEAMED. THE ONLY BETTER PLACE FOR LOBSTER IS A ROAD SIDE STAND IN MASS.! HAVE A GOOD TIME AT EITHER PLACE
 
Apr 8th, 2002, 10:37 PM
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great reviews. we are going to nevis- however to a villa. which beaches would you say are the best? should we eat at the fs? brunch or what? where? also, are the beaches topless?
 
Apr 9th, 2002, 05:35 AM
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Message: great reviews. we are going to nevis- however to a villa. which beaches would you say are the best? should we eat at the fs? brunch or what? where? also, are the beaches topless?
 
Apr 11th, 2002, 08:01 AM
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Hi KT:

You have been so helpful with lots of information! my fiance and I are going to 4S Nevis for our honeymoon and wondering if better to do package or nightly rate. Are there a lot of places around Nevis to go out for dinner and drinks, or is it best to just stay and hang out at 4S? We are so excited- it sounds like Heaven on earth!!! Thank you in advance for advice!
 
Apr 11th, 2002, 10:28 AM
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KJ;

I highly rec. that you DO NOT do a food plan. Not that you might save a little money by doing so. However there are at least 4 -5 very good options that are within 15-30 min of the property that ave very much worth the trouble of getting there. FS is a great resort and you'll love it. Still you must leave the property. Make sure you visit "Bananas" for dinner at Sunset.
Also Nisbit for their BBQ and Monpellier and Hermitage are great for lunch and dinner as well. Good luck!
 
Apr 11th, 2002, 10:40 AM
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KJ....below please find my trip report from Nevis and FS. For whatever reason I cannot seem to post it...try as I might several times.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT - NEVIS
Four Seasons is wonderfully run and the people could not have been nicer or more helpful. The two pools are beautiful and the beach though not the nicest we ever seen, was very nice and great for the long walks we like. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and well maintained. We were in the Pinney building which was about a 5 min walk to the main great house. Our room was an end unit which allowed for a little bit of uniqueness to the floor plan. Regular rooms were the normal bath on the left, closet on the right. End units also provide for a window on the opposite wall of the glass door. This gave us the opportunity to get some extra lighting and cross ventilation when we kept the AC off. Really, there are no bad rooms, just some may be a bit better. If you prefer to be closer to the action, you might prefer to in buildings 2 – 6. 1, 8, 9 and 10 are quieter but more remote. We did not opt for a meal plan and I’m very glad we did not. Though we may have save a little $$, we really enjoyed having the options we did to eat off the property. Meals were very expensive as were drinks. Our weakest meals were those we had at Four Seasons. None were bad, but none were exceptional for the $$ either. Would we go back to FS? Sure it was lovely and they have the hospitality business down to a science. For example. …….. I requested a CD player for our room. I swear that the young man that brought it must have been hiding in the closet with it. He was there with the CD player in no more than 2 min with it and had it plugged in and music playing before I could even find my wallet to give him a tip. The Four Seasons is very expensive but worth the money if you can afford it. Be advised however that there are many equally as nice but very different small plantation inns that would great choices as well. These properties badly need the business due to 911 and will bend over backwards to please. The Four Seasons is probably the best choice for families, but the inns may be best for low-keyed R & R.

Questions? Ask away…….I’ll do my best!


 
Apr 23rd, 2002, 06:20 PM
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KJ--Sorry it's taken me a while to get to your question. I haven't been on the forum for several weeks. I think that the decision to do package or nightly is totally based upon what you plan on doing on your honeymoon. If you really like to go out and explore, there are definitely a good number of places to eat, as Paul points out. Most places are at least 15-30 minutes each way by taxi. So add half an hour to an hour to your evening plans if you go out. However, if you stay and eat at 4S you can walk up from you room, have an excellent meal, and then take a leisurely stroll back to your room on the beach, have a cocktail in the library bar, or listen to music--all very convenient. Really think about what you think you'll want to do, because we found the package plan to be a great savings. I believe the yummy breakfast buffet was $22 per person. At dinner you could have whatever you wanted--as I mentioned in an earlier posting--several appetizers, a steak with a lobster tail...anything...it was all included...no limits (except for alcohol). So, it's really up to you!!! There are no other places within walking distance except for Sunshine's to have drinks after dinner, etc. Whatever you decide to do you will have a great time...it IS heaven on earth. Post a trip report when you return. HAVE FUN!!
 

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