One of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean is Nevis – it’s vividly green with blue skies, clean air and long empty beaches.
The island teems with wildlife including charming Green Vervet monkeys, playful goats, and a host of tropical birds.
Nevis is a small island, approximately 36-square miles, and it forms part of the inner arc of the Leeward Islands chain.
One of the best places to stay on the island, which overlooks the island of St Kitts is the newly opened, impressive and extremely chic, Paradise Beach, the only beachfront villa resort on the island.
Offering spacious and sophisticated accommodation, this discreet retreat is just a step or two away from the Caribbean’s white sand, making it the perfect choice for a family or multigenerational break.
When there you will find nothing is too much trouble for the Paradise Beach concierge who is happy to organise mountain biking, rainforest hikes with an expert local guide, kayaking, horse riding, scuba diving, tennis and more for families keen to keep active. Day trips to the neighbouring islands of St Kitts, St Barts, Anguilla and St Martin are also easily arranged.
Waking up moments from the crystal-clear sea means water babies can pull on their armbands and be in the ocean in seconds and older children, parents or grandparents can have hours of fun with paddle boarding and other water sports direct from the beachfront.
Whatever size family, this privately owned hideaway has accommodation to suit, with a choice of seven two, three and four-bedroom Indonesian inspired thatched villas.
All rooms are en-suite and each villa boasts a pebble-lined plunge pool, outdoor marble shower and a private setting within lush gardens.
The two and three-bedroom villas offer a generous 2,900 square foot of living space, whilst the four-bedroom villas boast 3,400-square feet.
They all boast well-equipped gourmet kitchens perfect for preparing family meals. Talented chefs can be booked to create delicious Caribbean suppers leaving mum and dad free to enjoy quality time with the kids. Chefs also offer family cookery lessons, so that everyone can have a go at creating a Caribbean classic.
While there you can even book a family fishing expedition, then cook the catch of the day on the outside grilling deck.
Nevis is safe and friendly, with many more unspoiled beaches just as welcoming as the one at Paradise Beach Nevis. The island prides itself on being completely unmarred by modern trappings, with no fast food outlets, coffee shop chains or casinos.
Venture away from the resort and discover volcanic springs; spot giant frogs, turtles and Vervet monkeys; explore unspoilt rainforests or wander around the charming capital, Charlestown, which retains much of its colonial-era architecture.
There are direct flights from the UK to St Kitts with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic via Antigua. Alternatively, you can travel to St Maarten with KLM from Amsterdam or Air France from Paris and connect to St Kitts via Winair.
On arrival in St Kitts, the Paradise Beach Nevis concierge meets families and escorts them by private car down to Reggae Beach where a 10-minute water taxi will take them to Nevis. They are then driven from the jetty to their private villa.
Stays start from just US$850 (approximately £547) per night* for a family of four, including concierge and on-call butler services.
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