You can spend all day watching Nevis Peak.
The green, daunting, cloud-crowned volcano is the towering core of this island, its energy imbuing itself into just about every moment of your day.
But Nevis Peak is watching you too.
It’s what makes this island just so magical.
And it’s the essential backdrop, the tone-setter and the heartbeat of one of the Caribbean’s truly iconic resorts: the Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
It was the first-ever Four Seasons in the Caribbean when it opened just over three decades ago, a resort that began as a vision by Isadore Sharpe and became the model for what a Caribbean hotel can be, not just from a hospitality standpoint but for the way it sustains and connects with the island.
And while the resort has maintained its place as a Caribbean legend, it’s got a decidedly new look, thanks to a renovation project that kicked off in 2018 and, over several years, reimagined much of the property.
The large-scale transformation ranged from a new Crowned Monkey Rum Bar to an inspired new-look Great House to a sparkling, centerpiece infinity pool, along with a splendid redesign of the guest rooms and suites.
What hasn’t changed is the marvelous, friendly, endlessly warm-hearted service, one that extends across the resort, from the beloved Mac Kee France, the property’s director of guest experience, to world-renowned mixologist Kendie Williams, whose Kendie’s Kick is the resort’s most delicious drink.
And then there are the amenities: the almost mystical spa; what’s almost certainly the most impressive tennis center in the Caribbean, built by Agile Courts; the spectacular views and even better West Indian cuisine at the waterfront Mango; and a pool for just about every purpose, from adults-only serenity to family-focused fun (with a splash pad to boot). And then there are the experiences, whether you want to learn about Alexander Hamilton’s history in Nevis or spend a week at Sea Turtle Summer Camp.
But there’s something more here, just as there always has been, something you feel the moment you step off the boat at the newly-expanded dock on Pinneys Beach (where there’s now a delightful sunset happy hour).
There’s a reason, after all, that this is one of those Caribbean resorts travelers always talk about reverentially, whether they’ve stayed there or know someone who has.
And it always comes back to Nevis Peak, whether you’re savoring the remarkably cool afternoon breezes the Peak sends your way even on what should be a hot summer afternoon, or scaling its foothills as you battle Robert Trent Jones Jr’s stunning 18-hole golf course carved into the side of the volcano.
No matter what time of day, what you’re doing or where you’re going, it’s there, green with gravitas, pulsing with enchanting energy, breathtaking even stationary; you simply can’t move around the resort without looking at it.
And it’s always right there, looking back.
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