What We Love
- Hillside location with lovely views?
- Respect for Caribbean traditions, from architecture to cuisine
- Outings include boating, carriage rides and rum shop crawls
- Produce and meats raised on premises
- Owners Maureen and Richard “Lupi” Lupinacci and clientele provide great conversation
What To Know
- All three villas have a minimum stay: Mango (five nights), Rose (five nights) and Yellow (seven nights)
- The beach is 15 to 20 minutes away, accessible by rented car or taxi
- WiFi is spotty in some of the villas?
- Hillside setting can be difficult to navigate for the physically challenged
- Staff will stock villas with groceries for an extra cost if requested in advance; see policies for more information
- Some of the villa pools are not enclosed or suitable for young children
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Hermitage in Charlestown (Nevis), you’ll be close to Nevis Botanical Garden and Museum of Nevis History. This inn is within the vicinity of Fort Charles and Pinney’s Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 14 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the inn’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
My 7th trip to the island, first time staying at The Hermitage Plantation. The grounds are exquisite, the food is incredible (must try the Wednesday night Pig Roast and the pumpkin pancakes for breakfast - it like a warm, fresh pumpkin pie). The grounds are lovely, as well as the old world charm of the villas. We will be back for sure!
We got married here in 1999 and came back for our 20 anniversary (not our first return). We love this place!
If you are looking for an air conditioned hotel with a tv in every room, this is not the place for you, but if you are looking for a quaint resort that is very Nevition and Caribbean, this is your place. Great food and great service.
I hesitated to write this review as I'm not sure it will do this place justice. You are greeted at reception by the owner, spend the first couple of hours being totally amazed and excited and taking everything in and then suddenly feel completely at home. We booked a hillside room but ended up in the little yellow cottage by the pool - twin gables. We had a front and rear balcony - the latter being enclosed completely by mosquito netting which meant we could sit out at night without being eaten. We quickly got the hang of the hammock and were charmed by the four poster bed and antique furniture. Views uphill were towards the mountain, and downhill across the gardens and the wonderful planting (the botanical gardens were just up the road but we found that there was so much of interest right on our doorstep). We watched hummingbirds in the morning and monkeys in the afternoon and listened to the tree frogs in the evening.
The food here is rightly famous. At breakfast, we tried the french toast which was lovely (but a little sweet for us in the huge portions served) and enjoyed the pumpkin pancakes and local fruit juices enormously. Dinner in the evening is expensive but good quality. If you can only splash out on one meal do the west indian buffett on a wednesday night - we spent the day relaxing around the property and watching the pig cook, but actually the highlight of the 15 or so dishes was the rabbit pie.
The main house was open to residents throughout the day and evening. We loved the fact that we could just wander in and out and enjoy the library and lounges.
The Hermitage is well situated on the main island ring road. You can get a local bus from the end of the drive to take you into Charlestown for around 2ECD per person during the day and early evening. From there, you can easily get to the beaches for 2-3 ECD. Taxis are also available but the buses are safe, friendly and give you a real flavour of local life. If you want to go off the beaten track though, or to the east of the island you'll probably need a car.
We stayed for three nights, but if you want to explore Nevis properly and spend some time relaxing at the Hermitage we'd recommend four.