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
I surprised my mom for her birthday and booked a cottage at the Hermitage, knowing it was close by and often hear it mentioned.
I booked a Gingerbread cottage but wound up in the Blue house. No words or pictures can describe how amazing it is! There are 4 decks and the most comfortable bed ever.
The owner is a doll and the staff is so friendly and accommodating. Tish in the restaurant is the sweetest and Cardila (sorry for spelling ) at the front desk will make anything you need happen and keep you laughing.
I’ll post pictures but you have to be there to experience the magic of the Hermitage Plantation! Thank all of you for making my visit unforgettable!
We stopped by the Hermitage as part of a tour with Funky Monkey tours. The property was lovely, and perfect maintained. It is certainly a place you could just relax and enjoy the beautiful, peaceful ambiance. However, there is also so much history to learn about the property, which made it both beautiful and fascinating. On the other hand, I would have loved to have eaten there, but didn't have the chance to get back for a meal. It's definitely worth stopping by to visit, even if you are not staying here.
Stayed in the loft which was an exquisite experience. Woke up to the sounds of nature complete with wonderful views of greenery that stretches to the ocean. Breakfast was an extraordinary pleasure to our palates - everything was fresh and served by an attentive staff. The landscape of The Hermitage is glorious and the delicious fruits (plums) were a treat. We enjoyed our stay there and will be sure to return in the near future.
What an amazing idyllic place! This is experiencing the best of the old time Caribbean with its laid-back ease and charm. I literally said to my husband it feels like time has slowed down as you soak in the ambiance of the place. We came to The Hermitage on a recommendation from our Anguillian friend and flew to Nevis on Trans Anguilla air from Anguilla for a 3 night stay. Now we have to do that every time! Getting to The Hermitage was super easy and so was our experience when we arrived. Richie had Champ the cab driver pick us up at the airport (which was a breeze to clear customs). We asked to rent a car and the car was there the next morning right on time. We mentioned we would like to do a waterfall hike and Richie and Kadillah (sp?) at the front desk arranged for a guide. Richie and Richard Lupinacci and staff were all so accommodating and friendly. We stayed in Pasture House cottage which is next to the old stable house. It had wonderful breezes with a separate living room with tiny kitchenette and bedroom complete with four poster bed and mosquito netting. We had a nice porch with a hammock and chairs with a nice ocean view in the distance. We especially loved seeing the green monkeys at play and roaming around along with donkeys and goats and of course the Hermitage's ambassador dog Toffee! The grounds and layout are so perfect dotted with the West Indian style cottages and architecture with magnificent views of Mt. Nevis. The great house is so charming with lovely areas to lounge about, a fun little bar and nice open air dining area.One evening after dinner we tried some different aged rums based upon Richards' recommendation and were excited to find out we can purchase the El Dorado at home. The food was delicious and breakfast was a real treat each morning. They have these delicious mini cassava muffins that I looked forward to and the coconut french toast was superb. We weren't there for the pig roast buffet but did get to sample the wonderful pizzas on Friday Italian night where they fire up the wood stove oven. This is a place where you can mingle with other guests and the owners and staff and you feel right at home. I can't say we have ever stayed at a place like this before and we found it to be thoroughly enjoyable. The Lupinacci's have created a special oasis that makes you long to return.
My family has been coming to Nevis and the Hermitage over the past 14 years. We wouldn’t keep coming back were it not for the beauty and irresistible charm of the place and the warmth and hospitality of owners (the Lupinacci’s) and the staff. They have always made us feel like part of their family and it’s always so hard to say goodbye.
The cottages and furnishings ooze old school (which is to our liking), and the views up towards the mountain and out to the sea (the especially of course at sunset) are splendid.
The Wednesday night Pig Roast offers a really authentic Caribbean culinary experience, and the pizza on Friday equals or exceeds anything we have at home (and we don’t exactly come from a backwater town). The breakfast, however, is my personal favorite. If you like French Toast, don’t miss theirs.
If you prefer glitz and the latest modern amenities, this probably isn’t the place for you. But if you’re drawn to such intangibles as charm, warmth and character, you should give it a try.