Nisbet Plantation Beach Club
What We Love
- Personalized service and an intimate setting where staff know you by name
- With its mountain peaks and lush foliage, Nevis looks like a Hawaiian island
- A very present — and very charming — general manager
- Thursday night beach barbecues attract guests from around the island, making for a fun dance party
- Scooter rentals are available on the property — a perfect way to explore the 36-square-mile island
- The Great House is filled with books and chess sets to keep your brain working
What To Know
- The property is undergoing soft renovations in the Great House and guestrooms
- Location on the Atlantic side of the island means its windy, but there are fewer bugs
- The beaches may be rocky, but the water is relatively calm
- Families are welcome, but children may become restless due to lack of on-property activities
- Isolated setting means a drive to most island attractions
- No water sports offered
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club in Newcastle (Nevis), you’ll be within the vicinity of Turtle Beach and Cockleshell Bay. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Lion’s Beach and Banana Bay.
Make yourself at home in one of the 36 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
As I write this, I am missing Nevis and missing Nisbet Plantation, I've been back in beautiful Vermont for a month where Spring never happened but summer is trying.
I picture myself at dawn or at true dusk. The air is warm and breezy. The 25 meter pool right next to the beach is cool and I'm swimming laps with the mountains of Saint Kitts overlooking the ocean in the sunsetting forefront. The 3000 foot volcanic Mount Nevis is my backdrop. I am all by myself and the feeling can't be beat. I swam 20-25 laps every opportunity I had and 5k throughout my 5 day stay.
Nisbet Plantation is the place to go if you really want to get away from everything. You'll enjoy a private beach with virtually nobody around and dine with some of the finest cuisine you'll have at any resort. We began by flying from Boston to Saint kitts and took complimentary shuttles and a water taxi to Nisbet Plantation on neighboring Nevis. After a long day of travel, the welcoming rum punch at the resort was delightful. We arrived in time for a cocktail party and Thursday night BBQ. The food was fantastic with a variety of salads, entrees (seafood, chicken, steak) and desserts. We only wished we were more conservative with the rum punch. Between traveling and drinking, we missed much of the island music and entertainment with steel drums on our opening night.
We spent all of day one on the beach or at the pool. Complete rest, reading and relaxation after a long winter and chilly spring in Vermont. There is mountain climbing, biking, sightseeing and horseback riding but staying near the beach at Nisbet was our favorite activity and how we spent most of our time.
Saturday was our second full day and we went on a snorkeling cruise to Saint Kitts. The folks at Nisbet made all of the arrangements and our catamaran set sail from the Four Seasons. There were only 3 other couples on our cruise and we were all experienced snorkelers which made it easy. Lennox, our captain was excellent. He built the craft himself, was very friendly and he and his crew took everyone's safety and comfort very seriously while keeping everything light and fun. We snorkeled near a shipwreck on the coast of St Kitts. I saw many fish in large groups with ample variety including a sea turtle. It was about $150 for two including the taxi and free drinks and worth every penny.
We actually snorkeled everyday! The beach at Nisbet Plantation has a jetty/man-made reef with all kinds of colorful fish. They also have free snorkeling equipment so I lapped the jetty for about 20 minutes once or twice each day. The food is phenomenal and I would recommend the plan where you have dinner and tea almost every night. We did tea (ice tea) every afternoon with sandwiches, fruit and tasty homemade cookies and dinner every evening. The dining room in the Great House is beautiful and looks out to the row of palm trees heading to the beach. The food is THAT GOOD that we didn't see the need to dine elsewhere. My only regret was that that they had two entrees I wanted one night and two desserts on another and I could only choose one. So there were a couple dishes I missed out on. Service was at the top of the charts always. Jocelyn was our maitre d and I couldn't imagine having someone more warm and welcoming taking care of us.
You also start your day in such a terrific mood eating eggs benedict, coconut french toast and many other delightful choices with lots of fresh island fruit. Breakfast is in an open air restaurant next to the pool and all of the ocean breezes and it is part of the room rate.
Donkeys roamed the resort at dawn and at night which was pretty cool and we saw one velvet monkey on a cab ride. The standard room was always kept immaculate and the A/C was cooling but not overbearing. We also had tropical drinks brought to us at the pool or beach. Both had plenty of shady umbrellas and ample comfortable furniture. My one knock on Nisbet is that some areas around the pool like planters and decking are starting to show some age and need a little TLC. Other random spots could use some sprucing up but the rooms and dining areas are beautiful and inviting but still casual. High end for sure, but not stuffy at all. Tim, the GM was attentive and friendly and we shared many conversations with him. All in all, it was easily the right decision for our 35th anniversary. It was slow season in mid-May and there may have been 10 couples there during our stay.
If you want true quiet isolation on an island paradise with a virtually private private pool and surprisingly vibrant snorkeling on site with high end gourmet dining and friendly service and management, Nisbet Plantation on Nevis is a sure bet.
We recently stayed in the Fig tree cottage. while attending a wedding. The cottage is beautiful and clean. AC works well and the entire cottage is screened to keep the bugs out. The blinds on the windows add a nice island touch. and No glass means you can open the blinds and enjoy the breeze.
The housekeeping were incredible! every day they were so friendly and polite and after cleaning the cottage they would leave a little handpicked bouquet of flowers which are picked from around the cottage itself. very nice touch
Breakfast was probably the best inclusive breakfast i have every experienced even in the creme de la creme of hotels.
Every fresh fruit under the sun + freshly squeezed juice. Pancakes / waffles / eggs Benedict you name it they have it. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Angela new us by name after the first day.
The Roti at the Beach bar was awesome a must have. Think it was a special so hope they do it frequently. Service can be a little slow and disjointed but just go with it its the Caribbean way. Akim at the bar was great. Always smiling always happy to have a chat and make you feel at home. Same goes for Winston.
Sausage was a great ambassador also. Really polite gentlemen. On the last night my friends pregnant wife was offered a lift from the front desk to her cottage way down near the beach by Sausage on his Golf cart. very courteous and friendly guy. Thanks sausage.
Also the Assistant General Manager - I feel ashamed that i have forgotten his name ( too much rum while i was down there) but he was awesome a real friendly a welcoming character he did alot to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable
All and all awesome property, great island. Beautiful people and well worth the visit.
Off property check... Esmies(not sure i spelt that right) ask for Alex very nice guy. Sunshines is also a great bar.
Thanks Nisbett keep up the good work.
Excellent service,food,drink and accommodation in a unique beach plantation setting.
Great location; perfect for couples.
We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding on the beach. Big thank you to Leonora for organising it all and taking any stress out of the occasion.
Tim the manager is laid back and good fun, but always makes sure everything is up to standard; which it always was.
Last but not least, a big shout out for Roslyn who looked after us from start to finish. She was great fun and even made sure I didn't miss out on my special wedding dinner which was lobster. This was quite honestly the best tasting lobster I've ever enjoyed.
We will definitely be back at some stage to celebrate our anniversary.
The last time we were at Nisbet Plantation was in 1995. Our return visit in May was wonderful and happy to report not much has changed. It's still has wonderful food and hospitality in the 18th Century manor house and lovely grounds and beach. I highly recommend this property if you are looking to relax!
Ok, so this resort is not perfect, so lets get this out of the way first...
The bathroom requires updating, especially the shower. The wi-fi was poor-it kept dropping out. No free water in the room, which is not acceptable nowadays. The mini bar should be included in the all-inclusive option. Lunch menu limited if here 14 nights. The sand/beach isn't the best There was something else, but I would only say that privately to the GM. Moan over!......
This place is, overall, OUTSTANDING!! I have had my own travel agency and been lucky enough to travel to many parts, and a lot of the Caribbean. Nisbet Plantation is the best hotel/resort I have ever been to, to offer authentic hospitality amidst a genuinely historic building (especially for Brits-Nelson etc!) set in stunning grounds, fantastic food and simply the most genuinely warm, friendly and welcoming staff it has been my pleasure to meet.
I don't tend to name staff as it's not fair to leave others out, but I want to mention Violet and especially the most gorgeous lady, Rosalyn. I wanted to take them both home but my wife said no! The attentive, professional service with a smile these two ladies offered will live with us for a long time and simply 'made our holiday'
The food is to die for. The breakfast was lovely and well cooked, with a good choice and with a daily special. The same is true for lunch but if staying for more than 7 days, may become a little repetitive. The dinner...oh my...fantastic! The menu looked so good for the day we left (Friday) I almost delayed our flight!
Quite simply, if you are thinking of coming here, or looking to compare it with others..stop, and book the Nisbet!
Oh, and Tim....still up for dog sitting!...and if you ever think like retiring...mention me to the boss!!!
Ian and Sue