Friday, February 27, 2015

Sun, Fun and Snorkel in Nevis and St. Kitts

I woke up to palm trees swaying and a light ocean breeze. I didn’t take me long to remember I was a Nisbet Plantation in Nevis, a boutique slice of paradise.

After some light yoga, I walked down to the beach for breakfast. My cottage was one of the first ones so it wasn’t that close to the beach, but close enough so that the sense of the waves instantly relaxed me.

Coconuts is the restaurant for breakfast at NisbetPlantation and I don’t think I could have dreamed up a better scene for the morning. It’s open air dining with clear views of the beach.

They offer a buffet filled with fresh fruit and juice – including a different special juice each day – breads and yogurt. You can then order their specialties from their menu.

I thought I was keeping it simple with a veggie filled omelet and corned beef hash, but the hash turned out to be like no other I had previously. It included fruit (pineapple?) and was absolutely delicious.

My friend and fellow travel writer Sue Campbell is an absolute beach lover and I let her do her own thing while I walked along the sand and took it all in.

I had grown up near the ocean, but living away from it has made me appreciate it more and, this resort was on a perfect beach. 

While some people could lie on the sand and play in the water all day, I preferred to walk along the water and take in the blue hues.

Before getting ready for our catamaran boat trip to St. Kitts I did some laps in the pool. 

Despite the fact that the resort was full, there was so much room for everyone here that I felt like I had it all to myself.

It was a bit too warm for the hot tub, but I vowed to come back and take advantage of the beach views from that comfortable spot.

Calvin, my driver from the previous day, came to pick us up and take us to the boat. The dock was at the Four Seasons Hotel so we had a chance to take a look at that luxurious property before we took off on the catamaran with Leeward Island Charters.

I would highly recommend this tour company and can honestly say it was one of the most fun island trips I have ever had. They had an open bar, music, and dancing on the boat. At the St. Kitts snorkel site, they were very helpful with equipment and provided us easy access to the water.

The afternoon was a blast and I know Sue and Phaon, another travel writer we met at Nisbet Plantation, would completely agree as they had some great snorkeling and were on the boat deck for the dancing.

We were back at Nisbet Plantation in time for High Tea on the patio of the Great House. I enjoyed a cup of jasmine tea and some scones before heading back to my cabin for a rest. There’s nothing like relaxing in the sun for hours to make you want to take a nap!

I dressed for dinner and met Sue for cocktails at the Great House before dinner. It was a beautiful night and we decided to get an outside table so we could feel the breeze and look at the stars.

We had another luscious international dinner. I really went for the variety with a chicken enchilada, vegetable pasta, and chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert. Sue stuck with the steak and wasn’t disappointed.

We once again retired early, getting ready for another sun-filled day in Nevis.  


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