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Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Charlestown
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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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“Not What We Were Hoping For”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

The Four Seasons Resort in Nevis has the type of setting one hopes for when thinking about a beautiful beach resort. The beach itself is very peaceful with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. The sunsets are spectacular. In addition, the people of Nevis and the staff at the hotel are wonderful.

Now for the bad news. The rooms are really nothing special and not what one would expect when going to a Four Seasons Resort. We stayed in their highest category of rooms and they simply are nothing special. In fact, the bathrooms were really sub-par. But, we had a great view of the ocean and the impressive landscaping around the resort.

More bad news. The food. We had 2 fantastic dinners. Unfortunately neither were at the resort. The food is very expensive at the resort and at the surrounding higher end restaurants. But the meals we had at Bananas and Coconut Grove were worth the expense and the trip away from the resort. The dinners at the resort on the other hand were really fair at best. The portions were small and the prices were high. Not a good combination. All in all dinner was OK. But, I have a problem paying Manhattan prices for just OK. Lunch was a fiasco. They only have one restaurant open for lunch to feed everyone. The kitchen apparently can't handle it. Each day we waited and waited and waited for our food to arrive. When it did finally come, it was really bad. We had to return some of meals. They need to have an alternative place to eat lunch to ease the load on this restaurant. It would also have been nice to have a change of pace. 6 lunches with the exact same menu (save one daily special) is a bit boring especially when it takes that long and is of poor quality. Breakfast was OK. It didn't rise to the level of some of the other resorts we have visited that had fantastic offerings, but it wasn't awful.

In the end, there are some terrific things about the resort. But, in comparison to some of the other wonderful Four Seasons we have visited, this place takes a back seat. After having taken 2 flights and a ferry just to get there, we were hoping for more.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms have nice views.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We've learned you can count on death, taxes, and Four Seasons resorts. Our first trip to Nevis was another outstanding experience. Our family (including children 6 and 3) stayed in a Peak View room for one week.

Our favorite parts of our FS Nevis experience included:

- rum punch boat ride from St. Kitts to Nevis, with the first and most memorable view of the volcano peak
- Kids for All Seasons activities for a parents' breather (especially Valentine's Kids Night Out)
- the gentle waves at the beach, perfect for younger kids to explore
- heavenly massages and the intimate plantation ambiance at the Spa
- sunset dinner at Mango's (but be sure to make reservations as slots prior to 9 pm were difficult to grab)
- red clay court tennis lesson at the comprehensive tennis facility
- coconut and monkey educational opportunities on premises, our kids delighted in seeing more than 40 wild monkeys on the golf course

Having said that, there were a few misses. Service in some of the restaurants was on "island time" and not what we'd expect from FS. The shower water pressure was very lacking. Plus, why didn't they include sliding screen doors in the room? It's fairly buggy after sunset.

Two offsite recommendations: the Killer Bee at Sunshine's (a 5 minute beach walk away) is a truly killer drink plus the Nisbet Plantation Thursday BBQ is a fun, more rustic night out.

Overall, we'd happily recommend a trip to this Four Seasons island paradise.

Room Tip: While we would normally choose an ocean view, the Peak view was absolutely stunning. Plus, you'l...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

From the moment we were greeted by the friendly doorman, this property exuded elegance. The cheerful receptionist checks you in the beautiful open, airy lobby with a rum punch. From then on, everything is seamless.

The staff could not have been more helpful. From complementary flavoured water and sorbet at the pool to ensuring my departure was like clockwork to meet my early morning flight.

The spa was incredible - no detail overlooked. The food was also incredible. The breakfast buffet was like nothing I had ever seen. With everything you could ever want; and, if it wasn't there they would cook it for you. The restaurants were all lovely.

The pool and beach areas were so well done and someone was always around to serve you if you required anything.

The room was beautifully appointed - plush rug, heavenly bed (sorry Westin, this is much better), nice outdoor porch area, indulgent bathroom with separate shower and bath.

I just can't say enough good things about this property. I will be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

We had a full week at the Four Seasons in Nevis... amazing resort, service -- top notch.
The grounds are gorgeous, the staff is polite, helpful.
There is something for everyone at the hotel -- from beaches to pools, activities (golf, tennis, spa, water sports), to dining.
Our room was on the ocean side, wonderful view and sunsets each night... breath-taking.
Great for couples, with adults only area/pool.
And lots of families there too -- great beaches and pools for kids.
The restaurants are delicious -- and Mango is on the water, edge of the property -- with beautiful views to St. Kitts, even at night....
Very easy to rent cars from the hotel, and explore the island. Nevis is small, and there are wonderful sights and places to visit, all within a day.

Room Tip: Oceanside for sunsets. Views are better from 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This was a "get away from the kids trip" with 3 other couples. Excellent resort, with tennis, golf, hikes, spa, resaurants. The rooms, pools, service all as you would exect of Four Seasons. Had a driver give us a complete tour around the island. Had lunch on the Atlantic side. Very nice people and some intersting places to explore. Food at resort was excellent. We also ate at several restaurants off the property and they were great as well. Hot and humid as you would expect. Did a snorkel and catamaran cruise with a fun crew. Good clear water and lots of things to see. Exceptional rum punch! Travel involves landing at St Kitts, and then taking a large catamaran to the resort. That was fun - again, great rum punch.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies
Address: Pinney's Beach | P.O. Box 565, Charlestown, Nevis
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Region: Caribbean > St. Kitts and Nevis > Nevis > Charlestown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Charlestown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€€
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies 5*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four Seasons Resort Nevis. A tropical oasis located lifetimes away from the hustle and bustle of the Caribbean-flush with sugar-soft beaches and sweeping vistas of rainforest, discover equal parts serenity and tropical adventure around every bend. Set off to the little-known island of Nevis and escape to the farthest reaches of your imagination. Here, the island is your oyster. Tee off by sunset at our Robert Jones-designed golf course, catch your own lobster for dinner or fall asleep along a beach of your choosing. How it plays out is up to you. ... more   less 
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