Nevis is the smaller of the two island Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis located near the top of the Lesser Antilles about 200 miles SE of Puerto Rico and 100 miles S of the US Virgin Islands. The Federation is a member of the British Commonwealth and United Nations. This 36 square mile island shaped like a sombrero is dominated by Mt. Nevis, a 3,232 foot dormant volcano with lush rain forest and numerous hiking trails.The Nevis Historical Trail is clearly marked on the 21 mile long Main Road that encircles the island.The 10,000 local Nevisian population are among the most friendly, literate (99%) and helpful people in the world. Nevisians go out of their way to speak to all encountered with “Good Day”’, “Good Afternoon”, “Good Evening” and help visitors with directions.
As a former British colony, English is the language with locals speaking a local dialect. Driving is on the left. Nevis reveals a charm and tranquility of the Caribbean of 50 years ago yet with all the modern conveniences of telephone, cable TV and Internet.Green and serene, Nevis is truly one of the remaining unspoiled places and proudly carries the name, “Queen of the Caribees.”From the top of the 3,232-foot Nevis Peak to the depths of the clear waters offshore, there is a world of flora and fauna to be explored.In the hills, the comical green vervet Monkeys chatter and camper; in the sea, the whales cruise by. Stroll around and see the architecture of eras gone by: churches, windmills, and refurbished Plantation Great Houses.