Need to know
11, including three suites, scattered across the grounds in villas and standalone cottages.
Noon. Earliest check-in 3pm, but if your room is ready earlier the hotel is happy to accommodate.
Double rooms from $240.00, excluding tax at 22 per cent.
Rates include à la carte breakfast with island favourites such as Nevisian-style omelettes, Caribbean French toast, eggs any way, pancakes, parfait, fruit and yoghurt, washed down with rich coffee and fresh tropical juices.
All payments include a 10 per cent service charge. The hotel has several hiking trails nearby, including the Source hiking route which heads up Mount Nevis to a natural spring; the chance to spot wild monkeys alone makes it worth packing your walking shoes.
The hotel is closed from 21 August to 4 October 2017.
At the hotel
Freshwater swimming pool; gardens; on-site parking; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: cafetière and local coffee, free bottled water, skin-friendly insect repellent, Le Labo bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms are comfortable and colourful, decorated in a traditional West Indian style with no tech-y distractions like TVs (only four rooms have them), air-conditioning or phones. Appropriately named and impossibly romantic, Paradise Cottage is the stuff of holiday-hideaway dreams. Cut from ash-grey local stone, the freestanding cottage has a large back terrace shielded from prying eyes by a stand of bamboo and views towards Windward Beach. Two-storey Sugar Mill is named after the old conical mill building it’s set in; it’s ideal for families with room for up to four guests.
Resting between the treetops swaying in a jungly mist above the hotel, greenery declining away to the sea below: the pool is in a scenic spot. It’s the ideal backdrop for Instagrammable bikini snaps. Refreshing rather than heated, the freshwater pool is fed by a spring and surrounded by boughs of bougainvillea and hibiscus; palms overhead provide shade.
Bring your driving licence. Nevis is easy to explore and hire cars are cheap and readily available (keep to the left).
Wheelchair access is limited due to the hotel’s hilly location and the steps, rocky paths and cobbles throughout the grounds.
All ages are welcome, but there’s no baby kit to borrow. Because of the hotel’s cobblestone walkways, steps and rocks the property isn’t accessible with a pushchair. Extra beds can be added to some rooms for $60 a night in low season, $75 in high season.
Where possible, the hotel uses locally-sourced, seasonal, free-range and organic produce in its restaurant. All cleaning products and bath products are ecologically sound, including skin-friendly insect repellent.