The Caribbean is a firm favorite of mine, and one of the best ways to enjoy its many charms is to visit one of the lesser-known islands. The beautiful and sleepy Caribbean island of Nevis is the perfect example; stay at the gorgeous Golden Rock Inn for a trendy boutique hotel packed with character.
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Our exclusive benefits at Golden Rock Nevis are a complimentary early check-in / late check-out, free upgrade to the next room category (all subject to availability), and a welcome cocktail during your stay.
The Golden Rock Inn is set on the hilltop slopes of Nevis Peak on the tiny island of Nevis, the little sister of St. Kitts. The island is a stunning, exclusive destination, and your accommodation exactly matches this description! This is pure, unspoiled Caribbean, and staying here lets you live in secluded luxury. The capital, colonial Charlestown, is only a 15 minute drive away even though it’s on the other side of the island. The 36 square mile island is wonderfully easy to explore; there are ruins dating back to the 1600s and lots of hidden beaches where you can windsurf, canoe, snorkel, or sail. Inland if you’re feeling active, there are beautiful trails to hike or mountain bike.
Style & Character
The Inn itself is housed in an old sugar plantation that dates back to the early 1800s, it sits on a hundred acres of land, and the gardens, which are designed by celeb-fave Raymond Jungles, are simply stunning. Inside is just as stunning. The owners are New York-based artists and have bought their fabulous sense of style and shared it with guests of the Golden Rock Inn.
Travelers at heart, their souvenirs now adorn the cottages creating a chic International vibe. There are also splashes of color that seem to be borrowed from masses of flowers in the tropical gardens and help make the inn add rather than take from its scenery.
Service & Facilities
A day by the freshwater spring-fed, 50ft pool is like a day in a little corner of paradise. You are surrounded by those gardens, with breath-taking sea views, and are often visited by the local wildlife; the green vervet monkeys are especially friendly. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot a glimpse of a hummingbird or finch, and it’s not unusual for donkeys to stroll the paths between the cottages.
The service is as wonderfully relaxed as the pace of life here but rest assured your needs are more than met and very efficiently just with that Caribbean charm and a friendly smile.
Stay in one of the 11 guest rooms, which are scattered across the grounds in villas and standalone cottages. The rooms and suites are all utterly unique and all utterly gorgeous, so picking can be tricky; you could do a lot worse than choosing your favorite color and seeing if there’s a room to match! For a traveling family, the two-storey Sugar Mill is perfect, or opt for the inter-connecting rooms of Scarborough, but if it’s romance you seek, you can do no better than ultimate hideaway Paradise.
Food & Drink
Dine alfresco with sparkling sea and garden views to accompany the outstanding Caribbean cuisine at renowned ‘The Rocks’ restaurant. The fresh fish and lobster (the lobster sandwich is infamous locally) come directly from the local fisherman, and the fruits and vegetables are from neighboring growers. After dinner (and before, why not!), enjoy a drink or two under the stone vaulted ceilings of the cave-like bar. The signature cocktails are not to be missed.
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