Just returned from 2 weeks on Nevis. What a fantastically beautifull and layed back Island. All the people were friendly and helpfull. Felt safe at all times. We rented the small Firefly Cottage up Springhill Road. A nice 2 or 3 minute drive down to the road that gets you to Oualie Beach or the Coco Beach and Pinny's. Very nice cottage with a kitchenette which was very very nice. Unless you want to spend a small fortune on dining out every meal get a kithcenette. Nevis is beautifull but if your looking for economical dining then Nevis is not for you. We went to the market for food and did alot of our own cooking especially for breakfast and about half the time for lunch and dinner. Salad and a simple sandwhich and a couple beers at most places for 2 people will rack you in the neighborhood of $75 to $100 and a meal at some of the plantation inns will be around $150 to $200 for 2 people.
So there you have it. A beautifull place to go but be prepaired to pay for the dining. Take a hike, Jim Johnson will take you up to the top of the Island or in a rain forest and fill you full of interesting facts about the history and the eco-system of Nevis. A very very informative person. Take in the Village Bar-B Q on Fri and Sat nights with the locals. Get a buzz at Sunshines with a few Killer Bees. Enjoy the leasurely drives around the Island while looking for gaots and monkeys crossing alot in front of you.
The Galipot has excellent food and a nice casual environment right beside the road looking towards St. Kitts.
Take a trip to St. Kitts for the day if youd like. Its very nice too but its sure nice to get back to Nevis for the layed back atmosphere.