Overall this resort was a wonderful relaxing place to stay. The FS has it's own boats and dock. One boat is smaller and faster but not airconditioned inside (about a 45 min ride). The other is slower, but is nicer and air conditioned inside (about 1hr +). They make the St.Kitts airport, transfer to the boat and check in at the hotel truly stress free and seamless. Once you give them your luggage at the airport, you don't have to touch it again until it reaches your room. I think it was $65 charge for the transportation.
On arrival we were greeted and taken to our room. As we were escorted to our room, It seemed like quite a walk. The women showing us to our room kept saying, " it's just a bit farther". We were in cottage #10, Saddle Hill. The farthest you could be and be on FS property. The 2 story cottages are numbered #1 - 10, all ocean front. # 11&12 are mountain/golf view. While the quiet and seclusion are nice, the constant walking to and from everything got bothersome quickly. If you go to the Great House it's 1/2 way across the resort Located betweenCottages # 5 & 6. The spa,tennis,sports center are on the complete opposite end of the property. All water sports activities are also on the other side of the Great House. I would guess at least a 1/2 mile walk. Doing this multiple times a day became a chore. Highly recommend a cottage in the more central part - 4,5 or 6,7.
You can request a golf cart pick you up and bring you anywhere on the property. We did this once. After waiting 5 minutes past our requested pickup time, we started walking (me, in high heels). The cart met us as we walked. We got in and were driven, rather fast, backwards (wind blowing hair every which way) until he backed up to the next building over and turned around.
The breakfast at Neve is fabulous. The breakfast buffet ($39) has everything you can imagine. Including a fresh fruit and vegetable blender bar,the usual omelet station,bacon,sausage,potatoes, pancake station (don't miss the hot apple fritters), pastry and breads Yogurts, granolas,nuts,fruits. There is also a section of European breakfast items. Small sandwiches, meats, cheeses...
All meals have a 15% gratuity added as well as a 12% tax. Meals delivered to your room, pool or beach side also have an additional $5.00 delivery fee. Sure adds a lot to the already expensive food prices.
The room was nice and the bathroom large. The two sinks are great. It also has a lighted makeup mirror. Always appreciated. Our view, while second floor, we were unable to see the ocean because of trees blocking our view. Not a great view.
Great in room coffee maker. Surprising to say, they did not have any complementary tea service in the room. Only coffee was provided. I found it very odd for a FS resort. Even much lower quality hotels provide tea. Which I drink in the morning.
You will also not find the usual, chocolate during turndown service. Just the little touches make a statement. For a FS resort I found the extra's missing. As an example, in the Great House, there is a table with 3 large containers with water. Cups,tops and straws. Most occasions passing through or waiting for a taxi, I would stop in for a water. At least 75% of the time either there was no water, no cups or no straws. Even though there were many workers milling about, no one seemed to notice. The staff while (mostly) friendly were not overly helpful. Each day I headed to the beach, only to find no chairs set up. One day I walked over to 3 staffers chatting, asking if I could get help putting up the umbrella and getting a towel. Not first class service by any means. I have been to many resorts that either have the towels and umbrella set up in the morning, or when they see you walk onto the beach, THEY seek you out with a towel set up. Not here. Each time I went to the beach I had to walk and find someone to set up the chair and towel. Again, it's the small things. They were helpful in bringing cold water pitchers or small sample sorbet, really appreciated. But even this was spotty. Somedays you would see someone, other day's not. One day room was made up but no towels were replaced. Had to call before showering for the evening.
A big plus that I did not see mentioned on the FS site. Each cottage has a complimentary washer and dryer. It's located next to the ice machine. They have detergent there for you to use. No charge. For active people, this was great to be able to wash workout wear. Wish I had known before going. We would have packed less clothing.
The walking/fitness trails are great. You will see many monkeys on the red course. It's a scenic great way to get some exercise. The gym is above average. Lots of equipment and space. Treadmills and ellipticals with tv's. They have towels,water,and headphones to use. The refrigerator with cold minted face towels were a really nice thing to look forward to. Unfortunately, again they were not there on a number of days.
The water sports have plenty of equipment. You can use anything without a motor for free anytime. They have SUP, kayaks, small sunfish, big wheels. You can rent ski doo's or they will pull you on a tube, banana ect.. Good equipment selection and helpful people. If you don't know how to use something, they will give a lesson.
We watched World Cup from the beach bar at Cabana a number of days, Michael, the bartender was great. The lunch was very good. Loved the black bean burger.
Don't miss dinner at Mango's. It's a beautiful spot to have dinner on the water and the food was fabulous. It was my favorite dinner on Nevis. We also had very good dinners at Banana's and Coconuts. For a very casual dinner, Sunshine's was good. Yes, the Killer Bee's were great. My husband said his fish there was the best. The sunset and view from Bananas rooftop bar was great.
We did a mountain hike with Reggie, scheduled through the FS. It was a fun hike. Reggie was very knowledgeable about the mountain. Not too strenuous, but there were some spots you needed ropes to climb up.
The FS is very good at maintaining the grounds. Countless people are employed every day tending the grounds and they are kept spotless and beautiful.
All in all, we loved that Nevis is an unspoiled island and the FS such a beautiful resort.
- 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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