My extended family just spent four weeks at Allamanda. It is easily one of the best villas on Nevis. The veranda has an incredible view. Every night the sunset was not to be missed. Three bedrooms were great for us, especially with the AC. The bedding was very good. The kitchen was fully equipped. The refrigerator was a little temperamental but I understand a new one is on the way. The cleaning woman, Hema, was a delight. She worked hard, was very friendly, even showing us around Nevis and giving us hints on where to get what. Ian, the property manager, was available for any difficulties we might have had.
Down below the villa is the Oualie Beach Resort. It is a great resource to have for eating and music on Tuesdays.
Everyone on Nevis is so friendly. All are eager to help when you are trying to find someplace.
Nevis has so many high quality restaurants. Yes, they are expensive. Almost everything needs to be imported. Food stuffs come in by ship on Tuesdays, so shop at the markets on Tuesday afternoons. We found a couple of large markets in Charlestown. No, not like the States, but you can get the staples for cooking in your villa to keep costs down. As an aside, we did have trouble keeping milk fresh. A couple of days and we had to throw away.
Driving on the left side was not too bad. There is really only one main road around the island with others unpaved. Driving in Charlestown can be difficult. Very narrow roads, uneven stone walls lining the street, cars parked in one lane, and folks walking on the road create some obvious difficulties. An unusual problem are the goats, donkeys, and cows wandering around. Drive carefully.
Back to the villa. I loved the pool. It is very good for children as well. Fully fenced, it can protect your little ones. The pool was cleaned almost twice a week as was the villa.
It is almost impossible not to relax sitting on the veranda and looking out over the Narrows to St. Kitts.
Things take time on Nevis. Dinner can take awhile. You will get used to it.
The beach across the street is really one of the best. Pinney's is also good with a few beach restaurants there.
Enjoy Nevis. The villa Allamanda will help you have a wonderful relaxing time.
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