Discover Antigua’s colonial history, beautiful coastline and marinas before flying to the sleepy island of Nevis for a relaxing beach stay.
3 nights Antigua including breakfast; 7 nights Four Seasons Resort Nevis room only. Includes flights and transfers.
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On the beach - 7 days
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Set on the long, silver sands of Pinney's Beach on the sheltered west coast of Nevis, the Four Seasons is a large resort with an impressive array of facilities, high standards of service and direct access to the island's only golf course.
Laze by one of the three infinity pools, have a massage in the spa, take a professional tennis lesson or catch some lobster for dinner. It's the kind of resort with so much going on you may find it hard to draw yourself away. But when you do, you'll find you're just a ten minute walk from characterful local restaurants and bars and within easy access of a huge number of day trips from touring the island and seeing its monkeys brought here by French sailors to taking a guided tour of the coral reef or visiting some of the nearby islands.
There's also a lively children's club, complimentary non-motorised water sports and five restaurants to choose from. Throughout, the resort is sleek and modern and extremely well managed ensuring everyone in the family is very well looked after.
The 196 spacious rooms are set in two-storey blocks surrounded by lush gardens. They are decorated in a contemporary, international style and have marble bathrooms with deep baths and separate showers, and either private terraces or patios.
Before the beach - 4 days
With a sparkling coastline and fair winds, sailing has always played an important role in Antigua and still does today. Beautiful sailing yachts and gleaming superyachts still dock in English Harbour while you can explore the 18th century Georgian dockyard at Nelson’s Dockyard. Travel round the island to uncover hidden gems such as historic sugar mills or secluded coves.
South Point’s spacious and contemporary accommodation is located in the heart of Antigua’s English Harbour with enviable views across the marina. Historic Nelson’s Dockyard is within walking distance and the hotel’s restaurant and suites overlook the visiting yachts moored in the marina. The 23 condo-style apartments are smart and spacious with fully-equipped, modern kitchens.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
196 rooms, 5 restaurants, 3 pools
Located on the tiny island of Nevis, this luxurious resort is set right on the beach with views across the Caribbean Sea. The tangled rainforests of Nevis lie behind, with Nevis Peak jutting up on the skyline. The attentive service and extensive list of facilities are in keeping with the Four Seasons' high standards worldwide.
The Four Seasons is a haven for families, with an extensive list of activities. Its Kids For All Seasons programme runs daily for children aged 3 - 9, offering excursions off site as well as games and classes within the resort. Babysitting, separate children's menus and an entertainment centre specifically for teenagers is also available.
The Four Seasons Resort sits on the western side of Nevis, on Pinney’s Beach — a three mile stretch of silver volcanic sand framing the tranquil Caribbean Sea.
The resort enjoys a serene location, with a few local beach bars within walking distance. The quaint capital, Charlestown, is a 10 minute car drive away with shops and restaurants.
The Four Seasons offers the very best of the Caribbean — a lush, undeveloped island with a long stretch of beach. Yet with a few beach bars nearby, it’s not isolated. The array of activities on offer make it perfect for a long beach stay, and the extensive children’s programme provides a fuss-free family stay.
The 196 guest rooms and suites are scattered along the coastline, grouped in clusters of two storey buildings nestled between well-manicured gardens and the hotel’s golf course. The rooms are stylish, elegant and equipped with the facilities you would expect from a Four Seasons resort, including luxurious marble bathrooms. Washers and dryers are also available for guest use within each building.
Nevis Peak View Room
The Nevis View rooms look toward the tangled jungle of Nevis’ interior. The rooms have a small indoor sitting area and private patio or balcony. Varying in size a little, they average 47 sq m.
Ocean Side Room
With patios leading straight onto the extensive resort gardens, the 47 sq m Ocean Side View Rooms look onto the pool or golf course, with partial ocean views.
Ocean View Room
Located on the first or second floor, the 47 sq m Ocean view rooms boast uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea from the private patio or balcony. Lush palms frame the view, maintaining privacy.
The spacious 66 sq m Plantation suites have a crisp, light decor and views over the gardens to the beach. Frosted glass French doors separate the bedroom and the living room and outdoors there is a balcony or patio.
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Activities, diving & excursions
The resort offers an extensive list of activities. The three swimming pools meander through tropical gardens with plenty of loungers to laze on. The 18 hole course is designed by Robert Trent Jones II with stunning views of St Kitts as you tee off.
Rated as one of the top tennis resorts in the Caribbean, four red clay courts and six hard courts are kept to international standard, with some lit for evening play. There is also a well-equipped gym and classes such as yoga and Pilates are offered daily.
The water sports centre offers complimentary non-motorised water sports including kayaks, wind surfing and snorkelling equipment. Lessons are available in waterskiing and paddle boarding.
There is no on site PADI dive centre, however diving can be booked by a nearby local operator approved by the Four Seasons.
Food & drink
The range of dining options offered throughout the five restaurants should keep the most enthusiastic diner satisfied. The elegant Neve restaurant is open for breakfast with an extensive buffet as well as à la carte options — dine alfresco on the veranda.
Cabana is open for relaxed, pool-side dining with an internationally inspired à la carte lunchtime menu and bar. It’s also open for sunset drinks and snacks.
Mango is the hotel’s open-air restaurant right on the beach, perfectly located to catch the sun setting over Saint Kitts. Open for dinner, it serves a Caribbean infused à la carte menu. It’s also home to 101 Rum Bar which has a dazzling array of Caribbean rums to try.
The Coral Grill, open for dinner, is located in the centre of the resort, offering a wonderful selection of fresh seafood and prime cuts of meat that are grilled to perfection.
Finally, the Ocean Terrace offers Italian classics with a Caribbean twist. Open for dinner, it also serves an eclectic mix of cocktails, best enjoyed in the Library Bar next door.
Set in tranquil herb gardens, the fantastic Four Seasons Spa has 12 treatment rooms including a volcanic stone Jacuzzi and Japanese inspired cold pool with views of Nevis peak. The locally grown herbs are incorporated into the resort's signature treatments including massage, facials and full-body treatments.
Antigua is said to have 365 beaches, one for every day of the year, but the island also boasts an impressive historical pedigree. No less a sailor than Admiral Nelson based his fleet here, and the easygoing Caribbean ambience of the island is complemented by a tangible British influence. The historic Nelson’s Dockyard is testament to this colonial history, though the luxury yachts bobbing in the water hint at a more glamorous side to modern day Antigua.
The people are incredibly friendly, and the island comes together to party every Sunday night as the sun sets at Shirley Heights, an old naval garrison overlooking the majestic English Harbour. The brightly coloured buildings and duty free shopping of the capital, St John’s, make for an interesting half day excursion, while the south west of the island is home to a picturesque landscape of rainforest, ruined forts and old sugar mills.
The beaches range from bustling stretches lined with lively bars to little visited bays and secluded coves. Escape the crowds by taking a trip over to sister island Barbuda, blessed with miles of unspoilt pink sands, or tread the road less travelled and explore Antigua’s rugged east coast, where conditions are ideal for a whole host of water sports. The more tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea, meanwhile, offer ample opportunities for diving and snorkelling.
Accommodation: South Point
Next door to the Antigua Yacht club, and a short walk from the restaurant-lined Dockyard Drive, South Point is perfect for exploring English Harbour. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nelson’s Dockyard is also within walking distance. After a busy day, the views across Falmouth Harbour can be enjoyed from the hotel bar. There is a very small strip of sand in front of the hotel, but the hotel can also arrange transfers to nearby Pigeon beach.
The 23 suites are smart, condo-style apartments with views right across to Falmouth Marina. Each apartment hosts an array of modern facilities including iPod dock, fully equipped, modern kitchen and air conditioning. With an outdoor dining table, interior lounge and loungers on the private patio, there’s plenty of space to enjoy the views.
The hotel offers one dining option, The Restaurant, which is set on an over-water deck perfect for watching the yachts sail by. It's open for breakfast as well as à la carte lunch and dinner where dishes are a fusion of local ingredients and international techniques.
Located above the restaurant, the hotel’s bar, The Lounge, serves creative cocktails as well as a well-stocked array of wine.
Day by day
On arrival you will be met by our representatives who will transfer you by private vehicle to your hotel, a journey that will take approximately 40 minutes.
Set in the heart of English Harbour, next door to the Antigua Yacht Club, South Point has views over Falmouth Marina and is within walking distance of historic Nelson's Dockyard.
Today is at leisure, why not stroll over to Nelson's Dockyard. The only Georgian naval dockyard in the world, it's a fascinating historic monument with many of the original buildings and pillars still standing.
In high season, English Harbour is a vibrant, busy spot popular with visiting yachts and a great place for people watching.
Another day at leisure to explore the island. You might like to hire a car or a car and driver and head down Fig Tree Drive, a scenic drive through the central plain of the island. Visit Betty's Hope historic sugar mill and the dramatic rock formation of Devil's Bridge.
Most of your morning is free to relax and explore before a private transfer back to the airport for your flight to Saint Kitts.
On arrival you will be met by the hotel who will escort you to their boat for the crossing to the island of Nevis. Arriving by sea offers great views of Nevis peak rising from the centre of the island.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to the stunning Four Seasons Resort where you will spend the next seven nights.
Your first full day at leisure and there's plenty of activities on offer at the Four Seasons Resort. Watersports include paddle boards, wake boards and waterskiing while on land there are 10 tennis courts and an 18 hole golf course.
If you'd prefer to relax the extensive spa is a highlight of the resort, there are three pools with plenty of sun loungers and a long stretch of silver-sand beach.
If you'd like to explore the island it's easy to hire a car and follow the signposts round island on the Heritage Trail. Stop in at the small capital, Charlestown or head to the botanical gardens. There are plenty of great little restaurants on the island for lunch or dinner.
Days 7 - 10
Today the hotel will transfer you back to the airport on Saint Kitts for your flight home.
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