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Family Activities in Nevis


Nevis has two spectacular beaches custom made for families. Pinney’s Beach is one of the island’s best, the waters here are protected by reefs and popular with snorkelers, swimmers, and sunbathers. Oualie Beach is the most active beach on Nevis, with watersport operations.

Market Place

On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, the place to be in Charlestown is the Market Place. Here kids can experience a real slice of Caribbean life at a market that bustles with locals shopping for Caribbean fruits, vegetables, and seafood.

Museum of Nevis History

In Charlestown, save some time for a stop at the Museum of Nevis History. This small museum includes exhibits on indigenous people, Nevis’s first residents approximately 4,000 years ago. Other displays include the island’s political history, slavery, home crafts, churches, and more. The museum is housed in the home that was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the US Treasury. Exhibits recall the life of this famous Nevis resident. The museum is open Monday through Saturday. If you visit one of Nevis’s museums, admission to the second (see Horatio Nelson Museum, below) is half price.

Nelson Museum

Another excellent stop is the Nelson Museum, next to Governor’s House, Belle Vue. The name Horatio Nelson is heard throughout the Caribbean as a naval hero. Today his life is remembered at the Nelson Museum, the largest collection of Nelson memorabilia in the Western hemisphere. Paintings, china, figurines, and remembrances of the naval leader are found here along with displays on Nevisian history. The finest museum in St. Kitts and Nevis, it is well worth a visit. The museum is run by the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society; hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to noon.

Eden Brown Estate

Ready for a little ghost story? Time to make a stop at the Eden Brown Estate. These ruins, formerly an estate of a wealthy planter, were the site of a true tragedy. The legend goes that on the eve of his wedding a bridegroom planter and his best man got into a duel and both men were killed. The bride-to-be went mad and is said to haunt the ruins today. The site is grown over and is little more than a few stone walls, but for those with an active imagination it’s an interesting stop.

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