|Welcome to Nevis. The tiny
six by seven mile island of Nevis is an emerald jewel in the
beautiful Leeward Island Chain. Located just 6 degrees south of the
Tropic of Cancer it is blessed with clear, warm Caribbean waters,
miles of soft sandy beaches, a lush tropical landscape and endless
sunny days cooled by trade winds.|
In the centre of the island
is the majestic volcanic (dormant) peak of Mount Nevis. At 3,232ft
high the extreme summit is rarely visible due to the enchanting
mists that rise up from the rain forested slopes to cling to the top
of the mountain, which, in 1493 Christopher Columbus thought to be
snow, so promptly christened Nevis 'Nuestra Senora de la Nieves' or
'Our Lady of the Snows'.
The island was also known as the
'Queen of the Caribees' in former colonial days when Nevis was home
to some of the finest and most beautiful plantation houses in the
Caribbean, a handful of which still survive to this day.
it is home to a friendly and relaxed population of about 9000
Nevisians and a stunning array of wildlife including monkeys,
pelicans and hummingbirds.