Charlestown, Nevis – September 7, 2017 – In the passage of Hurricane Irma, the National Emergency Operations Center for Nevis advised the general public late yesterday that the ALL CLEAR was given to restore normalcy in the country after the Rapid Assessment Team carried out its work and deemed it safe to do so.
Additionally, the flash flood watch that had been issued was discontinued.
The Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts and the Vance W. Amory International Airport in Nevis are both open. Electricity has been restored across the island and the Nevis Tourism Authority is open for business.
Hotels across the island are reporting minimal structural damage with beach and debris clean-up underway. The Four Seasons Resort Nevis reports that the resort is in fine shape and all areas are generally dry. Hermitage Inn, too, is reporting just general debris and no structural damage.
The Great House and cottages at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club are in excellent condition however there was damage to the Sea Breeze Beach Bar, the decking and the beach.
The Honorable Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism, Aviation and Foreign Affairs and has been working with St. Kitts and Nevis government agencies to assess the current situation and had this to say, “Hurricane Irma has spared St Kitts and Nevis even as it has devastated our neighbors. Let us now use our collective energy to pray for our brothers and sisters across the Caribbean who have suffered and continue to suffer. Let us pray ceaselessly for God’s continued mercy as we now face Hurricane Jose.”
We will continue to post updates as they become available.
It's mango madness again this summer on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis as mangoes ripen on the trees and everyone scampers to get their share of these delectable fruits. At their peak, Nevis celebrates with the annual Nevis Mango & Food Festival where everyone gathers to sample everything made with mango during the celebrations held July 6 – 9, 2017.
Discovering Nevis this spring and summer is even sweeter, as United Airlines is offering an automatic $300 discount on all of their non-stop New York/Newark (EWR) flights to St. Kitts Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB). With this automatic $300 discount on every ticket, flights start from as low as $736* roundtrip. Passengers need only to use the promo code SKB300 to receive the automatic discount when purchasing their tickets on united.com.
The Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration, The Hon Mark Brantley, CEO of Nevis Tourism Authority, Greg Phillip and Sales and Marketing Manager UK and Europe, Julie Claxton meet with UK contacts in London to consolidate relationships.
The oceanfront Mango restaurant, home of 101 Rums Bar, the Caribbean’s only bar dedicated to fine-aged rums, has introduced a weekly Reggae Brunch. Alongside live reggae music, brunch specials include: Mango Benny with braised short ribs, sweet potato rosti and chipotle hollandaise; Jerk Chicken & Cheddar Waffles with maple syrup; Seafood Cobb Salad with lobster, shrimp, crab, bacon, egg, tomato, avocado and Ranch dressing; and the Mango Burger with beef and chorizo, maduros, white Cheddar, fried egg and French fries. In addition to a selection of beer, wine and cocktails, including the Nevisian Cloud, guests can enjoy “bottomless” Mango Mimosas, and Bloody Mary and Mango Mary cocktails for $15 with brunch. Locals of Nevis and St. Kitts receive 10% off with proof of residency. Reggae Brunch is served Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.
Typically when we talk the "blues" in Nevis, we’re talking about the bright blue skies and various shades of turquoise and azure of the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. But every April, the blues takes on a very different meaning as a host of internationally known blues artists make their way to Oualie Beach for a two-night "Blues in Paradise" festival of incredible blues music.
Distinguished guests will form the audience at the UK Premiere of “The TIme Detective: Who was Philippa?” based on June Goodfield’s book, Rivers of Time.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis welcomes the appointment of Max Loayza to Director of Food and Beverage of the Caribbean resort. Since taking on the position, Max has overseen the Resort’s top-rated, gourmet culinary program, focusing on fresh, locally sourced ingredients and creativity.