Nevis Island Tourism News and Notes

Nevis Island is the smaller of the two islands that make up the small Caribbean island nation of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis. A former British colony, the islands became independent in 1983. They are separated by a 2-mile wide channel known as “The Narrows”.

Nevis is not overly developed, it is still a very quiet and relaxing island, and a lot safer than many Caribbean islands. The local people who live on Nevis Island are kind and welcoming, but Nevisians who don’t work with tourists on a regular basis tend to be shy at first. Nevis has one of the highest literacy rates in the world; education and religion are very important aspects of the islanders’ lives.

Jamaican actor Juliet Bodley to host Nevis Mango Festival

Juliet Bodley To Host Nevis Mango Festival

Jamaican Actress - Juliet Bodley The Nevis Tourism Authority is thrilled to announce that Juliet Bodley, better known as Julie Mango, will be the guest host for this year's Mango Festival. The festival will take ...
Travel blogger Andrew Forbes On Nevis Island

Travel Blogger Andrew Forbes Visits Nevis

Sunshine With Travel Blogger Andrew Forbes Andrew Forbes, a travel, wellness, and lifestyle marketing blogger, shared his delightful experience of dining and drinking across Nevis on Instagram. He praised the island's food, drinks, and friendly ...
869 Sports Bar and Grill Nevis Island

869 Sports Bar and Grill Opens On Nevis

Nevis Has A New Sports Bar and Grill - 869 Premier Brantley joined Deputy Premier Evelyn at the grand opening of 869 Sports Bar and Grill in Gingerland. He congratulated local investor Sean Rawlins and ...
Dancehall Artist Byron Messia - St Kitts Nevis

Byron Messia – Dancehall Artist From St. Kitts – Nevis

Byron Messia - Rising Dancehall Music Star Originally born in Jamaica, Byron Messia moved to St. Kitts and Nevis when he was just two months old and has lived there ever since. His journey to ...
InterCaribbean Flights To St Kitts - Nevis

InterCaribbean Airways To Use 50 Seat Planes

InterCaribbean Flights To St Kitts - Nevis Due to the growing demand for entry into St. Kitts and Nevis via InterCaribbean Airways (ICA), the St. Kitts Tourism Authority has successfully negotiated an increase in aircraft ...

The island of Nevis is divided into five parishes:

  • Saint George, Gingerland
  • Saint James, Windward
  • Saint John, Figtree
  • Saint Paul, Charlestown
  • Saint Thomas, Lowland

Nevis Island is almost round in outline, with a large dormant volcano (known as Nevis Peak) in the middle. The island divides naturally into three regions: the peak itself, which is so steep that it was never farmed, the coastal plain which rises up towards the central mountain, and hills of various sizes around the island which are the remnants of far more ancient volcanic activity.

Charlestown, the capital of Nevis, is a small, picturesque town, with a Main Street lined with Georgian stone buildings which are examples of the architectural style of the colonial era, sporting breezy balconies and wooden upper floors over a ground floor built of stone.