Travel Blogger Andrew Forbes Visits Nevis

Travel blogger Andrew Forbes On Nevis Island

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 residents.

Forbes highlighted the iconic rum punch, a popular drink in the West Indies, especially in the eastern Caribbean islands. This refreshing cocktail is made with rum, fruit juice, bitters, and grated nutmeg.

During his visit, Forbes tried the famous “Killer Bee” at Sunshine’s beach bar on Pinney’s Beach. Founded by the charismatic Sunny, Sunshine’s began as a small BBQ grill (#ad) shack and has become a must-visit spot on the island. The Killer Bee is a potent mix of strong rum, passion fruit juice, lemon, lime, pepper, and nutmeg.

Forbes also enjoyed a classic version of rum punch at The Hermitage, a 17th-century inn and guest house. Prepared by Jocelyn, this drink complemented his meal perfectly.

At the Heritage Café within The Nevisian Heritage Village, Forbes savored conch fritters with guava hot spicy mayo, caramelized plantains with cinnamon, and homemade ginger beer. These dishes were lovingly prepared by Sofia Wallace.

He then tried tuna fish fritters and aubergine with caramelized onion at Passion Bar & Grill in Cox Village, known for its Guinness rum punch. These dishes were made by Karen Belle and enjoyed under the shade of a mango tree.

In Charlestown, the main town of Nevis, Forbes visited the renowned Wilma’s Diner. Chef Wilma, who once cooked for a royal visit, served rice and peas, oxtail, and breadfruit curry using locally sourced breadfruit. This versatile staple can be enjoyed unripe like a vegetable or sweet as a fruit.

Forbes also stayed at Golden Rock Inn, described as the ultimate West Indies hideaway, surrounded by jungle gardens and the mist-covered Mount Nevis. The inn features 11 simple guest rooms without TV, phone, or A/C, nestled in standalone bungalows and cottages. The spacious suite in the sugar mill tower is popular with honeymooners and families.

Golden Rock Inn boasts a mountain spring-fed swimming pool and a restaurant called The Rocks, attracting diners from across the island. The menu includes chunky conch chowder, coconut-crusted shrimp, fresh fish, Caribbean spiny lobster tail, and Moroccan chicken, a favorite of the owners. The food is hearty and homemade, showcasing the bold flavors of fresh produce and Caribbean spices.

Forbes’s experience on Nevis highlights the island’s rich culinary offerings and its unique charm, making it a perfect destination for food lovers and travelers seeking a genuine Caribbean experience.

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