FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club

Jul 1, 2008
2008 / July 2008

Arrival/Check-in: Getting to Nevis can be the most challenging part of the trip, either flying through Puerto Rico or St. Martin on Continental or Delta and then taking an island hop on the sometimes-unpredictable Winair. Once on the island, though, Nisbet Plantation is only a five-minute ride from the airport. The driver unloaded our bags and directed us to “just leave them there” while we checked in. We were greeted warmly at the office and offered a welcome drink as we filled out paperwork. Our rooms were a two-minute walk down the Avenue of Palms, a large lawn with palms leading from the Great House to the ocean. The receptionist escorting us pointed out our rooms’ amenities and told us the luggage would be delivered shortly — and it was. (28/30)

Guest Quarters: My wife and I were in Belle Vue, and our two daughters had a separate room. Our room, furnished with a king-size bed and a sitting area with a sofa, chair and coffee table, offered a magnificent ocean view. A small counter held a coffeemaker, a pot for hot water and a selection of teas and coffee, while an honor bar contained water, beer and soda. The large bathroom had a double sink, long vanity and a large tub and shower (water pressure could have been a little better). The porch offered two chaises and views of the ocean unimpeded by screens. The girls’ room was quite different; closer to the Great House and without an ocean view, it did have a nice screened porch — an excellent spot for reading. (26/30)

Services/Amenities: The bath amenities were a mix of Nisbet Plantation’s Palm Spa products and Gilchrist & Soames. There was no TV or radio — an intentional decision, I believe, as the owners want guests to relax and enjoy the resort. This is easily accomplished, with two wonderful beaches complete with fixed wooden umbrellas, tables, chaises and a bar. Hammocks swing between many of the palm trees and provide great places to relax and read a book.

Most guests take advantage of the modified American Plan, which includes breakfast and dinner. Breakfast, served poolside, features a modest buffet and a complete à la carte menu. Service was first-rate. Dinner is served in the main building, the Great House of a sugar plantation built in 1778 for the Nisbet family. Their daughter, Fanny Nisbet, was the wife of Admiral Horatio Nelson, one of the most notable military leaders in British history. This beautiful building with wide wooden floors complemented by period moldings and wallpaper exudes a friendly atmosphere. The main floor also features a comfy bar with lots of overstuffed chairs and sofas, while another lounge has a TV and various board games. Wireless Internet is available in the registration office and some of the Great House lounge areas.

The dinners were spectacular, with magnificent food and wonderful service. I particularly enjoyed the island tuna with eggplant chutney and lemon. The chef’s miso vegetable soup is a wonderful concoction. American Plan dinners end with a selection of desserts or cheese.

Lunch, not included, can be ordered from the vast menu at Sea Breeze, on the beach, where my group loved the mixed chips, like potato chips but made of island vegetables. Beware of Sea Breeze’s killer rum punch! (36/40)

Experience: Nisbet Plantation is a relaxing locale, well described as a 4-star property with 5-star service, thanks to a staff that is unfailingly friendly and helpful. My only regret was that I did not take the time to visit Palm Spa.

Total Score: (90/100)

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club

St. James Parish
Nevis, West Indies
tel 869 469 9325
http://www.nisbetplantation.com

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

#globility

Insta Feed
Daily
Sep 27, 2022

Where to Go in 2023: Domestic

It’s never too early to plan that next big trip. Look ahead to 2023 with travel inspiration from these domestic destinations.

TAP Air Portugal: 77 Years Young

TAP Air Portugal, or rather Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, was founded 77 years ago, March 14, 1945, and flew its first commercial flight September 19, 1946, inaugurating service from Lisbon to Madrid, Spain, aboard a Douglas DC-3.

Daily
Sep 27, 2022

Ocean Prime Las Vegas to Open Spring 2023

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants' Ocean Prime brand plans to open its first Las Vegas restaurant, and 18th location, in 2023 as the anchor restaurant within 63, a new, multilevel retail and hospitality complex. CMR plans to invest nearly $20 million into Ocean Prime’s new flagship location, centered at the bustling and iconic corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue.

Daily
Sep 27, 2022

Six Senses Zighy Bay Offers Overnight Private Musandam Voyages

Six Senses Zighy Bay sets sail for its latest out-of-the-ordinary experience. The newly refurbished Dhahab, meaning gold in Arabic, offers one- or two-night voyages for the ultimate sea-hotel adventure.

Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Hotels Answer the Call for Business Travelers Seeking Flexibility

As the travel industry finds itself in the midst of the first peak travel season since the beginning of the pandemic, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts commissioned a survey of more than 1,200 U.S. consumers to learn more about business travel habits, learning 65 percent of Millennials, aged 25–44 years old, and 59 percent of Gen Z, ages 18–24 years old, prefer to work for a company offering frequent travel or flexible blended travel as a perk. Blended travel is the combination of business travel with leisure travel.

Slideshow
Sep 26, 2022

6 Reasons to Put Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Your Travel List

It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Minneapolis, Minnesota, with us.

Daily
Sep 22, 2022

Harbor Club St. Lucia Announces Partnership with Isiah Thomas, Cheurlin Champagne

Harbor Club St. Lucia Curio Collection by Hilton announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with luxury celebrity Champagne brand Cheurlin Champagne. Created by NBA star Isiah Thomas and winemaker Thomas Cheurlin, this Champagne hails from the Aube region of Champagne, France. Here, the Cheurlin family creates some of the best low-sugar Champagnes in the world.

Alaskan Wild Wonders by Celebrity Cruises

Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.

Daily
Sep 22, 2022

Tea Experiences in Shizuoka, Japan

Fragrant, soothing and filled with powerful antioxidants, tea is second only to water on the list of beverages consumed around the planet. If your vision of the perfect tea experience includes Japan as a setting, consider visiting the historic tea production region of Shizuoka. Yielding more than a third of all Japan’s tea, Shizuoka lies southwest of Tokyo and east of Nagoya (about an hour by train from either city).