Four Seasons Resort Nevis Hotel, Charlestown
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Make sure your credit card is ready for action!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Our initial impression of the Four Seasons was fantastic. We arrived on Nevis via American Eagle from San Juan, and within 5-10 minutes of clearing customs, we had our luggage and were in a taxi driving to the hotel. The staff that greeted us at the airport was great! So was the reception staff. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were whisked into the lobby and given cold drinks and chilled mint towels. We booked a mountain view room and were thrilled to be upgraded (without even asking) to an ocean view room. This made the $600/night peak season rate (before tax) a bit easier to swallow.
Our room was on the 2nd floor, which I liked, because it had a screened-in porch. Even though the 1st floor rooms were more recently renovated (due to hurricane damage), they had patios, which didn't look as private to me. Also, the mosquitoes bite at night and there are lots of little geckos running around. Thus, I preferred the protection of the screen. The room was very nice, exactly what I expected for a luxury hotel. The bathroom was large and had a great ledge to stack all our stuff on. The one complaint I have about our room is that we could never get rid of the mildew smell, despite our diligence in leaving the door shut and the A/C on all day. When I arrived home and opened my suitcase, I still smelled the mildew of the room in my clothes.
The beach was really nice. Not the best I've ever been to, but good for swimming and relaxing. Since we stayed the week before Easter, the hotel was pretty crowded, but we never had a problem getting an umbrella & table on the beach. I have been at many resorts where I had to reserve a chair at 8am, so that we had a place to sit later on. Not the case at Four Seasons, and this made the cost worth it, in my opinion. The beach attendants were great; they moved furniture and set up towels anywhere you desired, and they continuously came by with cold water, mint towels, and evian spray. Heaven!
The only problem at the beach for us was that we had to stay at the far end (close to Sunshine's) because of the noisy kids on the other side. There was a huge family from Spain staying at the hotel and they had a dozen kids, who ran in/out of their 1st floor rooms, played on the hammocks, and yelled constantly in Spanish. I tried to convince myself that since we were staying near the Easter holiday, that's why there were so many kids (LOUD kids) but after reading the other reviews, I think this is an issue with the resort. It is a very family-friendly resort. They have a children's center, organized games, a special buffet every night for kids, and plenty of activities all day long. If I was older with 2-3 kids and I was looking for a great family caribbean destination, I would choose the Four Seasons Nevis. For this reason, I would absolutely not recommend this resort for honeymooners or people looking for a quiet, private getaway. Go to Peter Island instead.
Moving on... Food. The restaurants at the hotel were great, but expensive. The buffet was $79/person, no matter what they were serving. We went one night to the lobster buffet, but I don't care how much lobster you eat, buffet is buffet. You cannot convince me that any buffet is worth $79. The Dining Room and Neve were both very good restaurants, and we enjoyed every meal there. We shared several meals to avoid overeating, but our food bills were still $100-$150 per day. Too expensive, overpriced.
The pool was nice, but we didn't go often. Too many kids. The Spanish kids would run, scream, and jump in the water, and the Spanish baby was allowed to swim naked. Gross.
The fitness center was great. Treadmills were nice and wide, with personal TVs and headphones. They had fresh fruit & juice to take back to your room, which worked out great for a mid-morning snack, since we didn't eat breakfast every day.
Overall, I had a very relaxing stay. It was pretty much what I expected & I was expecting a 5-star resort. We have been travelling for several years & have stayed in many 5-star places. If I was going back to the Caribbean and had to repeat a resort, I would pick Peter Island over the Four Seasons. It costs a bit less, it's more private, there are less people, almost no kids, the beach is better, the food is equal or better, and the service is equal or better.
Never again for Four Seasons, Nevis!from A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful resort but mediocre service and foodfrom bradyky
Okay except for the do-dofrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our Honeymoonfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Champagne awaited us in our room. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The pools are the perfect temperature and the staff at the cabanas take good care of you by offering water, cool towels or a spritz. Everything you need is available and the staff makes sure you are taken care of. The weather is fabulous. Even when the rain passes through, no one gets out of the pool or moves from their lounge chairs.
The spa area is very relaxing. It was also a great place for children.
They have a childrens buffet set up in the restaurants and the kids can pick out whatever they want (just like the adults). We had a wonderful time and I would love to return next year.
nothing special in Nevisfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The food was pretty dismal and the service was just ok. Golf was convenient and the rooms were really lovely, but overall the resort seemed a little worn. We were there with three of our children and although they loved the pool we often got some attitude from the help in the Kids for all Seasons- they wouldn't let my 6 yr old daughter do one of the projects if our babysitter stayed there with her. We have been to several 4 seasons: the Big Island, Maui, and most recently Punta Mita in Mexico but Nevis is not a place where I would return.
Some of the other spots in Nevis seemed pretty special but not the Four Seasons.
Wonderful Vacationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The place was maybe half - three quarters full, and maybe 20 percent of guests were families. We were told that next week (spring break) the place would be at full capacity, and they were expecting over 200 children. I guess if you travel at school break times you should expect lots of kids.
My husband and I were very wary about taking our children away on such a vacation, but our fears were unfounded. We could not have been treated better, and our children were treated like royalty. Staff and guests alike were extremely friendly and accomodating. With that said, I would not dream of taking my children to the quiet pool or to the main dining room. Respect and consideration works both ways.
We stayed in a beachfront room with a screened in balcony. We had a great view of the sea and we also did not have to worry about our two year old running off when the doors were open. That worked well for us.
We did lots of room service for breakfast and even a couple of dinners, and dining out on that terrace was fantastic. We ate at the cabana (pool side) for lunch daily and that was also very enjoyable. For dinner, we at Neve, (the old grill room) which was very good and comfortable with kids. We ate at the Cabana one night but that was a disaster, something was going on and it took almost 2 hours to get our meals. That is not a good thing when you are with a two year old. Our questions and complaints to the manager went unheeded, and we were unhappy as dinners there will easily run you $150 for two. Oh, they gave us our child's meal for free. ($3.50 value).
My husband and I hired one of the fantastic babysitters one night and went to dinner in the main dining room. The setting was fantastic and the food was good. Again, very expensive. Our bill came to over $200 for two, and we had one or two drinks each, no expensive bottles of wine.
Someone said they took there kids to Bananas, I DO NOT recommend this unless you have very well behaved kids, or you go very, very early. It is a quiet, romantic, candle lit place, and they have no kids menu, and no high chairs. We were very uncomfortable being there with our children and almost left without eating. (Hilary, our taxi tour driver, who was otherwise great, told us they cater to children, they do not.
leave the kids with a sitter and enjoy this beautiful place).
The beaches were perfectly groomed, the water crystal clear and the staff helpful. The ocean pool is a great place for toddlers, a huge section is no more than 2 feet deep. We spent our whole vacation at either the pool or the beach - wonderful.
I will definitely come back here some day.
Just a note about getting there - we traveled American Airlines and I thought the service was awful. To save some of you the panic we went through, the flights from San Juan to Nevis are often canceled due to "weather". Since AA doesn't have certain navigation equipment in Nevis they cancel the flights to and from there if their is any hint of bad weather at all. They simply reroute the flights to St. Kitts, and then you take the four seasons ferry over. This would have all been fine if we would have been prepared for it. But we were unsuspecting, and after a long flight with very small children seeing the word "canceled" next to our flight was very distressing. This could have all been mitigated by AA staff who despite being questioned, and standing in front of computer screens with this info, did not choose to tell us that the flights were simple replaced and this often happens.
We did not find this out until we retrieved our misplaced gate check stroller (25 minute wait) and we dragged the two children down to the gate, stood in a long line and spoke to the aa attendent there. We were relieved but frazzled by that point. I have a lot of complaints about AA but this is long enough. Don't let it keep you from 4 seasons Nevis though! It is worth the travel hassles!
Kids, Kids and more kidsfrom skinh
If you want peace and relaxation, go somewhere elsefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our lunches had to be scheduled around naptime to avoid the dining room din. And by the time we had left, we'd had enough of parents sniffing dirty diapers around the pool, carriages on the terrace near our room doorway, and moms in terry housecoats in the lobby. This could have been offset had the management put us in a kid-free room zone or even acknowledged our concern with something less than a smirk. This was a true disappointment.
Nevis...a wonderful experience!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Charlestown
Best meals on the island Montpelier Plantation Inn, Coconut Grove, Mango's, Le Bistro, Cafe des Arte, Miss June's
Luggage If you fly direct to Nevis your luggage will probably be delayed by 1 or 2 days. Pack a small carry on with some clothes and other things that you cannot live without.
Slow Nevis Don't expect to find much to eat in Charlestown. I tried. The best I could do was getting an ice cream cone.
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- Address: Pinneys Beach - Charlestown - St. Kitts and Nevis
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