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Nisbet Plantation Beach Club

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

old world charm. refreshing for staff to know all of our names and be extra attentive to our needs. attention to details and extras that go a long way. food was delicious and well prepared. views fantastic. our lasting impression is the outstanding personal attention.

WE had a great room which was close to the beach and pool. The people who waited on us were so pleasant and friendly. Our experience was great and I would recommend this hotel over others in the area.

We loved our stay at Nisbet. From the moment, we checked in, to the staff waving us off back to the airport, everyone was friendly and very helpful. The staff on the front desk could not have been more helpful: organising trips, taxis and restaurant reservations. The rooms are large, clean and functional. They are very well decorated in a Colonial Caribbean style so don’t expect a modern boutique hotel room. The pool was lovely, although the hot tub was broken, which was a pity. Breakfast was very good, served overlooking the pool. There is a menu for you to select your cooked to order items – all the usual cooked breakfast items are available, including pancakes (the banana pancakes are to die for) and baked beans! There is also a selection of items at the buffet – pastries, fruit and cereals etc. All the servers were lovely but Violet is a particular gem, she’ll greet you by name and with a big smile and you’ll feel like family by the second day. If you want lunch at the hotel the bar area on the beach serves a great menu which includes burgers, pizzas, sandwiches etc. as well as daily specials. The cocktails are not to be missed! On Sunday, it can get busy as locals and people from other hotels come for lunch due to the fantastic band which plays during lunch – get a table early and enjoy a drink before lunch would be my recommendation. Dinner is server in the main Plantation house, the food is very good and the menu changes daily so you won’t get bored of eating here. Every night there was also live music played in the bar which was lovely during our pre-dinner drinks. The location of this hotel is stunning and we really enjoyed our walks on the beach. The breeze provides a pleasant respite from the hot sun. Patterson’s pub crawl was a real highlight and should not be missed! You’ll get to see some real Nevis and you can drink as much or as little as you like.

This was a return visit and we had hoped it would be just as really was! The care begins from the airport after which you do not touch your my case so very welcome indeed! The speedy boat crossing from St Kitts to Nevis was very well handled...resort taxi was waiting at the dock to whip us up to the Nisbet Plantation resort. We received a warm welcome from everyone who knew we were arriving! Really great to see the same Matre d'...the imposing and fabulous Paterson and the lovely bar and superb dining room staff in the Great House.....a formal but lovely dining experience. The food during our entire stay was suitably varied menu-wise and superb quality. Breakfast and lunch were served at the beach and the service, quality, ambience and amazing staff were fully in place. Nothing disappointed. Afternoon tea is available each day and it is delicious. For us the all inclusive package works trying to serve cheap alternatives, proper branded drinks were there including my D's favourite Johnny Walker Black Label waiting for him! Cocktails be warned are brilliant and served with a little love by Joules. The grounds at Nisbet Plantation are unusual and stunning ....and it really does all look like the photos...very wide expanse of green with huge waving palm trees....the beach area is cleaned and prepared daily. A large swimming pool is also available on the beach front with sun chairs. The 'cottages' as they are referred to are varied in shape, style and position. We chose the same suite ...a sea facing which was upper floor giving us lovely views of the gardens, mountains to the rear and sea to the front. It was the same as three years ago. Frankly, I would like to see some upgrading of the suites to give nicer bathroom facilities and smarter more up to date rooms. Everything practically is spacious and included, lots of fresh towels and beds changed very frequently....tea and coffee making, fridge, in room bar, but they are a tad gloomy for my personal taste and some lighter colours and more updated showers and fittings may help without detracting from the overall experience which is just so fab and these comments are a sort of wish list. The staff, including Tim the Manager and his lovely wife Tina saw us off on our journey home. Always so difficult to leave........ Huge thanks everyone.... This place clearly is highly recommended....peace, tranquility, fabulous care, attention and service....a place to truly relax and unwind.

We just stayed at Nisbet Plantation for our anniversary, we stayed for a week. We just discovered our favorite island of all the islands we've visited. We had no idea how peaceful and undeveloped Nevis was. We love Aruba but that island has changed drastically over the years. Nevis has untouched beaches, you walk the beaches and feel like your the only one on the island. The water temperature feels like 80-90 degrees, you could stay in the water all day. From the time we got off the plane a representative for Nisbet Plantation met us and escorted us to our taxi ride to the ferry. The ferry ride was about ten minutes and we were greeted by Calvin who drove us to the resort. Calvin who also works for Nisbet Plantation took us on a three hour tour one day around the island, everyone knows Calvin and he couldn't be more friendly and helpful. Once we arrived at the Plantation we were Greeted by Tim the manager who offered us a refreshing rum punch to start our vacation. Tim has some of the nicest friendliest employees we've encountered. The employees can't do enough for you, everyone smiles and wants to know how your doing and if you need anything. One day while sitting at the beach having lunch I was checking out the dinner menu for the great house and Violet ask me if everything was alright, I said the menu was just alright. She said what would you like tonight? I said I like shrimp, she kept asking me what type of shrimp and what type of sauce? She called the chef and said your all set, your dinner will be waiting for you. She went beyond what most employees would do. The service is top notch, when you first sit down at the table for breakfast, lunch or dinner your napkin is placed on your lap. When you get up from the table to get something and return your napkin will be folded and placed on the table. You just don't find that anymore at any restaurant. The great house has the best food, we ate at the great house five of the six nights we were there. Every night the menu changes, there's a great mix of choices and you won't leave feeling hungry. The great house has an old Inn feeling and was very charming. There's a nice sitting area we're we had drinks before dinner and was very laid back, you never felt like you were being rushed. We stayed in a room closet to the beach on the upper floor, the room was charming with everything you need. The refrigerator was stocked daily with water, soda and beer, you never ran out. A special thank you to Tim and your employees, we will definitely be coming back to Nisbet Plantation 😀

Holidays r all about creating great memories and our recent trip to Nisbet was that and a whole lot more. This was down to the Island, the hotel and the team that run the place headed by Tim. The island was unspoiled which in this day and age is hard to find. Everyone is laid back which is also a rarity today. I immediately felt relaxed and enjoyed the happy slower pace of life. I went with my in laws and my wife and 2 kids (5,3). The kids enjoyed the sea life and we discovered lots of animals we hadn't found before. I snorkeled a lot. The in laws explored the island. The team is exemplary. I have never felt so welcomed or appreciated on holiday before. They raised the bar of customer service and it made the whole experience so much more enjoyable. Everyone remembered our names wherever we were. Nothing was too much trouble. They spoiled our kids constantly and always had time for a laugh. The food was also excellent. A fine balance of local and international flavors. Headed by the charismatic Patterson he leads a very attentive and professional team. We watched a game of cricket in town, went to church down the road and explored the local museums and beaches. If u want a holiday to remember then this is a must. Thank you Tim for your generosity and thank you to your team for making our family holiday such a joy. Guy.

Wonderful place on the beach to stay and eat. Beach is wonderful and water is every shade of blue. Restaurant has great food and staff. A big shout out to Juel (Jewel) for being so accommodating. Nisbet is lucky to have her.

This was our third stay at the Nisbet Plantation and it continues to be a favourite of ours. There are so many aspects of this hotel that draw us back and it goes to disprove the saying that 'familiarity breeds contempt'. The setting is stunning with the Grand House at the top of the site then a long sweep of the avenue of palms down to the sea. The guest cottages,apartments and gardens occupy space between the house and the sea. The gardens are colourful and well cared for. We have stayed each time in a deluxe garden cottage - they are semi detached. The size of a cottage is generous with a separate sitting area with a sofa and three individual chairs. Outside there is a small terrace with sun beds. I think what differentiates this hotel from others is the staff - they are very friendly and caring which does not make them any the less professional and efficient in their work. They address each guest by his/her name and very quickly you feel like part of the 'family'. The food served at meals is high quality and there is a good choice. The evening dinner menu changes daily and once a week there is a beachside BBQ which is excellent too. This is a peaceful and quiet resort ideal for switching off from the world for awhile - definitely not for those seeking lots of entertainment and a non stop party. Tim the manager and his wife Tina have introduced an early morning walk three times a week and that is worth doing. Not only does it introduce you to local areas it adds a bit of exercise. An island tour is worthwhile and costs about $75; it takes 3 hours. There is easy access to St Kitts and the hotel will arrange a taxi tour round the island seeing as much or a little as you wish.

From start to finish everything about our visit was beyond wonderful. It is a small boutique resort and if you're looking for all the trimmings of a large luxury resort you won't find them. If you are looking for superb service, incredible food in a sublime atmosphere this is your spot. Can't wait to come back!

This late review covers our visit last July. On arrival after a tiresome journey we found peace, beauty, comfort and good company. Our delux room was supremely livable in- clean, comfortable, pleasently decorated and with everthing you needed. Yes the bathroom was a little small and basic but it did have twin sinks and everything worked. The service throughout our stay was friendly and almost invariably excellent. We left remembering Pattison, Violet, Roslyn, Angela, Winston very kindly though almost everyone we encountered was professional and delightful. Food throughout was delicious, there was plenty of variety and portions were sensible. We particularly enjoyed the breakfast specials, lunch by the sea, the beachside BBQ nights and fish dishes at the plantation house in the evening. My GF requirements were catered for. There were always GF options on the menu and they would readily adapt other dishes for me (all appeared freshly cooked to order). GF bread was available but I think came from a commercially produced loaf. There was a better selection of cocktails than wine by the glass - a good excuse to stick to cocktails! There was a great atmosphere in the bar most nights and we got to know many other guests and indeed all shared tables a couple of nights which gave the place the feel of a very superior house party. We made use of the gym, walked the beach (you need shoes to go a distance ), snorkeled (some interesting fish around the small artificial reef near shore), did the pub crawl (well worth it) and basically lazed about watching nature (hummingbirds, pelicans, grackles, goats, crabs). The sound of the breeze through the palms is so restful - its the essence of Nisbet. The other big bonus of the breeze is the lack of mossies and flies. I only got a couple of bites from Nisbet dispite being a mossie magnet. Calvin took us to Golden Rock for lunch (ride cost about $50). You must try and do this. Golden Rock gardens are simply outstanding and they do a mean rum punch with lunch too. It was also where we saw monkeys. We loved Nevis as an island. Its scale, beauty and quiet roads make it ideal to explore. Next time we will hire a car. Tim was a fabulous host and actively looked out for all his guests. He tipped us off very early about problems with our return flight and his quick action enabled us to get home in time. Finally, no matter how fancy the hotel, if you look for faults you will find them. In my opinion, Nisbet offers very good value for money and a restorative and delightful experience. Despite having been to many Caribbean islands (and swankier hotels) we have chosen to return to Nisbet next month for our honeymoon.

Nisbet Plantation, St. James Parish Newcastle Nevis

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club places you 6.8 mi (11 km) from Pinney's Beach and 7.7 mi (12.5 km) from Major's Bay Beach. This 36-room, 4-star resort has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also within a 20-minute drive of Museum of Nevis History and Fort Charles.


Enjoy dining at Great House, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


The 36 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, sofa beds, and minibars. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Nisbet Plantation Beach Club enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking and limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a spa tub, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Garden Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Premier Junior Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Junior Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 923 reviews