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Nisbet Plantation Beach Club

4.0 out of 5.0

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You will see from my previous entries on this site I’ve been here many times, but this time, after my wife’s passing last year, I visited on my own, not without a certain amount of trepidation. I am into my second week now, and I needn’t have worried at all. I have been treated like royalty. Every single member of the staff, including those new to the Nisbet, have made me feel so at home and I have not had one iota of loneliness. I will not go into detail about the food, room, etc., as it is all very much the same excellence here. There have been some small changes... but nothing too drastic. A wonderful place to visit and relax, particularly at this time of year (April) as the weather is fantastic. Thank you Nisbet for your kindness and affection. I will of course be returning next year to my home from home.

My Empress found this place, to host our return to the Caribbean, after a 30 year gap, and I can honestly say I doubt if anywhere would have suited us better. We are not, by nature, lovers of carefully manicured hotels, preferring places that look like they have been part of their setting for more than a few decades. Nisbet Plantation has certainly been in its' setting, for several hundred years, since before Nelson walked there, and it has been a resort hotel since the 1950's. The 36 cottages are well spread out, in very spacious grounds, and the place has a restful, unhurried vibe that is extremely relaxing. The cottages are of various sizes and are quietly elegant, rather than of blue riband standard, so if you are going to be unsatisfied with anything less than six star level accommodation, this is not the place, for you. However, if you would enjoy being welcomed, with old-fashioned hospitality, into a team that feels more like a family, this is an unforgettable place, in very beautiful surroundings. This is a fine location, with much to recommend it, but the three things that absolutely set Nisbet apart, are the staff, who are so friendly/a joy to deal with, the food, which is excellent, by any standards, such that we rarely ate out, during our two weeks and the live music, both in the Great House and at the weekly beach barbecues. The island of Nevis, itself, was also rewarding, being quite unspoiled and lush, with monkeys, donkeys, sheep and goats, wandering free. Island high spots, for us, were the snorkelling, with turtles, rays, brightly coloured small fish and flying fish; climbing the mountain, which our son and his girlfriend did, with a guide; the rum tour, with Calvin, who was a mine of local information and, finally, the Botanical Gardens, with their talking parrots, and top class Thai restaurant. To return to the best feature, of our holiday, the staff at Nisbet Plantation, ably marshalled by the General Manager, Tim, and the long-standing trio of top class women, Angella, Violet and Roslyn, who pass on their friendliness and high standards, to the rest. We will be coming back, to see them all !

Classic Caribbean resort with friendly welcoming staff, many returning visitors from US and UK, and a relaxed quiet vibe. Hotel manager and his wife are lovely. Not for you if you like everything hip and brand new but perfect if you want to relax.

Nibet Plantation is a place lost in time. In our everyday lives my family of five, like most people, is busy running from dawn until bedtime. Even our vacations are usually packed with things to do and places to see. If you want that, Nevis can provide plenty to keep you busy for a week. However, if you want to relax and enjoy sweet, local hospitality, Nisbet Plantation is the place to go! My husband, who is usually plugged into his phone or computer all day, didn't even bring his phone. This vacation for him was a time to rejuvenate his mind, body, and soul. I loved my time here and Nisbet completely fulfilled our expectations. Along with all of the glowing aspects, I'm going to try to touch on a couple of points that weren't clear to me before our trip about the resort and the island. Room/ accommodations: Our family of five had a two bedroom cabin, two Deluxe Garden Suites. Each room included a front sitting room. It was wonderful to have the entire cabin for our family. We could see the ocean and had a short walk through the grass and palm trees to get to the beach, pool, or restaurants. I love that there are no TVs in the rooms! I didn' t realize that before we went. My kids brought a deck of cards and frisbees and had old-fashioned fun and used their imaginations. There is a TV in the Great House if there's a ball game or important event that you must see. The cabins are open-air. There are screens to keep out the critters, shutters that allow you to control/ block the sunlight as needed, and air-conditioning units to turn on if you want to be cooler at night. I read an earlier review that the screens were torn. That must have been due to the hurricanes in the fall- ours were all in great shape. We also had a couple of lines of little ants in our bathrooms, but they are not harmful and easy to brush away. One day my son didn't throw away a granola bar wrapper, and ants were on it in a couple of hours. I had my phone and used wifi to check the news daily. The wifi was available throughout the property, but was a little spotty in certain locations. Even in places where the wifi was strong, the bandwidth was sometimes slow. They brought out news papers (US, British, and Canadian) every morning at breakfast, so I really didn't even need that. Property/ Location: Nisbet Plantation was very well-maintained and perfect for our expectations. It is located on the Atlantic side of the island. There was a refreshing breeze on the beach and deep blue water. One part of beach was a little rocky going into the ocean, but there are at least three other places to play in the ocean. My kids found dozens of conch shells and other shells. I spent most of my time on the beach laying in one of the hammocks, smelling the salty air and being lulled by the soft, continuous waves rolling up onto the beach as I read a book. I loved that I wasn't at a busy, noisy resort. Our island experience at Nisbet included seeing a few hummingbirds and sheep/ goats on the property. I expected the free breakfast to be a continental breakfast which would have been fine, but Nisbet had a delicious, full-menu breakfast every day with mouth-watering fresh fruit and yogurt. The juice of the day was different daily and was always delicious. Before going to Nisbet, I didn't realize that we would need to drive to get almost anywhere else on the island. Charlestown, the Four Seasons, many other restaurants, and other beaches are on the other side of the island, the Caribbean side. Each round trip is between USD $30- $70, depending on where you want to go. You can also rent a car for US$50/day plus a one time license fee (I think US$20-25). Renting a car for the week would have been a better transportation choice financially, but the taxi drivers were all a wealth of knowledge about the island. We got to know one pretty well and requested him most of the week. Island: The second day on the island we took an island tour that was great! Our guide, "Hollywood", had a lot of personality. He stopped at old sugar plantations, churches, other resorts with beautiful views, and showed us the island in about 3-4 hours. From that, we were able to plan out the rest of our week. While my husband and one daughter mostly stayed at Nisbet, my other kids and I went snorkeling, hiking, lunch at other restaurants. There was plenty to explore! My family loved this quiet island resort!

Just back from 10 days of beautiful weather. Nisbet is a treasure if you're prepared for a quiet time in a lovely historic plantation with like-minded people and the best service we have had in the Caribbean. We stayed in a deluxe garden cottage - it's well worth upgrading. The cottage was 150yds from the beach/bar in one direction and 150 from the Great House in the other; perfectly placed. What do you do at the Nisbet? 1. walk along the beach in either direction (best part of a mile either way). 2. wait for meal times - the food is remarkably good (breakfast has great yoghurt and fruit and the best porridge in the Caribbean; we usually skipped lunch; afternoon tea at 4 in the Great House; then dinner on the veranda). 3. Go on the Manager's walk at least once - great way to meet people and have a good hike. 4. Hire a car for a day or two to tour the island, visit Golden Rock, Botanical gdns, Charlestown, old sugar plantations, local museums. 5. Sit under a beach umbrella and read a book. 6. go to the Thursday BBQ. 7. walk along the beach again. Nevisians seem to be the most friendly and helpful locals of any Caribbean island. Staff at the Nisbet are almost all great fun - especially Roslyn - and really make the holiday. I suppose I should now delete this review since it will encourage too many visitors (but I won't). We'll be back.

My wife and I learned about Nisbet while in Bermuda at their related resort, The Reefs, a few years ago. We decided to take a true caribbean vacation this time, and this place is unlike any resort we have ever visited. Very low key, with a simple elegance and beautiful location. You can do as much or as little as you like here, and we were truly impressed by the accommodations (superior cottage which was perfect), food (each dinner at the Great House and Breakfast at Coconuts were so well executed and delicious), and most of all, the people who work there. So many friendly, genuine people that enjoy working there, and pampering you at all times. Our sincere thanks to Tim, Tina, Don, Roslyn, and so many others who made this an unforgettable week. Now the island is not easy to get to, but that was an adventure unto itself (flying into St. Kitts and then the water taxi over to Nevis). The staff arranged the transfer and we were thankful for that! The water temp on the Atlantic side was a bit colder than we anticipated, but aside from that, the lovely beach is as advertised, and the pool area well kept and never crowded. And that special Thursday evening Beach BBQ was something to behold! Thank you so much Nisbet Plantation family!

Not normally someone to take the time to post reviews, I've had to make an exception with Nisbet Plantation; they have so many things right on so many levels it's difficult to know where to begin... The location is absolutely stunning; it gives a real feel of unspoiled Caribbean. The property is immaculately maintained with each cottage (room) set back from a wide, grassy avenue of palm trees leading down to a beautiful sandy beach. The food is outstanding. It's imaginative, fresh, beautifully presented and of an extremely high quality. We sent our compliments to the chef every night. Dining is in the Great House - we sat on the verandah overlooking the avenue of palms towards the beach - an exquisite location. Saving the best till last: the staff. They're amazing. Nowhere in the world have I encountered such friendliness, hospitality and service. By the second day every member of the Nisbet team had memorised our names. You are treated as if you're the VIP guests of the hotel; by the end of our vacation we had fallen in love with them all! Nisbet Plantation oozes unassuming charm and quality; it's a hidden gem boasting high-end luxury in a stunning, unspoiled location. The most relaxing holiday I've ever had...

Forget ouhalie beach! Nisbet plantation has got to be the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen. Stunning castaway feel but full restaurant access on the large swath of the Atlantic. Plan to stay all day! Umbrellas seem to go early, we got the last one by 11, so plan accordingly. The sun is extremely strong here in Nevis. On to the food: really nice menu everything from nicely composed salads with leafy greens, to chicken roti and pizza for those westerners who have to eat that. Roti was quite good, accompanied by a cute salad. We split a delicious blended “all in one” frozen drink. Full glasses of white and rose wine were quite popular with the leisure class dining all around us. FYI People on both islands are on average in their mid 60’s Setting is astonishingly beautiful as you look over the turquoise sea. Restaurant is tastefully decorated with the right amount of pineapple and tropical accents. Very friendly, efficient service. Highly recommend this place.

We just returned from our 14th visit to Nisbet. Obviously, we like it. A lot. Other reviewers have described the many charms of Nisbet. So I'll try a different perspective and tell you why it works so well for us. First, we are not looking for a hotel with a casino, or fancy entertainment at night, or expectations that guests will be dressed to the nines. We want a place that allows us to relax, unwind, and do things at our own pace. That's Nisbet. When we're in the Caribbean, we don't like six-story hotels with long corridors and elevators and a hundred rooms. Nisbet offers a choice of 36 very comfortable cottages, all of which have been beautifully maintained. No cottage is more than a two-minute walk from the office, or from the various dining rooms, or from the beach. The cottages are not on top of one another; they are spread out around the property, and the grounds are beautifully maintained. And because Nisbet accommodates a relatively small number of guests (mostly North American and British), there is no sense of crowds. The quiet, the serenity at Nisbet are wonderful. The scene on the beach is also blessedly calm -- a wonderful spot to get some sun (or shade), to read, or to nap. The food is as good as any we have eaten in the Caribbean. It's delicious,the servings are generous, there are plenty of choices at each meal, and the food is always nicely presented. We're not comfortable on an island where we feel like we are in some enclave for the wealthy, and as soon as we step outside the property we're confronted with poverty and tin-roofed shacks. There is no obvious poverty on Nevis. Homes are well-maintained. The road that circles the island is in good shape. Most important, everyone we have ever crossed paths with on Nevis (we take a walk every morning) has smiled, said hello, and been ready to chat. We feel very safe wherever we go on the island, and very welcome. Finally, it would never have occurred to us to choose a hotel because of its staff. But the staff at Nisbet is truly exceptional, and they are a large part of the reason we are so happy to return each year. They smile, they chat with you, and in a very short time they know you by name. This includes not only the serving staff at the restaurants and the bartenders, but also the front office staff, the house cleaning staff, and even the bellboys. The management team is also very visible and ready to address any concerns. Customer service is a fine art, and these people have all got it down to a T. There are some of the main reasons we keep returning to Nisbet. If you're looking for this kind of relaxing, very comfortable vacation, I promise you won't be disappointed.

20 years ago, my husband and I had our wedding at Nisbet Plantation. This year we returned, finally, to celebrate our anniversary, and it didn’t let us down; in fact our wonderful visit exceeded our expectations. Nisbet Plantation House is a truly special place-everything-the food, the accommodation, the setting, the restaurants, are all outstanding....but what really sets Nisbet aside from anywhere else we’ve been to in the world, are the staff members, each and every one of them. They are all friendly and helpful, always with a smile and laughter. We will be returning very soon(not waiting another 20 years !). Nisbet is an extraordinarily unique hotel resort.

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 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from Nevis and 6.8 mi (11 km) from Pinney's 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 close to Windward Sands Beach.


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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 964 reviews