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Life on Nevis

Have the benefit our our local knowledge and we will help you make the most of your stay with us.

Getting to Nevis and to Hermitage

Nevis has its own airport, The Vance Amory International Airport (NEV) which allows for regional travel from other islands and private air craft.

St Kitts has a larger airport, The Robert L Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), with direct flights from the USA and the UK.  It is serviced by American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada, United, and British Airways.

Transfer from St Kitts

We will be happy to organize transportation for you from the airport to the Hermitage.

A taxi with a Hermitage sign will be there to take you down to the water taxi that will bring you over to Nevis and another taxi will be there to bring you up to Hermitage.  The cost for the ground taxis, for up to four people, is US $40 in St Kitts and $30 in Nevis. The water is US $25 per person.

You can pay directly or have the charges added to your hotel bill. Please note that there is a 10% surcharge for hotel charges.

Getting Around the Island

Nevis is 36 square miles, and it takes less than an hour to drive around it. Nothing is very far.

Car rentals are easily arranged, a vehicle will be delivered directly to the Hermitage for you. The rates start at US $50 per day, with a one-time charge of US $25 for a local driver’s license.

Taxis and local buses are also available.

Island Information

Nevis is a form British island, and now an independent country in a The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis.

English is the official language, and it is spoken in a beautiful local accent.

The official currency is East Caribbean Dollars (EC), though US dollars are accepted everywhere. The exchange rate is US $1 to EC $2.68.

Meals at Hermitage

Breakfast is served 8am to 10:30
Lunch 12 to 2:30
Afternoon Tea is around 4pm
Dinner begins around 6pm, reservations are requested

Island Activities


The closest beach is about 4 miles away, just a 10-minute drive from Hermitage. There are beaches to explore on the Atlantic or Caribbean side of the island. All beaches on Nevis are public. Many of the local beach bars provide lounge chairs, some complimentary and some for a small fee.

Walks and Hikes

You can easily explore the island on your own following the old roads that lead through the countryside. Guided hikes and walks are also available to help you discover some of the more remote locations either through the tropical forest or into the rainforest at the top of the mountain.

Water Sports

Private Yacht Charters, Sailing, Snorkelling Excursions,  SCUBA Diving and Deep Sea Fishing are all available, we suggest allowing us to make advance reservations if you are interested.

Tennis and Gym

We have our own tennis court here at Hermitage.  Guests also have access to the local gym at the F.I.T. Wellness Center.

Yoga and Massage

Instructors and certified massage therapists can be arranged for private sessions at the Hermitage.

Restaurants and Bars

There are quite a few choices for dining on Nevis, from fine dining to the casual beach bar scene.  Many venues feature weekly events, with live music or themed events. The Hermitage Restaurant is most renowned for the Wednesday Night West Indian Feast!