What to do and see in Charlestown, St. Kitts and Nevis: The Best Places and Tips

February 14, 2018 Ying Subia

Discover the best top things to do in Charlestown, St. Kitts and Nevis including Pinney's Beach, Botanical Gardens of Nevis, Bath Hotel and Spring House, Nevis Peak Hike, Alexander Hamilton House, Museum of Nevis History, Jewish Cemetery, St Theresa Catholic Church, Oualie Beach, Memorial Square.
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1. Pinney's Beach

Charlestown, Nevis
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Pinney's Beach

A postcard of a beach: fine white sands, coconut palms, placid waters and even a lagoon behind the beach.

Reviewed By parrottdize - Dyer, Indiana

Stopped here as part of a cruise excursion. It included lunch at the Lime Beach bar.....I had the jerk chicken which was good. We strolled along the beach for awhile (something we like doing) and then went to a bar for a drink.
While it is not a spectacular beach, it is nice. A word of caution.......if it has been sunny out, the sand get HOT.

2. Botanical Gardens of Nevis

Montpelier Estate, Nevis +1 869-469-3509
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 377 reviews

Botanical Gardens of Nevis

Holds a wide variety of tropical plants & fruit Gardens, orchids gardens;Amazonian Rainforest with Birds, Parrots & tropical fish; Waterfalls, Fountains, Vine Gardens. ON premises, Oasis Thai Restaurant and the a well-stocked and reasonable Galleria Gift Shop

Reviewed By rkyme - Bath, United Kingdom

The visit to the Gardens was not on the agenda which after visiting begs the question why not, paradise if nothing else is full of fabulous Beaches and resturants, therefore unfortunately what opportunities the island has to see what lies within are often overlooked, so not seen.
The Gardens have everything, great design and layout full of exotic plants and trees from around the world, so much colour, so many water features so much to do and see, along with rare birds and a fabulous resturant.
Great day out and great value for money, a must do and see.

3. Bath Hotel and Spring House

Charlestown, Nevis +1 869-765-9975
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 136 reviews

Bath Hotel and Spring House

Visitors can see the ruins of this grand 18th-century hotel and spa.

Reviewed By parrottdize - Dyer, Indiana

Part of a excursion of Nevis island. The Springs themselves was small, but nice and cared for. Do bring a towel if you plan of going into the Springs. Behind the Springs and up the hill is the bathhouse. Up at the bathhouse is a scenic outlook of the area.
We went with a guide, so we were given the history of the Springs and the area. Well worth having someone with you that knows about the area.

4. Nevis Peak Hike

Nevis
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Nevis Peak Hike

This volcano is a favorite climbers, hikers and cyclists.

Reviewed By DBV1 - Mahwah, New Jersey

OK, this is a serious climb. The waterfall hike has about 4 ropes, and is what some people are clearly reviewing. This hike has 90+ ropes, and is very strenuous and at times a bit dangerous.
When we told islanders we were going to do this climb, they were kind of shocked. I am in my 40's and go to the gym 2-3 times a week, but my son is 18, an athlete and kind of a health nut. We were both soaked in sweat by the time we reached the top (and it is cool up there).
Anther climber from our hotel was a D1 football player-- he came home and took a nap the entire rest of the day.
Coming down was dangerous; the ground is wet and you can easily slip and almost fall off the trail. I strained my shoulder recovering from a slip.
All this said, it was a great experience for my family, which includes my wife and daughter. It was a unique climb! That said, we all agreed none of us would ever do it again. Haha
A few tips:
- go later in your trip in case there someone twists an ankle or is just really sore
- another climber from our hotel played it smart-- just go halfway up. You get a feel for the ropes and experience, but don't kill yourself, and there is usually just fog at the summit
- wear clothes you won't wear again
- if staying at the Four Seasons, they will clean your shoes for about $10 and they do a fantastic job

5. Alexander Hamilton House

Low St., Charlestown, Nevis +1 869-469-5786
Excellent
20%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
34%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 101 reviews

Alexander Hamilton House

Museum and historic site, this mansion marks the birthplace of the father of the U.S. National Bank.

Reviewed By Jeffrey M - Williamsburg, Virginia

No, this is not one of the greatest historical museums that you have ever visited. However, suck it up and support the locals who are trying to promote their very real niche history. Pay the reasonable admission fee and spend 30 minutes Reading about Alexander Hamilton and Nevis. The woman who was in charge was a delightful person who asked me some history questions after I had asked her some.

6. Museum of Nevis History

Charlestown, Nevis +1 869-469-5786
Excellent
28%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Museum of Nevis History

Exhibits regard the history and culture of Nevis, with particular focus on Nevis-native, Alexander Hamilton.

Reviewed By SimplyFred - Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

This is the same as Hamilton's house but they do provide a history of the island matched with a timeline of other events around the world. Learnt quite a bit - especially if you have already been on an island tour to put placed in perspective

7. Jewish Cemetery

Charlestown, Nevis
Excellent
42%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Jewish Cemetery

The remains of a Jewish community that fled Brazil in the 17th century.

Reviewed By heyjudithz - Knoxville, Tennessee

Nineteen gravesites are in the Jewish Cemetery, with dates ranging from 1679 to 1730. Markers in Portuguese, Hebrew, and English bear testimony to this persecuted and uprooted race of people. Supposedly, the Jews brought technology vital to the sugar industry here, and became successful in the production of sugar, once the mainstay of the island. Along the way, they buried their dear departed in this unassuming plot of ground. When the sugar business discontinued on Nevis, (the larger Islands predominated in this endeavor) the Jews supposedly left the island for employment opportunities elsewhere. Their loved ones remain as a somber reminder of history; I'm glad to see this site commemorated here and am glad I saw it. Don't expect some magnificent display of monuments; bring your imagination and your respect and you will appreciate it.

8. St Theresa Catholic Church

Main Road, Charlestown, Nevis +1 869-469-5214
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

St Theresa Catholic Church

Reviewed By I.C N - Charlotte, North Carolina

I actually found this church because the historic Anglican Church I wanted to attend had a later mass. And I was so glad I did. Not only is the congregation super friendly and warm but the service as unlike anything I've attended in a long time. Father Jagan was very inspirational unlike most priests in the Catholic Church and the choir and music just made you feel like dancing. What a joy in Nevis.

9. Oualie Beach

Nevis
Excellent
45%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 120 reviews

Oualie Beach

This black-sand beach is excellent for water sports.

Reviewed By N Manners F

My absolute favorite beach. Shallow clear waters let you go out far into the water if you wish. Great walk along the beach, and nearby eatery. Sunsets are breath taking, you don't want to leave!

10. Memorial Square

Charlestown, Nevis
Excellent
26%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Memorial Square

A monument on Main Street, Charlestown, to Nevis WWI veterans.

Reviewed By Adam R

A small square in the center of the old town surrounded by the court and library buildings. The square itself has a colonial feel to it, it has a heavy chain fence, more decorative than functional. There are benches and large trees that provide shade.
A memorial to the dead from the World Wars.

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