Location, location, location: dining on Nevis is all about deciding whether to eat by the beach or up the Peak. At Montpelier, Golden Rock, Hermitage, Nisbet, Sunshine’s and the Four Seasons, specialities include conch chowder, spiny lobster, red snapper, and for dessert, soursop ice cream.
The rum revival on St. Kitts and Nevis is gathering pace, as local producers create new blends fit for royalty. When Camilla Duchess of Cornwall visited, she was offered a rum punch at Hermitage. “That’s delicious and packs a punch – it’s really alcoholic!” she declared.
Traditional chalets, convenient condos, hotel private residences and contemporary masterpieces in the Swiss Alps, Dolomites, Whistler, Aspen, Vermont and New Zealand’s Southern Alps: standout high-altitude homes for this ski season and summer sojourns.
St. Kitts has three distinct restaurant districts, each with their own character: the Peninsular, Basseterre and Frigate Bay. With Christophe Harbour and the Park Hyatt at its heart, the Peninsular has become the culinary capital of the island.
“It all started with Shitao,” says Brice Marden. “He was maybe the last great Chinese master painter of landscapes. His work often features bamboo and rocks, and when we were designing the final phase of the Golden Rock garden on Nevis, I was in a big Shitao phase.”
With its mouthwatering mix of exotic local flavours and historic influences, Caribbean cuisine is a melting pot of culinary cultures. Here are five regional treats to be enjoyed in Barbados, St. Kitts, Grenada, St. Vincent and Antigua.
Travellers landing at Robert L. Bradshaw Airport on St. Kitts or Vance W. Amory on Nevis, as well as seafarers sailing straight into Christophe Harbour, and passengers arriving in Port Zante or Charlestown, can expect a first-class welcome.
Housed in converted sugar mills dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, Nevis’s four plantation inns each provide an enchanting setting for a lunchtime libation or evening cocktail. These remarkable ‘great houses’ also represent living history.
Kittitians and Nevisians love their cricket – and also enjoy a good party. Combine the two and you have the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). And there’ll be fireworks in March 2019 when England play two T20 matches at Warner Park in Basseterre.
Tomorrow’s home has arrived today – it’s stylish, beautifully engineered and design-led. The house of the future will not only have sophisticated new devices within its walls, it will develop into a complex, interconnected machine in its own right.
From Miami and Monaco to Singapore and Sydney, there is a greater choice of fine new apartments and penthouses than at any time this century. Plus, as Peter Swain reports, some eye-catching villas that make for one-of-a-kind holiday residences.
Opening this year, Christophe Harbour’s innovative new Customs House on St. Kitts confirms the exclusive marina development as ‘The New Gateway to the Caribbean’. “I’m crafting the new in the style of the old,” says architect John Haley.
An English country house, Zaha Hadid apartments in Miami, a Punta del Este villa, a boutique South African wine estate and a residence on The World make an eclectic mix of equally desirable residences, all on the market now.
When the European winter sun starts to fade, the Caribbean is the first port of call for many golf travellers. We take an island-by-island look at the golfing options in the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda and Curacao.
The gloriously unspoilt island of Hilton Head, South Carolina, is renowned as one of the Lowcountry’s great golfing playgrounds, with Harbour Town Links its prime attraction. Peter Swain took a swing at Pete Dye’s iconic creation.
Appearing regularly on the PGA Tour as well as bucket lists of travelling players, the holy trinity of golf in the Carolinas is: Pinehurst, Kiawah Island, and Hilton Head. Peter Swain makes the pilgrimage.
As the world faces a variety of perceived existential threats, New Zealand is becoming a popular choice among those who can live part of their year anywhere in the world. “Potential buyers step off the plane and just breathe – they love our clean air and green landscape.”
Some places quicken the property pulse. Jay Gatsby may have preferred Long Island’s North Shore, but for a century or so the Hamptons, at the east end of the South Shore, has been the locale of choice for wealthy Gothamites looking to escape Manhattan’s dizzying embrace.
What’s in a name? Elite marques signify high-quality craftsmanship, ineffable style and a degree of exclusivity in the spheres of haute couture, gastronomy, sports cars and also in the rarefied world of fine residential property. It all started with Andrea Palladio.
Five minutes with … Lior Lev Sercarz. The right spice mix, “brings the third dimension to a great dish. It elevates a dish by delivering texture, scent and flavour and, beyond that, an emotion. Like a handmade suit, each blend is made-to-measure for that particular client.”
This supplement examines three classes of AAA-rated real estate that provide good investment returns but more importantly, outstanding lifestyle advantages, namely: penthouses, beachfront homes and mountaintop residences close to good skiing.
‘Home’ is a place where one can relax in private, where absolute comfort is a given and one is surrounded by friendly faces. Above all, it’s a state of mind. And so is Amanera in the Dominican Republic.