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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
‘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.
Christophe Harbour’s ocean-side beach bar on St. Kitts might just be the only such venue in the region with a purpose-built dancing table. “We planned it that way from the start,” says internationally renowned architect and designer John Haley.
The official 2017 St Kitts and Nevis Visitor magazine: how to arrive in style, where to stay and eat on Nevis, the best chilling and thrilling attractions to visit, and sporting opportunities that include golf, cycling, diving and triathlon.
This MACO guide to laid back carousing on St. Barths reveals the right venues for lunch, sunset cocktails, dinner and late night partying. From foie gras sliders to mahi mahi dumplings, and tuna tataki to magret de canard, the island boasts some of the most varied cuisine in the Caribbean.
Idyllic beaches, secure anchorage, designer shopping and sophisticated hospitality notwithstanding, the secret to this Caribbean isle’s continued pre-eminence is simple: a flair for reinvention. Here are some of the most notable innovations du jour.
The clean-lined design, the top-notch cuisine, even the world-class golf course are beguiling, says Peter Swain, but what sets Amanera apart is the inimitable atmosphere. It’s all about creating a space, both physical and metaphorical, that rejuvenates the mind as well as the body.
The official St Kitts and Nevis 2016 VISITOR magazine details where to stay, eat, swim, walk, climb, fish, play golf, drink rum, watch sea turtles, find history, scuba dive, surf, cycle and sail on the Caribbean island of Nevis.
Brand new golf course openings have been rare of late, so Golf International was delighted to be invited to St Kitts for a sneak preview of Ian Woosnam’s new Irie Fields layout. Our man in the Caribbean sun, PETER SWAIN, got the gig.