With its swathes of tropical rainforest and pristine white sand beaches, Nevis offers an idyllic backdrop for outdoor activities and its natural beauty remains unspoiled by the lavish resorts and shopping complexes of its more built-up neighbors. Here are your options for outdoor adventures in Nevis.
The small island is easy to explore by bike and options range from a scenic cycle along the winding coastal roads to a challenging climb up to hilltop lookout points. Perhaps take in the historic landmarks of Charlestown on a sightseeing bike tour; cycle to the villages of Newcastle, Camps, and Fountain; or enjoy biking around the old sugar plantations.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
The crystalline waters around St. Kitts and Nevis are teeming with tropical fish and marine life, offering some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean. Join a group tour to snorkel or scuba dive at popular sites such as Booby Shoals, Pinney’s Beach, or Frigate Bay, and look out for sea turtles, angelfish, stingrays, and nurse sharks.
Sailing and Kayaking
Boat tours are the quintessential way to explore St. Kitts and Nevis and there are plenty of options from scenic catamaran cruises and fishing charters to beach-hopping party boats. For a change of pace, opt for a sea kayaking excursion instead and paddle your way around Nevis’ beaches and bays.
Jungle safaris are another popular way to explore and the island has a network of hiking trails to suit all abilities. Spot green and vervet monkeys in the rain forest, climb to the summit of the famous Nevis Peak, or marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site ruins of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.