History: Nisbet Plantation Beach Club was once a prominent sugar plantation turned coconut plantation, evidence of which can still be seen around the hotel’s grounds. It was also the family home of Fanny Nisbet who met and married one of Britain’s most heroic figures, Admiral Lord Nelson, on the island in 1787.
Location: On the island of Nevis in the two-island nation of St. Kitts & Nevis in the Caribbean. The resort’s centerpiece is a restored 1778 plantation house set on 30 acres of expansive lawns, coconut palms, and gardens. It is the only historic plantation inn in the Caribbean to be set on the beach.
Other amenities: A Great House dating from the 18th century which houses the cocktail bar and award winning fine dining restaurant, a beachside bar and restaurant, beachside freshwater swimming pool, spa, fitness centre and tennis court.
Luxury Travel Beat blurb: The first thing city-weary travellers like myself will notice when we check into the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is the overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility. Now this is something you’ll notice throughout the island of Nevis, so don’t all rush to reserve a room at the hotel based on this alone. Book it instead on account of its very warm and hospitable staff, delectable food and cocktails, and an old-world charm that newer hotels would find hard to replicate.
The lowdown: Rates at Nisbet plantation start from US $415 per night in a Superior room including breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner. These can be booked via NisbetPlantation.com or by calling (869) 469-9325. Luxury Travel Beat travelled to St. Kitts and Nevis courtesy of the St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Board.