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Nevis trip report

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Nevis trip report

I just wanted to say what a wonderful time my husband and I, along with my family and friends had in Nevis. We had our wedding ceremony there, and everyone agreed it was the most fun, relaxing and beautiful wedding that they had attended. We just loved the natural beauty of the island. We will definitely return here for one of our future anniversaries!

We really enjoyed eating at Nisbet Plantation, Oualie Beach Hotel and we took all of our friends to Sunshine's for drinks and to watch the sunset one day. Only one thing struck me as a little odd. I thought beaches were public, but I definitely noticed that there was no traffic into the Four seasons beach area, and I saw two hotel employees standing near the border between Sunshine's and the resort. I kidded around with my friends and called it the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and joked about making a group dash for the other side. Actually one of my friends (who was staying with us at Nisbet for a few days and was planning to stay at the Four seasons after the wedding) wanted to see the Four seasons and also to use their restroom facility. She actually crossed the line and went in, and was followed by the employee. She went into the bathroom and when she came out, was escorted out. I guess she probably didn't have that problem later when she actually checked in as a guest in the hotel. I just thought it was a weird situation, since I always saw people visiting Nisbet Plantation beach and also Oualie's beach without being harassed or asked to leave. Are there rules in Nevis limiting people from visiting beaches that are owned by a resort?

Despite that experience, I still had a great time in Nevis.

Boston
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CaribSurfer--

I understand why you jumped forcefully on the topic of individuals going onto property owner's beaches without permission (perhaps unknowingly like myself.). If I had waterfront land and was confident of my title rights, I too would be very upset with people being cavalier about coming onto my land. You would have every right to be very angry!

That said, I sure hope Nevisian is correct in his understanding of the legal rights! Otherwise, before long there will be very limited beach available to those who live on the island or visitors not staying at a resort. With the Four Seasons, the land that is being developed south of FS, Villa Paradiso and a new Marina at Lover’s beach all with such "highwater" rights, much of the most attractive beaches would be “off-limits.” What a shame that would be!

Nevis
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You may "own" it, but it is still public access and if you deny people the right to use it, you can face serious consequences as Four Seasons once found out. Thus they can control their restrooms, but anyone at anytime can walk their beach or use the sidewalk that they recently had to install when they created the rock wall. Beach vendors and hair braiders use this right frequently! You also have to get special permission to build anything close to the shore. Access and ownership are different! You might want to check with Government Legal Services if there is any question, I did.

Dallas, Texas
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This is kinda a sensitive subject. What I will say is what I say to all my guest. We at Oualie hope you will enjoy our beach. You can use our chairs, but our registered guest always have first dibs. We will not chase you off, enjoy yourselves.

It is my understanding that the beaches are public and I think that is a good thing. I do go to Pinneys beach often and have no problem beaching it right next to a Four season chair. Never been chased off, Maybe cause I blend in. ;) I think that most Nevisians are made to feel uncomfortable about this and have opted to stay clear of playing in this area. So they hang out down by sunshines where they are made to feel comfortable.

As for residences, I have this to say. There are plenty of great beaches and I probably won't be hanging out in your back yard. So no fear there.

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