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Nisbet Plantation Beach Club
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Newcastle Beach, New Castle, Nevis   |  
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

A little bit late in writing this having visited in late November but better late than never. I have always wanted to go to Nevis and Nisbet but for numerous reasons have never made it visiting other Caribbean islands instead. I wish I had had the courage of my convictions and persuaded my husband to go sooner, Nevis is by far the best Caribbean island we have visited and we have been to a few. It is what I would call the real Caribbean, laid back, uncomercialised, lovely friendly people and I can't wait to go back.
Niset itself is amazing. We had a garden room and after asking to look around all the other room types I would go for this every time. The superior cottages are really sweet but the bathrooms are rather small with only a shower. They have a small porch with two garden chairs and a small table. The garden rooms are much bigger, with what we could see the largest fridge of all room types. The bathroom is bigger with a bath and shower over it and two sinks then there is a lovely sitting area with a settee two chairs and a coffee table which was great to sit in of an evening before dinner. There are two types of suite the downstairs suite is very dark and whilst the upstairs one has a balcony again they didn't seem as big as the garden room probably because of the seperate sitting room which the garden rooms have. Having said that all the rooms are lovely no matter which one you go for and very private. Apart from the suites which are two up two down all the others are semi- detached and some way from the next set of cottages. I absolutely loved them.
The only draw back to this hotel and Nevis is that once there it is expensive the following will give you some idea: -
beers $5, cheapest bottle of wine $38, cokes etc $4, small water $4, bike hire is $35 per day, $25 for a morning and $10 for an hour, car hire is $50 per day plus $25 for a licence. A 3 hour island tour is $75 per person. There is also a 12% service charge and 10% tax to be added on. Beers in Charlestown were $2.
Do as we did and a large number of other guests visit a local shop, go out of the entrance turn left and there is a little minimart which sells beer, rum etc or take a local minibus into Charlestown to visit the supermarket at the end of the high street. These minibuses cost EC4 as opposed to a taxi $22. You stand outside the entrance to Nisbet they will see you and stop on the opposite side of the road. They will then let you off whereever you want. They are brilliant and we used them all the time and got to see a large part of the island and speak to the locals. We came back once singing christmas carols something I will remember for ever. You can take them to Pinneys beach and walk right the way along it to Charlestown.
We stopped at Sunshines but if I had known that they kept a monkey tied up and charged people to have their 'photo taken with it before we ordered I wouldn't have bothered. To me this is cruel and I wished we hadn't bought beers from them. Lime next door is much better.
Don't bother going to the botanical gardens. There are very few native plants, and they had lots of budda statutes which seemed totally out of place and in our opinion a rip off at EC35 per person.
Yes Nisbet is windy the first week we were there which was at the end of November seemed to be quieter and hotter but then as we moved into December it did get cooler and windier but too be honest it was still windy when we went over to the Caribean side one day. It didn't spoil our holiday and yes there is seaweed but again that is nature and not the hotels fault and they do do their best to rake it up at the beginning of the day.
All the staff as other reviewers mention go out of their way to make your holiday wonderful. You feel really special and they are all lovely. We have never stayed at a hotel before where everyone and I mean everyone knows your name from day one. It seems unfair to single people out as they are all equally to be thanked. The food is superb although to be honest three meals a day and afternoon tea was really too much, in the end we started missing afternoon tea but we still put on weight.
Would I go back? you bet I would and we are hoping to at the same time this year.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NisbetGM, General Manager at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Satisfied1
We appreciate you sharing your thoughts and highlights with all of us. What a wonderful holiday you had by experiencing Nisbet Plantation's service and amenities. And your interaction with the locals showed you other attributes of this beautiful island and the Nevisians. We will look for you next November.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is our 3rd trip to Nisbet. As always, a wonderful and relaxing experience. Staff is accomodating, food is excellent, cottages are private and comfortable. Special kudos to Dan & Kaddy who manned the bar in the evening & made sure we were always well taken care of. If you do your "homework" you know what to expect at Nisbet. No TV in room. Beach area is a bit windy. Not alot to do but relax and enjoy. Maybe not to everyone's liking, but perfect for people who truly want to get away from it all and completely unwind. Well done! Hope to see you again very soon.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NisbetGM, General Manager at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Dear 3 Terriers
Thank you for returning to Nisbet Plantation and the beautiful island of Nevis. We are pleased our food, accommodations and staff provided the relaxing atmosphere you were expecting. Our team is always happy to please. We will pass along your special kudos. See you on your 4th visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We have just returned from two weeks at the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. For us who are a couple in middle age it was a perfect place to unwind and relax. The rooms were beautiful and well maintained and cleaned thoroughly every. Ours had a main bedroom and a small porch with screens all around so you could sit out at night and be free from insects etc. The staff are polite and friendly without being too intrusive, but are willing to help should you have any concerns. The climate is perfect on the atlantic side of the island as there is always a constant breeze, but you still need to be aware of the strength of the tropical sun! It is wonderful that there are no TVs in the rooms, but the wifi system is good should you need to use the internet. There is a TV at the Great House , but there is never anyone around watching it as the whole place has so few people! That was the thing we noticed most, it was very private, it was like having a beach to yourself most of the holiday and never a fight for sun beds or space. Perfect! The breakfasts were good and lunch at the coconut bar lovely too. There was always a main menu as well as a daily specials board. We had the afternoon tea every day and did not eat the dinner at night as it was a bit late for us..we did have a try a couple of nights but found it did not suit . Most others ate the dinner and enjoyed it. We want to go back there again as we feel this holiday could not be topped.

Room Tip: Rooms on the left, back on to the boundary and have lots of insect noise(we liked it) the right side...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NisbetGM, General Manager at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Juliet C
Thank you for sharing your holiday experience at Nisbet Plantation. I'm glad our spacious setting offered you a sense of priviacy. Our staff truly enjoys serving our guests. We are ready to welcome you back.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is our sixth time back. There is nothing as relaxing as sitting here mesmerized by the sound and sight of the ocean with the wind blowing through the palms above me. Food is fantastic! Tonight is the beach barbecue. Every possible Nevisian delicacy is served. Meat , all types of fish, great desserts and a fantastic band. Just finished a four hour snorkel /sail trip so I'm looking forward to another rum punch. This is the Carribean. Unpretentious yet wonderfully refined. The people are great and have become friends, whether it is your first time or sixth. The fact that I keep coming back says it all.

Room Tip: The two stories at the front of he resort have the best ocean view. Prospect ". Cottage is the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NisbetGM, General Manager at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Caribman Chicago
With a name like Caribman, you must know your Caribbean resorts. Thank you for making Nisbet Plantation a favorite. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to welcoming you back for your 7th time. The rum punch is always ready!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We have just returned from a 10 day holiday at the Nisbet. It is a lovely relaxed hotel with very personal but discreet service. The staff are friendly, they all know your name from the moment you arrive. The rooms are comfortable, I particularly appreciated the lounge area in our bungalow as it meant my husband could have an afternoon nap and I could relax and read out of the sun without disturbing him.
The food was excellent, some of the best we have eaten in the West Indies, the bar in the evening was fun.
If you want an all action holiday this is not the place for you, there is very little to do, but it was just what we needed.

Many of the guests return year after year, we spoke to many who were back for their 6th or more times.
It is a happy place to stay and work as many of the staff have been there for 10yrs or more. We would happily recommend Nisbet for a quiet relaxed get away.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NisbetGM, General Manager at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Pennyg421
Thank you for the wonderful comments about your recent stay. I will be sure to pass on your remarks to our dedicated, long term staff. I'm glad you met our valued repeat guests that return for the service and relaxation you experienced. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to make you a repeater.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We went to this very highly rated resort expecting something exceptional and were quite disappointed. The amosphere is relaxing, the staff pleasant, the service good, and the food varied and well-prepared. However, the accomodations are nice, but not special in any way. The grounds are large and open, but are not beautifully maintained or lush, though we saw other resorts on Nevis set in beautiful gardens. The beach and pool are well-kept, but there are far prettier ones in the Caribbean. There are no waterfront activities, and the snorkeling equipment provided was in poor shape. The fitness center is so tiny it's claustrophobic. It was annoying and expensive to have to take a taxi to another facility in order to do any water sport or go sailing. It would help if Nisbet provided scheduled free shuttle service to facilities on the the Caribbean side of the island where the water is a lot calmer than the Atlantic and these acitivities are available. This is a good hotel, but it in now way deserves a top rating.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NisbetGM, General Manager at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear mdaddyman,

Thank you for your review. Although Nisbet Plantation has received many awards, we are not ultra fancy or opulent – just private and personal.

What sets Nisbet apart, and the reason many guests return, is the service from our Nevisian staff. While we are pleased to hear you enjoyed our staff’s service, relaxing atmosphere and cuisine, we are sorry that our accommodations and amenities did not meet your expectations.

Thank you again for sharing your feedback.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A wonderful place to relax. Accommodation comfortable and quiet; staff friendly and extremely helpful; food excellent and varied; situation of the resort by the beach couldn't be better. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Room Tip: The basic rooms which are named 'superior' are excellent.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NisbetGM, General Manager at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for the glowing comments of your wonderful stay. We appreciate your recommendations and hope to see you back in Nevis.
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Address: Newcastle Beach, New Castle, Nevis
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Location: Caribbean > St. Kitts and Nevis > Nevis > New Castle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in New Castle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nisbet Plantation Beach Club 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nisbet is the Caribbean's only luxury plantation inn located on the beach. This intimate hideaway is one of the Caribbean's Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels and the ancestral home of Fanny Nisbet, the ever-faithful wife of British naval hero Admiral Horatio Nelson. A historic resort with only 36 rooms spread over 30 lush beachfront acres. Enjoy impeccable service at the best hotel on the island time forgot. ... more   less 
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