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“A great relaxing place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Oualie Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Oualie Bay, New Castle, Nevis   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in New Castle
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A great relaxing place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

My husband and I had already had two weeks` vacation (St Kitts and Nevis) in very different hotels, from average to up-market Plantation Inns and this, for me, was absolutely great and, in fact, better than any of the others (but in a completely different way).
My husband was not very well when we arrived and one of the owners, John, was amazing, asking every day and then using "bush medicine" which he made himself to cure him.
The food was great and more authentic Caribbean than we had found prior. The totally laid back atmosphere was perfect (could have done with a few more lights on the way back to the room at night). If you like 60`s Greek island style you will love this place. Even the rain was a pleasure!!! We are already making plans to go back.
The only thing I would add is that you can travel around the island looking for better food/atmosphere and really you would be pushed to find better than Oualie for value, quality, quantity and atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orchard Lake, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My third visit and definitely not the last; my wife and I had a wonderful time during our two week stay -- rain not withstanding.

As noted in earlier reviews, if your preference leans toward marble floors and Architectural Digest® featured interior design, you'll find properties on Nevis that'll be a more suitable fit. For the true warmth of Nevis; pristine beachfront living and consistently clean and very comfortable accommodations, don't miss Oualie Beach Resort.

The beachfront is un-excelled anywhere on the island -- and where else can you borrow a cell phone, paying only for minutes? Oualie's WiFi's about as good as it gets in Nevis period and given the couple of rain storms, for the first time we took advantage of the 'seemingly hundreds of channels' cable TV a bit.

Most importantly, the people of Oualie Beach make this one of the most comfortable, enjoyable vacation experiences of all. I highly recommend it and have booked yet another visit for February 2014.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Abingdon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My wife and I spent a fabulous few days at Oualie (split the week with St. kitts). I can't say enough about the warm and friendly staff at the resort--from Stacy and Pat at the front desk to Tim, Michelle and Marci in the restaurant and bar, the other bartenders and cooks and cleaning ladies and owners Allistair and John. My wife had a sudden and scary medical issue on day 2 and Pat and Stacy were all over it, even phoning up the hospital's chief of surgery. Talk about awesome care! The beach is wonderful, plenty of chairs (unlike a lot of higher cost resports) and the calmest waters I've seen in the caribbean (and we've been to 19 islands). Hammocks all around too. We had a fabulous breakfast every morning which set us up for the day ahead. we had lunch once and dinners and the food was very good. At the bar you get to hang out with all the expats and locals and there's impromptu music, dancing etc. As others have said, if you want marble bathrooms and butler service go somewhere else. Oulaie is laid back, fun and friendly--including the regular morning monkeys and ocassional cows wandering on the edge of the property. The only issue we had was a toilet flapper valve that you had to fiddle with when you flushed, but I get that at home too. TC ("tough cookie") is the resident transportation provider and will give you the most entertaining island tour possible. Clayton also is a wonderful driver and took us out to a couple of restaurants. Killer Bee is a bit overblown in our opinion but Sunshine's is a great daytime hang out. Nevis is a really cool destination if you've never been, and Oualie Beach is the place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

We left Oualie Beach Resort last evening, not long before sunset. The sun was beating down on Nevis when all of a sudden, the sky filled with tears and burst with warm rain. A fitting bye bye to the most wonderfully relaxing holiday in ages !
Please don't visit Oualie if you are looking for high rise glitz or swim up pool bars. Don't even think about packing if your idea of Heaven is organised entertainment and plush marble dance floors, Zumba classes or beach waiters ! But do consider this dear little secret if, like us, you have travelled widely and happily accept the special places that should preferably remain secret.
Our thanks go to John and Karen Yearwood. Thank you for the music and that gorgeous bottle of wine we shared before we left !
To Marcie, Michelle and Tamara whose individual attention made our morning breakfasts such a happy start to the day !
To dear Tim, for your gracious manner and gentlemanly
Attention to detail.
To Juan for mixing our drinks and never letting our glasses go dry !
Special thanks to the lovely ladies who kept our untidiness under control for two whole weeks ! Our rooms were immaculate!
To the guys who tended and mended the beautiful gardens we say thank you too !
To all reception staff, especially Faith, who helped in so many ways.
No where is ever perfect. Tweeks can always be made, but fresh paint fades and sometimes, that's just the way it should be !
Lizzie and Kevin

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

So, I just returned from a long vacation on Nevis and the wife and I stayed at the Oualie Beach Resort. It's a motel that happens to be right on the best beach on Nevis.

Pros:

The beach is 50' from the furthest room. We were in a closer room and it was 30' from the front door to the water.
The beach is in a cove and sea life is abundant. We would go snorkeling in the mornings and we saw sea turtles, stingrays, and a million other fish.
The cove is also home to the cycling club rental place, the sailing and snorkeling rental place, the jet ski rental place, and just about anything else that you want to rent on the water was steps away, but separate from the resort and not an intrusion.
The concierge and related staff were wonderful and a valuable resource. Want to do something, call the main desk and they'll arrange it.
The bar was ok. Prices were good and the drinks were ok.
We got an off season deal for less than 150$ a night.

Cons:

The rooms are severely dated. The toilet leaked from the base and did not flush well. The wifi, ac, and tv were wonky and worked, then didn't, then did. The bed was just plain horrible. The frig was old and had holes in it.
The food at the restaurant was the absolute worst on the island. The food is frozen, microwaved, and just bad. I can't even explain how bad. It's like they took frozen veggies, microwaved them and tossed them on the plate. The proteins in the dishes were just dead limp remnants. And the prices! $20 for a frozen patty hamburger that tasted like cardboard, and that was the cheapest item on the menu.
The cleaning staff is hit or miss depending on who is on duty.

Conclusion:

We got to Nevis and it was gorgeous. We were on the best beach on the island, and we paid less than $150 a night. Would I stay there again? Not a chance; my wife would kill me. We did visit a lot of the other resorts on the island for meals. Golden Rock was visually stunning and the food was amazing. The Hermitage was very nice.

If you just want a beach vacation and don't mind roughing it, there's probably nothing cheaper than Oualie in the off season. You can walk out of the room and into the Caribbean in less than twenty steps. Just know that it's bare bones at best and eat food elsewhere.

Room Tip: There are rooms 30' from the beach and some 50' from the beach. Ask the concierge when booki...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Ate at the restaurant twice and enjoyed the food. Also hung out at the beach for a relaxing and peaceful afternoon. Beautiful views!! Ouali is a quiet spot perfect for reading, gazing at the sea and swimming in the calm waters.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Although the hurricane season we had 10 days of sunshine with minimal rain at night only. Because of the season hardly anyone was there so we had the glorious beach to ourselves -white sand, palm trees, the whole lot. The beach is shallow for a long way, without stones, so ideal for young kids. Real plus is that it s a family hotel, the family having a fascinating 350 year old history as Nevisians since an ancestor was sent to the colonies instead of execution for being on the wrong side against Oliver Cromwell. Rooms are cabins on the beach, literally yards from the shore. Strongly recommended except for (a) sand flies (b) food too heavy and overcooked - although other places are available a taxi-drive away. Definitely a winner

Room Tip: All are cabins on the beach, facing the sea, so no real preference
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  • Stayed September 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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Address: Oualie Bay, New Castle, Nevis
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Location: Caribbean > St. Kitts and Nevis > Nevis > New Castle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in New Castle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Oualie Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A delightful 3.5 star beachfront resort on the best beach on Nevis. Gingerbread cottages hold 32 rooms with cool, screened verandas offering stunning sunset views over the Caribbean Sea. The ambience is casual. All our fish, lobster and grass fed beef tenderloin are kept FRESH on ice, never frozen. We source FRESH local, seasonal vegetables and fruit whenever possible. Our cuisine is a fusion of Continental and Caribbean flavours served at our beachside restaurant. On site amenities include scuba, snorkelling, spa treatments, sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking sport fishing and FREE High Speed WiFi everywhere. ... more   less 
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