We have been staying at the Inn at Cades Bay for a few days for several years, and it does have some really wonderful qualities (right on a very nice stretch of coast, beautifully designed interiors of the cottages, superb sunsets) but unfortunately it seems that the Inn never really 'took off' in popularity, and so, as a result, over the years that have passed since it opened in the early 90s, not nearly enough money was spent on maintenance and improvements. The number of staff gradually decreased in recent years, and the level of service also declined. Finally the restaurant closed. The traffic on the new main road is, unfortunately, quite a lot faster and noisier than it used to be on the old road, and Mansa's, the farmstand opposite the Inn, while being a great plus in that it sells excellent fresh fruits and vegetables (as well as cooked chicken and ice cream) is also a negative, in that for the last year or two, Mansa has been playing amplified music, which carries across the road and is far from the ideal enhancement of the ambience of the Inn.
The Inn was sold in 2006, and I am hoping that the new owners can breathe life back into the property and make it what it needs to be, and deserves to be. This will I imagine be a costly and time-consuming process, but I hope they succeed, because I am fond of this hotel, despite its recent shortcomings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zenith Nevis, a sophisticated property, is new on the Caribbean island of Nevis, providing a chic and discreet beachfront retreat for couples, families and groups of friends. The privately owned property offers the only high end beachfront villa in Nevis. Situated on Cades Bay, just north of Pinney’s Beach, Zenith Nevis commands unrivaled views of Mount Nevis, the Caribbean Sea and the neighboring island of St Kitts. The secluded resort will offer a total of seven deluxe two, three- and four-bedroom thatched villas in the future. The house has a lovely pool, outdoor shower and a private setting within lush gardens. Designed to maximize comfort and privacy, and to take advantage of the breath taking location, the villa cocoon visitors in a tranquil tropical setting. The two-bedroom villa offer a generous 2,000-square feet of living space. The Near By Chrishi Beach Club offers a chic and quintessentially Caribbean spot to eat amazing international meals and a perfect place to sip cocktails on a chaise lounge; facing westwards, this is one of the finest sunset spots on Nevis. Snorkeling, surf boarding and other water sports can be enjoyed direct from the beachfront and a range of spa treatments are available in the villas by appointment. Zenith Nevis is within easy reach of a wide range of restaurants including the renowned Sunshine’s Beach Bar & Grill, and Banana’s, a spot hidden high up in the historic Hamilton Estate. The resort is a 15-minute drive from Nevisian capital Charlestown, which retains much of its colonial-era architecture. You can also reach Charlestown by foot on the beach. That takes 45 minutes. Nevis – at just 36-square miles – boasts unspoiled beaches, verdant forests and an authentic charm that is the envy of the Caribbean. Guests can keep as active as they wish: the Zenith Nevis concierge can arrange mountain biking for all abilities, private hikes with an expert local guide, kayaking, deep sea fishing, horse riding, scuba diving, tennis and golf. For day trips to neighboring islands, consider lunch & shopping in chic St Barths, – all easily reached by private plane. There are direct flights from the UK to St Kitts on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic via Antigua. Alternatively, guests can travel to St Maarten with KLM or Air France from Amsterdam or Paris respectively and connect to St Kitts via Winair. On arrival in St Kitts, the Zenith Nevis concierge set up guests to be escorted by private taxi down to Reggae Beach from where a 10-minute water taxi brings them to Nevis. Guests are then driven straight from the jetty to their private villa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel At Cades Bay