Nevis has Caribbean villages rather than neighborhoods, and most of them are quiet and peaceful rather than bustling: people take things easy on this little island in the West Indies.

There is Charlestown, the capital of Nevis: if you walk really slowly it can take almost 20 minutes to go from one side of town to the other.  Of course, stopping for shopping and a drink, this may take longer. And if you drink a lot, it could take hours!  Charlestown has the feel of the Old Caribbean.  Its architecture has not changed much since the 1800's.  The main buildings are stone with the back "tracks" still having wooden houses with the occasional  "Gingerbread Trim".

On the rest of the island you will find over 25 small villages and communities. Each one has a shop and a church (some have several churchs) and you are welcome to stop at either.  Butler's Village on the Atlantic coast was reportedly where Jimmy Buffet played dominos at "Butler's Domino College" and Barnes Ghaut is a really nice village, up on the mountainside above Four Seasons.

Please be careful when driving through villages. Watch for children playing cricket in the streets and for livestock: mainly chickens, sheep, and goats, (the cows and donkeys will look after themselves.)

Entering the Capital!