We stayed for 2 weeks at this hotel which was located adjacent to the south end of Pinney beach. Our room had a fridge and cooking facilities for self serve meals while the on site restaurant provided meals on our eat out days. The beach is the best on Nevis stretching over 3 miles, (5 km). Our room overlooked the bay looking up the beach towards the Four Seasons Resort. The sound of the ocean was nice at night as were the sunsets from the beach.
After spending a week on St Kitts, we were reluctant about a long stay on Nevis because most accommodations are expensive for working class people like us. I'm sure you have seen the prices if you have done some research. We found that many of the cheaper guest houses, like the Sea Spawn and Fort Ashby, were closed. We are not even sure the listing above (Pinney's Cottages and Apts) is the same property describing the hotel we stayed at, (Pinney's Beach hotel). The hotel we stayed at was definitely open and operating while Google images has a picture from about the same location which says "defunct hotel". The cottages beside the hotel were closed but the hotel was open! Perhaps Trip Advisor will clarify this confusion in the future.
Pinney's Beach Hotel has a web site listing rack rates but if you contact the hotel directly you can get a better deal if you are staying more than a few days. We got a weekly rate which roughly worked out to-stay 5 nights, get 2 free. It was only because of this deal that we ended up staying 2 weeks! (We initially had planned 3 or 4 nights on Nevis if we could'nt find reasonably priced accommodation).
We looked at several rooms before picking the room we stayed at. Although some may consider the decor a bit dated, we thouroughly enjoyed our stay and felt safe staying here. Some days we didn't even drive our car since the beach was right beside. The hotel had a bar and pool area on the days we stayed on site.
Nevis is a small island, and this location was great for short day trips to Charlestown, Fort Charles, the hot springs, (free of charge, in town just below the closed Bath Springs hotel, the Source hiking trail, (located beside the Golden Rock Inn), views of Montserrat and Redonda, (on the east side of the island) and a look at some of the old plantations. Long morning and evening walks on Pinney's beach were very enjoyable as was the deep water swimming. Many of the palm trees you see in old pictures of Nevis are now gone since a virus attacked the island in the mid 2000's. There are many palms still located around the Four Seasons Resort, I presume some money was involved to keep them alive. However, the beach, tan sand and deep water swimming is still a great experience. I'm glad we came because we would agree that this is one of the best beaches in the Carribean, (and we have been to 16 islands so far).
We had a car rental which made getting around easy. There is now even a car ferry from St. Kitts, (Sea Bridge), which cost us 95 EC$ each way, (about $36US for car, driver and passenger)- super deal! There are also many daily passenger ferry trips from St Kitts to Charlestown. The dock is about 2km from this hotel and we saw many of the day trippers at our hotel since the hotel parking lot is the short cut to Pinney's beach.
- Also Known As:
- Pinney's Cottages And Apartments Nevis/Charlestown