I’ve been living in the Caribbean for almost 18 months and the novelty has yet to wear off. I’ve yet to tire of the islands’ cerulean waters, palm-fringed coastlines, and relaxed “live slow” approach to daily life.
House sitting my way across Barbados, Antigua, and St. Kitts & Nevis, I’ve become accustomed to a routine of beach walks first thing on a morning and ocean swimming sessions during the late afternoon. However, while I’ve loved every minute on each of the West Indian islands I’ve visited, Nevis has stolen my heart. Views Of Nevis
With a unique Caribbean character that sets it apart from its sister island St. Kitts, Nevis is unspoilt and easy-going. Without a single traffic light, wild donkeys and goats graze on the verges of the island’s ramshackle roads and swathes of untouched sands encircle the long dormant Nevis Peak. Here I’ve found my own little piece of paradise. Views of Nevis.
Keen to sample a slice of my island life? Here’s my 4K Photo essay of some of the most picture perfect views of Nevis.
THE BEACH AT THE YACHTSMAN GRILL
If you’re looking for the best place for family fun on Nevis, I’d say that the Yachtsman Grill would be a great call.
With a varied menu of American favourites (including a stellar selection of wood-fired pizzas), rows of sun loungers, and a range of beach games including the bean bag toss and volleyball, there’s plenty to occupy everyone.
I captured these 4K Photos of Nevisian residents Charli and Truly taking part in a hotly contested game of beach volleyball. The Lumix GH4’s 4K Photo mode made it really easy to capture the moment Charlie dived for the ball.
THE GOLF COURSE AT THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT
Possibly the most manicured property on Nevis, the Four Seasons Resort boasts a number of picture perfect landscapes.
From its ocean-view development of luxury villas down by Pinney’s Beach, to the backdrop of mountain vistas that loom large behind the world class golf course, there’s plenty of postcard worthy panoramas to be enjoyed.
In a bid to test the Lumix GH4’s 4K Photo capabilities I took the camera out on the course and played around in the sand bunker with my obliging golfing buddy Rosie.
The result was a series of shots that show her pitching the ball out of the bunker towards Nevis Peak looming large in the distance, and of my golf swing (which I’m pleased to say is improving!).
THE VIEW FROM CHRISHI BEACH CLUB
The only place to be seen on Nevis, this Scandinavian-chic beach bar offers an unparralled view of the neighbouring Kittitian coastline, a playlist of Balearic inspired beats, and killer champagne cocktails.
After a day out on the water or a challenging hike up the peak, head down to Chrishi Beach Club and unwind with vivacious Norwegian owners Hedda and Christian.
We spent an afternoon soaking in all that Chrishi Beach has to offer, and even managed to convince bartender Stefan to help us capture these awesome 4K Photo moments.
LOOKING OVER THE TO ST. KITTS FROM THE CLIFTONS
Set back from the shore amid the island’s verdant rainforest, the Cliftons encompasses an area of the island which offers a quintessential Nevisian view.
From high up in the hills you can look out over the narrows to neighbouring St. Kitts, and watch as the water taxi’s ferry people between the two islands.
Currently house sitting at a property with such a view, I thought it only right to incorporate the vista into a 4K Photo moment. Here I am working on my diving form in the infinity pool at our temporary home.
ON THE SAND AT PINNEYS BEACH
Laid back and local, Pinney’s beach hosts four of the hottest beach bars on Nevis.
With a 360 degree, open-air bar and a delicious range of bar snacks – try the chicken lollipops, they’re delish – Turtle Time is my fav place to chill. Alternatively settle into neighbouring Sunshine’s Bar & Grill and sample the iconic Killer Bee cocktail; it’s a Nevisian institution.
On a whim I took some 4K Video of Lucky the Labradoodle chasing her ball and was so thrilled with the resulting stills I pulled from the footage.
Using the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (the kit lens supplied with the camera) I was able to capture her as she flew over the sand towards me.
IN THE SHALLOWS AT OUALIE BEACH
Dominated by the gingerbread-quaint, family-run Oualie Beach Resort, Oualie is ideal for a quiet afternoon on the sand.
Here you’ll find a gently shelving natural beachfront dotted with palm trees and sea grasses (the perfect habitat for nesting sea turtles), and a view out into the bay where yachts bob about on the water.
If you’re staying locally head out with the team at Scuba Safaris (located next door to the resort) and snorkel or dive on Nevis’ thriving coral reefs, or pop down to the bar on a Tuesday evening when live band Jack and the Rippers whip up a party atmosphere.
I captured these 4K Photos at Oualie Beach Resort with the help of my trusty ZOMEI Z669 Portable Aluminium Alloy Compact Travel Tripod.
FROM THE SHORELINE AT PARADISE BEACH
With a name like Paradise beach there’s probably no need for me to elaborate on why this stretch of sand is so idyllic.
Like much of Nevis’ coast Paradise Beach is pristine; no intrusive resorts spill out onto the sand and it is possible to walk for quite some distance before you run out of beach.
One of my favourite places to swim – I’m currently training for the challenging Nevis to St. Kitts cross channel swim – the shallow waters and sandy sea bed make it ideal for those who want to make use of the island’s natural gym to complete their daily workout.
AS THE SUN SETS OVER CADES BAY BEACH
A pristine stretch of sand that hugs the shores of the north-west coast of the Nevis, Cades Bay Beach is a great place to spend an afternoon.
Bordered by the hipster-chic Chrishi Beach Club in the north, and the all-American Yachtsman Grill in the south, you can walk uninterrupted aside azure ocean and palm-laden beachfront for a good mile and a half at least.
I’ve taken to running the length of the beach on a morning and then if I’m feeling particularly energetic I swim the same distance in the afternoon.
Sunset walks are a must (followed by a sundowner or two on the sand), and watch out for riders from the nearby equestrian centre who often use the beach as a place to exercise their steeds.
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Have you seen any picture perfect views of Nevis? Share your recommendations with me in the comments below.