Disconnect and dial in to Nibset Plantation! A Nevis vacation is perfect for families seeking times of togetherness, and here are our top tips for making the most of a family vacation at Nisbet Plantation.

1. “Lime” on the Beach

On the sands of our golden beach, there is something for everyone. Younger ones can show off their sand sculpting skills at our castle building contest, and adults can enjoy shady spots beneath the palms or visit Sea Breeze Beach Bar. As the sun sets, the entire family can gather around the bonfire for roasted marshmallows and s’mores.


2. Play Steel Pans

When you travel back in time to our unspoiled island, you can enrich your experience by learning about our Nevis culture, art and traditions! At our steel pan lessons, experienced instructors will teach you the basic technique for creating our famous Caribbean beat.

Steel Pan Instructions


3. Participate in Crab Races

Our long-serving Maitre’D Patterson hosts Nisbet’s legendary, one-of-a-kind crab races. Attendees can place bets on their favorite sea creature or just watch the fun! This activity offers a unique opportunity to learn about and help the Nevis community, as all proceeds benefit a local school.

Nisbet Crab Race

4. Take a Hike

A hike on the 3,232-foot Nevis Peak offers a positive challenge for families! While exploring new sights and conquering goals, your family will share a sense of accomplishment for many years to come.

Nevis PeakFor younger children, check with your tour operator for height and strength requirements.

5. Stay Active

To truly allow your family to escape from the rush of everyday life, there are no TV’s or radios in the rooms. This provides a unique opportunity to stay active outdoors and bond as a family. Enjoy island-style croquet or meet on the tennis courts for a friendly match. We have plenty of tennis racquets, balls and equipment to go around!

Croquet at Nisbet

6. Sweeten Your Stay

Join us on the pool deck for cookie decorating with our talented pastry chefs, and top your freshly baked cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candy. This activity also provides a great opportunity to meet other parents or children staying at our resort.

Family Fun with Cookie Decorating

7. Brush up on History

It’s never too early to learn about American history! Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was born and raised here in Nevis, and island visitors can see the Georgian-style building that was once his home. Now known as the “Hamilton House,” this beautiful waterfront building in nearby Charlestown encompasses a museum of Nevis history.

Hamilton's BirthplacePhoto Courtesy of Nevis Naturally

8. Make a Splash

Our poolside paradise offers spectacular views of neighboring St. Kitts and options for the whole family. Relax in the oceanfront hot tub, make a splash in the freshwater pool or soak in the sunshine in one of many lounge chairs.


9. Attend our Thursday night BBQ

Mingle with other guests, Nevis visitors and locals at our Thursday night beachfront BBQ at Coconuts. Indulge in a surf and turf buffet and exquisite desserts, and Mom and Dad can sample our signature Rum Punch cocktail. A local band provides lively rhythms for an evening of entertainment and dancing under the stars. At this festive event, your family will create memories that last a lifetime.

Nisbet BBQ Desserts

While there are many activities and attractions to enjoy, what you’ll enjoy most is your time spent with family. For more information on any of these activities, contact reservations or express interest at the Front Desk during your stay.

We hope you and your loved ones will join us soon on our island home! As we welcome you to our resort, you will forever become part of our history and the Nisbet family.