If you are “hopping” over to Nevis to spend Easter at Nisbet Plantation, we have many fun activities planned for guests of all ages.

Celebrate the holiday with us by joining in the island tradition of kite flying on Good Friday, the Nisbet Plantation tradition of Crab Races, and the popular traditions of Easter egg decorating and an Easter egg hunt.

Easter Holiday “Hop”penings at Nisbet Plantation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.     Make Your Own Kite at Coconuts

Prepare for the Good Friday kite-flying tradition by creating and decorating your kite. 

Good Friday, March 29, 2013

  • 10:30 a.m.            Kite Flying at the VOJN Athletic Field (Meet at Reception)

On Good Friday, hundreds of kite flyers gather throughout Nevis, St. Kitts and the Caribbean for this region-wide tradition. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.       Easter Egg Decorating at Coconuts

We’ll supply the hard-boiled eggs and paint. You bring your creativity. 

Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013

  • 8 a.m.                  Nevis – St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim

The 11th annual Nevis – St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim challenges swimmers of all ages and skill levels to swim the 2.5 mile (4 km) channel across the open ocean from Nevis to St. Kitts. More than 100 participants are expected to participate in the race, which begins at Oualie Beach on Nevis and ends at Cockleshell Bay on St. Kitts. 

Sign up in advance to test your skills against some of the best athletes in the world. Or, you can just try the challenge and participate with the aid of snorkel and fins (not eligible for race prizes).

If you’re not quite up to the swim, you can cheer on the racers at the start of the race on Oualie Beach or by boat. It’s a great way to view the swim up-close. Speak with the Reception Office for more details. 

  • 1 p.m.                  Easter Egg Hunt, Great House Terrace

Always a favorite holiday tradition, decorated eggs will be scattered around the Great House and the lawn waiting for young guests to find them. 

  • 3 p.m.                  Crab Races on the Beach

Hosted by Maitre d’ Patterson Fleming, the Crab Races at Nisbet Plantation are a tradition that is a guest favorite – and for a great cause! Patterson gathers crabs from the beach and paints numbers on their backs. Then guests place bets on what crab will win the race. No crabs are harmed and they are released back into the wild after the race. Proceeds benefit our adopted school – the Violet O. Jeffers Nicholls Primary School on Nevis.