Tourism/Transportation

Nevis presents its tourism offers in Puerto Rico

Greg B. Phillip, marketing manager for the Nevis Tourism Authority and Nevisian Tourism Minister, Mark Brantley meet with members of the media Wednesday. Greg B. Phillip, marketing officer for the Nevis Tourism Authority and Nevisian Tourism Minister, Mark Brantley meet with members of the media Wednesday.

Top tourism officials for the Caribbean island of Nevis were in Puerto Rico Wednesday to share details of what their island has to offer to travelers during this summer vacation season.

Just an hour’s plane ride from San Juan lies Nevis is “a well kept secret in the Caribbean awaiting to be discovered,” due to its exceptional cultural, gastronomic, recreational and relaxation experience, said Nevisian Tourism Minister, Mark Brantley, Greg B. Phillip and Angelique France, CEO and marketing officer, respectively for the Nevis Tourism Authority.

“Whether it’s for golf, fishing, spa, fine dining or the amazing history, culture, warmth and hospitality of the Nevisian people, we believe that the people of Puerto Rico will see Nevis as a convenient and exciting destination for holidays or to enjoy a weekend reprieve from the hustle and bustle of San Juan,” Brantley said, noting the “real possibilities for opening up the Nevis market to discerning Puerto Rican travelers.”

With 406 hotel rooms in the island’s Four Seasons, Golden Rock Inn, Montpelier Plantation, Hermitage Plantation, Mount Nevis Hotel, Nisbet Plantation, Oualie Beach Resort, Nelson Springs Beach Villas and Spa Hotel, Pinney’s Beach Hotel and Hamilton Beach Villas & Spa, there seems to be something for every type of guest and budget, the officials said.

“Whether it is in a luxurious, beach front, mountain view or relais and chateau accommodation, there are many possibilities to make the Nevis experience perfect for couples, families, business or sports travelers. And to make it better yet, Puerto Ricans can take advantage of the hotels’ exclusive rates for Caribbean residents,” said France.

In recent years, Nevis has become pretty popular among golfers for its 18-hole golf course in the Four Seasons designed by Robert Trent Jones II, who has also designed golf courses around the world such as Puerto Rico’s Bahía Beach Resort golf course, as well as the ones in Gran Bahía Príncipe Riviera Maya Resort, Mexico; Royal Golf La Bagnaia, Italy; and The Bay Course, Costa Navarino, Greece.

Arriving at the 36 square-mile island is simple from Puerto Rico, which offers daily commercial flights departing from and arriving at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, as well as charters from carriers that include Cape Air, Liat, Seabourne, Air Sunshine and Tradewind Aviation.

Aside from boasting a pristine natural environment, Nevis is also known for its gastronomy, botanical garden, museums, water sports, spas, and ecotourism year-round, officials said.

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