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Guidebook for Pond Hill

The Hermitage
The Hermitage
Joined in 2016
The Hermitage

Guidebook for Pond Hill

Food Scene
Island Treasure: The talented staff in the Hermitage kitchen come from the nearby villages, the herbs and spices grow locally, island farmers bring their produce directly to the kitchen, and the fish is also delivered dripping wet, fresh from the sea. The ladies in the kitchen take great pride and have created dishes that are known on Nevis as Hermitage specialities. Distinctly upscale artisanal cooking, maximizing local ingredients and techniques, Hermitage is the only kitchen on the island that makes use of a traditional wood-burning oven. The smell of roasts, simmering sauces and sautés wafts out of the kitchen. So, too, does the sound of the lively banter in local dialect.
The Hermitage - A Plantation Inn
Island Treasure: The talented staff in the Hermitage kitchen come from the nearby villages, the herbs and spices grow locally, island farmers bring their produce directly to the kitchen, and the fish is also delivered dripping wet, fresh from the sea. The ladies in the kitchen take great pride and have created dishes that are known on Nevis as Hermitage specialities. Distinctly upscale artisanal cooking, maximizing local ingredients and techniques, Hermitage is the only kitchen on the island that makes use of a traditional wood-burning oven. The smell of roasts, simmering sauces and sautés wafts out of the kitchen. So, too, does the sound of the lively banter in local dialect.
Drinks & Nightlife
Double Deuce Bar
Parks & Nature
There are terrific hikes to do on Nevis: Heritage Trail – a long stroll which takes you around the island, The Source – a moderate hike up one of the hills to the water sources, The Mountain – a strenuous climb to the top of Mount Nevis, The Waterfalls – a moderate to heavy hike to a series of waterfalls and Saddle Hill, an easy climb to a ruined fort. Being volcanic means height, wet and good soil. Nevis is largely covered by rainforest with some grasslands on the windward side. There are various walks through dense rain forest and guides who know about the flora and fauna can be booked.
Nevis Peak
There are terrific hikes to do on Nevis: Heritage Trail – a long stroll which takes you around the island, The Source – a moderate hike up one of the hills to the water sources, The Mountain – a strenuous climb to the top of Mount Nevis, The Waterfalls – a moderate to heavy hike to a series of waterfalls and Saddle Hill, an easy climb to a ruined fort. Being volcanic means height, wet and good soil. Nevis is largely covered by rainforest with some grasslands on the windward side. There are various walks through dense rain forest and guides who know about the flora and fauna can be booked.
Dip your toes in the healing baths!
Historic Nevis Bath House Hotel
Dip your toes in the healing baths!
Arts & Culture
The buildings of Nevis date back to the 17th century. Charlestown is a an unspoiled stone and wood town with architectural treasures and that have been restored and some still waiting for restoration. Dotted around the island are small and exquisite stone churches and the remains of forts and plantations. Places associated with both Horatio Nelson and Alexander Hamilton are still here as an old Jewish cemetery. Knowledgeable tour guides can be booked in The Hermitage office. Tours usually last between two to four hours.
Museum of Nevis History
The buildings of Nevis date back to the 17th century. Charlestown is a an unspoiled stone and wood town with architectural treasures and that have been restored and some still waiting for restoration. Dotted around the island are small and exquisite stone churches and the remains of forts and plantations. Places associated with both Horatio Nelson and Alexander Hamilton are still here as an old Jewish cemetery. Knowledgeable tour guides can be booked in The Hermitage office. Tours usually last between two to four hours.
Getting Around
With just a phone call, a rental can be brought directly to the Hermitage. Prices begin around US$45 per day. All you need is a valid driver's license and US$25 for each local driver license. We drive on the left side of the road and the maximum speed limit is 40 miles per hour. There are no stoplights and just a few street signs. We share the road with chickens, goats and donkey. There are a few monkey crossing signs. On an island that is only 36 square miles round, it only takes one hour to drive all the way around. This is a great island to explore, most of the roads are in pretty good shape, a little bumpy in some places and in some place actually non-existent.
Nevis
With just a phone call, a rental can be brought directly to the Hermitage. Prices begin around US$45 per day. All you need is a valid driver's license and US$25 for each local driver license. We drive on the left side of the road and the maximum speed limit is 40 miles per hour. There are no stoplights and just a few street signs. We share the road with chickens, goats and donkey. There are a few monkey crossing signs. On an island that is only 36 square miles round, it only takes one hour to drive all the way around. This is a great island to explore, most of the roads are in pretty good shape, a little bumpy in some places and in some place actually non-existent.
Entertainment & Activities
We'll arrange a guide for a mountain hike to the peak of Mt Nevis!
Peak Heaven & Nevis Peak Hike
We'll arrange a guide for a mountain hike to the peak of Mt Nevis!
Shopping
gift shop
The Hermitage
gift shop