Specialist Caribbean tour operators, Just Grenada and Just Tobago, have been joined by a brand new sister company, Just St Kitts & Nevis.
The company specialises in holidays to traditional plantation houses converted into intimate inns, together with a small selection of comfortable, handpicked hotels, designed to appeal to couples and families alike.
New For Winter 2005/06: Among the accommodation featured on Nevis is Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, once the home of Nelson’s wife, Fanny Nisbet, and thought to be the only deluxe plantation house located right on the beach in the Caribbean.
A major refurbishment programme has just been completed at Nisbet, involving redecoration of the entire property, the introduction of a brand new fitness centre, spa treatment room and relaxing poolside hot tub overlooking the ocean, plus added touches such as new linen and chinaware.
Ottley’s Plantation Inn on St Kitts began life in the 17th century as a sugar plantation and is now among the Caribbean’s most outstanding small hotels, with just 23 rooms.
Set in 35 acres of rolling lawns and gardens overlooking the Atlantic, Ottley’s offers accommodation in private cottages and villas, many with plunge pools, and all decorated in English colonial style, evoking memories of a bygone era of elegance and refinement.
Facilities include an array of health and beauty treatments at the new Mango Orchard Spa, a 66ft spring-fed swimming pool, a tennis court, croquet lawn and gourmet cuisine, all set within a beautiful, secluded location perfect for couples and honeymooners.
Other honeymoon accommodation can be found at Rawlins Plantation on St Kitts, where the honeymoon suite is a charming converted windmill. Special Offer: On Nevis, the Great House at The Hermitage is said to be the oldest wooden building in the Caribbean, and retains all the charm of the 17th century.
Guests stay in traditional, gingerbread-style cottages scattered throughout the lush, tropical gardens, and would be forgiven if they had no desire to leave the property, since there’s a swimming pool, tennis court, horse riding, carriage rides, nature walks and history hikes all within the plantation’s grounds.