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Four Seasons Nevis Part II { & Giveaway}

It’s been two months already since we’ve visited the Four Seasons Nevis Resort, and my kids are still talking about the trip, as if it were yesterday. (Read Four Seasons Nevis Part I.) Ryder has been keeping up with our adopted sea turtle, Coco’s progress, and Siella keeps asking when we will go back to our new home. It was truly the trip of a lifetime, and I am certain that even at their young ages, both big kids will remember it forever. There are so many other adventures from our trip that I still need to share, and I am super excited about a giveaway that SITC will be hosting.

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Midway through our week in Nevis, we hopped on Spirit cruises catamaran, for an afternoon filled with sailing and snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Nevis and St. Kitts. Coming from New York, the kids have ridden ferries and lunch charters previously, but those pale in comparison to an intimate catamaran ride through the Caribbean. While headed out to our snorkeling destination, Ryder and Siella laid on the catamaran trampoline, watching the passing fish and water. It was so relaxing, that Siella actually fell asleep face down on the trampoline. Those of you who know Siella understand that it takes quite a bit for Siella to settle down for a nap nowadays, so she must have been in a special place. Upon arrival at our snorkeling site, everyone was fit for snorkels and flippers. Ryder was thrilled by his first snorkeling experience independent of swimmies, or a parent holding him up.



After plenty of family time with Jason and the kids, during the first few days, I enjoyed some well deserved alone time and escaped to the serene Four Seasons Spa. My massage therapist escorted me to a private hut, where I experienced an amazing deep tissue massage. After my hour long rub, I jumped into the cold water plunge pool and hot tub. The spa was so tranquil and rejuvenating.



Everyday, we let the kids decide where we would spend the day- the beach or the pool. While we had a few days at the pool, most of the time, they opted for the beach, because of the amazing ocean waters.  Normally, they would just splash around in the water, in between a sand castle building session, but there were plenty of water activities available, and much to our surprise, the non motorized water sports are available complimentary to all guests. Jason and I love to paddle board, while the kids experienced kayaking for the first time, and absolutely loved it. The sea life just a few yards from our beach chairs was absolutely breathtaking.





One of the highlights of the week for the kids was a golf cart tour of the resort. I know what you’re thinking- sure, a golf cart may be cool for kids, but why was it such a memorable part of the trip?  Well, when the grounds are inhabited by monkeys running wild, and living in mango trees, you tend to get quite the rise out of the littles. Having an opportunity to witness wild monkeys roaming free, and helping themselves to fresh mango from the tree was unforgettable.



As you can see there are plenty to do at the Four Seasons Nevis, and I could not conclude my posts without a special acknowledgment to the resort’s Director of Recreation, Mac kee France. Upon meeting him, the kids were immediately drawn to his warm personality, and they were excited to to sign up for camp activities. One really interesting activity was an outdoor presentation called the Coconut Story, which included a lecture from Mac kee, where he explained how Nevisians use every bit of the coconut for everything from food and desserts, to toys and medicine. He offered fresh coconut snacks, samples of household items made by coconut products, and one of the employees from the resort, dubbed SpiderMan, showed off his spidey like skills, by climbing up a coconut tree bare hands and bare feet to pick coconuts! From those fresh picked coconuts participants enjoyed coconut milk and water. Ryder and Siella even participated in some of the fun tricks Mac kee showed the kids during the Coconut Story. What I loved so much about Camp Nevis is that it is open during the summer months to all the children living on Nevis.


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Four Seasons Nevis is renowned for it scuba diving, and they take the diving experience to the next level with their Dive n Dine program. Nevisian dive master, Ellis Chadderton of Scuba Safaris, and Four Seasons Nevis Executive Chef Jason Adams and Kai Autenrieth, both of whom are also certified divers, spend the morning escorting guests to “secret” dive spots, inhabited by plenty of Caribbean spiny lobsters. Once guests are in the water, it is up to them to capture their own lobster, the same way the locals do, using a handmade lasso. We didn’t join the dive crew, but the kids and I were able to dine on the eight lobsters caught that morning. Chef Jason even gave the kids a full-on lesson about different types of fish, by which they were beyond fascinated.

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Another fun activity is shooting golf balls into the ocean. Eco-friendy golf balls are made with fish food, and disintegrate in the water making it fun for you and safe for the sea creatures. 

Whenever going on vacation, we try to spend as much time as possible on the beach, but eventually we need to head back to the room for the kid’s naps, or to freshen up.  On one of our last days at the resort, we were lucky enough to have our own cabana on the beach. The cabanas are lined up privately along the beach, and each is fully equipped with a TV, refrigerator, board games, and even your own private butler. It is perfect for families with young children like ours, because Gemma napped in a playpen, cooled by an overhead fan, while we continued to enjoy the beach. With all the games, music and TV, the kids had plenty of options, when not splashing around in the water.

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I am so excited to announce that SITC has teamed up with the Four Seasons Nevis, and we are offering one lucky winner a 4 Night Stay to this luxurious piece of paradise! Details below on how to enter!



Win 4 Night Stay @ Four Seasons Nevis


Rules & Regulations: Airfare not included. Must be 18 or older to enter. This trip is always subject to availability and the standard blackout dates apply Festive (Dec 18, 2014 – January 4, 2015, President’s Day week – February 12 – 22 and Spring Break – March 13 – April 5, 2015, May 2 – 8 2015. Expiration on this giveaway is December 18, 2015.

Accommodations for SITC were provided by FS Nevis. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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37 thoughts on “Four Seasons Nevis Part II { & Giveaway}”

  1. Nevis looks magical! You and your family looked like you were having an amazing time – so relaxing and naturally gorgeous! I’d love to visit one day.

  2. I’d love to win because I’ve never been to the Caribbean before– it looks like it would be such a blast! Exploring the island, being exposed to a different culture, and (my favorite) trying new foods.. also I love the beach and water activities. 🙂

  3. I love the idea of a “family moon” – we’re a new family of three and would love to get away and introduce our little one to the wonders of travel!

  4. Dear Brianne,

    While I’ve never won anything in my life, this trip would be especially refreshing to our young and growing family. Both, my husband and I spent our younger years going to undergrad (and grad school) while working full time (in order to pay the student loans and to get professional experience). Once we graduated, we immediately decided to have a family. As you would imagine, taking care of children takes a lot of effort. As a result, a true vacation was never on our radar. We would be forever grateful for this opportunity to enjoy some quality time with the family at this wonderful location.

  5. We need to connect as a family and get away from it all. A trip to Nevis would really help us do that! I visited St. Kitts as a teen and have been dying to get back to the area ever since!

  6. Hi Brianne,
    Hope all is well. Looks like an amazing family vacation. Nate & Abby just turned 6 so this would be a great birthday present for them:)

  7. Looks like a vacation of a lifetime! Well I can only say that probably the only chances of my family and I going on a vacation like this would be to win a contest! I am a stay at home mom so a lot of sacrifices are made. Good luck choosing I am sure there are so many wonderful entries and amazing people that deserve it!!!

  8. I would simply LOVE to give this as a surprise to my husband. We’ve only been on one overseas trip together – our honeymoon. We welcomed our first child in August and he only have 5 days of paternity leave. He works so hard to provide for my daughter and I. This would simply be a dream come true! Thank you!

  9. I love to give amazing gifts, we’re talking great gifts, and my husband doesn’t know how to give a surprise gift if his life depended on it. I tell him or pick out every Christmas and birthday gift for the past 12 years. This would be an amazing gift…and I’m am sure he would want credit for it;)

  10. We have never been on a family vacation and would love to go! With the cold winter coming a beachy family vacation sounds amazing!

  11. Reading your post I can tell it must have been an amazing experience. I love that they really engage you with their stories like the coconut and how they use it. Even though your littlies are still small I’m sure they will remember many things from that amazing trip.

    I’d love to take my family on an vacation to the Four Seasons Nevis so that they could experience a culture different to ours and we could relax and enjoy time together as a family.

  12. Leigh Brammer Skinner

    If the contest is still open- would love this trip…..just had our family trip to Mexico cancelled indefinitely due to the devastation from Hurricane Odile…..all packed up and nowhere to go:(

    1. Leigh Brammer Skinner

      This is our second trip (first was originally scheduled honeymoon to Nevis) that has been cancelled due to hurricane damage

  13. This mama needs a vacay. It’s been long overdue!! Single mother who has not been able to take a break from all her duties and this would be such an amazing reward!!

  14. I would love to take a family vacation. I would love for my girls to experience the culture. All the activities look amazing too! Great giveaway!

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