Category: Gardens – National Parks

Caribbean hotel review – Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is one of the most friendliest hotels I’ve ever stayed in, it’s home-from-home accommodation with the bonus of happy staff who have been with this comfortable Caribbean hotel for years. Believe me, within a day you’ll feel part of the Nisbet “family”.

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Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis, Caribbean

Nevis, Nisbet and Horatio Nelson

Small but perfectly formed (36 square miles) Nevis is somehow different to other Caribbean islands, even to its sister island St Kitts which is just a short ferry ride away. It’s the “real” Caribbean – the Caribbean at its best… unspoilt, friendly, peaceful, no mass tourism, scenic, and with deserted roads perfect for exploring sleepy villages by bike.

Nisbet Plantation sits in 30 acres of tropical grounds with towering palm trees and a vast sprawling lawn which leads down to the resort’s lovely white sand beach and adjacent swimming pool. Nisbet is where Captain Horatio Nelson met “Fanny” Nisbet, his wife to be, in the late-1700’s, when the now resort was a plantation house family home.

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Fisher Pond Great House: the best Bajan Sunday lunch in Barbados

Having a holiday in Barbados? Then you’ve just got to book Sunday lunch at Fisher Pond Great House – a 350-year-old plantation house in the centre of the island (St John) which has been lovingly restored by former hotelier John Chandler.   

Fisher Pond Great House, Barbados

Make sure you book the Sunday Bajan lunch well in advance, it’s very popular with Barbadians and visitors.

The house is elegantly furnished – tables are set up indoors, in different rooms, and outdoors in the beautiful Barbados tropical gardens.

The Sunday Planter’s Buffet Lunch that John and his wife Rain put on is truly fantastic – a Bajan banquet – catering up to 80 people at exquisitely dressed tables.   

Even Michael Winner raved about the Sunday lunch at Fisher Pond Great House (read Michael Winner’s restaurant review at Times Online) so that’s saying something!  

John, the owner and a real character, has loads of interesting and amusing tales to tell too if you can get him to spill the beans!  

Barbados wedding venue – exotic location for weddings

Full of old world charm Fisher Pond Great House also makes a beautiful and romantic venue for wedding ceremonies which are held either in the colourful tropical gardens or in the antique setting of the plantation house.  

Elegant dining in Barbados

The wedding floral displays, petal-strewn aisle in the garden, and gorgeous settings that John and Rain organise for wedding couples on their special day is extraordinary. The colours of the tropical flowers are AMAZING.  

Fisher Pond Great House just has to be one of the most beautiful and romantic places to get married in Barbados, and definitely one of the best places to eat in Barbados.  

For more information on weddings contact Rain at Chandelier Weddings

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The Caribbean in colour

Vibrant Vacations

Warm evenings, white sand, crystal clear water, romantic candlelit dinners on the beach…   

Caribbean sunset

Caribean seclusion

Exotic flora

Exotic flora, chirping tree frogs, swaying palms, amazing sunsets, moonlight walks on the beach – all that stuff. 

How can anyone NOT want to vacation in the Caribbean?  It is a destination made for lovers…  for lovers of nature, for lovers of sun and sea, for adventure lovers, and for people in love…

Peacock perfection

Take this peacock, for instance.  It fancies the pants off the light fittings in these exotic Caribbean gardens on the unspoilt south-west coast of Jamaica.  

Every day is a peacock woo-ing day. But the light fittings remain unimpressed.


Spring just has to be the best time of the year to be in good old Blighty doesn’t it?

Don’t be too busy to notice. The snowdrops might have gone but now is the time to take in the splendour of forsythia, its branches covered in electric yellow flowers, and to relish the last days of country banks of primroses and fields of daffodils.

A host of golden daffodils...

Wonder at the intricacy of hyacinths; the delicacy of saxifrage, and the vibrant blue of aubrietia.

Sit beneath a cherry tree festooned in pastel pink petals and, very soon, tiptoe carefully through shaded woodland areas thickly carpeted with bluebells.

Fragrant Wisteria

A Haze of lilac

The massive wisteria draped over the house is about to come on stage dressed glamorously in a haze of lilac, and the jasmine is cascading from conservatory roof to floor adorned in psychedelic white splashes of heavily-scented flowers.

Time to open up shop

Trees and hedges are tinged a bright fresh green, rhododendrons and azaleas are building up their strength to burst open, probably about the same time the sheltered clematis decides to open up shop.

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