Category: Adventures & activities

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.

Check out the fun HAPPY video filmed on location in Nevis >>

Discover more about Nisbet Plantation Beach Club by reading the full Nevis hotel review >>

The Jamaica White Witch… alluring, pleasurable, wicked

Bob Marley and the White Witch have Jamaica in common

Generally it’s either the Bob Marley connection or some negative incident that draws media attention to Jamaica, an occurrence that might go practically unnoticed in Europe or America.

Great golf around Montego Bay

The White Witch golf course, Jamaica

Never is Jamaica being headlined as a great golf destination but, after four visits to the island, I am in no doubt that it should be at the top of every golfer’s ‘must play’ destinations list. In reality, Jamaica is a captivating lush mountainous island where you’ll find some of the friendliest and laid-back people in the Caribbean, elegant accommodation, myriad activities, and a cluster of top-notch golf courses that are a pleasure and challenge to play – positively wicked at times.

Good Caribbean golf courses

Great golf around Montego Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean

Great Jamaica golf courses

There are many golf courses in Jamaica, but the joy of playing the surprising little cluster of impressive golf courses located in a classy area of Montego Bay is that all three of them are within about 10-15 minutes’ drive from each other.  And they, together with a selection of luxury hotels, are all just a short drive from Donald Sangster International Airport – so no long distance airport-hotel transfers involved.

Read the published full article about golf in Jamaica written by Travel Writer Linda Jackson >>

Caribbean mountain biking tours – Barbados

Barbados guided biking tours & Caribbean cycling holiday packages

Renting a mountain bike in Barbados is a fantastic way to discover “hidden” Barbados and experience “real” Bajan island culture.

There are daily bike tours to choose from… either three- or six-hour biking tours, as well as great value mountain biking holiday packages.

Discover hidden Barbados by bike with Trailseekers Barbados

Mountain biking in Barbados, Caribbean

TRAILSEEKERS offer a choice of daily mountain bike tours in Barbados – popular three-hour coastline mountain bike tours, three-hour cross-country mountain bike tours, and full day (six hours) Barbados island mountain bike tours.

Caribbean mountain bike excursions from cruise ships, daily bike tours, and Barbados biking vacations

Find out more about these fun mountain biking tours in Barbados here >>

Nevis to St Kitts cross-channel swim challenge

Nevis to St Kitts Cross-Channel Swim – 30th March 2014

The Nevis to St Kitts swim in the Caribbean is a must do challenge for any open water swimmer.

Nevis to St Kitts cross channel swim

Swim across 2.5 miles of crystal clear, warm waters through a channel so shallow you can see the bottom all the way over.

Turtles and stingrays abound. Last year 130 swimmers took part and it’s been described as the open water swimmer’s dream event.

Click here to read more about this challenging Caribbean swim >>

Recommended Caribbean hotels – partner hotels for the Nevis-St Kitts cross channel open swim

Partner hotels are the Mount Nevis Hotel, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, and Oualie Beach Hotel

Telephone:  (869) 664 2843

Caribbean biking holidays & triathlon – Nevis & St Kitts

Nevis mountain biking tours – an unspoilt Caribbean Island

If you haven’t thought about going to the Caribbean for a biking holiday, then it’s time you did.

Four Seasons golf course, Nevis, Caribbean

Nevis – the unspoilt Caribbean island

Nevis bike rental, Caribbean guided family cycling tours, Nevis triathlon

The unspoilt island of Nevis offers a great choice of biking tracks and cycling trails to suit everyone, no matter what level of fitness and ability. The roads in Nevis are not busy so pleasant to casually cycle on. The Nevis island main road is also ideally suited to the increasing number of resident and visiting ‘roadies’ – so you’ll find Trek road bikes, MTB or Hybrids available to rent.

Nevis Cycle & Triathlon Club – The Wheel World Cycle Shop – Winston Crooke

So whether your interest is mountain biking or casual cycling, road biking or triathlon, the Nevis Cycle & Triathlon Club (in conjunction with The Wheel World Cycle Shop) is there to make biking vacations in the Caribbean as action-packed and fun-filled as you want. You can go it alone and just hire a bike for a half-day or day in Nevis, or go on an accompanied bike tour of Nevis and be guided to all the best places to cycle on the island.

Caribbean biking vacations on Nevis

Biking in the Caribbean with Winston on the unspoilt Caribbean island of Nevis

The Wheel World Cycle Shop is owned by sporty Winston Crooke who founded the Nevis Cycle & Triathlon Club, and who is currently the President of the St Kitts & Nevis Triathlon Federation. Born in the UK to parents from St Kitts & Nevis, Winston moved to Nevis in 1991 so knows both St Kitts and Nevis islands like the back of his hand. He’s virtually got his finger in every biking pie!

Find out more about hiring a bike in the Caribbean for a day biking in Nevis here >>

THE NEVIS TRIATHLON WILL BE TAKING PLACE 16 NOVEMBER 2013 – and celebrates 12 years with a special collaboration with amazing Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack – DON’T MISS IT.To register for the MACCA X NEVIS TRIATHLON 2013 go to the official Nevis Triathlon website >>

Barbados singing holidays… a Caribbean special interest vacation

Image copyright Mike King

View from Barbados West Coast Villa

Singing holidays in Barbados, Caribbean

How about an unusual vacation in Barbados, staying in a luxury villa on the fabulous West Coast? If you like singing soul, jazz, gospel and pop classics, then this is a fab holiday for you.

I’ve recently come across Mike King – a very talented man who spends a lot of time in Barbados… singing.

Or, more to the point, getting his house guests to sing with the help of his Caribbean-born wife, seasoned vocalist, Carol King.

X-Factor in Barbados – with artist and gifted singer Mike King

Music is what Mike King is all about.

Not only is Mike a successful artist and gifted singer in his own right, but he is also a song writer, pianist, vocal coach, musical director and producer. He’s definitely got the X factor. Well, a touch of it anyway – as a freelance vocal coach his recent clients have included participants in the popular television programme ‘X-Factor’ as well as artists who have performed beside Beyoncé, Rita Ora and John Legend. Pretty impressive I would say. He writes and produces for and with artists for films and advertisements, and is regarded by many as being one of the top vocal coaches in the UK.

Image copyright Mike King

Mike King in action

Singing holidays in Barbados, in luxury West Coast villa

Together Mike and Carol run singing holidays at their luxury villa on the west coast of Barbados, where guests stay for the duration of the singing vacation. Mike, who is a top UK vocal coach, leads the vocal sessions which include breathing and relaxation techniques and group harmony singing, as well as vocal warm-up and technique exercises to help develop your voice, and individual performance training.

Image copyright Mike King

Barbados Singing Holidays

Soul, jazz, gospel and pop in the Caribbean

With a repertoire that focuses on soul, jazz, gospel and pop classics, and with such a qualified tutor, all taking place in a luxurious tropical setting in the Caribbean, there are a lot of people that end up singing the praises of these special interest singing holidays in Barbados.

Read more about Caribbean Singing Holidays in Barbados >> and Barbados Singing Holidays >>

Read more about Mike King >>

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