What better way to end an unforgettable trip than with a private sunset cruise? This is yet another example of the amazing amenities that Nisbet Plantation Beach Club offers to its guests. From Oualie Bay, my husband and I were picked up by a small, luxurious boat. We could not have had a better captain, as his enthusiasm for Nevis was infectious and he was so excited to show us all of his favorite spots around the gorgeous island. I am never one to drink beer, but that was the only beverage on board, and I definitely wanted to celebrate the experience.
If you visit Nevis, you simply cannot avoid Nevis Peak. This potentially active volcano is visible from everywhere and your eyes are constantly drawn to the ever-changing weather playing around the summit, which occasionally clears long enough so that you can appreciate its well-defined caldera and imagine the explosive forces that must have been at work when it last erupted a hundred thousand years ago. There have been no eruptions since prehistory, but there are active fumaroles and hot springs on the coastal slopes of the island, which represent low-level volcanic activity.
As we drove back to the hotel and I saw the magnificent full moon outside, I was reminded by one of my favorite travel quotes, “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” Those words were never more true than in that moment.