There are several experienced tour guides on the island that can take you where you want to go. While some places are accessible on your own, island officials recommend that you go with a tour guide into the mountain to visit Nevis Peak or climb on other trails. Not only will this insure your safety, but it will make the trip more meaningful as you learn about the flora, fauna and history from the experts.
Heb's Nature Tours
Michael Herbert, also know as the “bush doctor,” has a wealth of information about local bush remedies, and he’ll share them with you on his rain forest hikes. He’ll climb Nevis Peak, lead village walks and monkey observation walks. For reservations, call 869-469-3512.
The little-known areas of the Devil’s Copper, New River Spring, and three waterfalls, can be visited with guide Earla Liburd, a local teacher. This is an interesting and moderately challenging hike. For reservations, call 869-469-2758. E-mail email@example.com Website: www.nevisnaturetours.com
Upper Round Road
This 9-mile (14.8km) road, constructed during the 1600's, is being developed as a trail that can be used for hiking, horseback riding, and off-road mountain biking. It was part of an extensive road system built to provide access to the estate cane fields and communities that once surrounded Nevis Peak. Organized by the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society with a grant from RARE, Center for Tropical Conservation, the project received an ecotourism award from Islands Magazine.
The road connects the Golden Rock Plantation Inn on the windward or eastside of Nevis with the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on the northern tip of the island. It passes through local villages, past quaint West Indian houses, a seasonal rain forest, and locally grown fruit orchards and vegetable gardens. Don’t be surprised to see monkeys frollicking and mongoose running around on your journey.
The Golden Rock Nature Trail
The Golden Rock Nature Trail at Golden Rock Plantation Inn features an almost localized troop of African Green (Vervet) Monkeys. The trail is easily accessible to even the most inexperienced hiker, but offers an exotic array of tropical foliage. The trail runs along a picturesque ridge-line and meanders down a dry, gentle sloping ravine bed, featuring huge rain forest plants to local fruit trees and flowers. Maps of the trail are available at Golden Rock. Call 869-469-3346 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plantation Carriage Rides
Leave the Hermitage Plantation Inn, feeling like a king or queen, in your own traditional Caribbean Planter's Cottage. The 2 to 3-mile trip will wind its way through historic Gingerland, down scenic back roads from where you can see the routines of everyday West Indian country life. The Carriages are authentic, classic Creole adaptations of mid 19th century "Victoria" styles, crafted of West Indian mahogany. Call 869-469-3477 or E-mail email@example.com for reservations.
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