Holidaymakers looking for some Caribbean sunshine on one of the smaller quieter islands should visit Pinney Beach. This is a beautiful resort on the island of Nevis, which is situated in the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and holiday homes.
Pinney Beach has beautiful long stretches of golden sand, which is ideal for sunbathing. Holidaymakers can swim and various other watersports are available such as snorkelling and water skiing. Fishing is very popular here with boats available to charter to catch tuna, snapper and barracuda amongst other species. This is a small island offering great views for hikers and horse riders to see such as the rainforests, plantations and a volcano. The only 18-hole course on the island is located at Pinney Beach and there is another on neighbouring St Kitts. There are bars, inns and restaurants located in the area serving delicious West Indian cuisine and there are a few Chinese restaurants on Nevis too. There is not such a big choice of shops on Nevis compared to other Caribbean islands. However, holidaymakers will find several places selling gifts and souvenirs such as clothing, artwork and local handicrafts in Charlestown.
Very near to Pinney Beach is the capital of Nevis, Charlestown. This is well worth visiting for its 18th century charm. The island boasts many interesting buildings including the old plantation houses. The island has many remnants from its colonial past as well as the Horatio Nelson Museum, dedicated to the life of the British naval hero. The Alexander Hamilton House is another interesting place to visit. Holidaymakers can also take a ferry ride to the neighbouring island of St Kitts.
The climate here is tempered somewhat by the sea breeze but remains constant throughout the year at an average of between 24 and 26 degrees centigrade. Whilst it can rain throughout the year the wettest time is between July and November, which also happens to be the hurricane season. The humidity remains fairly low too at around 71 percent.
Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) on St Kitts has flights arriving direct from a few international airports including Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), London-Gatwick (LGW), Miami (MIA), New York-(JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL). Ferry services can transfer passengers from St Kitts to Nevis. Alternatively holidaymakers can fly to Vance W. Amory International Airport (NEV) on Nevis, which receives flights from Antigua (ANU), San Juan (SJU) in Puerto Rico and St. Maarten (SXM). Visitors will need to fly to one of these destinations and get a connecting flight to Nevis. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have regular flights to Antigua from London-Gatwick (LGW), Condor from Frankfurt (FRA) to Antigua, Air France from Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to St. Maarten and KLM from Amsterdam (AMS) to St. Maarten.