RAC­ING IN A TROP­I­CAL PAR­ADISE

NEVIS TRIATHLON

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES - BY KEVIN MACKIN­NON

Set in one of the most stun­ning venues in the sport, the Nevis Triathlon of­fers a unique, un­for­get­table race-cation.

Just a few kilo­me­tres from St. Kitts, the tran­quil, tiny is­land of Nevis (93 km2) is filled with high-end ac­com­mo­da­tions, in­cred­i­ble beaches, stun­ning scenery. The laid back at­mos­phere is cer­tain to leave you feel­ing rested and re­laxed. With a pop­u­la­tion of just 12,000, many of whom are aligned with the tourism in­dus­try and ap­pear bound and de­ter­mined to make sure your stay is a good one, there are ac­tu­ally more green mon­keys on Nevis than peo­ple.

Tourism is the is­land’s main busi­ness. The big­gest ho­tel is the Four Sea­sons, which is the only re­sort of the chain in the Caribbean and the only chain ho­tel on the is­land. (Yes, that’s prob­a­bly the only time you’ll ever see the Four Sea­sons re­ferred to as a chain ho­tel.) There are also a num­ber of lux­u­ri­ous plan­ta­tion re­sorts which of­fer ex­cep­tional ac­com­mo­da­tions and ser­vice in a truly unique en­vi­ron­ment. The Nis­bet Plan­ta­tion is the only one of the four plan­ta­tion re­sorts with beach ac­cess and is renowned for its friendly staff who greet guests by name. Other smaller plan­ta­tion re­sorts in­clude the Montpelier and Golden Rock, which are fur­ther up Mount Nevis, which dom­i­nates land­scape of the is­land. An­other ho­tel worth check­ing out is the Mount Nevis Ho­tel that of­fers an ex­cep­tional

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