Oualie Beach Hotel Review

Trip Report for Oualie Beach
by A Visitor from Old Chatham, NY

Oualie Beach Hotel in Nevis Oualie Beach Hotel

The room we had was in a small cottage right on the beach. Although a bit dated and needing some minor repairs it was comfortable and quaint. It had air conditioning and cable tv.

We had 5 sunny days and the last two were rainy. We rode the bus into Charleston twice (first time for snack foods, second time to check it out). It is a very cheap way to go ($3 E.C.) and fun. The bus was full of locals and we enjoyed listening to them interact. They truly know everyone on the route. We were MAP so ate all our meals at Oualie Beach. The food was superb. The service was disorganized to the point of being painful to watch but the staff were very nice people. So dinner was 2 hours. But we were in no hurry. The chef, Jason Bishop, does a great job with the food and that makes it all work. We did a half day snorkel trip out to the channel adjacent to St. Kitts. The snorkeling was average at best with the reef suffering a great deal of bleaching and thousands of sea urchins munching away. We also took a Rain Forest hike with Nikki Johnson (Jim's wife - Top to Bottom hikes) which was great. Nikki was very knowledgeable and fun. It was educational (could be because she is a science teacher). The beach was fine, the water warm and clear, plenty of water activities if you wanted, and great pelicans! Over all it was a great trip. We have been to Cayman 4 times, Antigua and now Nevis. Nevis is like the way Cayman was years ago. There is not a single American franchise (that we saw anyway) and that is a great relief. If you are looking for relaxation in paradise as it used to be, this is it! This is not a five star hotel and it doesn't pretend to be. Next time we will rent a car and do a lot more exploring. This time, we just wanted to relax, get warm, be fed by other people and forget the Northeast U.S. for a week. Mission accomplished!

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