36 Hours In Nevis Things To Do And See

36 Hours in Nevis: Things to Do and See

36 Hours In Nevis Things To Do And See

2:30 p.m. Pedal through history

Cycle the undulating Island Main Road on the east side, where chickens, donkeys and vervet monkeys may cross your path. You can rent a bike for 95 Eastern Caribbean dollars (E.C.), or about $35 a day, from Nevis Adventure Tours (bikes are delivered, no extra charge). Or, for a historical perspective, join the company’s Windward Discovery cycling tour (459 E.C. dollars per person, two-person minimum), guided by the owner and triathlete Reggie Douglas. Over the 2.5-hour round trip, he’ll point out 19th- and early 20th-century chattel houses that were some of the first properties owned by newly freed slaves; the St. James Anglican Church with its rare black crucifix (one of the few remaining in Caribbean churches), made by formerly enslaved people to commemorate Emancipation; and the remnants of machinery at the New River Estate, an expansive former sugar-processing estate with lots of ruins to explore.

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