Awesome place if you want peace and quiet and not commericalized. Beautiful scenery and staff who treat you like family. This was our second visit and can't wait to go back. Great service and food.
We went to Nisbet Plantation after reading the numerous positive reviews from US and European travelers. Since prices are comparable to those of the nearby Four Seasons we were wondering whether we had taken the right decision. We were not disappointed! Nisbet Plantation is very different from traditional 5-star resorts. It offers authenticity and feels much closer to nature and the land. It is made of bungalows, scattered in the greenery among parsed palm trees. There is no main building per se, and no large building. Reception is some sort of bungalow as well, just a few feet from a fitness center, which also is a small building. There is a nearby somewhat larger building with a restaurant, bar and sitting area that feels very local. On the beach side of the facility there is a swimming pool, next to a hut that serves as breakfast area and restaurant from which there are breath-taking views of the surroundings. Aside from the authenticity and the feeling of being in a natural paradise away from civilization, what distinguishes Nisbet from other resorts is the unique service. In true 5-star resorts we are used to be called by name and smiled to but this seemingly personalized service often sounds hollow. Not so at Nisbet. The smiles seem natural, and frequently come with an interesting conversation, whether it is with the hotel manager or the maid. They treat you like true friends, and do the impossible to make sure you’re happy. Again, not the way we’re used to in high-end resorts, but the way friends would help. If you are looking for traditional 5-star hotels, you may not necessarily like Nisbet. But then again, you wouldn’t need to go to Nevis to enjoy such facilities, as you can find them pretty much everywhere. But if you want to spend a relaxing vacation by the beach, with truly personalized service, hear the nearby crickets and frogs at night and dream of how it might have been in the past on the island, go to Nisbet. You won’t regret it.
The resort is pricey-- but it includes breakfast and dinner, which makes it much more affordable. The rooms look exactly as posted online. If you like air conditioning, the rooms are dark-- you have to keep all shutters closed in order to keep the air in. Each room is a separate bungalow, and I believe the place only has about 30 bungalows. The beach is small, but there aren't many guests, so it feels very open and secluded from the rest of the island. Be prepared to spend money on alcohol ($5 beers, $10-13 for mixed cocktails), and lunch ($15-24 per person for lunch). Spa prices weren't too bad ($95 for an hour long massage). I would absolutely recommend spending the money and staying here. The ONLY other place I'd consider is the Golden Rock Inn.
It was just the most beautiful and tranquill place we have ever seen. Excellent cuisine, wonderful beach with great shade and hammocks! We literally hated to leave! Words can't express the hospitality shown by the workers at the resort. We can't wait until we go back.