NEVIS ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
Nevis was first dubbed as Dulcina (“Sweet Island”) by the Arawak people over 3000 years ago and then as Oualie (“Land of Beautiful Waters”) by the Caribs around 500 A.D. Its cloud-topped mountain was spotted by Columbus during his second voyage in 1493. The name we now recognise derives from “Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves” – or – “Our Lady of the Snows” due to the mountain top.
It’s access to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well it’s geographical benefits; sandy beaches, thermal springs and fertile ground, made it an attractive location for European and colonial settlers. So much so, January 11, 1957 actually marks the birthdate and birthplace of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton went to to become one of the Founding Fathers of America, as well as the first Secretary of the Treasury. Just shy of three decades later saw Nevis used as the base of operations for Britain’s Lord Nelson, where he also met his wife.
In 1967, Nevis – alongside St. Kitts – was released from the Britain’s colonial holdings, achieving Associated Statehood with the other island. On September 19, 1983, the two formed part of the democratic state of St. Christopher & Nevis, complete with their own parliament and individual Premiers.