Nevis, British West Indies Overview
Nevis is a small island in the Caribbean Sea. Its area is 93 km and capital is Charlestown. Nevis forms part of the inner arc of the Leeward Islands chain of the West Indies. It is located near the northern end of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 350 km east-southeast of Puerto Rico and 80 km west of Antigua.
The major source of revenue for Nevis today is tourism. During the 2003–2004 season, approximately 40,000 tourists visited Nevis. Five star hotel (The Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies), four exclusive restored plantation inns, and several smaller hotels, are currently in operation.
Detailed Map of Nevis, British West Indies
The climate is tropical with little variation, tempered all year round (but particularly from December through February) by the steady north-easterly winds called the alizés or trade winds. There is a slightly hotter and somewhat rainier season from May to November.
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Welcome to the Botanical Gardens of Nevis. Discover the beauty and diversity of the tropical plant kingdom against the dramatic backdrop of Mt. Nevis. A short journey from Charlestown and major resorts will bring you to the ideal place to sightsee, relax, and shop in a glorious tropical garden.
History We ride past St. Thomas' Lowland church, the oldest active Anglican Church in the Caribbean, built in 1643 to serve the town of Jamestown, the island's original capital that disappeared as a result of a tsunami.
Nevis Peak is a potentially active volcano which is located in the centre of the island of Nevis of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. The stratovolcano rises to a height of 985 metres (3,232 ft) and is the highest point on the island.
The new Church was to be built to the east of the old, and the cornerstone was laid on October 22, 1844. The Church did not rise above its foundations; for twelve more years, the congregation continued to worship in the ruins of the old Church.
The first Reverend of the Cottle Church was Rev. Daniel Davis. After Thomas Cottle's death in 1828, the church fell into disuse. It was then rebuilt by Governor Sir Graham Briggs in the late 19th century, but because of the population decline on the island, the Cottle Church again fell into ruins at the turn of the 20th century.
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Explore and discover Nevisian culture, cuisine, ancient sugar plantation ruins and magnificent panoramic vista 1200 feet above sea level in the mysterious and intriguing rainforest.