The purpose of the program is to help scientists study the migration patterns of endangered sea turtles. Having local kids and tourists join the scientists in their endeavor is a great way to raise future sea-turtle loving conservationists.
Four Seasons Resort, Nevis
Of course, the sea turtle program was what brought us to the Four Seasons Nevis, but staying at this property is an experience onto itself. Located on the western coast of the island of Nevis, it’s the only Four Seasons property in the Caribbean and it’s super family-friendly. With three miles of beach, three infinity pools, complimentary Kids for All Seasons (kids club) and five restaurants, there’s plenty to do. My son’s favorites included the sea turtle scavenger hunt and the Q&A with the turtle scientists. My favorite was the Naturally Nevis massage at the Four Seasons Spa.
But really, creating memories was the goal for the long weekend. My son and I went on a catamaran tour, and in preparation for his first snorkel adventure, he learned—and mastered--how to snorkel by practicing in the Four Seasons’ pool. Once we were out on our tour we saw plenty of colorful fish, a few giant sea turtles and a variety of choral. The next day, we spent time snorkeling off the shores of Pinney’s Beach, right in front of the hotel, and my son loved finding sand dollars underwater. We also made friends with other families, many of whom were jumping off the floating trampoline anchored in the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Summer is the low season in Nevis and we met plenty of other New Yorkers taking advantage of the lower rates to stay at a luxury property.
Getting to the Island of Nevis
We flew to St. Kitts via Miami and once in St. Kitts it was a short ferry ride to Nevis. St. Kitts and Nevis are sister islands that together make up the nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. St. Kitts is the larger of the two islands, with Nevis acting as the more laid-back, quieter sister. For more information on the resort, go to FourSeasons.com/Nevis.