By Charmaine Hibbert
The story of Adley and Sally Mage is a touching one, a young lad from Egypt falls in love with a girl from Wisconsin and they travel the world working for the United Nations so he would know the best spot in the world to build a home. As I sit watching the light from the candle on my table flicker in the beautiful warm Nevis evening, I have to agree with him, this is a wonderful place to build a hotel.
Mount Nevis is perfectly perched on a hill looking across the Atlantic Ocean over to the island of St Kitts, it really is a stunning view and one you could quite easily just spend hours, even days looking at. Throw in beautifully appointed rooms that make the most of that view but hats off to the interior designer who has accentuated the architect’s vision and high-beamed ceilings.
My room’s balcony is large enough to take two very comfy wide sun chairs and my own personal hammock – so I can while away the hours looking at that very view – and still have enough room to not worry about banging a foot or leg as you walk back and forth.
If that wasn’t enough I am sitting writing this review after sampling some wonderful local gastronomy, I of course went for local dishes, the Coconut Shrimp with sweet chilli dipping sauce just melted in the mouth and the freshly caught lobster was just pure heaven and came with locally grown fresh vegetables, the carrots and broccoli just have such a different taste when they are grown just down the road and delivered fresh.
The staff are friendly and genuinely warm and nothing is too much fuss for them. I was offered to stay at the Four Seasons hotel on Nevis where I had played golf earlier this week but I wanted to stay somewhere smaller and get to see more of the island than just staying at a resort. I am so glad I did, you can feel the stresses of the world disappear as your spirit lifts just looking at those views.
Yes Mr and Mrs Mage story is a love story that spans two different centuries, but their legacy to the world will span centuries and I am glad that I took the time to sample that legacy I now know where to come to sooth my soul, I recommend you come and sooth yours.
Mount Nevis Hotel
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