Travel blogger Andrew Forbes experience drinking, munching and nibbling across Nevis

Andrew Forbes- Travel, Wellness & Lifestyle Marketing blogger, has an exceptional experience of drinking, munching and nibbling across Nevis. I

Nevis: Andrew Forbes- Travel, Wellness & Lifestyle Marketing blogger, has an exceptional experience of drinking, munching and nibbling across Nevis. In his Instagram Post, he lauded the devouring of the food and drink of the island and meeting a few of its residents.

While appreciating locations and beauty of Nevis, he stated that Rum punch is synonymous with the West Indies, especially in the eastern islands of the Caribbean. It’s an easy to drink, refreshing cocktail of rum with fruit juice, a dash of bitters and grated nutmeg on top.

During his tour, he visited “Killer Bee” and said the most renowned on Nevis is the ‘Killer Bee’ at Sunshine’s beach bar on Pinney’s Beach. Founded by charismatic local, ‘Sunny’ who started his business as a one-man BBQ grill shack and is now an island institution – a popular stop for visitors.

The killer bee is made with strong rum mixed with passionfruit juice, lemon, lime, pepper and garnished with nutmeg. Along with that, he also tried a classic version (prepared for me by Jocelyn) at The Hermitage, a 17th century inn and guest house. 

Conch fritters with guava hot spicy mayo, and a side dish of fried, caramelised plantain, with cinnamon; washed down with spicy, zingy homemade ginger beer. Dishes lovingly prepared by Sofia Wallace, who has set up the Heritage Café within The Nevisian Heritage Village.

Later they ticked into Tuna fish fritters, and aubergine with caramelised onion, seated in the shade of a mango tree. These dishes were made by Karen Belle at her Passion Bar & Grill, in Cox Village, famous for its Guinness rum punch. 

On the Main Street in Charlestown, the principal town of Nevis, is the legendary Wilma’s Diner. Chef Wilma, who once cooked for a Royal visit, prepared rice and peas, oxtail and a breadfruit curry using local breadfruit. This island staple grows on trees and can be enjoyed unripe like a vegetable (as versatile as a potato) or sweet as a fruit.

Surrounded by jungle gardens and shadowed by the mighty mist-covered Mount Nevis, Andrew Forbes also visited Golden Rock Inn, Nevis feels like the ultimate West Indies hideaway.

“11 charmingly simple guest rooms (that means no TV, phone or even A/C) are found in standalone bungalows and cottages (as well as a spacious suite in the sugar mill tower, popular I’m told with honeymooners and families) – secluded amongst the mature gardens, “Andrew Forbes added. 

There’s a mountain spring-fed swimming pool, and a restaurant called The Rocks that attracts customers from across the island. Starters include a chunky conch chowder, and coconut crusted shrimp.

There are main dishes of fresh fish and local Caribbean spiny lobster tail as well as Moroccan chicken, a favourite dish of the owners. Food is hearty and homespun – letting the bold flavours of the fresh produce and Caribbean spices impress.

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