Historic Nisbet Plantation, Nevis Undergoing Renovation

NEVIS, West Indies, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Nisbet Plantation, recognized by readers of Conde Nast Traveler as one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation to improve the resort’s luxury experience. The renovations are designed to enhance the resort’s historic charm and peaceful ambiance. Nisbet will re-open for the fall season at the end of October.

Major renovations include:
— Conversion of two cottages into a fitness centre, with state-of-the-art
— Creation of an intimate massage treatment room
— Air conditioning of the 1778 Great House
— A large hot tub offering dramatic ocean views
— Softer outdoor lighting throughout the property
— Pool and beach bar decking expansion
— Designer soft goods throughout
— Renovated bathrooms

“Exceeding guests’ expectations has been the key to Nisbet’s success,” said General Managers Walter and Beverly Plachta, who joined Nisbet in May, 2005. “The new renovations will not only enhance the resort’s facilities, but will also provide our guests with a uniquely memorable experience.”

The resort’s ambience will unfold at night with soft lighting on the Avenue of the Palms creating a romantic backdrop for guests dining on the porch of the elegant Great House. For guests seated in the interior dining room, the historical charm, décor and atmosphere will be complemented with new air conditioning.

Wellness and health are also motifs of the renovation. A new fitness centre offers cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Nestled among tropical foliage will be the resort’s new spa treatment room offering soothing massages.

The cottages interior decor combines tropical hues of papaya and lime with wicker furniture. Soft goods upgrades include new bedspreads; dust ruffles; roll pillows and pillow shams; bedside lamps and rugs; patio furniture, and bathroom fixtures.

Renowned as the Caribbean’s only historic plantation resort located directly on the beach, Nisbet is among the top 10 values in the Caribbean according to Travel + Leisure where it has been voted one of the “world’s best”. Nisbet is also a member of Conde Nast Traveler’s 2005 Gold List, and one of the “world’s best places to stay”. TheKnot.com named Nisbet Plantation as “one of the top 10 most romantic resorts in the Caribbean”.

The beautifully restored Great House is the ancestral home of Fanny Nisbet, wife of Admiral Horatio Nelson, Britain’s most revered naval hero. Nisbet’s 36 charming cottages with modern conveniences are set in 30 acres of lush foliage. A broad lawn, flanked by stately royal palm trees, sweeps down from the Great House to a half-mile-wide white sand beach. Guests can play tennis, croquet or go snorkeling at Nisbet.

Nisbet, on the unspoiled island of Nevis, is accessible from major US gateways via Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, and Antigua.

For reservations, call Island Resort Reservations at 1-800-742-6008 or your travel agent. For more information, visit http://www.nisbetplantation.com/, call (869) 469-9325 or email nisbetbc@caribsurf.com .

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