Main House Reviews
CLOSE TO PERFECTION
My only regrets were (1) we should have stayed longer and (2) a five star rating does not do this property justice. I want to give it seven!
Black Sand Cove is, as far as my wife, myself and our two teenage children are concerned, as close to perfection as imaginable:
- The property is spacious and well equipped.
- The views out over the gardens and sea are amazing.
- The extensive gardens are the most fantastic I have experienced in the Caribbean (my family has lived in the Caribbean for nearly 50 years, so I have plenty to compare it with).
- The private beach was fantastic for our daily swims.
- The pool, looking out across the amazing garden to the sea just beyond, was a dream.
So the property was perfect. Add to that the amazing unspoilt beauty of Nevis and the fantastic welcome and assistance of Linda (Adolfo was away), and this truly was a perfect vacation.
When we return to Nevis, we will not look to stay elsewhere. I would go as far as to say that we would not return to Nevis unless we can stay at Black Sand Cove.
As far as Nevis is concerned, this is a true gem that befits such a lovely home. The people are friendly, the hikes are fantastic (we did the Source Trail & Nevis Peak), cycling is great (we did a tour of the island one morning on Linda’s bikes). The historical sites are great. Charlestown is beautiful. The meals we had out were good (not always the case in the Caribbean).
All in all, our vacation at Black Sand Cove on Nevis was a real winner!
PLANNING TO COME BACK
Welcome to the Garden of Eden! Black Sand Cove is truly a paradise. The house is lovely, spacious and well maintained. The gardens are spectacular – taking an outdoor shower and looking at Mt. Nevis as well as the gardens became a daily ritual. The screened in porch was fantastic – every meal was eaten there. The pool, gazebo and walk to the ocean were incredible. Every room has a spectacular view and lovely ocean breezes. (We only had the air conditioner on a few hours but it worked well)
As a well-traveled airline employee, I have never been any place as relaxing. We were there three days before we ever left the house as it was so peaceful. The owner has provided you with every detail and was extremely helpful and prompt in answering any questions. She has an excellent manager on site to pick you up, show you the house and grounds, and is there for anything you need. We are already planning our next trip back!
ENDORSEMENT FROM A YOUNG GUEST
Black Sand Cove is a wonderful place to stay, from the pool, to the garden to the beach, everything is just so-o-o beautiful. I had a wonderful time, and I do not want to leave at all. My best memories are when my family and me spent time in the pool together and when we met the funniest, cutest and nicest taxi driver named TC. She is VERY fun. When we walked down to the beach, the sand is so warm and soft on your feet. We caught some little hermit crabs and let them walk on our hands. I loved Doggie and Adolfo, they were both so sweet. I love how the garden looks, and when I am exploring in the gardens I feel like a detective. I hope to come back very very soon!!!! P.S. The house is beautiful.”
EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS
My family and I stayed at Black Sand Cove from May 20-30. Not long enough! Our stay there, and our first visit to Nevis, exceeded all of our expectations. When we arrived, we were met at the ferry by Adolfo. A lot has been written on this page about Adolfo, but none of it can convey what a truly “nice guy” he is – professional, articulate, warm, friendly, funny, helpful, and he even showed us how to make tea using herbs from the garden. As he drove us to Black Sand Cove my first impression was how private it was. As we approached the house, our very articulate comments were – “OOOO! Look! The colors! The house! The view! OOOO! Look!” Those feelings lasted throughout our stay. The house is spacious, warm, inviting. The screened porch offers stunning views and an ocean breeze.
Words and pictures can’t convey the beauty of the surrounding property. Several times each day we would walk through the gardens and each time was like the first. Fruit trees, palms, aloes, flowers, humming birds, a sea of colors– and geckos – I love geckos! The grounds need to be seen! We tried to decide what we liked most about Black Sand Cove but our list just keeps growing. The pool, the house, the porch, the gardens, the hammock (my favorite), the beach, the privacy, the outdoor shower facing the gardens and Mt. Nevis (my other favorite), we can’t decide. As I said, our stay was not long enough. We’ll be back again and again.
BETTER THAN THE WEBSITE
Loved It! We are return visitors to Nevis, and this was our first time staying at Black Sand Cove, but it definitely won’t be our last. When we booked online we were hopeful that Black Sand Cove would be even half as nice as the photos on the website. It was so much better!
The photos simply cannot convey the sweeping views of the mountain and sea. The setting was so lovely and peaceful, and the grounds are like a private botanical garden full of flowers, tropical plants, and hummingbirds. The view from the pool is stunning, and you can watch everything from local fishing boats to cruise ships sail by. It’s worth getting up early for the sunrises, and the peepers will announce when it’s time for a Caribbean sunset. The house was very comfortable, nicely furnished, and had everything we needed.
After a walk along the coast road, a hike up through the rainforest in Gingerland, or touring around the island, simply cool off in the pool, or head down a few steps to the private volcanic black sand beach. There’s also a new pretty tiled outdoor shower. Even with guests in the Cottage, we felt like we were in our own Nevisian paradise. It’s easy to get around, the Users’ Guide has loads of suggestions and information, and if you need anything Adolfo is very welcoming and helpful, but also ever mindful of your privacy.