From June to October, the beaches of Nevis come alive with the scurrying of one of nature’s most beloved creatures. This is sea turtle territory, and during summer and fall, these charming reptiles come ashore to nest. And there is no better place to catch the action than Four Seasons Resort Nevis and its three-mile stretch of silver volcanic sand framing the tranquil Caribbean sea.
Three species of sea turtles nest here: the Hawksbill, the Leatherback, and the Green turtle. These majestic creatures journey hundreds of miles each nesting season to return to the same place where they were hatched, and under the glow of the moonlight, they lay the next generation of sea turtles that will one day make the same journey. With only one in 1,000 to 10,000 baby sea turtles surviving to adulthood, protection and tracking is paramount; Four Seasons Resort Nevis is dedicated to the conservation of the sea turtles that inhabit its waters and nest on its beautiful beaches. For more than a decade, the Resort has partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) to support cutting edge research and education that contributes to the long-term protection and recovery of the endangered sea turtles that call Nevis home.
Each summer, Four Seasons Resort Nevis invites families and nature lovers to join in the splendor of nesting season with the Sea Turtle Summer Camp package. Guests can embrace and learn about the natural world via exploration of marine life and island flora and fauna, as well as through creative activities designed in partnership with the STC.
The special Sea Turtle Summer Camp offers guests who stay for seven nights or more the opportunity to enjoy an inclusive experience that incorporates a variety of family friendly activities, including daily marine biology classes and sea turtle-themed arts and crafts experiences, guided nature walks and beach clean-ups, marine-themed dinner and movie nights, family land sports activities such as eco-bio golf, private beach cottage or pool cabana access, sea turtle-inspired baking classes, golf cart, greens fees and club rentals, essential oil-making or scrub classes at the Spa, and private airport transfers for the whole family.
Photo by Eric Rubens
Guests who book the Sea Turtle Summer Camp package will also receive a Sea Turtle Adoption Kit from the STC that includes a personalized adoption certificate, a Sea Turtle Conservation Guide, a membership window cling, a sea turtle sticker and bookmark, a hatchling magnet, and a one-year subscription to the Conservancy’s membership publication, all in a keepsake sea turtle folder.
Additionally, Four Seasons Resort Nevis will make a $50 donation per booking to the STC. Through this turtle adoption and donation, the Resort and its guests are supporting the STC’s important work on behalf of these amazing animals.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis sits at the base of majestic Nevis Peak
About Nevis: Sister island to St. Kitts, Nevis is the birthplace of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The small island is a spirited and soulful haven beaming with natural beauty. And the Four Seasons Resort Nevis is an authentic and ideal home base for exploration. Play golf alongside the Green Vervet monkeys, dive into the sea to explore the nearby reefs, relax at the serene Spa, or toast the colorful sunset while enjoying a crafted rum cocktail.
Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Nevis