Set on the slopes of Mount Nevis on a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea, the Golden Rock Inn is a luxurious hilltop hideaway that offers a romantic island escape. Surrounded by lush tropical jungles with breathtaking ocean views, the Inn features beautifully appointed guest lodgings in the form of brightly painted cottages and former sugar mills that have been transformed into charming cottages.

Connected by meandering pathways, cottages are decorated in a traditional West Indian style and have air conditioning and private balconies with spectacular views. Deluxe amenities include a fresh water swimming pool fed by springs, a sun deck with loungers, glorious gardens filled with birds and wildlife, and an on-site restaurant that serves freshly prepared global cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nevis is a sleepy Caribbean island in the Leeward Island chain that dates back to the late 1600s and is home to beautiful beaches, the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, and the colonial town of Charlestown. Outdoor activities on the small island range from hiking, biking, birding, and canoeing, to windsurfing, snorkeling, swimming and guided forest tours.

Guest Accommodations

The Golden Rock Inn features 11 beautifully appointed and individually decorated guest cottages that feature vibrant island-style décor and bright furnishings inspired by artists Helen and Brice Marden. Surrounded by the lush gardens of the Inn, cottages feature comfortable king or queen-size beds in Egyptian cotton linens, and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products. Modern amenities in every room include a coffee maker, complimentary beach bags and towels, and free wireless Internet.

Once a 19th-century cut-stone mill, the Sugar Mill cottage is a two-story cabin that features a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton linens and en-suite bathroom with shower upstairs, and two twin beds and a second bathroom with a shower downstairs.

Paradise cottage is a free-standing cut-stone cottage with a king-size bed in Egyptian cotton linens, a private bathroom with shower, and a large back bamboo terrace with gorgeous views towards Windward Beach.

Scarborough Cottage is a lovely pink duplex cottage set on the hillside above the swimming pool. Surrounded by lush gardens, the cabin features a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton linens that can be converted into two twins, a private bath with a shower, and Le Labo bath products, and a large verandah with mountainside views.

Set on the hillside, Mt Pleasant is a Caribbean blue duplex cottage surrounded by beautiful and boasting stunning views. Open-plan interiors offer a king-size bed that can be converted into two twins, and a private bath with a shower, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products.

Surrounded by rustling bamboo and tropical blooms, Morningstar is a deep blue and pink cottage hidden amongst the gardens with outdoor verandahs and gorgeous views. Morningstar Right features twin beds connecting to a king and an extra single bed in Egyptian cotton linens, and large bathroom with a shower and dressing area, while Morningstar Left has a king-size bamboo bed with colonial accents and luxury linens, and a large bathroom with a shower, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products.

Windward features a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton linens, and a remodeled bathroom with a shower, fresh towels, and organic bath products. Cocowalk is accessed by a private, leafy path and features a queen-size bed with deluxe linens, a wall-mounted television, and a spacious new bathroom with walk-in rain shower, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products. An inviting back terrace offers a comfortable lounging area with gorgeous views.

Dar is pretty West Indian cottage with a queen-size bed in Egyptian cotton linens, a sunny new bathroom with walk-in rain shower, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products, and a screened in back porch that opens onto a private garden surrounded by stacked stone walls.


The Rocks Restaurant serves lively Caribbean cuisine paired with global flair and excellent wines, including fresh fish and lobster, freshly prepared salads and vegetables, and decadent desserts. The restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner alfresco-style on the dining decks overlooking the sea, or in the intimate gardens surrounding the restaurant. The bar is set beneath stone vaulted ceilings and serves signature cocktails and other libations, such as the Golden Rock’s famous Rum Punch.

Amenities and Recreation

Amenities at the Golden Rock Inn include a freshwater swimming pool, lush gardens, complimentary bottled water and house baked sweets available all day, and a delicious gourmet breakfast served al fresco daily at The Rocks. The Rocks also serves light lunches and multi-course dinners, and the Rocks Bar serves an extensive list of signature cocktails, spirits, and fine wines. The Inn and surrounding area offer an array of outdoor activities ranging from surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling, to hiking, biking, and birding.

Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, website, Phone: 869-469-3346

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