Hermitage Blog

When it comes to tropical fruit, mangoes are king. Whether it’s the sweet, distinctive flavor, soft (when ripe) pulp texture or the colorful exterior that’s a blend of crimson, orange and gold, mangoes are a favorite throughout the Caribbean and most especially on the island of Nevis. So much so that Nevis holds an annual Mango and Food Festival in celebration of our delectable, marvelous mango. The Nevis Mango and Food Festival has a spectacular roster of events that will take guests throughout the island and also will feature dinners and cooking demonstrations by two celebrity chefs. This year, Iron…
The Hermitage presents Summer Fun, 2017 The Lupinacci Family invites visitors to be One of the Family this Summer There is a comment from a guest that has stuck with us. One guests said, "what makes Hermitage special is that it doesn't feel like a hotel, it's like staying in your own country home in the Caribbean". That quote has resonated, because if we can make you feel as this is your home while you are here, then we're doing something right. Our family has owned and resided at The Hermitage for nearly 40 years. We have certainly gathered a…
In 2016, we were extremely excited to launch the Hermitage Author in Residence program with American author, journalist and humorist, Calvin Trillin. Mr Trillin joined us and held two talks about his writing career and life to packed rooms. In 2017, our featured author (historian and filmmaker) Dr June Goodfield, whose film "Time Detective" had its featured premiere in Nevis in January 2017, with a private reception. The Author in Residence program was borne out of our strong connection to the worlds of art, music and literature. You tnever know who you are going to meet at The Hermitage. If…
Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Maple Syrup Oftentimes we're asked to share our recipes, which we are happy to do. Sometimes it's not a altogether easy task as our Chefs tend to 'play be ear', so it's always a fun exercise taking notes while they prep. One of our oft requested recipes is our Pumpkin Pancakes, sharing with you below. Share pics and let us know how they come out! Pancakes 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch for egg whites 2 cups steamed, fresh pumpkin (or 7 1/2 ounces…
Fly Saturday's nonstop service from New York/Newark to St Kitts and receive a $300 per person air credit. This means you can now fly round trip for as little as US$436 per person. This offer is valid on flights booked through May 27, and for travel through July 8. Time is running out to take advantage of this great offer! BOOK your ticket and enter promo code: SKB300
Last week we celebrated two important Anniversaries here in Nevis, and one very special return Visit On 11 March, 1787, Naval hero Lord Nelson and his bride, Fanny Nisbet, were famously wed here on Nevis. That love story ended bitterly. Much more happily, on 11 March 2017, two hundred and thirty years on, we celebrated the 30th wedding anniversary and return visit of dear guests, Colin & Caroline MacMillan of Ravenscourt Park in West London, who were wed in Nevis on the bicetinnial of the Nelson wedding, 11 March 1987. Not only do Mr & Mrs MacMillan share the same…
Richie Lupinacci Remembers The Great House circa 1971 (photo credit The Byron Family) The Great House 2016 (photo credit The Bucket List Family) The Hermitage has belonged to our family since the late 1960s. Since that was before I was born, I remember its early days in images of sepia and childhood discovery. While the property is under our care, my father has always made it clear to us that given the age and the history of the house, we must only every consider ourselves its custodians, with its upkeep a priority and a constant labor of love and vision.…
London friends, we have been authorized to cordially invite you to join Dr June Goodfield for the premiere of her film - shot here in Nevis - The Time Detective. The film will premiere on March 15, at 6:00 pm at The English Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London, W1 5ED To book tickets, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nisbett Plantation Inn on the northern coast of Nevis was built in the late 1700s as a sugar plantation. It belonged to Dr Josiah Nisbett whose widow, Frances (also known as Fanny), was niece of the President of Nevis, John Herbert. Fanny went on to marry British Navy Captain Horatio Nelson in a lavish wedding near Montpelier Plantation. (The wedding celebrations went on for days, legend has it, with events even occurring here at Hermitage.) Montpelier Plantation, our nearest neighbor, dates back to 1687, when Sir Hans Sloane, Secretary of the Royal Society of England and a doctor, visited Nevis…
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Calling all Sailors and Landlubbers! Whether you choose to participate or spectate, the Annual Booby Island Regatta is a three day event with fun for everyone when local craft enjoy sailing competitions in the Channel between St Kitts and Nevis. For more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Best Blues on the Beach The Nevis Blues Festival is listed among the best music festivals in the Caribbean as selected by USA Today and Fest300. The Festival is a two night program of international artists presenting the very best of Blues, soul and funk. The magic of this festival is its intimacy and the amazing location under the stars, right on the beach at Oualie Bay. Two nights of great music, great food and great company April 7 - 8, 2017. If you book our Easter package, we will include two tickets to the Festival. For more information,…
Pack your Bonnet and be a Happy Bunny this Easter! The Easter season is a delightful and festive one in the Caribbean with kite flying parades, cooking and music festivals and sailing regattas. Between April 3 and May 3, we are offering one and two-week packages that will include two complimentary tickets to either the Nevis Blues Festival or the Annual Booby Island Regatta. For more information, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.