We think the best place for breakfast is on the veranda.
Bring your own coffee beans, we provide the grinder.
Charlestown (15 minutes by taxi or a "dollar bus,"
which is actually a minivan) has several grocery stores
including BestBuy (recommended),
Nevis Bakery, a farmers' market,
and a few vendors around the main square.
Further down the road
are two supermarkets, RAMS and ValuMart.
Beer and soft drinks by case are sold at Drinks Depot, next to ValuMart (open until 4pm).
Fishermen bring their catch (also lobsters sometimes) to Oualie Beach shack,
around 2-3pm. They will clean fish for you for small extra pay.
Restaurants vary from beach pavilions to fancy
restaurants in plantation inns offering
a five-course French menu
(e.g., Beaujolais Nouveau Night
at Montpelier Plantation Inn -- see
Oualie Beach Hotel's restaurant is conveniently
located just below.
They have live music on Tuesdays.
a good list with rankings.
Indian Summer, a couple of miles down the road toward Charlestown, is great for Indian food lovers
and is reasonably priced.
Next door is Yachtsman's Grill --
nice and friendly.
A very informal local gathering with barbecue chicken and ribs, known as Water Department Barbecue, runs evey Friday Night
under a tent on Pump Road, near the ValuMart roundabout.
Try Sunshine's Beach Bar and Grill
for lunch or dinner. It is a fun
place and the food is good (In the evening, bring some insect
repellent with you, just in case).
Further away and not easy to find, on the opposite side of the island, in
Pond Hill, is Passions Bar and Grill. It has a friendly hostess and good food,
reasonably priced. Call before coming, 869-669-3737.
In the opposite direction from Oualie, a mile down the road toward the airport, is a
sign for The Mount Nevis Hotel (469-9373/4).
We haven't tried it recently; their restaraunt used to have immaculate white tableclothes and perfect service,
but in fact was pleasant and unpretentious.
The food was good and moderately priced,
with a complimentary glass of wine or rum punch.
They also used to have theme menus (for example, West Indies night on Thursdays,
Mexican night on Saturdays).