Peaks of Perfection
Marvel at one of nature’s most dynamic forces when you explore volcanoes on Nevis and neighbouring Montserrat – the Caribbean’s modern-day Pompeii – during an exclusive, island-hopping tour.
On this extraordinary adventure, you’ll take in Montserrat’s Soufrière Hills volcano from the sky (as you arrive by helicopter) and on ground level, walking atop the cooled, hardened pyroclastic flow on a guided tour. This volcano erupted in 1995, and within two years it had covered the southern half of the island in up to 20 feet (6.1 metres) of volcanic ash and rock. Until recently, this part of the island was closed to visitors, so you’ll be one of the first to see it.
Afterwards, return to civilisation with a visit to Olveston House, home of the late Sir George Martin. The long-time producer for The Beatles, he was also the owner of Air Studio Montserrat, where artists such as Paul McCartney and Elton John have recorded. At this local landmark, enjoy an enchanting three-course lunch on the veranda before touring the home’s collection of gold and platinum records.
Cap off the day’s excursion in the serenity of the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Nevis. We recommend the Essence of the Peaks ritual, which uses a blend of lavender oil and mineral-rich volcanic sand to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. After the treatment, relax on the Spa’s Sala deck, which overlooks Nevis Peak. For those who prefer a closer look at this volcano, the Resort can arrange a guided climb.
Reservations: +1 (869) 469-1111. Advance booking required. Experience subject to availability.