When Christopher Columbus discovered the small lush Caribbean Island as we now know as Nevis he gave the Island a name derived from Nieves as from a distance the clouds surrounding the remote peak gave the impression that it was snow-capped. The reality is that the Island has never seen snow and enjoys tropical conditions all year around. When James Brown arrived in England from the Island of Nevis to join other family members, he had never heard of snow and the fact that the Island of his birth was derived from the Spanish word for snow, but he had never seen white flakes falling from the sky, the reality then hit James and the reality was freezing cold!
Although James battled with the weather and dreamt of the warm seas and sunny conditions back home, he realised that the thriving city where he now resides offered him opportunities. James set about following the basic instructions that his mother had given him of staying out of trouble, be respectful to your elders, don’t go to jail and make sure that you get a good education. James did not disappoint his mother.
James started his working career working with young children in the care of the local authority who have been abused emotionally and physically and he also worked with adults with learning disabilities.
Moving forward to more recent years James established a successful social care business that provides services for local authorities to people with learning disabilities and has provided work for hundreds of people over the years. Although James considers England to be his home now, he has still maintained his roots back in Nevis and has established businesses on the Island providing services for students and holiday makers and provided employment and opportunity for his fellow Nevisians.
While growing up in the UK James would often marvel at Newspaper articles that mentioned Nevis and was bemused that the place was the destination for the Jet Set. Although its alleged Christopher Columbus discovered the Island, it was Princes Diana that put the Island on the map as she featured on the front page of daily tabloids with headlines such as “Beauty and the Beach”.
The local Nevisians will tell you that one of the best things that elevated the island was Princess Diana’s visit with her two sons Prince William and Prince Harry. Princess Diana, jetted to Nevis for a holiday with her sons William and Harry to unwind as well as to escape from the paparazzi after her divorce from Prince Charles. Princess Diana, later to become (Lady Diana) and the many other famous A list visitors visited the lovely Nevis.
In more recent years the island has been enjoyed by Canadian Premier, Justin Pierre James Trudeau, Meryl Streep, Jay Z, & Beyonce, Ellen, Britney Spears, Michael Douglas and Eric Claption.
The island offers a warm welcome and sunny conditions, not to mention a variety of adventures for holiday makers to participate in including:
Horse trekking, cycling, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, Jet ski tours, island hopping, hiking Nevis peak .
Nevis Adventures launched their package holiday adventure website in April 2015 and we have been busy with developing our customer base and provides adventure holidays for hundreds of happy customers.
We work in collaboration with the Islands leading suppliers of independent accommodation, Travel Logistics and Activities to enable a one stop shop for holidays with added adventure!
James is ecstatic of the launch of his latest business venture that is based in the North of England and promotes the island and adventures that Nevis has to offer which coincides with the announcement that Prince Harry is set to return to the Island as part of his Caribbean Tour on behalf of the Queen. Social Media has already gone on meltdown with the prospect of the Prince visiting the Island:
Where Is Nevis? Many people have never heard of Nevis!
Nevis is an island in the Caribbean, located near the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, approximately 220 miles (350 km) southeast of Puerto Rico and 50 miles (80 km) West of Antigua. The 36 square-mile (93 km²) island is part of the inner arc of the Leeward Islands chain of the West Indies. The capital of Nevis is called Charlestown. Nevis has a mountain attraction called Nevis Peak which is 3,232ft and can be seen from pretty much any location on the island! The peak is a must see for anyone visiting Nevis and while is possible to hike (or climb) up independently, James recommends getting a guide as the trails are not clearly marked and he would advise tourists to acquire a guide to ensure they don’t get lost.
Prince Harry set for official Caribbean tour on behalf of the Queen
Prince Harry will return to Nevis where he enjoyed one of the last family holidays with his brother William and his mother as he visits the Caribbean in late autumn this year.
The Prince will be travelling on behalf of the Queen and will visit 8 islands, including Nevis, (Kensington Palace announced early September.)
The news of Prince Harry upcoming tour of the Caribbean has sent female fans into a frenzy on social media.