Oualie Beach, Nevis – Island Lime Video

Oualie Beach Nevis

I have fantasized about Nevis for a long time. A couple years ago during a week long stay on St. Kitts we took a sunset cruise and sailed by its leeward shore, never getting a chance to set foot on the island though. So close, the island’s lush green landscape and towering Nevis Peak teased me like a hard-to-get woman.

Fast forward a couple years and with the aid of the tall ship Sagitta, Nevis would no longer tease me from a far. She would show me what lies upon her beautiful slopes and golden beaches.

We only spent a day on Nevis but I was hell-bent on seeing as much as I could. I turned down a hike up Nevis Peak and went with a circumnavigation tour of the island. I hired Kwame, a cab driver in the main village of Charlestown and we set out to see the sites of this laid back Caribbean gem.

One of the stops on our tour was Oualie Beach, pronounced “O-wally.” Kwame was friendly and informative, but seemed a little reserved. That changed once I bought him a couple beers at Oualie Beach Resort and we got a chance to exchange a few island stories.

The setting was perfect, calm gin-clear waves kissed the shore of this north shore beach while St. Kitts loomed across the narrows. This Island Lime Video gives you a taste of what Oualie Beach was like on this day.

Oualie Beach, Nevis – Island Lime Video

Oualie Beach is the quiet alternative to the more popular Pinney’s Beach on Nevis. I really enjoyed my time here soaking up the super chill vibe and getting to know Kwame. As with most trips time is always short, but I do think Oualie Beach is one place that I’d like to return to and relax away a day.

Have you been to Oualie Beach? Tell me about your experienced and what you thought of this stretch of sand.



  1. Harry Mathis says:

    Nice video.

  2. A couple of years ago , during a week long stay on St. Kitts and Nevis, we took the car ferry to Nevis for three nights and stayed at Oualie Beach resort Extremely laid-back and a great base to explore all of Nevis. We really enjoyed it there, it’s a classic Caribbean hotel.

    We don’t cruise but we’ve been to nearly every island in the caribbean except for the big tourist islands of St. Maarten and Aruba. We tend to enjoy more laid back islands that are not jet aircraft accessible and cannot accommodate cruise ships like the Corn Islands or Vieques (got married there) or Culebra but for a Caribbean destination with a jetliner capable airport and a cruise ship port, I think St. Kitts and Nevis is truly one of the best.

  3. David, I completely agree with you. The authentic Caribbean islands are what I gravitate to as well. Huge tourist spots are fine and many people love that but the real magic is found in the places where it takes a little work to get to. Nevis, the Grenadines, the Out Islands of the Bahamas…I love them all.

  4. Jim Bond says:

    We spent 8 days on Nevis 2 years ago renting a beach shack nearby Oualie Beach from the Paul’s (go figure Rand Paul renting to James Bond, both real names but not the famous people) and Oualie Beach became our evening hangout of choice.

    Reggie, the owner was a great host and we love the place. I highly recommend it. One of the most relaxing places in the world. I have to imagine that this is how the Caribbean was 30 years ago.

  5. Thanks for sharing your story Jim. Hopefully Nevis will always keep that true laid-back Caribbean vibe. Cheers!

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