Top resorts on Nevis honor the legacy of Alexander Hamilton with special packages
The Broadway smash-hit Hamilton wowed audiences and critics alike, earning 11 Tony Awards, a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize. The musical tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton in the language and music of hip-hop and R&B, breaking boundaries in what we have known as the typical American musical. The show is the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda, a young composer who drew inspiration from the biography “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow. The show has already sparked newfound interest on the man pictured on the 10-dollar bill, and “Hamilton Fever” will likely continue as the show goes national in 2017.
One of many interesting biographic details the musical brings to light is Hamilton’s Caribbean origin. Born on the island of Nevis, young Alexander spent his early years in the island’s capital city of Charleston. His childhood home site is one of the favorite attractions for visitors to this quiet island. Now, in celebration of the island’s native son, a number of the island’s historic inns and hotels have created special packages and incentives to encourage Hamilton fans to come for a visit that blends American history and Caribbean relaxation.
The Hermitage Plantation Inn
The Hermitage Plantation Inn has introduced the Full Hamilton History Package, a fitting program for a property that is itself a historic landmark. The resort includes a group of meticulously restored chattel houses clustered around the 350-year-old great house that is said to be the Caribbean’s oldest surviving wooden building. Highlights of the package include a specially curated island history tour, a copy of the newly published book of the musical, and an afternoon sail to view Hamilton’s homeland from the sea. A portion of package proceeds will be donated to the Graham Wyndham Foundation, the orphanage founded by Hamilton’s widow, Eliza. www.hermitagenevis.com
Montpelier Plantation & Beach
History and luxury come together with the Hamilton Package at the Montpelier Plantation & Beach. A member of the elite Relais & Chateau hospitality group, the Montpelier occupies the restored grounds of 300-year old sugar plantation, and has been named one of the Caribbean’s top boutique hotels. Guests are provided with a half-day excursion to Charlestown to visit Hamilton House at the Museum of Nevis History and enjoy a tour of the historic sights of the capital city. Upon returning, participants can then relax with a “Hamiltonian Green” couples massage in a relaxing outdoor tropical setting, and end their evening with signature nightcap cocktail, the “Brandy Alexander Hamilton”. www.montpeliernevis.com
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club
In honor of our first Secretary of the Treasury’s legendary financial acumen, the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club has created the Alexander Hamilton “Take-It-To-The-Bank” Package, which provides substantial discounts or a resort add-on package. Constructed around an 18th-Century great house, this intimate resort overlooks a golden sand beach framed in majestic palms. Package perks include an island tour with a visit to Hamilton House Museum, a professional photo in front of the house, a candlelight dinner on the beach, and a treatment at the Palms Spa. This package can be combined with other specials to create additional savings and value. nisbetplantation.com
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
The Four Seasons Resort has caught Hamilton Fever with the Perfect Union Package. At the island’s premier beach resort couples can rediscover their own “more perfect” union with variety of included experiences designed to reaffirm life, liberty and happiness. Highlights include a private candle-lit beach dinner featuring a colonial era-style or customized menu served to the accompaniment of a historic storyteller. Also in the mix are a private guided hike of Hamilton Estate, visits to the History of Nevis Museum and Hamilton House a spa under the stars experience and VIP treatment on arrival and departure. www.fourseasons.com/nevis
Paradise Beach Nevis
Travelers who book a luxurious four-bedroom ocean or garden villa at Paradise Beach Nevis can shave 17 percent off their housing budget with the Hamilton 1755 Package. This upscale enclave brings a touch of Bali to the Caribbean with thatch-roofed villas that feature open floor plans and rich wood accents that complement sweeping ocean and island landscapes. In addition to the savings, the 1775 package includes a private island tour of historic sites, including Alexander Hamilton House / Museum of Nevis History. Guests will also be gifted with a copy of Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow’s bestselling book that inspired the play. www.paradisebeachnevis.com