Celebrate the Broadway hit “Hamilton” on Nevis

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

Hermitage Plantation Nevis

A collection of restored chattel houses sits among orchid gardens and groves of cocoa, mango and breadfruit trees at Nevis’ Hermitage Plantation Inn. Photo: Debbie Snow

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

Montpelier Plantation Inn Nevis

On the restored grounds of a 17th century sugar plantation, the Montpelier Plantation combines five-star service with a quiet hillside setting overlooking the Caribbean. Photo: Debbie Snow

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

Nisbet Plantation Nevis

Stately palms and green lawns are signature elements of the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. The resort’s tradition of afternoon tea adds a touch of British charm. Photo: Debbie Snow

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

Four Seasons Nevis

Guests at the Four Seasons Nevis enjoy sweeping views of Nevis Peak and direct access to the island’s finest golden-sand beach, premier golf course and a spa. Photo: Debbie Snow

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

Paradise Beach Nevis Resort

The thatch-roofed villas of Paradise Beach Nevis are nestled in lush landscaping, and have private pools and exclusive beach access. Photo: Ken Hayden/Paradise Beach