Oualie Beach

Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis

The hotel

Life at Oualie Beach Resort is lived by the sands – and it’s little wonder given this intimate retreat is just 100 feet from a quintessentially Caribbean coconut-fringed beach – one with that all-important accessory, a PADI Five Star Dive Centre. Whether you’re dining, drinking cocktails, or simply drifting off to sleep in your Nevis-style gingerbread cottage, you’ll be doing it mere moments from the lapping waves of the Caribbean. A little collection of cottages dotted around beachfront gardens, the resort has just 32 rooms, giving it an exclusive yet informal feel. And there’s nothing more casual than a spot of beachfront dining, with the veranda at Oualie Beach Restaurant a serene spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s also the backdrop for party nights, with cocktail receptions, island buffets and barbecues, and live music events all regular attractions here.

Amenities

  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving

Where is it

Right along the sands of Oualie Bay, with coconut palms and hammocks adding to the tropical feel, this hotel sits close to the island’s famous Lovers Beach and is just a short drive from Charlestown. Transfer time via road and boat:45 minutes.

Hotel information

32 rooms and suites. All with large screened veranda with uninterrupted views of the beach and neighbouring St Kitts, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, TV with cable channels, WiFi, telephone, alarm clock/radio, fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Most rooms have a mahogany four poster bed. Deluxe Rooms – Queen are single storey gingerbread cottages, 40-60 ft from the beach. Each has 1 queen-size mahogany four poster bed and a sofa bed, or 2 doulbe beds and a rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive option: all meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. All activities and entertainement unless otherwise stated.

Deluxe Rooms – 2 Double Beds are single or two storey gingerbread cottages, 40-60 ft from the beach. Each has 2 double beds, and a rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Studios are approx 60 ft from the beach and have a full kitchen with microwave, stove/oven, full-size fridge, toaster, and dining table. Each has 1 queen-size mahogany four poster bed, and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Premier Rooms are on the ground or first floor, approx 60 ft from the beach, and are approx 53m2 including an 11m2 screened porch. Each has 1 king-size mahogany four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Oualie Beach Restaurant (local and international menu, Tuesday barbecue and live music party, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Sunset Cruise* (Saturday evenings, departs Oualie Dock). Live music night (Tuesdays, local bands). Activity programme (varies but can include live local music, dancing, barbecues, cocktail receptions, and happy hours).

Beach hammocks and sun loungers. The Chill Spa* (with beach and in-room services available). Water sports (on site activity centre with diving*, deep sea fishing*, kayaking*, windsurfing*, and sailing* options). Scuba Safaris* (PADI Five Star Dive Centre). Taxi tours*. Biking*. Rainforest hikes*. Horseriding*.

Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (187)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating An old tired resort needing upgrading and staff retraining

Aug 6, 2019 Stefani R

We arrived late Saturday taking the water taxi from St. Kitts to Nevis. We were told the water taxi was $2 per person yet the captain said with was $20 PER person. We were stuck because we needed to get across the water for a 6 min boat ride. The office receptionist met us (we had to ring the buzzer to get in). We lugged our suitcases thru the… Read more
We arrived late Saturday taking the water taxi from St. Kitts to Nevis. We were told the water taxi was $2 per person yet the captain said with was $20 PER person. We were stuck because we needed to get across the water for a 6 min boat ride. The office receptionist met us (we had to ring the buzzer to get in). We lugged our suitcases thru the sand paths to our cottage with two suites w separate doors. I immediately noticed there was no room safe. The woman said "oh my, I will have to tell maintenance". She never told them. In fact, I ask the office 3 times about the status. All week I had to go into my daughter's suite to safekeep my purse and devices. Also, by day 2, I notice a window lock was missing. I went to the office to have it fixed; fortunately it was fixed same day . . . but really? The room was terribly outdated and the 1970's toilet never flushed the first time. The shower stall was cramped and not entirely clean, and there was no place to put toiletries; shower curtain had some mold. The internet was slow. There were no shades but light drapes that did not always close all the way. On the beach, there were old lawn chairs all about with no umbrellas. The first blue chair I picked was broken. We were only allowed 1 beach towel per person per week; had to beg the maid for new ones mid week. The porches were on the front of each cottage overlooking the water, but too bad the chairs were the small green plastic kind; we never sat in them. The furniture in the rooms was old and did not feel clean; we put towels down. The refrigerator vibrated on the tile floor and froze our food. And the worst part of this trip was the staff in the office and dining room. The female staff were rude and an one point I had to ask the woman if she thought I was stupid; she said she no, but was thinking out loud . . really? The dining room staff were sloooooow? We always had to ask for water several times and forget getting your order all at once. I tried to rationalize the staff were on island time, but they rarely acknowledged us upon our arrival and never thanked us for coming. The cashier was the worst -- she lacked eye contact and seemed to loathe us. the prices were too high for the lousy service; menu was limited and boring. I would NEVER come here again, but select a resort recommended by expats living on the island. Good location and quiet beach but not worth it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing and natural location

Jul 21, 2019 lg77772015 London, United Kingdom

We were worried when we arrived to find all sorts of issues with our room (no fridge for example) but when we mentioned it, everyone was very apologetic and went out of their way to make amends. Excellent service. Our room was lovely, there were mosquito nets and a lovely view out to the sea. A security guard realised we were interested different… Read more
We were worried when we arrived to find all sorts of issues with our room (no fridge for example) but when we mentioned it, everyone was very apologetic and went out of their way to make amends. Excellent service. Our room was lovely, there were mosquito nets and a lovely view out to the sea. A security guard realised we were interested different varieties of crabs you can find, and showed us an amazing spot. The only things that were disappointing was the rubbish sadly dumped on the edge of the property, and some related stagnant waste water (which smelled and attracted mosquitoes). But the area of the chalets is kept spotless and we loved the animals roaming freely, which added immensely to the charm of the place. The beach is beautiful, shallow and sheltered and we enjoyed the snorkelling (but are both, admittedly, occasional snorkellers and easily delighted by some colourful fish). If you're looking for a glamorous resort, it isn't this one, but if, like us, you want to relax and swim and see an abundance of wildlife, pelicans, monkeys, herons, local goats and roaming cattle (with accompanying egrets, of course), this is heaven. We've booked to go back next year, but hope that the garbage tip spot will be cleared away by then, in better keeping with the place's natural beauty. Finally, we took a car for the week we were there because the restaurant had a limited range of food and was expensive, but some of the other places to eat on Nevis are incredible! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Blissful

Jun 30, 2019 798kimberlym Waco, Texas

My husband and I recently had the good fortune of staying at this resort. We have toured the Caribbean for 17 years and this is one of the most peaceful, lovely places we have stayed. The people here are so friendly and welcoming, and the beach is just outside your door. We will definitely be going back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Off season so nice and quiet

Jun 4, 2019 Sophie S Suffolk, United Kingdom

Lovely clean chalet - typical laid back Caribbean and exactly what we wanted. Loved the four poster bed!! Mosquitto netted area round chalet - great. Super beach. Relatively shallow and beautifully clear. We were all inclusive as we didn't know if there were shops/restaurant nearby. There weren't! Taxi journey to Charlestown. Good morning tour… Read more
Lovely clean chalet - typical laid back Caribbean and exactly what we wanted. Loved the four poster bed!! Mosquitto netted area round chalet - great. Super beach. Relatively shallow and beautifully clear. We were all inclusive as we didn't know if there were shops/restaurant nearby. There weren't! Taxi journey to Charlestown. Good morning tour via Taxi by T.C. (she was brilliant). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Total relaxation

May 31, 2019 904SallyH St Austell, United Kingdom

We stayed at oualie resort for 2 weeks, wanting a restful, chillaxing holiday and we were not disappointed. We had a little house only a matter of feet from the beautiful Caribbean sea, which encouraged many swims during our stay. The houses are quaint and full of character, just what we were expecting. The staff were absolutely wonderful, they… Read more
We stayed at oualie resort for 2 weeks, wanting a restful, chillaxing holiday and we were not disappointed. We had a little house only a matter of feet from the beautiful Caribbean sea, which encouraged many swims during our stay. The houses are quaint and full of character, just what we were expecting. The staff were absolutely wonderful, they were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The owners and chef gary were welcoming and spent time showing an interest in their guests. We had some great evenings in the bar, even when there only a few peopke present. The open mike nights were great. We had a wonderfully relaxing 2 weeks and will definitely be returning this little bit of paradise. Read less