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 from the airport: 5 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old-style West Indies

Mar 31, 2019 invertpaleo New York City, New York

This is the least expensive hotel on Nevis. It is situated right on a really nice, extremely sheltered beach, in an old-round good location. It is a three-star hotel. It is quite charming in an old-fashioned Caribbean way, and it is simple, and easy to like assuming you are not too demanding. The one-story cottages have charm, especially the… Read more
This is the least expensive hotel on Nevis. It is situated right on a really nice, extremely sheltered beach, in an old-round good location. It is a three-star hotel. It is quite charming in an old-fashioned Caribbean way, and it is simple, and easy to like assuming you are not too demanding. The one-story cottages have charm, especially the ones that are closest to the water. Everything indoors is clean and comfortable. You do need to be OK with the idea of sheep, goats, cows, and monkeys wandering through the property at all hours. We loved that, but apparently some people don't like it. You will always find something that is not really well maintained. A major screen was missing altogether in our screened-in porch, but maintenance came and fixed it the very next day. One of the faucet caps in the shower was loose, although it worked fine. The toilet tank did not fill as much as it was supposed to, so the flushing was a bit weak and sometimes insufficient. Two of the units are studios which have a pretty good kitchenette and a nice layout. You can pick up groceries in town if you wish to, and very good fresh produce. The AC works well, and the solar-heated hot water is good too. The WiFi is greatly improved now there is a booster in each room. To get around without a car, it is easy to take very inexpensive buses instead of taxis, although the buses don't run late in the evenings. You can catch the bus anywhere on the main road, and get dropped off anywhere on the main road, or pay a tiny bit extra to be dropped off somewhere off the main road. We like it a lot at Oualie, although we are aware that some people might decide it is not upscale enough to satisfy them. However, you will pay a great deal more to stay at one of the swanky hotels, and miss out on a genuine West Indian experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little customer service training could go a long way

Mar 25, 2019 498carlaa Dania Beach, Florida

I stayed here as part of a group recently. This is a quaint, old-style resort. I felt it odd that I needed to be buzzed in to the main office in the middle of the day. Was this an unsafe area? As a single woman was I in danger (especially after I read other reviews) ? Rooms are clean, but could use some deep cleaning if that makes sense. For… Read more
I stayed here as part of a group recently. This is a quaint, old-style resort. I felt it odd that I needed to be buzzed in to the main office in the middle of the day. Was this an unsafe area? As a single woman was I in danger (especially after I read other reviews) ? Rooms are clean, but could use some deep cleaning if that makes sense. For example, grout could use steam cleaning or just a good brushing, waste baskets could be rinsed out - they contain the dirt of countless other guests, etc. However for the price this represents great value, and great location. Staff at the hotel seem uninterested in guest satisfaction and indifferent to guests. The staff lacks interest in interactions with guests and can be verbally confrontative. This pertains to front desk and dining room staff. Dining room in particular is dissatisfying. We often gave up on simple requests like a glass of water. Maybe they just needed more help in the dining room? Food servers lacked smiles, eye contact, simple greetings, and verbal responses whenever possible. Smoking area in bar is right by where the food is served so that's a bit unappetizing. Food is OK. Just Ok. Limited menu. I get the feeling this place is so busy that they don't have to be customer friendly. Good for them. Don't go there for luxury or service. Go there for value and the beautiful setting. Enjoy the rest of the island! Read less
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Mar 9, 2019 mndsnyder Ashburn, VA

If you want luxury, try the Four Seasons (rooms start at $800+). If you want to relax, walk out the door to a beach chair waiting under a palm tree, low stress, no crowd, etc. this is the place for you. My daughter and I recently spent a few days here and would definitely come back. The staff (especially Stacy) was welcoming and very helpful in… Read more
If you want luxury, try the Four Seasons (rooms start at $800+). If you want to relax, walk out the door to a beach chair waiting under a palm tree, low stress, no crowd, etc. this is the place for you. My daughter and I recently spent a few days here and would definitely come back. The staff (especially Stacy) was welcoming and very helpful in giving suggestions, calling cabs etc. The room was large, rather dated, but comfortable with great WiFi. The beach is clean with wonderful views of St Kitts. We also visited Pinneys beach (supposedly the best) but preferred Oaulie. We only ate breakfast in the lovely open dining area and it was very good...rather expensive, but we found everything on Nevis to be expensive. You will need a car to go very far, but taxis are readily available (and also expensive). We walked down the road one night to The Gin Trap for a wonderful meal, and the manager drove us back as it was dark and unsafe to walk. The other great thing about Oualie Beach Resort was the massage by Corrina...the best I've had in a long time. Also on Tuesdays, there is a local jam session of Reggae and other music in the bar. If I come back to Nevis I will definitely stay here! Would recommend this for anyone not seeking a lot of action or night life! Read less
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Mar 7, 2019 LoveToTravelToNewPla

The bathroom was nice sized and we loved our screened-in porch. We were glad to have a dorm size refrigerator in our room. It was fun to watch the goats, monkeys, cows, and hummingbirds make their way through the resort. The restaurant was a bit disappointing with breakfast and dinner, but the lobster sandwich on the lunch menu was great! The… Read more
The bathroom was nice sized and we loved our screened-in porch. We were glad to have a dorm size refrigerator in our room. It was fun to watch the goats, monkeys, cows, and hummingbirds make their way through the resort. The restaurant was a bit disappointing with breakfast and dinner, but the lobster sandwich on the lunch menu was great! The maid that cleaned our room had worked at the hotel for 24 years and was great! On Saturday evening, February 16th we arrived at the hotel and quickly learned that the door of our hotel room (226) would open back up with a slight push of the hand from outside the room. We notified the Front Desk about the issue and told them to have someone come look at it the next day. I felt safe when inside as there was the deadbolt, chain, and additional latches to secure the door when inside. However, we wondered if our belongings were going to be there when we returned to the room. The next morning we left our room for five hours and came back to our hotel room to find the door to our guestroom open about six inches. I called the Front Desk and they told me that maintenance was in our room to look at the door and that he left to go get another tool. Even if that was true, you DON'T leave the door open! Completely unacceptable! But I waited for the maintenance guy to return and he never did show back up on Sunday. So I'm not convinced that this story from the Front Desk was true. Nothing from our room did show up missing from our stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A haven of peace

Feb 15, 2019 RobertGloucester Gloucester

Set on beautiful Nevis in well maintained gardens, this is a lovely place. We had a self catering studio which was fine for 2 weeks, but would be a bit small for a longer stay. The rooms that we saw were spacious and well furnished. The accomodation is well set out, well spaced and cleaned every day, in our case very efficiently by Lydia. The air… Read more
Set on beautiful Nevis in well maintained gardens, this is a lovely place. We had a self catering studio which was fine for 2 weeks, but would be a bit small for a longer stay. The rooms that we saw were spacious and well furnished. The accomodation is well set out, well spaced and cleaned every day, in our case very efficiently by Lydia. The air conditioning worked well, although we did not often need it. The fly screens had quite a few gaps for the mosquitos to find and we had to ask for several items of kitchen equipment that we would have expected to find there already. All arrived and it is all part of the holiday fun. The beach is nearly half a mile in length, a curved bay. It was never remotely full during our stay and was a pleasure to be on. Plenty of sun loungers and trees for shade if you want. The site is blessed with monkeys, goats and sheep that wander through the gardens on a regular basis and we also had visitations from a donkey and cows, all adding to the fun. The bar is good and there is live music on several nights. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Faith, the manager, was an excellent advert for the Resort and nothing was beyond her abilities. The security guard at night, Lloyd, was a pleasure to meet as he shared his copious knowledge of cricket and the UK political scene. He also was a great asset for the Resort. Unless you want to stay on the Resort all the time a car or taxi would be vital, as the buses are somewhat random. For self caterers the only 2 supermarkets are in the capital and that requires transport. For eating out, there is really only one restaurant that is walking distance, The Gin Trap, otherwise a taxi. There are loads of taxis and the Resort can get them without trouble The restaurant overlooks the beach and is a perfect setting. Our only criticism of the resort would be the variety and quality of the food in the evening. For the price, which was not a lot cheaper than some of the other places we ate on Nevis, it was not very interesting. The choices were limited and often seemed the same as a few days ago. The Sunday Caribbean evening was certainly not anywhere near as good as other similar places we have been to over the years in this region. If the resort is to maintain its standards this is the one area where we would suggest it needs to up its game. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and can recommend it as a haven of peace. Read less