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 double 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 dive centre). Taxi tours*. Biking*. Rainforest hikes*. Horseriding*.

Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quaint, Charming, very West Indian

Mar 27, 2020 invertpaleo New York City, New York

Oualie is a really great place to stay and relax, if you don't mind that the hotel is a little bit shabby around the edges. The beach and the bay here are superb, and the views are just lovely, both the view from the cottages, which all look out over the bay, and the view when you are in the bay looking back at the land. The water in Oualie Bay is… Read more
Oualie is a really great place to stay and relax, if you don't mind that the hotel is a little bit shabby around the edges. The beach and the bay here are superb, and the views are just lovely, both the view from the cottages, which all look out over the bay, and the view when you are in the bay looking back at the land. The water in Oualie Bay is without waves, and thus it is very good for people who don't swim well. The grounds are kept very nicely with lots of tropical flowers, especially considering there is only one gardener for a very large area! There is a lot of nature here, and a lot of wildlife, including many monkeys who come twice a day to hang out and eat the Noni fruit. The grounds area also visited by charming brown cows, a few goats, a few sheep and the occasional donkey. The hotels seems to have fixed their WiFi, which was a problem in the past. The rooms are meticulously cleaned, and if anything is not working right they will generally be able to fix it the very next day. However, the hot water is provided by solar power, so if you get two or three overcast and rainy days in a row, then you won't really have any hot water to speak of. Most of the staff here are just lovely people, although it is true that one or two of the front desk staff don't entirely know how to smile and be welcoming. The bar is small, but very charming and breezy. The restaurant is also attractive, but the food is expensive and generally not inspiring. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Chasing the sun

Feb 15, 2020 Elizabeth G Godalming, United Kingdom

We decided at a late stage we neede some sun and booked Oualie Beach, partly because it was fairly small, partly because we were impressed by the website talking about its eco credentials and its sample menus. We booked room only thank goodness, as the food was somewhat of a disappointment. I could not recommend all inclusive here. The quality of… Read more
We decided at a late stage we neede some sun and booked Oualie Beach, partly because it was fairly small, partly because we were impressed by the website talking about its eco credentials and its sample menus. We booked room only thank goodness, as the food was somewhat of a disappointment. I could not recommend all inclusive here. The quality of what was offered was ok, but there was little variation and they often ran out of fairly ordinary items which were then not replaced for several days. Over the course of two weeks this bacame an issue, though if you were only staying for a few days less so. An example - a fruit platter on day 1 for around 10 US dollars, was a slice of pineapple, a couple of slices of melon and a bit of banana; on the odd occasion this dish was ordered again it went down to a couple of slices of melon and a slice of banana - they had run out of pineapple which didn't reappear till day 14. Luckily we had gluten free bread with us as the staff were not very knowledgeable and my coeliac husband had to be very careful. The eco part of the website is now overstated - they no longer have a system of useing greywater or recycling. The whole resort is a little faded and uncared for - still ok, but does need some serious tlc if it isn't to deteriorate further. The reception area shop is very sad! Having said all that the staff were lovely and our room was large and comfortable and kept very clean. The beach is kept weed free and is safe for children, and the sheep, cows and monkeys which occasionally wandered through the grounds were a source of entertainment. The wifi was also excellent Read less
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Jan 30, 2020 ChrisintheBahamas New Providence Island

The resort was chosen as a colleague had previously stayed there. The premium room was large and clean with a large bathroom. The screened porch looked out to the ocean. It’s quant and comfortable. The bar and restaurant staff are friendly and efficient. Food was pretty good. I found the reception staff variable, some excellent, some clearly… Read more
The resort was chosen as a colleague had previously stayed there. The premium room was large and clean with a large bathroom. The screened porch looked out to the ocean. It’s quant and comfortable. The bar and restaurant staff are friendly and efficient. Food was pretty good. I found the reception staff variable, some excellent, some clearly thought guests were and inconvenience. I had no hot water at all during my stay which was irritating. Overall, not too bad, I’d stay again if they fix the hot water Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quaint Caribbean Charm

Jan 25, 2020 janrdh Newnan, Georgia

This was our 3rd visit to Nevis. The reason we chose Oualie Beach this time is because even though we stayed in other locations on previous visits, we would always spend at least one day on the beautiful beach at Oualie. The location and beach is just one of the best on the island. The hotel is older and in need of simple maintenance. Our room was… Read more
This was our 3rd visit to Nevis. The reason we chose Oualie Beach this time is because even though we stayed in other locations on previous visits, we would always spend at least one day on the beautiful beach at Oualie. The location and beach is just one of the best on the island. The hotel is older and in need of simple maintenance. Our room was comfortable, large and had wonderful views of the beach. We had to request a room safe upon arrival which was installed the next morning. Our in-room phone did not work but was repaired the next morning as well. Our hot water worked great but our neighbor said they never had hot water during their 5 day stay. The restaurant was better than we expected and the staff was very pleasant and attentive. They have wonderful steel drum music a couple of nights per week. There were many monkeys, sheep, a few donkeys and even some cows that visited the property regularly and were so much fun to watch. We really enjoyed our stay at Oualie Beach and I feel that with some simple maintenance, updates and touch-up paint it could receive 5 star ratings instead of 4 star. We would definitely stay here again. Read less
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Jan 10, 2020 Margotbates

we checked out after one night as this hotel is certainly nothing like it is portrayed on it’s website & other booking sites. It certainly needs lots of tlc to get it back to the 3 * hotel it once was. The rooms need full refurbs (remove rusty old fridges), sun loungers and outside furniture all needs replacing and the bar needs a good clean. It… Read more
we checked out after one night as this hotel is certainly nothing like it is portrayed on it’s website & other booking sites. It certainly needs lots of tlc to get it back to the 3 * hotel it once was. The rooms need full refurbs (remove rusty old fridges), sun loungers and outside furniture all needs replacing and the bar needs a good clean. It would be suitable for back packers and students. Evening meal was ok, but, breakfast was poor. Read less