Nevis' Best Rum Punch

What’s better than rum punch? Rum punch savored on a boat that’s spiriting you away to a luxury resort on an enchanting Caribbean island. And if that island happens to be Nevis and the resort happens to be the Four Seasons, well, there’s really nothing better than that.


The potent punch comes compliments of the swanky hotel, whose guests fly into St. Kitts and then board one of their double-decker boat launches for a 30-minute cruise over to sister island, Nevis. As the Kittitian capital of Basseterre fades into to the distance, one of the solicitous crew will offer you a refreshingly cold mint-scented towel (yes, please!) and a beverage. You may be tempted to order a Carib (a popular Caribbean brew), but there’ll be plenty of time for that later.

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Trust me when I tell you that what you REALLY want right now is a cup of the resort’s signature “boat punch.” Made with white rum; peach schnapps; various tropical fruit juices; a splash of the Jamaican grapefruit soft drink, Ting; and topped with a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg, it’s a cupful of Caribbean that instantly adjusts your body clock to “island time,” perfectly prepping you for leisurely vacay days

Once at the resort, keep the party going with daily doses of Nevisian Spirit, the signature rum punch that tastes very similar to the welcome libation – and goes down just as easily. Best of all: Complimentary boat punch is served on the journey back to St. Kitts, too. Delightfully sweet and deceptively strong, it’s the best way to take the sting out of having to leave.

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