With its unique blend of colonial history and West Indian cultures, the island of Nevis has yielded a number of ghost stories. If you’re keen to explore the darker side of the island, here’s what you need to know about the spooky sites of Nevis. Top Haunted Sites
- Wander the grounds of the Eden Browne Estate, believed to be haunted by the ghosts of a groom and his best man who killed each other in a fatal feud in 1822.
- Visit the eerie Jewish Cemetery in Charlestown or the small graveyard at St. John’s Figtree Anglican Church.
- Search the spooky sugar mill and plantation ruins of the adjoining New River and Coconut Walk Estates.
- Take a haunted hike along the Devil’s Copper Trail, thought to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed by volcanic vents.
Nevis’s Haunted History Nevis is a rustic island paradise today, but the island’s history holds some grim realities. The Arawak people, who first inhabited the island around 2000 BC, were wiped out by Caribs migrating from South America. When the British arrived in 1623, they discovered sugar cane, which led to brutal African slavery on the island, as well as frequent and often bloody conflicts with the French, who were trying to carve out their own part of the sugar economy. All this, combined with the untimely deaths of a few notable island figures, has led this quiet island to inspire its fair share of ghost stories.