Volunteer on a sunny tropical Caribbean paradise island, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!
    Our family operates a private botanical garden and restaurant on the tropical island of Nevis, twin island to St. Kitts.

    If you enjoy gardening and appreciate the beauty of nature, gardens, plants, flowers and exotic trees, or have a friendly disposition to help welcome and assist with visitors, then this project may be for you. Intimate, charming and welcoming with a good dose of Caribbean charm and a majestic central mountain, it is truly a gem of a tropical island paradise.

    This is a great opportunity to join our international team and experience various areas of the operation of a popular tourist attraction and helping to preserve nature; meet visitors from around the world; design and implement garden features or maintain nurseries, waterways, and various sub-gardens. YES! a lot of weeding is often involved:-)

    Creative or eager-to-learn new gardeners, repair and maintenance (both experienced and DIY) with varied skill-sets, social media experts, event planning enthusiasts, or, just lend a pair of helping hands in the many areas of our operation.

    At this time we especially welcome;
    1) Those with BEE-KEEPING experience, landscape and gardening skills or enthusiasts;
    2) Handymen/women with basic to good construction/repair/plumbing/carpentry skills
    3) Social media or website specialists

    On days off you may choose to hike to the mountaintop or to the waterfalls, take a dip in the hot springs, walk around the historic picturesque town center, visit the various beaches or snorkel, and listen to reggae music at lively beach bars. We have been privileged and enjoyed welcoming visitors from various countries, with multiple languages and cultures.

    Accommodations available in two houses with baths and kitchens spread over 3 lush landscaped gardens.

    Long term and couples welcomed. No smokers please. Thank you.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    PLEASE NOTE: Currently as of December, 2020:
    At this time, our island requires a 2 week quarantine on arrival in Government-designated hotels for non-citizens. At present, the cost for that begins at approximately USD $1,300 for the 2-week period, plus a $150 cost for testing after the quarantine before being allowed in to the general population.
    This may change in the near future, but I am afraid it is the situation for now.

    If this is still of interest, I would be pleased to go into more detail about our program individually. We would certainly love to welcome you here as we could use the help,. There is no real tourism to speak of at the moment but we are in the business of gardening, so the work is endless!

    Thanks again, aand safe travels.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Island life and culture; recycling materials; creative thinking, life in the tropics, tourism and the tourism, food and beverage industry. Strength, tolerance and commuting with nature. Become more familiar with tropical plants, Buddhist and other Asian art and culture from the art exhibited throughout our Gardens.
    Feel free to bring your diving, snorkeling or biking gear, beach attire and towels.
    Nights are filled with fresh healthy air!

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening lovers, as well as basic repairs and maintenance including automotive, basic electrical, plumbing, painting, and carpentry; mechanical, social media, and administrative skills welcomed.

    Please bring us your ideas and enthusiasm for garden projects and you are welcome to implement them!
    Minimum stay 3 weeks, longer stay possible.
    Personal medical/ travel insurance required.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private rooms with beds per individuals or couple. Ceiling or floor fans in rooms. Shared bath with maximum one other.
    Unfortunately we are unable to provide cars for Workers' personal use other than to work site and for 2x/week grocery shopping but there are public buses, taxis and rental cars available for those who wish to explore.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Snorkeling, swimming, nature walks, hiking, fishing, crabbing, beautiful sunsets, birdwatching.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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