Montpelier Plantation & Beach
St Kitts & Nevis
- 7 nights
- from $1100 per person
Montpelier Plantation & Beach is a boutique hotel nestled in the lush tropical hills of Nevis. Family run with attentive service, this former sugar plantation prides itself in its cuisine and is the perfect place for couples to relax.
At a Glance
Set in a lovely mountain side location with easy access to a beach club
Family run hotel with friendly feel and welcoming Labrador dog
Relais et Chateau Restaurant serving fabulous French inspired cuisine.
Unique dining experience in a converted Sugar mill
Regular shuttle to beach with private cabanas and bar
Enjoy a private dining experience in the 300 year old sugar mill in the evening this is beautifully lit for a really magical experienceGemma Dobson
Rum tasting with the experienced rum connoisseur will guide you through a flight of 6 spectacular aged rums accompanied by homemade gourmet chocolate!Gemma Dobson
Montpelier Plantation witnessed the marriage of Horatio Nelson, famous for his service in the Royal Navy, to Frances “Fanny” Nisbet, niece of the president of Nevis, John Herbert.Gemma Dobson
Montpelier Plantation was restored from an 18th century sugar plantation and set in a 60-acre estate 750 feet up in the hills of Nevis, the small boutique hotel has 19 rooms, all with sea views and a private beach is a short ride away.
The new heart of the hotel is at the ultra-stylish Indigo’s bar and restaurant by the pool. The barmen serve rum infused molecular cocktails and there is a tasty menu that includes delicious sharing platters. With 19 newly renovated rooms, individually furnished, with views of Mount Nevis and the ocean below. Amenities in the villas include flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, complimentary WiFi and in-room Nespresso machines. A 300 year old sugar mill has been converted into spectacular dining setting serving sumptuous Caribbean cuisine and the indulgent spa offers an array of massages, body treatments and facials. Private sessions of yoga, Pilates and meditation are also available on request to revitalise mind, body and soul.
Pride is taken when it comes to cuisine at Montpelier. Between the three restaurants available you will find a blend of French and Caribbean cuisine with emphasis on fresh, innovative food. The kitchen focuses on the quality of the ingredients using organic local fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish wherever possible.
Choose from Indigo’s, which embodies easy-going island dining serving lunch and dinner around the pool. The sharing platters, molecular cocktails and fine wine and champagne set the tone of the lounge bar. Restaurant 750 offers a stylish ambiance in the evenings where drinks and canapés are served in The Great Room, before dining on the terrace with captivating views of Nevis. And finally spoil yourself at Montpelier’s 300 year-old sugar mill, Mill Privée. This truly unique Nevis restaurant hosts tasting dinners with a wine pairing carefully handpicked by Montpelier’s own sommelier.
A complimentary shuttle takes guests to a private beach which offers a restaurant, comfy seating and shady beach cabanas, or for the more energetic you can explore the rain forests, mountain bike around the island or go horseback riding. An extensive array of water sports can also be arranged and golfers can enjoy the challenges of the nearby Robert Trent Jones II golf course at the Four Seasons hotel.
Montpelier Plantation features 15 Rooms (seven Premier Rooms and eight Plantation Rooms) one Garden Suite and two villas. The Tamarind Villa, a two-bedroom villa with its own private pool and The Little House, a renovated 100 year old two-bedroom villa with views of Nevis peak, provide more spacious accommodation for two couples or two sets of friends.
Each accommodation is contemporary in style with a twist of old plantation chic and sense of intimacy. All rooms have air-conditioning.
Children over 8 years old are welcome to come and stay at Montpelier Plantation & Beach, but there are no specific facilities available for them. Children will love snorkeling off Pinney's Beach where you catch glimpses of colorful parrotfish and damselfish. Or you can venture to the neighboring island of St Kitts for a rainforest safari of Mt Liamuiga.
There are three dining options for guests to choose from Indigo's, 750 Restaurant and the Mill Privee. Guests can also enjoy pre dinner drinks and canapés in the 'Great room'
Other facilities include a large freshwater pool with bar, tennis court, spa suite with a full choice of treatments, The Sugar Shop Boutique, book and DVD library, Games room with TV and private beach with private cabanas and bar.
There is also a free Montpelier Plantation App downloadable on iTunes to give guests all the latest information about the hotel and the island.
Complimentary activities include use of the swimming pool, tennis, hiking, kayaking and some yoga and pilates classes. Activities at an additional charge include massage, horse riding, deep sea fishing, windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing and scuba diving.
Location & Directions
St Kitts & Nevis
Located in the hill of Nevis, but also with its own private beach, the 18th-century Montpelier Plantation & Beach offers the very best of Nevis. Surrounded by 60 acres of lush tropical gardens and sugar cane fields, this private estate is only 10 miles from the Nevis Airport and 4 miles from Charlestown.
When to go
Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.