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Montpelier Plantation & Beach in Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Poised above the Caribbean Sea in the lush hills of Nevis, Montpelier Plantation & Beach is a breathtaking sanctuary far removed from the stresses of modern life. This beautiful 60-acre estate, a Relais & Chateaux property, has been meticulously restored in keeping with its heritage of elegance and style. Classic island cuisine tantalizes your tastes, while spacious guest rooms feature tranquil vistas of the hills and sea. Service is personable and discreet, and the options for recreation and quiet time are seemingly endless.

Nevis, a secluded volcanic island awash in laid back charm, promises the perfect balance of relaxation and activity. At the center of Nevis stands the spectacular cloud-fringed Nevis Peak, a dormant volcano covered by dense tropical forest. The atmosphere is an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea air and fantastically abundant greenery. Most of the former plantation fields have given way to this tropical vegetation, though a small portion of land is still farmed for sugar that is used in the kitchens of Montpelier. Read a good book as you lounge on the private beach, or treat yourself to a massage, yoga or game of tennis. Golf nearby or join an island ecologist on hikes through the island's tropical rain forests and deserted sugar plantations.

Location of Montpelier Plantation & Beach

Montpelier Plantation & Beach
P.O. Box 474
Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Nearest Airport: NEV

Amenities for Montpelier Plantation & Beach

  • General Information
  • 17 Guest Rooms
  • Only 8+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Private Beach
  • Game Room
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Boutique
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gardens
  • Music & Movie Library
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Private Verandas
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Kite Surfing
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Art Galleries
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations

Reviews for Montpelier Plantation & Beach

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My husband and I spent 8 days at Montpelier, from July 15-July 23, 2017. Our impressions... Some highlights of the resort - Beautiful, stone colonial Great House; well-appointed Great Room; unique, colonial sugar mill (the pool is right next to the mill); outdoor spa area for massages with a view of the grounds; a hammock with a hill and ocean view; lovely landscaping with brilliant, red Flamboyant trees (and at the foot of the entrance way, a large cactus with stunning white flowers that open only at night); ocean view as well as a view of Nevis Peak. Lots of interesting history - Alexander Hamilton was born in Nevis and Horatio Nelson married Fanny Nisbit under a tree about a short walk away from the resort. (More recently, in 1992, after she and Prince Charles announced their separation, then-Princess Diana escaped to Montpelier to avoid the media). Donkeys, goats, monkeys, hermit crabs and lizards roam on and around the property. (We could hear the donkeys braying throughout the day). Very small gift shop with a small selection of necessities (e.g., sunscreen), some clothing and some jewelry. Very quiet and safe to stroll around. Our room - We stayed in Room 12, one of the smaller rooms. We had a large-four poster bed, bathroom with double vanity and tub/shower combination, two wardrobes with ample room for clothing and sundries, and a small patio with two chairs that overlooked the grounds with an ocean view in the distance. The room's decor was not up-to-the-minute, but it was simple and clean with everything in good working order. The A/C was very effective. Ample electrical outlets to use/recharge devices and US current. Wi-fi was spotty at best in our room but consistent at the pool. Housekeeping was unobtrusive, efficient and thorough. We got a new arrangement of fresh flowers every day and turn-down service while we were at dinner. What else is in the room - The usual suspects - electric kettle with a selection of teas and instant coffee (creamers and sugar as well), mini bar (two complimentary bottles of water every day), small refrigerator, small safe, blow-dryer, ironing board and iron (laundry services are offered, but we did not need them), spray (DEET) insect repellent and two full-size umbrellas. And in the bathroom, there were full-size personal care products (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion) of a decent quality, so you can skip bringing your own to save room in your luggage. Again, everything was in good working order. The power situation on the island - Nevis has frequent and significant (in scope and duration) power outages. The island is in the process of installing a new generator to ensure a reliable source of energy. Installation is scheduled for August 2017 and you can follow the story on the internet by reading local news reports. HOWEVER, Montpelier has its own integrated generator, so although the power went out frequently throughout our stay, the generator cycled on within seconds and we were never without power. Other locations on the island will be without power during these times (for example, the water features at the Botanical Gardens were not working due to a power outage), so locations outside the resort (e.g., restaurants) may have limited services and be unable to process credit cards, so you may want to take this into account. If the generator installation goes as planned, this may no longer be an issue by Fall/Winter 2017. The beach - The beach is an approximately 20-minute shuttle ride from the resort (too far and too unsafe - due to the narrow, winding roads and traffic - to walk). The beach is private, with a full-service bar and eating area, approximately six wooden cabanas to take a break from the sun or escape the rain (there are also lots of tree for shade) and an ample number of lounge chairs, beach chairs, and little tables. There is no food service at the bar, but Montpelier will provide you with a delicious picnic lunch in a cooler (sent down with you on the shuttle), which we highly recommend. Another couple walked down the beach and had lunch at a different resort. Because we traveled off-peak, we had the entire beach to ourselves one day; on the busiest day, there were only three other couples. NO noise, music, jet skis, vendors, etc., only the sound of the waves. Sand is volcanic (if you walk a short way down the beach, you'll reach a black-sand beach) and the coastline is a combination of rocky outcroppings and small stretches of sand. The water was warm and completely calm; great for swimming and wading (soft sand underfoot - no rocks). Walking along the beach, we saw a giant sea turtle, a sting ray, cows and goats grazing on the hills above and lots of local birds. I don't know if this was the result of the weather/season during which we traveled but there were ZERO bugs/insects at the beach, so our days on the beach were very pleasant! The food - We ate at the resort every day and LOVED the food. The continental breakfast was more than enough for us - every morning there was a selection of fruit juices, fresh fruit, cereal, bread and pastries and a selection of delicious home-made yogurts. The servers will bring coffee, tea, and toast to your table. Once we ordered from the menu and I really enjoyed the egg-white and goat cheese scrambled eggs. For lunch, we ordered picnic lunches for the beach or ate at the poolside restaurant. The pool restaurant (Indigo) had a wide variety of choices - a representative menu is on the website. My favorite was the conch stew while my husband loved the grilled shrimp wrap. For dinner, we ate at 750 and were extremely happy with the choices and all of our meals. Each meal was preceded (sometimes) by canapes and (always) an amuse bouche, something different every night. The menu, with accurate prices, is on the website. Dinner, with no appetizers, one drink each and no coffee/desserts cost about $120 per night. One evening, because there were so few guests, dinner was served in the Mill Privee (seating is in the sugar mill), with the 750 menu, so that was a lovely surprise. We did also eat (with only one other couple) in the MIll Privee, where a set, 5-course menu is served in the candle-lit sugar mill. While it's one of the more expensive meals we've eaten ($95 per person, not including drinks, plus an additional 24% tax/gratuity charge), it was a worthwhile and unique experience I'm glad we didn't miss. It was also lots of fun seeing the staff prepare the mill throughout the day, knowing it was (almost!) just for me. The service - The service was fine, and all of the servers were friendly, some more outgoing than others. However, anything you want, they will get for you. The pacing at dinner was LEISURELY, but, hey, where else did we have to be? :-) The Spa - Spa services were basic and good. We booked a couples hot-stone massage which was fun and relaxing. The therapists were friendly and competent. (We've had better, more luxurious services on other vacations, but this was fine). Recommendations - If you're looking to travel off-peak, you can get have a low-key, relaxing vacation here, and may even have the facilities almost completely to yourself for a few days. I'm calling this my "Princess Diana" vacation, as I'm sure she and her family had the resort pretty much to themselves as well!

Cheryl B - Pennington, New Jersey


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Montpelier Plantation & Beach is such a spectacularly well-kept secret that I hesitate to even write this review, should word get out and the masses descend upon it. However, the world deserves to know, and owner Muffin Hoffman and her fabulous team at Montpelier deserve to be booked solid each and every day the hotel is open, so here goes: My husband and I decided to visit St. Kitts and Nevis for our honeymoon. With little prior knowledge of the islands and not much of an idea as to what we could expect there, we used the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts catalog to book what we thought was going to be a luxurious adventure at a hot new resort on St. Kitts. After three sleepless (hot, buggy) nights in what was indeed a beautiful but lonely and largely unfinished development on a remote part of St. Kitts, we took to Google and TripAdvisor and, on a whim, booked the remainder of our honeymoon at Montpelier on Nevis. Two land taxis and one water taxi later, we arrived in paradise. In searching for a honeymoon destination and our accommodations, we wanted to find something not overly commercial, nothing cheesy or touristy, and a place without tons of families and children. The goal was to go somewhere quiet and relaxing, with beautiful scenery, delicious food and drink, enough activity to keep us occupied and interested (cultural and historical attractions, sightseeing, hiking, time at the beach and pool, activities onsite at our resort and in the surrounding community) with a helpful and informed staff. Montpelier hit and exceeded each of those marks. Arriving at Montpelier was like coming home and being greeted by long-lost friends. Front-of-the-house manager extraordinaire Jackie made us feel immediately at ease as she greeted us, offered us complimentary rum punch, gave us a tour of the property and quick rundown of the various activities, options for dining onsite, how to coordinate transportation for off-site exploring, beach shuttles, and the amenities available to us. Our tour concluded at the pool bar, where Jackie introduced us to the wonderful Kaddy and Leslie who oversee and operate the pool bar and restaurant, Indigo, and who welcomed us warmly and entertained us as Jackie readied our room. We placed a lunch order with them before quickly running to scope out our room, where we found champagne, flowers, and a card congratulating us on our honeymoon and welcoming us to the hotel, and our bags already up on luggage racks and ready for unpacking. We opted for one of the cheaper rooms on the property but found it very nice and comfortable with incredible, sweeping views of the ocean, lush tropical gardens, and a terraced lawn down to the edge of the property. A picture window on each side of the room allowed for a comfortable island cross-breeze, but the room also included blackout curtains and a stellar air conditioning system--we slept SO well every night we were there. The room was bright and clean with a high, vaulted ceiling; a large, comfortable bed with nice linens and no shortage of extra pillows; a minibar stocked with wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks, and a tea kettle with assorted teas; a little sitting area; and a bright vanity and two sizable closets. The bathroom was updated and of a nice size, and included nice toiletries. Although this may sound minor, the room also included a very helpful little compendium on the features and offerings of the hotel and islands--no subject left untouched. As first-timers to Nevis and to Montpelier eager to get acquainted and explore, we loved having a handy guide to reference when we had questions about the time the beach shuttle departed, how to occupy our time onsite, or how to organize a tour or activity offsite, though anyone on the property would have been willing to help us at any time, had we asked! Meals on the property are an event and not to be missed. The beautiful breakfast service (continental or from the menu) in the shadow of the historic mill and Mt. Nevis beyond offers a relaxing way to start the day. Lunch can be enjoyed poolside at Indigo, or as a lovely, upscale picnic on the beach. We loved the comfortable elegance of dinner at Restaurant 750 - the mingling for cocktails and canapés in the Great Room before moving onto the Dining Terrace for dinner, and the gracious hospitality of Muffin and her daughter Tonya, who took time to visit with each guest nightly. Montpelier's greatest strength lies with its people. The team assembled at Montpelier is outstanding and all serve as wonderful ambassadors for the property and the island. The practice of being introduced by name to almost everyone on the grounds creates an instant familiarity and rapport between guests and staff, which establishes a culture of community; we are not normally in the habit of meeting fellow guests while traveling, but Montpelier's intimate size and established daily routines create opportunities to become familiar with those staying on property as well. We so enjoyed the hotel's group of guests, representing a variety of ages and nationalities, and looked forward to saying hello to them each day. However, somehow none of this felt invasive or awkward or forced--I would not shy away from Montpelier if I were a quieter personality or wary of meeting new people. The staff took time each morning to check in with us and ask about our plans for the day, and how they might be of assistance in making recommendations, arranging activities or tours, or providing insider tips. By the time we departed, I'd become so fond of everyone there that I truly hated saying goodbye. When we did venture offsite, Jackie handled our taxi service and called upon Pedro, a former Montpelier employee who kindly took time to drive us around Charlestown, along the water's edge, and to identify points of interest as he drove. Similarly, the hotel-arranged transfer back to the airport on St. Kitts went off without a hitch and made what could have been a stressful, multi-leg transfer into a fun adventure. We look forward to our next visit to beautiful Montpelier and hope that it comes sooner rather than later. Special thanks to Muffin, Tonya, Jackie, Kaddy, Leslie, Venetta, LaToya, Romel, Steve, and everyone else who makes Montpelier the special place it is, and for making our honeymoon trip unforgettable.

eleighivey - Nashville, Tennessee


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to pull into Montpelier Plantation and Beach by accident while looking for the botanical gardens and it was a wonderful mistake. We had lunch there and they were able to make four adults and three children (two toddlers) very happy and relaxed. The customers service was on point, the food was great and the portion to the price was wonderful. The grounds and the history of the place alone was well worth the mistake. We did not get to the botanical gardens but this gem of a place off of the beaten path was well worth the few bad turns that we we made. What a pleasant surprise...

EnergyEvans - Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from this trip we planned for our 30th anniversary and it was wonderful! The hotel grounds were absolutely beautiful, the staff was so friendly and helpful. Our room was great, with spectacular views from our front porch. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowers and a card. Breakfast was included, which was basic continental or you could order from the menu, which was good as well. We were blessed to have a private dinner in the Mill restaurant and the food was so delicious! The atmosphere was so romantic and special. They really know how to make you feel special. We ate one meal off site, which was at Indian Summer down near Montpelier private beach. Speaking of the beach, so great! It was about a 15 min drive down from the hotel by their shuttle service. They will come back and pick you up in the afternoon whenever you'd like. We had only one other guest with us one time we went so we agreed to come back at a certain time. The other time we went to the beach we were alone so we just had them pick us up around 2:30. At the beach, they have a few cabanas with chairs, clean restroom and changing area, and a small bar with attendant to serve you. The first day we went we asked for a picnic from the kitchen and they had it prepared that morning before we left on the shuttle. The second day we decided to venture out to a nearby restaruant and found out they were closed for the season, so had to wait until we returned to the hotel to each lunch, which wasn't until 3. Nevis is pretty quiet in the off season, so check to see if restaurants will be open for any off site meals, lunch and/or dinner. Im sure they would have checked for us if we had thought about it then. The websites all said they were open, but call ahead to check. At the beach, the water was pretty calm, no giant waves to deal with and it was so clear and beautiful. The views at the beach were stunning. We spent 4 nights at Montpelier and absolutely loved our stay. What we loved about it was the quiet, peaceful, calm atmosphere. We spent time resting and reading by the pool, on the beach, and also just lounging in the many areas around the grounds. Their service and attention was excellent! They were available to answer any questions, make suggestions, anything to help us. We loved that we didn't have to fight the crowds, or deal with partiers, but just relax and enjoy the beauty all around us. We hope to be able to get another opportunity to go back. It was better than we could have imagined.

Elena R


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years. This small Relais & Chateaux property was owned by English expats who sold to Americans over ten years ago. Today, the owner, Muffin Hoffman, presides with great grace and efficiency. The staff all love her, and her guests are well cared for. The rooms are Caribbean charming, not the Crillon. Modern air conditioning, rarely needed. Large pool great for lounging. A small restaurant called Indigo flanks the pool. The main house has the most gracious (high barrel ceiling) living room where we take our cocktails, enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres, and select dinner from the menu. From their we stroll to the outdoor patio for our meal and a view to St Kitts twinkling in the distance. Magical. Montpelier is a stone 18th century English sugar plantation. The Hoffmans restored the original mill, which is now an elegant dining room, complete with candlelight and extra special service. For a special dinner, we book the Mill Privee, which I think it is called. We had a family Christmas dinner there. The chef is world class, the food terrific in every way. I had the most elegant tender piece of wahoo I have ever tasted here. Great wine list, originally curated by Lincoln, Muffin's husband who passed away on Nevis a few years ago. Montpelier's beach property (ten minutes away) is a great spot for killing the day with picnic baskets. At least once a week (Mondays?), there is a killer beach barbecue with ribs, lobsters, great live music, and mandatory dancing. We have friends who are content to have a long breakfast on the patio and hang around the pool, stroll down the lane, play some tennis, and never leave the main property. Others explore Nevis. Muffin and her team (including Jackie in the office) can arrange anything you need. Montpelier is such a unique spot, taxi drivers include it in their tours of the island.

Steve W - Manhattan, New York, United States


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