Montpelier Plantation & Beach

Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis

The hotel

A luxury take on a remote island retreat – with lashings of Nevis heritage thrown in – Montpelier Plantation & Beach lets you experience all the best bits of the Caribbean. It gives you the plantation history, with private candlelit dinners inside its 300 year old sugar mill, which also provides a unique backdrop for the 60 foot mosaic pool. It gives you the Caribbean scenery, thanks to its spot in the tropical foothills of Nevis Peak, with stop-you-in-your-tracks sea views. It gives you the intimate seclusion of staying in a boutique hotel with just 19 guestrooms. It gives you the famous Nevis luxury in its fine dining, art-filled gallery, and five star Relais & Châteaux service. And, even with its hillside hideaway setting, it gives you the beach – with complimentary transport to the hotel’s private beach, hidden in a seductively serene cove.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Yoga
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

In the tropical foothills of Nevis Peak, this hotel gives you a secluded setting with stunning views, but is just 6 miles from the hotel’s private beach, located in a pretty cove. The hotel offers complimentary transport to and from the beach, which takes around 15 minutes. The island offers swimming, rainforest walks, cycling, horse riding, and water sports including kite surfing; and the island’s Robert Trent Jones II golf course is nearby. Transfer time via road and boat: 45 minutes

Hotel information

19 rooms, suites, and villas. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, DVD library and books, WiFi, telephone, mini-bar* (on request), tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes, and daily newspaper (on request). Premier Rooms are 535 sq ft, and have a private terrace and garden views. Each has 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Half board option: includes lunch and dinner. Dinner is served in Restaurant 750 and Indigo (special dinner evenings at The Mill Privee will carry a surcharge).

Plantation Rooms are 540 sq ft, and have an open veranda with ocean views. Each has 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Garden Suite is a split-level room , and has a private gazebo with oversized couch and throw pillows, an open bedroom and sitting room, raised bamboo flooring, a large walk-in rain shower, wide jalousie windows, a Nespresso coffee machine, and an iPod docking station. It has 1 king-size or 2 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Little House is a 100 year old building, and has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen (can be stocked on request), a living room, a flatscreen LCD TV, a DVD player, a CD player, an iPod docking station, and Caribbean Sea and Nevis Peak views. It has 1 king-size and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2 Bedroom Tamarind Villa has high beamed ceilings, 2 covered porches, a sun deck with a plunge pool and chaise lounges, 2 en-suite bedrooms, a flatscreen LCD TV, a DVD player, a CD player, an MP3 station, and an iPod docking station. It has 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Complimentary English breakfast. Restaurant 750 (modern international menu, open for dinner). Indigo Restaurant (casual dining menu, open for lunch and dinner). Mill Privé (five course tasting menu, open for private dining, inside 300 year old sugar mill). Room service*. Picnic hampers*. Complimentary afternoon tea daily.

Gourmet cooking classes* (with Relais & Châteaux Chef de Cuisine). TV room.

Swimming pool (60 foot). Private beach (with complimentary shuttle from hotel, private cabanas, and chaise lounges). Montpelier Plantation Open Spa* (treatments on your private terrace available*). The Montpelier tennis court (racquets, towels, and private lessons*). Bicycles*. Yoga classes* (on request). Snorkelling equipment.

Internet access points*. Concierge service. Shuttle to and from beach. Airport transfers* (on request). Babysitting*. Car rental*. Laundry/dry-cleaning services*. WiFi in rooms and hotspot areas.

* Denotes local charge

Please note: the hotel is closed between 11 Aug-5 Oct '19.

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Jan 11, 2020 Camper780829

After sailing down to beautiful St. Kitts from St. Croix, I decided to stay in this hotel which came highly recommended by a local in Nevis. I must say, the service with a smile and great accommodations fills you up as you are surrounded with historical sites with modern amenities. My room was breathtaking of picturesque views of the Caribbean Sea… Read more
After sailing down to beautiful St. Kitts from St. Croix, I decided to stay in this hotel which came highly recommended by a local in Nevis. I must say, the service with a smile and great accommodations fills you up as you are surrounded with historical sites with modern amenities. My room was breathtaking of picturesque views of the Caribbean Sea which made my solo trip into a girls trip. My girls enjoyed the fine dining by the poolside (we were having a night swim) and spa treatments to name a few. We can’t stop talking about the beautiful boutique hotel, where memories are born and blossomed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous place!

Jan 8, 2020 shellysP6479HH

We stayed at Sandals Royal Caribbean and booked our Chukka adventure there. We did the Chukka Zip and Tube experience and loved everything about it!! The ride from our resort to Chukka gave us a glimpse of the real Jamaica. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The scenery is gorgeous and is so different from what you see at a coastal resort. We… Read more
We stayed at Sandals Royal Caribbean and booked our Chukka adventure there. We did the Chukka Zip and Tube experience and loved everything about it!! The ride from our resort to Chukka gave us a glimpse of the real Jamaica. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The scenery is gorgeous and is so different from what you see at a coastal resort. We loved the jungle and felt safe and welcomed the entire time. The zipline is well maintained and fully staffed, with a crew of 10 men for our group. There was humor and interesting information shared about Jamaica throughout the whole day. We were offered drinks on the rafts as we floated gently along, once again while being entertained by the guides. If we could give a shout out to every guide by name we would. The only negative I can say is that we got back to our resort an hour later than scheduled, but we did not mind. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Charming Boutique Hotel

Jan 8, 2020 AmandaCheck

My husband and I stayed at Montpelier for a week Christmas through New Years. Lovely property and staff. Food was delicious (we ate at both the main restaurant and the sugar mill) and rooms were spacious and clean. We had a couples massage in our room which was very good. The hotel concierge also helped us arrange a guided hike as well as a yacht… Read more
My husband and I stayed at Montpelier for a week Christmas through New Years. Lovely property and staff. Food was delicious (we ate at both the main restaurant and the sugar mill) and rooms were spacious and clean. We had a couples massage in our room which was very good. The hotel concierge also helped us arrange a guided hike as well as a yacht charter. Everyone was a pleasure to work with. The hotel definitely has a more laid back vibe than some other boutique hotels we have stayed at (eg no 24 hour concierge - the front office opens at 8am) but would definitely recommend staying here if you’re just looking to unwind, relax and fit in a few activities here and there. Pros The property is situated in the hills so you benefit from the breezy trade winds. It’s only a 15 minute shuttle to the beach which is beautiful and private (see pics). The pool is also very nice and the bartender Kaddy somehow remembers all the guests names which is very charming. The owners have a big yellow lab named Cosmo who is adorable. If you find yourself missing your fur baby, it’s a nice treat to pet a good boy. Cons We had a problem with our shower in room 11 (wasn’t draining, no hot water, barely any water pressure) - they moved us to room 3 which was a bit more modern and had a working shower. I just wish we had insisted on moving sooner rather than spend 4 days with a cold shower. Tips/Recommendations Guests who are going to the beach need to grab towels from the pool and bring them in the shuttle. Not a big deal but still weird for a beach hotel - it wouldn’t hurt to have clean towels at the beach (with that being said the hotel did bring us towels the day we forgot them!) Also it would be nice if they served little snacks (e.g. small bowl of nuts or chips) to beach and pool loungers especially if guests are ordering drinks all day. Read less
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Jan 6, 2020 jjl9007 Blythewood, South Carolina

Montpelier is the place to stay if you want to be active on your vacation or you want to do nothing. Our accommodations were comfortable, private, and quiet. The pool is beautiful, and the beach is fantastic. The service is excellent and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The food is quite simply amazing...we are foodies...I’ve cooked… Read more
Montpelier is the place to stay if you want to be active on your vacation or you want to do nothing. Our accommodations were comfortable, private, and quiet. The pool is beautiful, and the beach is fantastic. The service is excellent and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The food is quite simply amazing...we are foodies...I’ve cooked professionally and everything was wonderfully prepared. The simplicity and luxury are wonderful...we will definitely go back. Read less
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Jan 3, 2020 nvern2016 Toronto, Canada

We reserved based on this being a Relais & Chateau property. We frequent this brand worldwide and happily pay the premium for top quality service. But we were disappointed in the Montpelier staff. Having to change our reservation during a stressful family emergency, staff member Richelle tried to take advantage of the situation and demanded… Read more
We reserved based on this being a Relais & Chateau property. We frequent this brand worldwide and happily pay the premium for top quality service. But we were disappointed in the Montpelier staff. Having to change our reservation during a stressful family emergency, staff member Richelle tried to take advantage of the situation and demanded additional payment (100% deposit versus the 50% stated in their change/cancellation policy). Fortunately our booking agent intervened and corrected the error such that we were assessed the original 50% payment. The property appears willing to compromise client trust for small financial gain. Perhaps they could consider adopting best practices from other R&C properties? Staff training on respectful client interactions might also help. Read less