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 guest rooms. 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
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Yoga
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

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 8 Aug-9 Oct '20.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (391)
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Apr 14, 2020 Jorgeand116 Guaynabo

Need to see it to believe it. This Hotel located at the mountain side have one of the best view of Nevis. Rooms are just the best and cleanness. Quiet, very quiet place to relax. They also got their own beach site a few minutes away. Restaurant is a must, really good food!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still the best hotel in the Caribbean

Mar 20, 2020 Freedom377286 Honiton

Charming staff, a beautiful pool, delicious food, use of a private beach, and on Nevis the greenest most laid back island in the region. We have been going to Montpelier for over 25 years and it gets better each time.
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Mar 19, 2020 120kathyd

My husband I have just recently returned from our 11th two week stay at Montpellier Plantation and Beach. We have gone there every year since 2010. Montpelier isn't for everyone. There are no TVs in the rooms, there are no wet tee shirt contests on the beach. Nor are there waiters coming around with frothy little umbrella cocktails at 11 in… Read more
My husband I have just recently returned from our 11th two week stay at Montpellier Plantation and Beach. We have gone there every year since 2010. Montpelier isn't for everyone. There are no TVs in the rooms, there are no wet tee shirt contests on the beach. Nor are there waiters coming around with frothy little umbrella cocktails at 11 in the morning. Nevis is a very quiet little island and Montpelier is a very quiet little family owned and operated resort hotel tucked discretely away in the hills looking over the Caribbean Sea, the antithesis of an all-inclusive, package deal kind of place, or conversely, of a glitz and glam over-the-top kind of place. If peace and quiet and simple elegance are what one is seeking, this is the place to find it. That being said, Montpelier Plantation is also a very friendly spot. The owner and manager are old friends now, as are the staff, most of whom have been with the hotel since long before we started going there. They greet us by name when we arrive each year, giving us big hugs of welcome. And they hug us goodbye when we leave, amidst promises to see each other again next year. Many of the guests, like us, return year after year, and have become our very good friends. Guests gather in the "great room" each evening for cocktails and those so inclined mingle cordially. Those who wish to remain private and anonymous are allowed to do so with no pressure; there is no forced gaiety at Montpelier, just a welcoming collegial atmosphere. The lovely rooms are spread out on the property, affording privacy and comfort, most with beautiful views of the lush lawns and gardens and the sparkling sea beyond. Daytime views are wonderful, but our favorite time of day is evening, dining on the stunning terrace as the sun sets and dark descends, illuminated solely by candle light, the moon, stars that we no longer see at home due to light pollution (and real pollution), and the twinkling lights of the town of Bas Terre on the neighboring island of St. Kitts in the distance. We've learned not to pack too many sweaters - the air is almost always balmy, even in the evening. Our only consolation upon our departure is knowing that we have already signed up for next year - same dates, same room that we love, and most importantly, the same friends who, like us, will return at the same time next year as well. Montpelier is not for everyone, but it's our little bit of heaven and our tropical home away from home. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxed, happy and wonderful holiday at Montpelier Plantation.

Feb 29, 2020 nancys843 Glasgow, United Kingdom

Elegant but not in the slightest stuffy! We loved Montpelier Plantation Inn. We were not alone, so many visitors were return visitors, as we will be. Beautiful surroundings in which to relax and enjoy. We spent two wonderful weeks here and I can honestly say I loved every minute. The little bus trip to the beach was a great way to meet fellow… Read more
Elegant but not in the slightest stuffy! We loved Montpelier Plantation Inn. We were not alone, so many visitors were return visitors, as we will be. Beautiful surroundings in which to relax and enjoy. We spent two wonderful weeks here and I can honestly say I loved every minute. The little bus trip to the beach was a great way to meet fellow guests. All in all 5 stars! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous Place!

Feb 27, 2020 Nina A LaGrange, Georgia

While we did not stay here but nearby, we signed up for the beach bar-b-que one evening. Nobody told us the beach was at a different - hard to find- location but the word "beach " should have been our first clue. Turns out there were several others as confused as we were. Our mistake gave us a chance to see the beautiful property and a cocktail… Read more
While we did not stay here but nearby, we signed up for the beach bar-b-que one evening. Nobody told us the beach was at a different - hard to find- location but the word "beach " should have been our first clue. Turns out there were several others as confused as we were. Our mistake gave us a chance to see the beautiful property and a cocktail softened our ire. When we finally arrived at the beach the sun had already gone down but the festivities were in full swing. The food was great- especially the ribs- and the beach setting was lovely. My one criticism other than lack of communication and signage is about the chairs. They are the cheap, plastic PVC ones and they sink into the sand if one weighs over 80 pounds. We ended up not being able to reach the table as it was at eye level. Most annoying. Then the music started. The local band " Friends" were FANTASTICK !! The fabulous music made up for any of the evenings aforementioned flaws and we danced the night away. and met some wonderful people. Read less