Where to stay in Nevis – Montpelier Plantation in Nevis
Visiting St. Kitts and Nevis islands, the oldest British colonies in the Caribbean, back in February 2013 gave me some of the best moments of 2013 to remember. Spending a night at Montpelier Plantation in Nevis was so remarkable, I still feel as if I was there right now.
The fresh breeze, romantic atmosphere, beautiful pool, delicious dinner, healthy breakfast and smiling staff while surrounded by jungle looking peaceful nature? The 5* Montpelier located at the foothills of Nevis Peak is all that thanks to the Hoffman family nowadays … and as you will see below, the hotel is even much more!
What I loved about Montpelier Plantation in Nevis:
- the majestic tree spreading a lot of energy around it – right outside of the reception welcomes and says goodbyes to the hotel guests
- everyone working at the hotel was always so pleasant and formal, yet very friendly
- rooms – I stayed in one of the 19 plantation rooms scattered among the trees. Montpelier is not a traditional one building hotel but many small buildings lightly decorated with simple touch and freshness. Egyptian cotton, free toiletry, a nice bath tub, and the bed. OMG, the romantic bed! I was also greeted by flowers, a personal letter and a bath robe with flowers on my bed. So attentive!
- healthy breakfast – as you know me, getting fresh fruit and in the past also oat meal (I have been raw vegan since July 2013 so don’t eat oat meal any more) is all I need for a great start of the day. And I could get both for breakfast – from pineapples, apples, pears, papaya, bananas, grapefruits, to oranges and dried fruit and nuts, yum! You can also order other meals, even sea food I think, if you would like something apart from the buffet.
- swimming pool – 18 metres make it long enough to swim in and in case you don’t swim, you can still admire the pretty white mosaic layout of the pool’s floor. Nothing else needed than hanging out by the pool after sunbathing and watching one of the unforgettable sunsets above the mill. Tropical fruit or cocktails can be ordered to the pool. My friends tried some welcome cocktails after we just arrived and as I could tell from their face expressions, they were yummy!
- old mill – yes, as the name suggests Montpelier Plantation in Nevis used to be a sugar plantation which was transformed into a hotel. Just next to the pool and breakfast place, you can find a historic sugar mill which is now a perfect romantic dinner place for couples.
- Restaurant 750 – famous all over the Caribbean for its stylish ambiance, terrace with the views of Charlestown and St. Kitts and most of all for its modern cuisine. Together with my fellow travel bloggers and travel writers we had dinner there with the Minister of Tourism Mr. Mark Brantley and his lovely wife. You can order vegetarian or other dietary options. I don’t even remember all the courses we tasted, but one was better than the other. My friends were wine tasting too as wine is a very important part of Montpelier plantation (I quit drinking alcohol in 2009.) There is a funny story behind our dinner though. I was relaxing in my room when I got a call that I was late for dinner but my phone was showing 20 minutes to dinner. Only later on I realized my phone decided to play with me and changed the time zone by itself so without knowing I left the dear Minister and his wife, and my friends waiting for me for some 40 minutes. Once again, I am so sorry! I hope I was forgiven for the misunderstanding already.
- sunsets – you don’t even have to get far from your room. Simply step out to your private veranda and let yourself be part of the reddish breath-taking scenery. When I walked around to get some photos, I saw many couples out there at their verandas reading until sunset and then just chilling out there.
- spa – shame I didn’t have time to visit the spa as I was gathering interesting facts about Nevis island, but with all the other outstanding services the plantation offers, the spa must be heaven on Earth, too!
- Montpelier Plantation in Nevis has access to a hidden beautiful beach. The hotel arranges transportation there every day as it is located a 15-minute drive from the rooms. Next time, I can assure you that you will find me there 🙂
If you are up for adventure, check out my post about adventure on St. Kitts and Nevis islands.
My stay at Montpelier Plantation in Nevis was part of my Adventure and Spa organized by the St. Kitts Tourist Board and Nevis Tourism in the collaboration with. All the opinions in this article are my own as usual.
*** It took me 4 hours to write this post.