Belle Mont Farm
What We Love
- A luxury sea-view guesthouse or villa on a 400-acre tropical farm, with unlimited golf
- Picking yourself a piece of fruit, to eat in the shade of a calabash tree
- Snorkeling in the waters where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet
- Finding out where the secret fishing hole is located – but don’t tell; it’s a secret
What To Know
- Sunday brunch attracts guests, locals and visitors across the island with farm-to-table fruits and veggies, a roti station, ceviche, a Bloody Mary bar and champagne
- The concept of an entirely outdoor bathroom (toilet and all) seems romantic – but in practice, it means contending with spiders and other critters if you have to go in the middle of the night
- Sportier guests will enjoy a round of golf or a tennis match at one of two on-site courts
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
Life is beautiful at Belle Mont Farm, designed by Conde Nast Traveler-, Forbes- and Travel + Leisure favorite Bill Bensley. This village of guesthouses, itself endorsed by all three publications (among many, many others), is set on an edible organic landscape of farmland and lush forest. It’s here that the food and drink ingredients are sourced, when they’re not harvested at neighboring farms, to strengthen the St. Kitt’s community. In fact, redefining Caribbean sustainability and social justice is the very reason this resort was created.
But you don’t need the founding team to tell you that Belle Mont Farm is a paradise unlike any other; you’ll discover this for yourself, as you catch fish in the daylight for that night’s ceviche, visit the eco-friendly golf course, wander the cane fields, or stop at trees reading “Pick Me” to pluck ripe fruit from their boughs. Later, walk to the spa through an ancient mango grove, or retreat to your room to bathe in your outdoor tub or watch a movie on your pull-down screen. Finally, at day’s end, fall asleep to views of both the Caribbean and Atlantic out your door and wraparound veranda – if you can convince yourself that this isn’t a dream already.
Guesthouses and villas
Each Belle Mont Farm abode is a tropical oasis, designed to echo that of the larger island. Fresh fruit crates and juices are delivered daily to its front door, and there are a projector and an iPad, stocked with films, that you can watch on the pull-down screen (the property will supply the popcorn). For a different kind of view, bathe in your pool or step onto your private wraparound veranda, which features a freestanding tub for candlelit baths, and gaze at the forest and the Caribbean and Atlantic meeting downhill.In addition to offering more rooms, villas incorporate shingle rooftops, balustrades and local stonework. Windows are shuttered, and each bedroom features its own walk-in wardrobe. Your pool boasts an infinity edge, and you’ll love cooking up a storm in the gourmet kitchen.
Amenities- Crisp linens- Organic bath amenities- High ceilings- Half a dozen sommelier-selected bottles of wine- Outdoor rainwater shower- Complimentary Wi-Fi- Organic coffee/tea
The organic farm is the cornerstone of the entire resort experience and the source of many of the dining rooms’ ingredients. You’ll receive fresh fruit to your front door and may chat with the chef at The Farm while he makes your braised-chicken roulade and roasted carrots, dine in the Great House’s restaurant on the catch of the day, or feast on bouillabaisse or ceviche that was made with fish you caught yourself, just that afternoon.Mill Bar pays tribute to St. Kitts’ cane-milling origins, but it’s not sugar and rum that are the focus here – rather, you’ll sip on elixirs and extracts of, again, the on-site herbs and fruits. In certain seasons, sea-to-fork fare will also be served at the black-sand Dieppe Bay beach, 10 minutes away.
Mango Walk is Belle Mont’s gorgeous spa, in an ancient mango grove at the peak of Kittitian Hill. You’ll come here to soak in natural pools and receive therapies that were inspired by indigenous traditions, and whose products and concepts the staff will happily share afterward.
From fruit-heavy forest to sweeping farmland to coral reef to golden beach – and one with black sand, too – Belle Mont Farm has every setting you could possibly want in a remote island paradise, and you’ll spend your days exploring them. Pluck ripe fruit from trees bearing “Pick Me” signs, watch a movie from your iPad-connected projector on your pull-down screen, or retreat to the spa, for a dip in a natural pool. Chart the Caribbean and Atlantic waters on a trip to a secret fishing hole or a snorkeling excursion among the reefs, through schools of colorful fish.Depending on when you come, you may also be able to enjoy the chemical-free “world’s most edible golf course” or witness a vibrant art or music festival unfolding. Finally, don’t forget to pop over to nearby Brimstone Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
How to Get There
We were planning to stay in a VRBO property on the island and after an afternoon walk found this gorgeous gem of a property. It is breathtaking and such an exquisite resort. We had our own cottage with huge plunge pool, panoramic views and an outdoor (but covered) bathroom that was delightful. The property and our cottage is gorgeous.
The staff .. Gail, Chris, Michael, (and I am blanking on the fabulous host from our Farm Table night -- he is a singer and so incredibily talented and gracious). Everyone was helpful and customer focused.
The "working out the kinks" is around room service .. ie. rooms not fully cleaned, turn down one night not the next, stopped by to do it at 1030 pm (we were in bed already!). The other part is the menu -- it really is quite limited. I know we are off season but the pool bar menu should be more expansive... ((And unfortunately the pool bar staff really want to talk with each other vs. helping and serving guests. It wasn't a big deal --we were chilling for the afternoon but it was noticeable.)). Breakfast was great though!!
Would i return - in a heartbeat
Do i recommend? an enthusiastic yes. This is a piece of paradise and we are super happy to have found it.
Perhaps its the off season that has things running a tad slow and not up to par. But I am confident they will work it out.
And Gail / Pedula .. the body scrub is miraculous! Thanks for the poolside class. We so appreciate you guys making this happen.
We hope to be back some day. Thanks Bell Mont Farm staff for taking good care of us.
Wow. What can I say about this place other than, WOW! The photo’s don’t do it justice and the staff is incredible. I stayed in a cottage with a private plunge pool and it was perfect! The style of the cottages is very West Indies, you almost feel like you’re in a Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Fair warning that the entire property is very hilly so you’ll get your exercise. I loved it and walked all over the to explore. You have Mt. Laimuiga (Lie-Meega) on one side with a lush rainforest as your backdrop to the Carribean Sea and the Dutch islands of Oranjestad and Saba. I was told that on very clear day’s your can see St. Martin and Barbuda, among other smaller surrounding islands. It never cleared up enough during my stay for viewing those islands but I could see the Dutch islands every day. I did the Volcano hike, which included taking the original trailhead located on the property, and it was indescribably wonderful! The hike itself gets a bit arduous at times but the guide knows how to pace their hikers to their fitness levels. I had “Junior” O’Neil and he was so friendly and knowledgeable about the different vegetation in the rainforest as well as the history of the island. The O’Neil’s are a father & son enterprise, support local and ask for Junior! I preferred the breakfast (The Kitchen) and lunch (Pool Bar) menus over the regular dinner menu at “The Kitchen”. Finally, as everyone else has said you MUST do the Farm Dinner ($88USD at the time of my trip). This was so much fun and the best dinner I had at the resort. All locally sourced foods prepared in front of you and served family style with the other resort guests. I really enjoyed the fellowship with the other guests, paired with the wonderfully prepared meal and incredible views, this was a unique and exceptional experience! I would absolutely return to this resort.
Where do I start, Bellemont is the most gorgeous, dreamy, magical place we have ever stayed or seen! Every single staff member we had contact with was incredibly kind and helpful, ever single request was fulfilled with a smile! We live here in St Kitts and came for a staycation, not only did we get an extra bottle of prosecco by the jacuzzi after we arrived, they even made milkshakes for my small kids! The views are Unreal, you feel like you are in some magical jungle land! Breakfast was heaven, dinner was pricey but a nice splurge. The main pool is the coolest thing, all black, mimicking lava rocks! They will keep the jacuzzi going all night, on your request, with no time limits!!! pillars lit with fire while you melt all your stress away into the breezy night air. You basically had to drag us away!! We stayed an extra night we were so in love. The cottages are perfection, the outdoor bathrooms make you feel like you are in some awesome jungle adventure, so calm and beautiful.
Ridiculously beautiful cottages
Friendliest staff on the island
Prettiest pool I've ever been in
Relaxation at the highest level
Air conditioning is not very strong for night time
Far away from any grocery store, other restaurants if you did want to venture out
Fire ants that will swarm if you drop any type of food by the pool, they come up between the cracks of the stones.
Oh and the architecture is unparalleled, literally the floors are made with real coral!!!!!
I will say again, if you are coming to the Caribbean to do nothing but relax, take our word for it and stay here, it will be the most beautiful vacation of your life!!!
From Maxine and crew,
Mad Max Dune Buggy Beach Tours
St. Kitts, WI
Spent the first few days of our 20th wedding anniversary trip here. Absolutely perfect place, from the fantastic cottage with breathtaking views to the outstanding service, food, and people. If you don’t stay here when you come to St Kitts you are making a big mistake.
The rooms were lovely and the service was good. We booked a villa with the pool, def. worth the extra $25.00. We arrived late and had a lovely lite meal waiting for us, at no charge.
we had a lovely weekend and are excited to return!