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
Breathtaking views. Friendly staff. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa. Beds were so comfy. The bathroom was huge and had everything I needed. I enjoyed the rainhead shower, the bathtub for a bubble bath, and the outdoor shower. Loved the personal infinity pool. Enjoyed the buffet breakfast but missed out on the farm to table dinner because they were booked. They arranged a driver to take us around the island, which was fantastic. Truly a wonderful place on a beautiful island. I cannot wait to go back!
I just returned from leading a five night yoga retreat at Belle Mont Farm. I've been leading retreats for many years in beautiful places and this was one of my favorites. The place is even more beautiful than the photos portray.
First, the accommodations are just phenomenal. The architecture is stunning with soaring, vaulted ceilings, decor that fits the Kittitian environment perfectly, and big doorways that can open walls to expose the most fabulous views in the world. Each of our cottages had individual "plunge" pools that were spacious enough for a legit swim. The beds were also incredibly comfortable. The semi- outdoor shower (on the covered verandah) and bathrooms were perfect for our group that loves to be immersed in nature. I found the bathrooms to offer plenty of privacy while feeling like you are showering in the rainforest. I do recommend zipping up your dob kit as the monkeys may pay a visit when you are not there. :) The cleaning staff kept the rooms spotless daily.
The staff was the kindest I have encountered at a resort. Annetta (who is also a massage therapist on site) was there to help us throughout and lent us daily support in so many ways with a genuine smile. Likewise, Jeslyn, the Assistant Manager, was also constantly checking in on us and seeing to our every need with great care. Charles, the GM, was also extremely helpful as was Gayle. Even the grounds staff, led by Karen, were super friendly. The grounds, by the way, are so lush and vibrant and well maintained. We were amazed that there were no mosquitos. Big bonus!
There are too many great staff to name all individually but suffice it to say they all put in a lot of effort to help our group have a great experience. We could definitely tell that some staff were newer and freshly trained so there were some moments when things felt a tad disjointed but we were in the Caribbean at the most relaxing spot so we did not get all in a twist if we had to wait a few minutes for a drink.
We used the Farm House covered verandah to practice yoga twice per day and the house was the hub for our group to hang, share a glass of wine, and lounge around the long infinity pool. The view over the rolling hills and ocean was truly perfect for practicing yoga. The staff brought us daily snacks, coffee, herbal tea from the farm, wine and beer to keep us all happy. Some of our group stayed in cottages attached to the Farmhouse by suspension bridges or walk ways. These cottages had indoor bathrooms (bigger than most NYC apartments!) so those might be better choices for guests who are less keen on outdoor bathrooms. The Farm House is my dream home!
Food- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were plentiful and delicious. The buffet brunch was our group's favorite-- creamy coconut yogurt make on site and a diverse array of options for everyone. I was often not hungry enough for lunch since breakfast was so plentiful but I did enjoy the Mahi sandwhich a couple afternoons-- delicious. Dinner, too, was on point though a smidge inconsistent toward the end of our stay. Given it is the only place to eat it would be nice if the menu changed a bit throughout the week. But the service was being offered with sincere effort and genuine care. I loved that almost all the staff were either from the village nearby or from the region (including the Management)-- there seemed to be a real commitment to supporting the local economy.
Some of our group hiked up Mt Liamuiga guided by a local forrest expert named O'Neil. They loved this experience-- he really brought the natural world to life along the journey and the view was spectacular.
I highly recommend Belle Mont for a yoga or wellness group or for a solo wellness escape. I should also mention that they have a well stocked gym that looks out at the pool so those that want to work out have a great set up for that too.
A phenomenal experience from start to finish. From the scenic view, to the very helpful and friendly staff, everything about Belle Mont Farm was first class. For someone not wanting your typical 400 sq foot hotel room, this is the place for you. Tons of fun activities and things to do on the farm, or rent a car or call a cab and still experience the touristy attractions on the other side of the island like everyone else does. Great place to stay.
Belle Mont Farm has the most thoughtful, friendly, welcoming and accommodating staff and services!
Due to my flight drama, I arrived at Belle Mont Farm at 11 PM. Exhausted and hungry, which must be showing my face. 10 minutes later after walking into my cottage, a freshly made hot sandwich with freshly fried chips was delivered to my room, complimentary! That literally brought tears to my eyes. I was so moved by their thoughtfulness!
The staff was amazing. Every staff greeted me by my first name from the first morning, attended to every detail, and went extra miles to achieve my wishes (some of them were not easy). For example, I signed up for their farm table event (which is a must if you are in the area). For this particular farm table event, a campfire was not a part of the program. But they put up one for me when I asked. That was definitely one of the highlights of the evening, in addition to the delicious food! The staff made everything perfect!
Everything in Belle Mont was so wonderful. Having delicious breakfast on my deck (sharing my breakfast with the birds too), diving into my personal infinity pool (no need to fight over the beach chair by the public pool), bathing in the warm and golden sunlight (so relaxing), enjoying the beautiful mountain and sea view while the wildlife sharing the peace with you... What more to ask for!
I had a perfect time in Belle Mont Farm.
My wife and I recently got back from a week at Belle Mont Farm. We had an absolutely wonderful time at a truly unique and beautiful farm to table sustainable "green" resort. A network of cottages and villas are set at the foot of the rainforest underneath a dormant volcano, with some of the most spectacular vistas looking down rolling fields towards the sea that we have ever seen. There are beautiful trails and paths for hiking throughout the resort. Our cottage was beautiful, comfortable, cozy, and clean, with an outdoor enclosed bathroom ("glamping" style with beautiful stylized 19th Century fixtures) a private porch pool (book that feature if you enjoy a peaceful private dip), and stunning views. At the main resort center, pool, pool bar, jacuzzi are all beautifully maintained. There is a world class gym. The resort features access via 10 minute shuttle ride to another resort restaurant located at a nearby black sand beach down the mountain, but honestly we enjoyed our time at the resort's center the most, even though we thought we would spend more time down at the beach. The food at the main restaurant "The Kitchen," was spectacular every day and night, featuring New York prices, but also world class style and taste, and organic farm freshness. Be SURE to book at least one night of Belle Mont Farm's signature dining event, the farm banquet ("The Farm") offered on Tuesdays and Fridays. The staff was warm and helpful, and we want to single out Gayle, Floyd, and Cardston (sorry, I think that's the wrong spelling!) in particular, for their wonderful help, hospitality, humor, and advice, at every turn. Because the resort location is in the shadow of the rainforest, we did get short bouts of rain early in the week, but we didn't mind, they didn't spoil our days at all. We also recommend a visit to "Spratnet" a local outdoor seafood bar and grill with live bands and great food, a short shuttle ride into town. The resort will help you book dinner there. We absolutely want to return to Belle Mont Farm, and recommend it highly.