Montpelier Plantation & Beach
What We Love
- Rate includes full breakfast daily
- Friendly, efficient service
- Gourmet culinary and wine program
- Inter-island ferries shuttle between St. Kitts and Nevis several times daily
- Cocktails made by resident bartender Eddison
- Inter-island ferries shuttle between St. Kitts and Nevis leave from town several times daily
- The property is fresh from some recent light renovations
What To Know
- It’s a 20-minute free shuttle ride to the property’s private beach (the earliest shuttle leaves at 10:30 a.m.)
- Getting here often requires layovers in St. Maarten and Antigua
- Not for travelers looking for nightlife and entertainment
- The Mill, the resort’s much-loved restaurant, has only 16 seats — so reserve ahead
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Montpelier Plantation & Beach in Charlestown (Nevis), you’ll be close to Nevis Botanical Garden and Museum of Nevis History. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Fort Charles and Pinney’s Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 19 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private patios. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and coffee/tea makers.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and supervised childcare/activities. The complimentary beach shuttle makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze.
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
My wife and I spent our honeymoon at the Montpelier Plantation Inn Nevis. It was the perfect retreat. Large well kept grounds with distant views of the Caribbean Sea and the local wildlife. The accommodation consists primarily of semi detached bungalows that have been thoughtfully designed to offer maximum privacy. We had a "premier room". In my opinion the bathroom sink and mixer taps are due for an upgrade but other than this the room was perfect. The food on offer was outstanding, particularly the large breakfast, and the housekeeping, cleanliness and general guest services were all of an excellent standard. Complimentary afternoon tea was much appreciated and perfectly suited to the ambiance / ethos of the hotel.
The Botanical Gardens are a five minute walk from the Inn as is the colourful Passion Bar & Grill in the opposing direction.The vibrant St John's Pentecostal Church is about 20 mins walk away on Beach Rd (where you can pick up the local bus service) with Saddle Hill, with it's amazing views, being a rather more challenging walk, c. 1.5 hours each way.
The hotel offers a daily free shuttle bus service to their idyllic private beach which is situated about six miles away. There is a resident bartender onsite but food is not available. However, there are plentiful options within a few minutes stroll.
In summary I would happily return to the Montpelier Inn and highly recommended it.
We recently spent a week here in a plantation room. Staff was always helpful and friendly. They quickly learn your room number and name. Anything you need they can take care of; need a guide for a hike? No problem we can arrange it for you. Dinner reservations and a taxi? No problem. The food is way above average. Dining in the 750 and the beach barbecue will rank up there as some of our fav dining experiences ever! Yes, the food is expensive, but it is everywhere on Nevis. Sitting on our little patio with a coffee in the morning and watching the monkeys was also a highlight. The property overall is quaint and historical. The rooms need some updating though. The air conditioner worked great. The bed was very comfortable. Their beach is little disappointing and didn’t spend much time there. Overall we had a throughly enjoyable week!
What I’ll miss: No TV. I didn’t realize the rooms didn’t have it and we loved it! The house made yogurt at breakfast. The rum punch. The gazpacho at lunch. Monkeys.
Tips: Bring lots of small bills for tipping on the island. It’s not very convenient to find an ATM. Bring snacks if you like something like that. Bring a wireless speaker if you want to listen to music in your room as there isn’t a radio or TV.
Beautiful place. People are extremely nice. Very relaxed atmosphere. Rooms were kept very clean. Lot's of space and private. Might be time to think about some upgrades to the bathroom, but certainly nice. We are morning people and would have liked to go to the beach earlier than their 10:30 shuttle, which is a 25 minute ride. Beach is private - only suggestion would be to add beach umbrellas. Independent taxis in town are not easy to find. My recommendation is to get a telephone number of one or two drivers so you can call for a pick-up.
Twenty minutes from the ferry the Montpelier is an excellent hotel. A range of different rooming options are available. The food is excellent and the staff friendly, and attentive.A good sized pool, and tennis court available. We had a small problem with our room which was handled expertly by the management. Special mention must be made of Jackie and Kaddy, two members of staff that made our stay memorable. The only drawback for me was that the hotel beach was a fifteen minute Shuttle Bus ride away, and the Shuttle only went at 10.30 and then 3.30. Am excellent barbecue on a Monday night was special as well.
My wife and I have just returned from a 10 day trip to Montpelier (our first).
I am not a seasoned tripadvisor reviewer, but use the site a lot when planning our trips and I feel duty bound to review Montpelier because it seems a lot of their guests are returners who know the place well and know doubt want to keep their secret!
And we can see why.
In summary, the place really did tick all the boxes and live up to the expectations we had after seeing so many positive reviews.
I cannot think of any aspect of our experience which was not 5 star. The whole feel of the place, and the way it is run, leads to quiet, civilised relaxation. And the number of returning guests confirms that. We realised after a few days just how much of a family and friendly feel the place had.( By that I mean the Montpelier family..this might not be the place for children to have a wild time...none there at our time anyway.
i see previous reviews sometimes compare and contrast with the 4 seasons type of resort.Well you can't. 4 seasons is on a different planet from the Nevis plantation inns such as Montpelier.
The rooms might not be the most recently built, but there is nothing to "downgrade" them. Although "semi's" the are spacious and cleverly built with privacy and you have no idea that you are not in a detached unit. They are clean, fresh and airy.
The housekeeping is immaculate.
The pool area and seating/bar is perfect and again, bright, clean and fresh.
The beach is 20 mins away by their minibus but it is an interesting journey and a lovely spot when you get there. Small and private. Complete with bar area and Montpelier barman! most importantly it is on the sheltered Carribean side of the island. Lovely views to St Kitts, good swimming.
As part of the "family" feel, Montpelier do a weekly lunchtime BBQ with beach cricket (which we didn't do) and an evening sunset beach dinner with live music/dancing which is not to be missed. Those events, and the weekly cocktail drinks by the pool make getting to know the other guests great fun.
It would be unfair to be critical of the other inns we only briefly saw or dined at, (Golden Rock or Nisbetts) but I can say that we didn't see anything that made us wish we had not chosen Montpelier. It remains our first choice.
The location is not beach-side, but on such a small quiet island that was no matter. We took a car for 7 days which was worth it an enabled us to tour the island, spend a day at Oulaie beach, dine at Golden Rock and Bananas (both worth it), snack and see the sunset on Pinneys beach at Sunshines and make our own way to and from Montpelier beach.
Montpelier's location is probably best described as "semi-rural" ,..very quiet, beautiful views, but the Botanical Gardens were a few minutes walk and a good way of settling in on our first day. We also walked up "Saddle Hill" to Nelsons look-out. A gentle pleasant 3 hour round trip and worthwhile. Including a stop at "Passions Bar", a small local eatery/bar just a few minutes from Montpellier in a quiet sheltered rural spot.
The only thing we noticed on our visit was how breezy it was. Apparently more than usual for our time of year ( Late Feb/early March). The beach was always perfect, but more breeze around the pool area.
Food was excellent. Limited but adequate menu, and faultless quality in the main restaurant. ( Which commences with drinks and canapes in the great hall before dining on the terrace). And you don't have to sign a "chit" every time you take a drink or a mouthful. It all seamlessly finds its way to your final bill!
Afternoon tea and scones/cake by the pool is on the house.
In summary, for a couple of 60 -year-old rural dwelling Brits..absolutely perfect.