by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Montpelier Plantation & Beach on Nevis offers families 20 guestrooms and suites with king beds, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, CD players, private bathrooms, air conditioning, private porches and more. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas throughout the resort. Families can enjoy the beach or the pool, and kids can take part in scheduled activities just for them. The Play Room is home to books and board games, but children can play outside on the tennis courts, on the beach with sand toys or in the water with snorkels, too. Babysitting services are also available for families. Note: Montpelier Plantation & Beach only welcomes children over the age of 6.
Onsite dining is available at one of the three restaurants. Indigo is a casual eatery, open for lunch and dinner daily. Restaurant 750 serves dinner only, but is kid-friendly — children’s menus available. Mill Privee is a one-of-a-kind dining option for adults at the resort, as it is set inside a 300-year-old sugar mill. Parents can enjoy dinner by candlelight at Mill Privee.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite dining with children's menus
- Beach, pool and play room
- Babysitting services available
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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.