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... understood, phone lines on Nevis still have that crackle in the background, he said that Peter would have to get out of his sickbed and come to the office. It was 10.20am when we arrived this clearly stated his office hours were Monday from 9 to 5. What doctor puts a retail sign on his door that says "Sorry, Back at ......."? But hey, we want to experience the local way, right? Peter is sick and can hardly stand so we ...
... tickets and still had plenty of time to wake up between then and when we actually got on the boat.
Back in St. Kitts, we headed over to Reggae beach, where some church was having a fundraiser, so the beach was very full. After a little beach time, we went home to rest there, get sorted out, and then went to dinner at the new Mexican place, Chinchilla.
Chinchilla has just opened- as in ...
... which is an outdoor venue. It was early, so that was pretty empty, but they did have a stationary party bus with a DJ playing pretty good music from the top of the bus. This is where the jouvert launch party was supposed to be. After a while, we headed to KFC for some snacks and then back to 17 degrees. There were a lot of people there by the time we re-arrived and that party was definitely going on. However, there were a lot of kids, so ...
So, I'm starting to feel like more of a local than a visiting tourist. For example, I didn't just go grocery shopping on any convenient day this week, I waited until Thursday. Why? The boats of fresh vegetables from elsewhere come in on Thursday, so that's the day to go shopping for the best produce you're going to get a store. It may have taken me months to figure this out, but I'm good now.
Also, I had to do my first ...
... a £50.00 deposit per person today towards a future P & O cruise, you'd get your 50 quid converted to £100.00 free on-board spends. All you had to do was book another cruise within 12 months (just book it; you didn't have to take it within 12 months).
As it is pretty certain that we'd be going on another P & O cruise - I fancy the Adonia or the Oriana - then we thought this was a good deal, and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Montpelier Plantation & Beach Charlestown
We stayed at the Montpelier for five days and four nights in October for a short honeymoon. It was perfection--perfect for a couple looking for days of relaxation after a stressful weekend. Dinner was an event. The food was fabulous without fail. I still dream about the bacon-wrapped plaintains we had one night. The rooms are minimalist chic--not the chintzy disasters you see in so many Caribbean hotels. We were able to get a couple's massage on the back porch overlooking the sea. If you want to fall out of bed and onto the beach, this is not the place. But having said that, we took the shuttle to the inn's private beach and it was a delightful ride and the beach was wonderfully secluded. In fact, riding in taxis throughout the island was a great way to get a feel for the people and culture. The bottom-line on the Montpelier is that the service is perfect, the food is out-of-this-world and the accomodations are terrific. I know a lot of people compare Montpelier to the Four Seasons. I can only imagine that they do this b/c they are the two most upscale places on the island. But to me, this is like apples and oranges. The Four Seasons is a giant, American resort with some 200+ rooms. I'm sure it is a nice hotel, but the experience could not be more different.
Don't waste your money at the Four Seasons . . . that is unless you want a commercial atmosphere, screaming kids, mass produced food, crowds etc., etc..
We loved everything about our stay - the whole place is beautiful, the staff very friendly and gracious and the food is fabulous. The inn is quite romantic and low-key. If you can't relax here, then you can't relax. The grounds are gorgeous and look out over the ocean from above. The pool is beautiful and has a wonderful pool house where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch and drinks. Their beach is nice also, but they have to take you there in their van. We loved their dinners so much that we dined there every night rather than venture out and try other restaurants on the island, which is very unusual for us since we love trying new restaurants. I'm writing this review rather late, as we were there back in Feb. 2004. But we are currently planning another trip to Nevis in January and can't wait to stay there again.
My girlfriend and I are seasoned travelers, and Montpelier is as close to perfection as we have ever seen.
Everything on our honeymoon was absolutely perfect. Montpelier is a sensational inn to stay and dine at. While expensive ($4000 total trip 6 nights, with no activities such as scuba, massages, etc.), I have to say it was worth it. The staff are incredible. Kaddy in the pool bar remembered our names from day one. Mela, the gardener, took us down to see the piglets. Gail was a pleasure to talk with every day. Angela got us a transformer so we could use our dvd viewer in our room (no tv's). The owner, Muffin, helped me with a 3-day stomach ache by asking the kitchen to whip me up an "island remedy" (and it worked!).
I felt like royalty...
The best thing about this gorgeous hotel is the staff. From the owner-managers, to the hospitality and bar staff and the groundskeepers, this is wonderful place. The food is amazing. It's like a step back in time when the world was gracious and civil. The individual rooms are nicely furnished and have all modern amenities (no TVs). The air conditioning was actually needed although I tried to get away with not using it at night. The hotel also has a lovely beach property on Pinney's beach -- very quiet and peaceful. Nevis is a fantastic island as well.
My new wife and I went to Montpelier for our honeymoon and we had an absolutely fabulous time. The Hoffman family does a great job of making all of their guests really feel welcome and worry free. I took it upon myself to purchase one of the packages that the Inn offers which was inclusive of evening meals and several activities. While expensive, I would highly recommend this as the food is devine and the quality of the activities (massages, champagne picnic, etc.) quite high.
My wife and I just returned from an utterly extraordinary one week honeymoon at the Montpellier Plantation Inn. First of all, the island is the perfect getaway island for honeymooners or those who just want to get some peace and quiet. The island only has 11,000 inhabitants and there is only 1 major hotel (the Four Seasons). The rest of the hotels on the island are smaller inns like Montpellier. We found the people to be extremely friendly and highly service oriented (considering tourism is the stable of their economy), and there was not a high number of peddlers on the beach like there is in Jamaica.We decided on Montpellier by reading internet reviews. As such, we were compelled to write a review of our own since there really is not that much published info on the inn. Once we decided on the hotel, Montpelliers staff bent over backwards to answer any questions that we had before our arrival which, considering we were planning a wedding, truly was a plus. When we finally arrived at the inn, we were given a brief tour and within 10 minutes we were in the pool. We did not have to check in until the next day! Believe me, after a long flight you will truly appreciate this!!Service at the inn is remarkable. Since there are only 17 rooms, the staff to guest ratio is extremely high and they bend over backwards to accommodate you. Another plus is the food, which is truly remarkable, as is the view from the terrace where dinner is served. And you will thoroughly enjoy the afternoon high tea every afternoon with which you get fresh scones and cakes. Dont worry about the diet when you visit here!!!!!!During our visit, we did get a chance to visit the Four Seasons and the two places are very different. First of all, the Four Seasons is a resort which means tons of peoples and kids. While the resort is absolutely beautiful, I am definitely glad we did not stay there during our honeymoon considering the amount of kids and convention goers we would have had to deal with. Plus, the food is much better at Montpellier!!! The bottom line is that Montpellier is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The service is amazing, the compound is beautiful and the food is to die for. It truly surpassed our expectations!!!!
One of the best places we have ever stayed. Extremely attentative personalized service. Great food and wines at reasonable prices.
Beatifully decorated and confortable big rooms. We will go back!
Elegant, Romantic, Relaxing
What a great getaway! It's hard to get more relaxed than you do in Nevis and especially at the Montpelier Plantation Inn. The food itself is worth the trip, the service is excellent (including their finding the best taxi drivers and tour operators on the island), and the location is ideal to enjoy the beauty of Nevis. We enjoyed the botanical gardens, Montpelier's private beach (which was our favorite of the beaches we visited), seeing the historical plantations, and hiking the peaks. I would go again in a heartbeat...