Summertime and the livin’ is easy

Travellers searching for a Caribbean stopover at Montpelier Plantation & Beach might want to consider booking for the summer period. It’s the ideal time to escape the busier winter season and savour the genuine charm and culture of Nevis.

Tucked away among lush tropical gardens and with stunning views of azure seas, Montpelier provides a good base for explorers. When guests fancy venturing out from this tranquil spot, they will experience the island’s rich history, breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant culture.

  1. A bit of peace and quiet

Many people associate the Caribbean with winter when they want to escape from arctic temperatures in their home countries. But journeying to the West Indies out of season in the warmer months makes a good deal of sense.

There’s less hustle and bustle for those preferring a serene ambience at this quieter time of the year. Visitors can enjoy the island’s relaxed vibe.

2. Under the mango tree

There’s nothing better than biting into a ripe and fleshy mango just picked from the tree. Known as the King of Fruits, the mango is harvested mainly in the summer when the island hosts its annual Nevis Mango Festival.

Now in its 10th year, this much-loved event running from July 4 to 7, invites mango aficionados to taste a diverse variety of the island’s favourite, juicy fruit. Festivities include mango tasting sessions, cooking demonstrations, culinary competitions and mixologist showdowns.

Montpelier’s executive chef Halva Browne, past winner of Nevis Mango Festival competitions, will craft mango-inspired, savoury and sweet dishes. Guests can taste his creations at Restaurant 750 and Mill Privée, a 300-year-old sugar mill converted into the only restaurant of its kind in the world.

3. Culturama – “the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Lime”
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Culturama, Nevis’s annual carnival, taking place from July 25th to August 6th. The line-up includes junior and senior king and queen
pageants, Kaiso (Calypso) contests. Summer guests can also take part in vibrant street parties and fairs, as well as contemporary shows curated to honour the festival’s ethos.

Over the years, Culturama has evolved, introducing new events such as fetes, Soca contests, and lively street parties. This is an excellent way to experience the true essence
of Nevis, as citizens, returning locals and visitors unite to celebrate five decades of culture, community, and camaraderie.

4. Getting to know you

There’s plenty to do on Nevis, ensuring a splendid time for all comers.

History enthusiasts can discover remnants of old sugar plantations, the Bath House Hotel, colourful Colonial-style houses in Charlestown and museums dedicated to Horatio Nelso and Alexander Hamilton.

Athletic types can snorkel, dive, hike in the rainforest, hoist the sails on boat trips and climb Mount Nevis. And for those less inclined to dash about, they can simply lounge by the pool with the latest bestseller, or on Montpelier’s secluded beach (only 20 minutes away by hotel shuttle) where you’ll be served al fresco lunch and drinks.

5. Live Like a Local – we’re all going on a summer holiday

Discover the allure of Nevis this summer with a special, limited offer. Indulge in the luxury of a Premier Room for just US $199, available exclusively for stays between May 1 and
August 11, coinciding with the hotel’s seasonal closure. The enticing package includes daily breakfast and complete access to all hotel amenities.

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For further information about Nevis Island, visit, and for details on
the Nevis Mango Festival, visit