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The Plantation

The Plantation

Montpelier Plantation and Beach is a boutique hideaway in the heart of the Caribbean. Nevis is an unspoiled island with stunning natural beauty. Only 6 miles from its private beach, the hotel is idyllically situated 750 feet above the Caribbean Sea in the foothills of Nevis Peak. Surrounded by 60 acres of lush tropical gardens and built around one of the island’s original 18th century sugar plantations, this charming getaway is delightfully secluded.

Montpelier is designed as a place where you can let the rest of the world slip away. Our holistic approach allows you to savor the joy of healthy living through good food, fine wine and wellness that is both active and relaxing. At Montpelier you have the chance to unwind, disconnect, be active and rediscover life’s simple pleasures.


Montpelier history dates back to 1687 when Sir Hans Sloane, Secretary of the Royal Society of England and a doctor, visited Nevis and discovered this location. A hundred years later, history gave this small Caribbean island prominence far beyond its size. Although many epic battles were orchestrated from Montpelier, this estate became famous for love. Montpelier Plantation witnessed the marriage of Horatio Nelson, famous for his service in the Royal Navy, to Frances “Fanny” Nisbet, niece of the president of Nevis, John Herbert.

The history of Montpelier has contributed to the rapid growth of Nevis since the beginning of the 19th century. It was one of the richest places on earth, largely due to its hugely profitable plantations. When Nevis lost the sugar monopoly, everything changed and Nevis slumbered for the next 100 years. In 1960 James Milnes-Gaskell purchased this estate with the dream of converting this historic ruin into a hotel. In 2002, Montpelier was sold to the Hoffman family, who have the pleasure of taking it into the 21st century.


Island living is part of the Hoffman’s heritage. The family has been in the Caribbean for four generations. The Hoffmans, including Cosmo, the yellow labrador, work together to greet you warmly, to bring the gardens alive and to make the kitchen thrive. Having a small number of rooms means that they are able to get to know their guests by name rather than by room number, and build friendships that last long after guests leave. Together with 69 staff members, the Hoffman’s take great pride in looking after you.


At Montpelier you will find contemporary art. The hotel provides gallery space for Kirk Mechar, a Canadian national who paints in Nevis. A blaze of soft or strong colors, a unification of patterns and lines testify the uniqueness of his abstract paintings. Modern and contemporary art, impressive in size and quality paintings, wooden and metal sculptures in bold colors are the ubiquitous element of Mechar’s expression.



Montpelier Plantation is conscientious about its ecological impact. Our objective is to have a minimal effect on the environment. We take long term considerations into account in our development and building objectives.


Contact Us

Montpelier Plantation & Beach
PO Box 474
West Indies

Tel: +1 869 469 3462
Fax: +1 869 469 2932


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