West Indies | Belle Mont Farm
- Details, Details -
ISLAND ARRIVAL: Upon arrival you are greeted and driven to the private YU Lounge where you are met with refreshing towels, glasses of champagne, fresh juices and refreshments. The lounge also has wifi, showers, a TV, and comfortable sitting areas, and you're invited to relax while your customs and immigration details are taken care of.
ROOMS: Idyllic with views of both the Caribbean and Atlantic from every cottage and villa. The stunning landscape is enhanced by the view of the surrounding islands of Statia, St. Martin, and St. Barth in the distance just to name a few. Seven one-bedroom cottages with a pool and outdoor bathroom; three villas, featuring three or four bedrooms each, as well as a kitchen, sitting area, large private outdoor pool and indoor bathrooms. Seven additional farm houses are currently nearing completion.
RESTAURANT: The Kitchen, set high on the slopes of Mount Liamuiga, or gather with friends old and new over the handcrafted cocktails at The Mill. For a special occasion, reserve your spot at The Table, a farm-to-table dining and spend the evening talking with the chef while he and his team prepare dinner in front of you. There are whisperings of of New York's Blue Hill Farm and Stone Barn opening on-site, as well as a rum bar.
THE FARM: 100% organic: no chemicals, pesticides, sprays are used. The crops are hand-watered several times per day (though an irrigation system is being installed), and all of the food served on the property is house-grown. The meats are either produced on-site or locally sourced, while the fish is purchased from the local fisherman daily. Belle Mont even grows their own coffee!
ACTIVITIES & SPA: Irie Fields is the world's first organic golf course, it is also the world's most edible golf course, golfers are encouraged to pick fruit to eat along the way while they play. Mango Walk, the spa, is nestled high on the mountain at the very top of Kittitian Hill and planned within an ancient mango grove. Yoga, meditation, personal training, and a full gym are at your disposal.
WI-FI: Complimentary wi-fi available throughout the property.
KIDS: Children under 11 are not permitted, except in the villas. However, we'd say the property is best suited for adults.
LOCATION: 45 minutes from town. Also, the island of Nevis is just a 10 minutes boat ride from Christopher Harbour.
- A Few Things -
Located on over 400 acres of rolling hills and lush farmlands, Belle Mont Farm brings something very different to the island of St. Kitts. Trinidadian entrepreneur Val Kempadoo, who opened the resort in December 2014, describes the project as "a purpose with a hotel wrapped around it," and is fully focused on sustainability and social responsibility.
The hotel occupies half the land, while the other half has been set aside for a chemical-free golf course, which features mango trees and and other edible plantings alongside the lush fairways. Pick n' play is highly encouraged. If you're looking for nightlife, it's just a 45 minute drive to Basseterre, but there's so much to do on property. Nevis is just a ten minute boat ride from the town's Christophe Harbour.
Otherwise, spend your days taking in the island's natural beauty: trekking and nature walks are offered, and tennis courts and biking trails are forthcoming. The inactive volcano just behind the property makes for some fantastic hiking.