Beautiful St. Kitts and Nevis are known for its gracious plantation inns, and one great example is Montpelier Plantation, which remains the lodging of choice for the British aristocracy when visiting the island, including Princess Diana and later her son Prince Harry. The beautifully landscaped and manicured property with profusions of color popping up everywhere mixes handsomely with the stone remnants of the sugar mill it once was. So much of the equipment is sprinkled around the grounds and enmeshed into the decor that you might not even recognize it for what it is unless you knew to look for it.
The current Great Room boasts original stonework from 300 years ago - as attested by a series of lithographs on the wall - and is where guests gather in the evening for canapés and drinks before moving on at their leisure to dinner. And what a dinner that is! Imagine dining in the only sugar mill in the world that houses a restaurant inside –- where every morsel is a history-laden, stone-studded candle-lit magical memory.
Read more in Tripatini member Fyllis Hockman's post The Plantation Inns of Nevis - and Alexander Hamilton.