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When Christopher Columbus sighted Nevis in 1493 he called it Las Nieves, Spanish for “snow,” because of the cloud forest shrouding Nevis’ peak.
Today that same volcanic mountain dominates the tiny island and all its treasures. Mineral hot springs made it famous as a spa in the 18th century and the sugar-cane estates that grew up at the same time now mingle with gingerbread cottages making up most of the island’s architecture. The Arawak and Carib Indians left more than two dozen archaeological sites marked with piles of shells, pottery and old tools to prove their existence.
Hotel and restaurant in the country. Montpelier is pure laid-back chic – a 300-year-old sugar plantation that now happily embraces effortless luxury. The rooms all offer stunning sea views and the private beach is complete with hammocks, cabanas and the beach bar. The poolside restaurant Indigo lets you kick back and feel the island rhythm. Restaurant 750 has stunning views of St Kitts and offers fine dining. The Mill Privée is an experience that blends understated surroundings with the excitement of an imaginative, intricate take on French-influenced island cuisine. Montpelier invites you to be active, be sun-soaked, discover waterfalls, explore centuries-old ruins or simply enjoy tropical island life in the West Indies. Live fully. ... Learn moreless