St. Kitts hasn’t always shared the same luxury reputation as its more flashy Caribbean neighbors. Sister island St. Barths, with its celebrity clientele, and Nevis, with its Four Seasons, usually get all the attention. But that will change on December 12, when Kittitian Hill launches Belle Mont Farm, a luxury sustainable resort where guests will live within a working organic farm.
Set on 400 private acres on the island’s north coast and the slopes of Mt. Liamuiga, guests will bunk down in one of 84 guesthouses and seven four-bedroom Farmhouses with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and nearby islands.
By day, guests can play on Irie Fields Golf Course or work out at The Workshop, the resort’s fitness center. Of course, food takes center state – the famed Golden Lemon Inn at Dieppe Bay will be a part of the Kittitian Hill community, offering a seafood restaurant, beach club and bar.
Nearly all food available will be sourced farm to table style, and wooden baskets will be provided to encourage guests to forage from the farmland that surrounds them, including passion fruit, bananas and pineapple. Baskets of fresh fruit will be delivered to guest rooms each morning.
Guests of Belle Mont Farm will discover subtle modern touches, proving that sustainability does not have to come at a cost to guest comfort. Rather than TV’s, Tablets in each Guesthouse will be loaded with thoughtfully selected films that can be viewed on pull-down screens via projectors to create a cinema-like experience. Fridges will be stocked with fresh local products and a selection of six wines, curated by the Sommelier. Private Guesthouse attendants will be assigned to each accommodation and a 24-hour concierge will cater to guests’ every need. Belle Mont Farm is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
Another highlight of the sustainable design, Irie Fields will be a Par 71, 18-hole golf course. Irie Fields is the first golf course to acquire certification in the Golf Environment Organization’s LEGACY Program, which showcases the world’s most sustainable golf developments.
Future phases of the Kittitian Hill development will be unveiled in 2015, including: Mango Walk Spa; The Table restaurant and its adjoining Red Rum bar, which will boast the Caribbean’s largest selection of rum; Yaya Groves, a collection of three- and four-bedroom private villas available to rent or purchase; The Village, which will be the heartbeat of Kittitian Hill, where community and culture will thrive. Eateries and shops will complement art galleries, artisan workshops, a film school and open-air cinema; And a transformation of Golden Lemon Inn at Dieppe Bay (10 minutes from Belle Mont Farm), which will undergo an extensive restoration to breathe new life into this iconic retreat. In addition to the beach club, seafood restaurant and bar being unveiled this December, the Golden Lemon will offer accommodations for guests upon completion of its full renovation in 2015.
Introductory rates at Belle Mont Farm start at $800 US per night, double occupancy, including breakfast. Continental breakfast with fruit from the farm and fresh-baked breads will be delivered to rooms each morning. The experience will be infused with added value including a complimentary airport arrival experience via the brand new YU Lounge, the most luxurious way to arrive to St. Kitts. Guests will be met at their aircraft and delivered in style to the lounge. While the YU lounge team assists with customs and immigration, guest luggage will be transferred directly from tarmac to a chauffeured vehicle. We can’t wait to visit.