Belle Mont Farm is located in the northern part of the island of St Kitts in the West Indies, close to the islands of St. Barth’s and St. Martin. The farm itself is surrounded by 160 hectares of organic farmland and tropical rain forest, and straddles Kittitian Hill which forms the centre of the green community that has been developed around the resort. The approach of Belle Mont Farm towards its natural surroundings has preserved its beauty, with one quarter of the land set aside as a national park. Beyond the resort, guests can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brimstone Hill or visit the largest town on the island, Basseterre.
One-bedroom Guesthouses are spread across the resort, each with its own veranda and rainwater shower, and a fresh stock of refreshments and fresh juices delivered each day. Farmhouses offer spacious accommodation, with each able to host up to 8 guests while still providing an intimate and private atmosphere. A number of three and four bedroom villas are available, featuring locally crafted features, traditional shuttered windows and incredible sea views. Some villas have bedrooms that are housed in detached pavilions for added privacy, while all have spacious verandas and infinity pools.
The Kitchen offers a relaxed dining environment, serving dishes that utilise local produce whenever possible, much of which is grown on the farm itself. The emphasis is on freshness and organic produce, and even the wine is carefully selected to match this overall aim of sustainability and authenticity. The Mill is reminiscent of the West Indian sugar mills that were once so prevalent on St. Kitts, and serves elegant cocktails using fruits and herbs from the farm itself. The Table is where each day’s harvest is prepared, while guests are able to hand pick their ingredients and watch the chef carefully prepare them. While exploring the forest and farm, look out for the ‘Pick Me’ signs that mark out the trees with the ripest fruit.
The Mango Walk Spa Journey offers an exceptional spa experience, set within an ancient mango grove and offering a range of treatments with natural pools and relaxing spaces, created in partnership with Sedona Resorts. For golfers, there is a par 71, 18-hole course designed by Ian Woosnam, which has come to be known as the ‘most edible golf course in the world’ due to the crops and fruit bearing plants that take the place of long grass and sand traps. After a day of exploring or golfing, the Golden Lemon Beach Bar sets the scene perfectly for a relaxing afternoon, with the nearby coral reef offering ideal conditions for snorkelling.
30 minutes (26km) by car from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB)
February – May