Montpelier Plantation

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Four years ago, our trip to Montpelier Plantation on the island of Nevis, served as a major source of inspiration for Michael and I to launch Map & Menu, and just a few weeks ago, we finally had the chance to return – this time shooting some imagery for the very place that opened our eyes to what the hotel experience could be. Although we felt a sense of comfort returning somewhere we’d been before, there was also a unique excitement accompanying that comfort, since we knew exactly what was waiting for us at the end of our 13 hour journey to the island.

Many of the reasons we originally fell in love with Montpelier in 2011 are still there, largely unchanged – Kaddy’s rum punches, the friendly, welcoming staff, pre-dinner cocktails with other guests, the beautiful pool, the ancient mill, and that timeless weeping fig tree that guards the entrance. And although we’d be just fine feeling as though the property and our experiences there had fallen into a bubble of forgotten time, we were greeted with plenty of newness on this trip – the colorful new rooms, the peaceful private beach, the small modern updates, and friendly new additions to the staff.

It’s reassuring to know that your memories of a place and experience can actually be improved upon by returning, and although this new time we spent on the island will serve as a brand new set of memories that we’ll fondly think back on, its easy to view each trip to the island as a set of building blocks toward a greater timeless experience, where you dream about your return in the time between. In the words of our waitress, Vanetta, as she tried to cheer us up at breakfast on our final morning, “you have to leave to come again.”

Montpelier Plantation Pool

Room 3 Montpelier Plantation

Montpelier Plantation Room 3

Weeping Fig Tree Montpelier Plantation

Montpelier Plantation Mill

Montpelier Rum Punch

Montpelier Plantation Great Room

Montpelier Plantation Pool Restaurant

Pool at Montpelier Plantation

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Montpelier Plantation

Relais and Chateaux Montpelier Plantation

Montpelier Plantation

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Montpelier Plantation

Montpelier Plantation Hammock

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Nevis Travel Guide

Montpelier Plantation Weeping Fig Tree

Montpelier Plantation Tree

Montpelier Plantation Massage

Michael at Montpelier Plantation

Montpelier Plantation Great Room

Map and Menu

Montpelier Plantation Mill Restaurant

Montpelier Plantation Dinner at The Mill

The Mill Nevis Dinner

Relais and Chateaux Montpelier Plantation

Montpelier Plantation Inn Nevis

The Mill Montpelier Plantation

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Montpelier Plantation Nevis Pool

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This post is in collaboration with Montpelier Plantation. All photos taken by Meredith Perdue for Montpelier Plantation

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