There will be a buzz surrounding St. Kitts this December with the opening of Belle Mont Farm, the first chapter of the much-anticipated Kittitian Hill luxury development.
Belle Mont Farm is set on a hillside amid 400 acres of steep contours and flat coastal plain on the north coast between Mount Liamuiga and the Caribbean Sea.
Its 84 Guesthouses and seven, four-bedroom Farmhouses will offer views of neighboring islands St. Eustatius, St. Barths and St. Maarten. The December launch will also unveil The Kitchen restaurant, The Mill bar, Irie Fields Golf Course and The Workshop fitness center.
The famed Golden Lemon Inn at Dieppe Bay will feature a black sand beach and The Beach House bar. Belle Mont Farm and the wider Kittitian Hill project is the brainchild of Val Kempadoo, a social entrepreneur with Caribbean roots. It is being designed by Bill Bensley, an award-winning architect known for his work with Four Seasons, Oberoi and Leela hotels in Asia. Belle Mont Farm will be overseen by General Manager Carlos Salazar.
Clients will immerse themselves in local culture and heritage, Kittitian Hill’s organic farming community, distinct farm-to-table culinary experiences and wellness offerings centered around wellbeing.
Kittitian Hill is a $600 million hospitality and real estate destination. The destination is founded on the four cornerstones of sustainability – cultural, economic, social and ecological.
Highlights of upcoming 2015 phases of the Kittitian Hill development include the Mango Walk Spa, a destination spa that will be secluded in a forest of giant mango trees, high on the mountain and Yaya Groves, a collection of secluded three- and four-bedroom private villas available to rent or purchase. All villa bedrooms will be master suites with ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Villas will offer such amenities as professional kitchens, infinity pools and wrap-around verandas.
The Village will be a central part of the Kittitian Hill experience, where community and culture will thrive. It will be a place where people can gather to relax, eat and drink, catch up on the latest news or just soak up the atmosphere. Eateries and shops will complement art galleries, artisan workshops, a film school and open-air cinema.
As part of Kittitian Hill’s development, the historic Golden Lemon hotel on the beach at Dieppe Bay (10 minutes from Belle Mont Farm) will undergo an extensive restoration to bring this iconic property back to life. When complete in 2015, The Golden Lemon will feature accommodations, a bar, restaurant and pool.