View from The Great House at Belle Mont Farm

Best Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean: Grand Awards 2017

By Andrew Harper

The Hideaway Report | January 4, 2017

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Grand Award Winners

Mr. Harper's favorite hotels & resorts from the past year of travel

Amanera, Belle Mont Farm

As well as a visit to the idyllic island of St. Barths, a tiny patch of France outré-mer that is beloved by Hideaway Report readers, I ventured farther afield to St. Kitts, to experience the innovative Kittitian Hill development, and the Dominican Republic, to stay at the world’s 29th Aman resort.


Cabrera, Dominican Republic

View from Casa Grande at Amanera Courtesy of Aman © Simon Lewis Studio

With a clifftop pavilion-like main structure, ornamented with reflecting pools and a gorgeous infinity pool, this thoroughly contemporary resort nonetheless blends with the jungle-covered hillsides rising from the adjacent sweep of a golden sand beach. Our Casita, done in the same dramatic style, gave us every comfort. With the glorious views, the stunning beach, a world-class golf course and a prevailing atmosphere of tranquility, Amanera was a highlight of my traveling year.

Read more about Amanera in the August Hideaway Report »

Belle Mont Farm

Basseterre, St. Kitts

The cottage bedroom with seaview at Belle Mont Farm © Modern Elegance Photography by Daryl Charles

The fact that I enthusiastically recommend a Caribbean resort that is not on a white-sand beach is a testament to my esteem. Belle Mont Farm is part of the ambitious Kittitian Hill development, situated on the side of a dormant volcano overlooking the sea. Our hillside clapboard-and-shingle-roof cottage proved to be a place where we felt fully cossetted. With a large oceanview deck and private pool as well as facilities for watching full-screen videos, it made us reluctant to leave, even for the distinctive farm-to-table cuisine in the restaurant. Did we miss being on a beach? Not once.

Read more about Belle Mont Farm in the August Hideaway Report »

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