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A respect for fine living prevails in this gracious estate house on a coconut plantation, which is the only plantation-style house that lives up to the grace notes of Montpelier Plantation Inn. This is the former home of Frances Nisbet, who, at the age of 22, married Lord Nelson. This is the only plantation hotel in Nevis that opens directly onto the beach -- a kilometer or so (1/2 mile) of pulverized coral sand against a backdrop of palm trees. The present main building (that is, the great house) was rebuilt on the foundations of the original 18th-century manor house. The ruins of a circular sugar mill stand at the entrance, covered with bougainvillea, hibiscus, and poinciana. Gingerbread and fretwork-trimmed guest cottages, each with between two and four units, are set in a palm grove. All rooms are brightly decorated and beautifully appointed.