Amazing, amazing, amazing, end of story ... amazing. Okay, never mind, I'll continue anyway. My wife and I stayed here in early April and when we first arrived I thought, okay, not bad, considering the ebullient hype. But as time went on, I started to become addicted to it all, like crack or something, which I know nothing about, mind you.
The food was really incredible (we chose the meal plan -- good choice -- which only served to light the match that started our flaming love for Jade Mountain. Experimenting with the exotic drinks is much more fun when you aren't worried about paying extra for them, so we indulged like crazy, which made it even more fun!). The view while eating at the Jade Club was spectacular.
The scenery was mesmerizing --- we never tired of gazing at those Pitons, or photographing them in endless app-related styles. Those two baby mountains are hypnotic, let me tell you.
And the staff? Probably the best we've come across in the Islands. They have a really nice touch about them, warm and sincere. We felt Keiran and Vito, our personal butlers, were the greatest. Even the gardeners that pass you by are very friendly, so this is a staff that has been well trained by management, and a couple of tired New Yorkers just trying to escape winter really appreciated that.
We did some fun things like sailboating on the small Sunfish, Jungle Biking (That Tyson is pretty funny), snorkeling, and spa stuff, and they were all excellent. There is enough to do here to keep an active person busy, yet the beach accommodations were great if you just didn't want to do anything. Drinks and food (all on the meal plan) will just be delivered to your thatched umbrella, and that was great.
The room was very unusual, as you've probably read. Open to the air, and with a pool! Now, I have thought about this carefully and decided that the pool alone, with the absolute privacy that you have there, is almost worth the price of admission. If you were so inclined, you could do almost anything in that pool that you never get to do in other pools ... if you were so inclined.
Overall, as I've said, we are addicted to this place now and foresee coming back every winter. If you want to talk about price, well, I don't even think about it now because I was totally satisfied with the trip and isn't that kind of priceless?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rising majestically above its 49 room sister resort Anse Chastanet, a 600 acre beach front property, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. The 29 luxury suites are called sanctuaries, sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site and the Caribbean Sea. Jade Mountain has set a new standard in the Caribbean whether it is for modern design, luxury living or unique resort and guest service experiences.Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors, the Jade Mountain Club restaurant caters exclusively to resident guests, celebrating James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine.” Hovering in space above the Jade Mountain Club is the Celestial Terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails or star-gazing.A wide range of spa services can be enjoyed in the privacy of the Jade Mountain sanctuaries or at Kai en Ciel, Jade Mountain’s boutique spa and fitness studio. The resort major domos and a dedicated resort team ensure outstanding service around the clock.Guests may enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain plus access to all of Anse Chastanet’s facilities and services: Nestled amidst a lush tropical 600 acre tropical estate with two soft sand beaches bordering pristine coral reefs, Anse Chastanet is right in the heart of the island’s marine reserves with St. Lucia’s legendary twin peaks, the Pitons, as the dramatic backdrop.The active will enjoy the resort’s amazing range of adventure facilities. Facilities include 4 restaurants & 3 bars, professional spa, PADi 5* scuba centre, water sports with kayaking centre, 12 miles of private biking and hiking trails with mountain bike rental, sailing yacht, 3 boutiques, library and art gallery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jade Mountain Hotel
- Hotel Jade Mountain
- Jade Mountain St Lucia
- Jade Mountain Resort St. Lucia/Soufriere