Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy need to be applauded for their spectacular vision and insight in creating heaven perched in the sky! The sheer ingenuity of Mr. Troubetzkoy is nothing less then genius.
I am a seasoned, world traveler with discriminating taste and I must share this magical space with others who want to meet god. I read every review for 6 months prior to choosing this destination for the 50th birthday celebration. I wanted, peace, tranquility, exquisite food, superior service, and a landscape like no other. I traveled the globe on my IPad waiting to find my spot. My first concern was being too hot in a three walled sanctuary, I was assured the cool breeze and ceiling fans would squash that worry, they were right. Upon arrival and during the ride to Jade, I was in a torrential downpour, surrounding by gushing water and mud off the mountain side. Going up this cliff was unimaginable as I thought "How can heaven be above me?" You see the angels are waiting for you under the canopy.
My car arrived under a wooden driveway carport with Manuel and my Butler Al waiting to greet me. So you ascend up ten concrete stairs, and wham you are perched in a sea of air, flowers and a majestic architectural wonder that envelopes the senses. I am escorted into my Sun Sanctuary with a 180 degree view of the Majestic Pitons, where sea meets the sky, like two
lovers dancing. Tears well up in my eyes as I feel Not only god in this room but the energy of being one with the nature cradling your being. When evening comes another dimension is added welcome moonlight, song of birds, crickets, frogs, and water falling all around you as the sea glistens in the horizon. On a romantic note, any human life form that enters these walls will find romance just in the air here, now add love and passion.........it will take you to another place.
That is why Mr. Troubetzkoy needs accolades here. He managed to fill every sense for you to not only feel his vision, but own it..personally. His wisdom, foresight, determination, and passion
Clearly is recognized all over his property. This is truly a labor of love from a man and a wife team that had the guts to take on such an enormous dream. If you are lucky enough to come to Jade Mountain, get a suite with an infinity pool, trust me it is worth every single penny.
Lets be honest here, this place is extremely expensive, with that being said, I would rather wait another 50 years and have my sun suite once in my lifetime because as one Butler said, God comes here on Vacation and I do believe it.
From a culinary point of view, the food is superb. A blend of Asian, Indian and Caribbean flavor which is infused with St. Lucians local spices and fruits.
They have Mastered the art of combining fresh ingredients with locally grown vegetables and fruits. They even have a vegetarian restaurant for all you vegans out there. I ordered crispy duck on the beach one evening and the kitchen did a phenomenal job! So if you can come here in the Caribbean and get DUCK prepared properly, you just earned that five diamond award.
Service is impeccable, Vito, Al, and Falinia, will do cartwheels for you if you ask. All the while with a smile, and kindness thrown in there. They make it very clear, there job is to tend to every need of yours and in so doing ensure you are rested, happy, and taken care of.
Now tell me where can you go in the world and have someone hold your umbrella over you head or meet you in the spa after your treatments to hand you a towel and see that your treatment went well? NOT KIDDING!!!!! I have traveled to the best spas in Switzerland, Asia, and South America, although the facility is not The Ritz Carlton at Rose Hall in Jamacia, the employees make it remarkable. They are cross trained and are knowledgeable in every area of their treatments offered. They are also not Rushing thru there services watching the clock turn over.
What you have here is a blend of individuals that take pride in their work, going above and beyond knowing full well that tourism is their very livelihood with a general sentiment that there service places them in one of the top hotels in the world. Now with that being said, if you are not a nature lover or if you have serious disabilities meaning non ambulatory, I believe the stairs will not be conducive to as much of an enjoyable stay. The property because of it being built on a mountainside cliff is very arduous to get around, even for an able body. I will note that one must not worry, you have drivers taking you up and down at a moments notice. So no worries there.
I would not swallow up all your time with too many excursions.This place is so magical and healing that really If you want to leave your stress at home, just book and get here. Once you enter the ZONE you will be so transfixed with the sheer romantic beauty of Troubetzkoy's Garden Of Eden that you will forget you even have problems at home.
Spell bounding, captivating, magical and mesmerizing, are only a few words to accurately describe this wonder Troubetzkoy had the nerve to create. It is as if he was one an angel sitting amongst the clouds wanting to share his utopia to the world.
If you are lucky enough to come here and you have anything negative to say, go get a lobotomy.
Because sincerely this is a gift of heaven, handed to you by the gatekeepers, Karolyn and Nick Troubetzkoy. BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO There is a Heaven on Earth.
Manuel, articulate and hospitable, Vito At your service, with a smile and extending himself graciously, Al, caring, detail oriented and sharp as as a tack, Falina, added the flare of your sister who can help you pick out your finest dress.
So, enough already, right???I can go on and on, this trip now makes me a true believer in the human spirit. because when you awake to tears of joy in your eyes, you realize what Nick did, you are sitting in the hand of god, perched up in the clouds overlooking the sea.
May all of you grace this property with the respect and grace that these two brilliant people have waiting for you. Bottom line, This is a game changer! I now know Bora Bora will be my second favorite spot on the planet.
Want god? Come here!
Moonlight, the lovely song of birds, crickets, frogs and sea. You find yourself in awe that this masterpiece exists.
- 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