Jade Mountain Resort
What We Love
- Personalized pampering: A major domo (personal concierge) is assigned to each suite
- Inventive dishes cooked up by top toque Allen Susser
- Late night stargazing from the Celestial Terrace
- Guests have full run of 600-acre Anse Chastanet
What To Know
- Kids 15 and under aren’t allowed
- The resort’s steep, tiered layout isn’t accessible to the physically challenged
- Each suite is totally open (read: no doors on the bathrooms, etc.)
- No TV or phone, but WiFi is available
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
St. Lucia’s southwest coast has remained largely unspoiled, mostly because its beaches lie in the shadow of cliffs. But it was here that architect Nick Troubetzkoy and his wife Karolin built their 28-suite boutique resort, carved into the highest point of their 600-acre Anse Chastanet, offering guests incredible views of the island’s iconic twin Pitons. The look is vibrant and craftsy, with lots of wood, clay tiles and tropical colors, from bedspreads to table settings.
Bed and Bath
“Sanctuaries,” as the resort’s rooms are known, offer little in the way of mod cons — you won’t find phones or televisions here. The focus instead is on the incredible view, which is easy to take in given rooms’ open floor plan (meaning there’s no wall on one side). Take in the scenery from your private infinity pool (in Star and Moon Sanctuaries) or from the whirlpool tub in the bathroom. Your major domo (Jade Mountain’s term for a personal concierge) is available 24/7 to help arrange everything from car rentals to room service.
James Beard Award-winning chef Allen Susser likens the food at Jade Mountain to “a tropical vacation on a plate,” and the menu features such dishes as cinnamon-roasted mahi-mahi with blue crab couscous. Room service at the hotel is far from standard — the culinary team can prepare a six-course menu with wine pairings upon request. For further pampering, check into the Kai en Ciel Spa for soothing treatments, including their Wosh Cho hot stone massage.
In the Area
Jade Mountain offers plenty to keep foodies happy. There are rum tastings at the old colonial plantation of Anse Mamin, as well as tours of the resort’s organic farm followed by a cooking class. Each Thursday the resort offers a Jazzy Sunset Cruise, with live music and cocktails on a catamaran. Active types can dive via the resort’s five-star scuba center or rent mountain bikes to tackle the nearby hills. A short car ride away you’ll also find the Louis XIV Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens. Most visitors simply tour the lush grounds, but you can also opt for a soak in the thermal hot springs.
How to Get There
This place is amazing. Indoor infinity pools in your room with the open room concept that overlooks the famous mountains of St Lucia. Everything you want at your fingertips from water to land. Ownership involved with the guests. Outstanding stay.
My husband and i spent 10 days here and it was AMAZING. The service was 100%, they cant do enough for you. It was super clean. They really go above and beyond for you. Would def go back! I hurt my back on the second day of my honeymoon and Jade did so much for me to make sure i was comfortable. All the butlers we had and there was 3 of them, were all AMAZING and kind and we couldn't have asked for more. The food was AWESOME, i tried some food i've never had before like all the local stuff was delicous. Our room was JC5 and it was nothing but spectuclar, the pool and the bed everything was great! Also the guys who help you set up your loungers on the beach was super cool people, always there for you whenever you need them. I give this place 6 stars!!!!
My wife and I stayed at Anse Chastenet and Jade Mountain 11 years ago and had a wonderful time. As she always says, when I suggest we go back somewhere that we really liked “the world is a big place, let’s try somewhere new”. So you can imagine how surprised I was when she suggested that we go back.
We had three days at Anse which was cosy, but not spectacular, although the food and service was first class.
After that we moved up to Jade Mountain where we were given an upgrade to the E level of the building, which meant our room was about double the size of the last one (level B) 11 years ago.
To say the room was stunning would be a complete understatement, it was amazing.
The views are incomparable, the sheer luxury of the space is incredible. The butler (Al) was very attentive and organised everything for us, including several complementary bottles of wine, afternoon nibbles in the room, restaurant reservations, excursions etc.
We were made to feel like Hollywood stars everywhere we went, we were greeted by almost all staff by our names, which was nice, but hard to get your head around!
The food in Jade Club was delicious and beautifully presented. The service attentive and friendly.
I don’t think it will be 11 years until we go back next time and I think my wife may be the one making the decision!