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
We stayed at this very striking hotel for 9 nights. Nothing prepares one for the stunning views of the beautiful coastline and Pitons which all rooms plus the top floor restaurant and terrace offer the visitor. Architecturally Jade Mountain is a tremendous achievement. Our room was unusual in that it had large windows and air con as opposed to the open-to-the-elements feature of other rooms. It was very spacious, on two levels, attractively furnished. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower was faultless. A very welcome feature is the bento box of delicious snacks which one finds each afternoon in the fridge. Staff were without exception very friendly and helpful. Jade Mountain has a fine restaurant with the aforementioned superlative views. Guests are also welcome to use the facilities of the charming sister hotel Anse Chastenet which is located below Jade Mountain; these include an attractive beachside bar and restaurant which are also open in the evening.The beach itself is a good size and well equipped with parasols and loungers; food and drink is available until late afternoon. Another beach at Anse Mamin is a short walk away and is a real delight. I can also recommend the guided walk through the old plantation behind this beach. We particularly enjoyed the excellent snorkelling, either very close to the beach or on a guided excursion close to the Pitons. In fact a large number of activities are on offer. In short Jade Mountain is an excellent establishment and its location is the icing on the cake.
Excellent service! Buffet style all night long, nice melodies in the background. It was a blast!
Most meats are prepared right there on the beach in full view. The staff are extremely pleasant adding to this over the mountain experience.
I would definitely go again
Everything about this place is amazing. The views are unrivalled, the food is amazing, service is excellent. We stayed in a star sanctuary and yes it could do with a bit of updating as could the restaurant but it will not detract from your experience or stay here. It really is a great experience and we will always have fond memories of this place. Never ever had a bad meal at the restaurant. The service was a bt slow, only at breakfast time but again everything is so spectacular you don't really mind.