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
Spoiler alert: Jade Mountain does not have televisions, radios, air conditioning, or clocks; and that is all by design.
What it does have is a magical piece of paradise where you are close to nature, fantastic vista views, luxury accommodations to die for, and a staff with the sole purpose of ENSURING your stay is the most memorable you ever have.
The resort is built into the side of a mountain, each "sanctuary" has three walls with the fourth looking out over the Carribbean sea and the Piton Mountains. Most of the rooms have an infinity pool, and all rooms are both spacious and decorated to ensure relaxation.
There are an abundance of activities at the resort if so desired. Everything from two beaches to snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing (that was awesome), to mountain biking and/or hiking. If you want to go off site, the southern end of St Lucia is home to most of the nature related activities and all are within close proximity to Jade Mountain.
Most of the people staying at the Resort were there on special occasions such as Honeymoon or Anniversary.
It is pricey, but for what we got and to be able to remember this trip as exceptionally special, it was worth the money.
Wow !! Jade Mountain was definitely one of the most romantic hotels my husband and I have ever visited.
We were picked up at the airport via helicopter and whisked away to this beautiful resort.
Some days we didn't even leave our room !! Infinity pool, wonderful service and oh my the views !!
I loved every moment of our time there. Each meal we had was wonderful, the restaurant views were breathe taking and the bar up top was perfect for drinks and watching the sun go down !!
Absolutely go there if you want a romantic and peaceful getaway !!
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were in paradise. Our sanctuary (we were upgraded to moon) was stunning and the views of the Pitons absolutely breathtaking. The food breakfast, lunch, dinner or room service were all delicious and the quality none that I have ever had the pleasure to experience before. We have stayed in some beautiful hotels across the world but seriously none can even begin to touch the quality of Jade Mountain and the experience was out of this world! The team are also fantastic a special thanks to our Major Domos Teddy, Odeka and Vito. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them and they organised all of our excursions for us as well as cater to our every need whilst in resort. Ned in the Jade Club was a fantastic host each evening as we ate dinner and everywhere we went everyone knew who we were and addressed us personally. This hotel deserves 10 stars not 5. I’m not sure how the heck we can ever holiday anywhere else again - nothing can compare. All the team in Anse Chastenet were also fantastic we had great service on the beach with Abo and his team. Thank you Jade Mountain we hope to be back!
Truly magical place. We were taken care of in a way that allowed us to take care of each other. What a perfect place to reconnect with your partner. The views are sensational. The food was the best we've ever tasted. The activities were fun and nurturing. We can't wait to go back. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
When we arrived, my husband and I were absolutely speechless. We had never seen a resort concept like this before. If you have ever picked up a postcard or seen those stunning photographs of the most tropical experiences, this is it. You are literally living inside a picture postcard. Every one of your senses is exposed. Each night you fall asleep with the most exotic sounds of the island and wake up to the fresh smells of flowers. There are no windows - everything is open-air. The architecture is extraordinary. You cannot see or hear the other guests. It is designed in such a unique way so that your privacy is fully respected. There is a separate private beach that is the ultimate level of luxury with amazing views and relaxation. The "butlers" are so accommodating. With one quick conversation, they organized a morning day-trip for us with a personalized guide. Then, when we were late getting our dinner reservation for the Jade Club, our butler called the manager to make an exception for our last night stay. Truly a breath-taking/bucklet list experience.