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
From the greeting to the time we left, we felt like we were treated like royalty, especially bc it was our honeymoon. Yes it’s pricey but worth it. The rooms are amazing! The views can’t be beat. The major domo is so attentive and very handy. We did the all inclusive and wow even the food was amazing. The only weird thing is there’s no private enclosure for the toilet. Just be aware. Otherwise, welcome to paradise
Reserve on of the Sanctuary rooms. Not cheap but worth every penny.
Service is excellent. You get 24 hour private butler service.
Food and wine all excellent.
Our sanctuary only had walls on two sides with the other two wide open. You feel like you are in the rain forest with the birds flying thru your room.
Tons of space and the infinity zero edge in room pool was very large.
Breathtaking views, good food and first class staff and service. The restaurant view from the roof top, should be in the next James Bond film. Easily one of the most majestic, breathtaking views on the planet. The private beaches, again, breath taking, magical, something out of a movie. The one complaint I have where all the bugs, given the open air concept, which I like, but the bugs are something to consider. If you do not like bugs or have an phobia of bugs, this might not be the place for you. Or you might need to reserve a higher floor away from the jungle canape. Or request some sort of countermeasure for your stay(additional insect repellent etc.) Also, the lower level units are rather loud, with all the insect chirping at
night. It takes a bit of getting used to.I myself was fine, but if you are slight sleeper, some also to consider. And the open air concept, while very cool and inviting, can be hot during the summer months. I was just there(June 2019) and it was hot in the room while trying to sleep. Anyway, some these a reason why the prices vary some much from in Season to Off Season. Heat goes up. Bugs go up. Open air unit etc. Not the same experience as December-March experience. In summary, this place is a top drawer Eco-Resort with one of the best vantage points you will see anywhere in the world! HANDS DOWN. The view alone is worth coming to Jade Mountain Resort and that is no joke! Game Changer view. One more thing, the General Manager of this property Andreas, he is top drawer, very accommodating, great instincts and the consummate professional.