Jade Mountain's impressive design showcases individual bridges that lead to exceptional infinity pool suites and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s 29 suites (called “sanctuaries”) are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia’s twin peaks, the Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.
Some of our favorite things about Jade Mountain:
▪ The 29 suites or sanctuaries (categorized as Sky, Star, Sun, Moon and Galaxy sanctuaries, depending on their size) are the real attraction of the resort and have appeared on the cover of many magazines as they are so unique and beautiful. Not one sanctuary is the same from an architectural point of view, but they all share one feature in common: their 4th wall is completely open, allowing unparalleled views of the Pitons World Heritage Site.
▪ All sanctuaries (with the exception of the 5 Sky suites) come with private in-room infinity pools, ranging from 450 to 900 square ft. and stretching out to maximize the stunning views while you’re swimming.
▪ The complimentary minibar is fully stocked and every day you get a new snack box.
▪ Just like the sanctuaries themselves, the bathrooms at Jade Mountain are individually designed and vary slightly in lay-out and size. The open floor design allow the bathrooms to become part of the sanctuary experience and offer amazing views whilst showering or soaking in the chromatherapy whirl pool tubs.
▪ The service at the resort is very good and upon arrival, guests will be appointed a butler. In addition, you will receive a ‘firefly’ communication device, so that you contact your butler at any time whilst the service team remains as unobtrusive as possible.
▪ Food is excellent. The resort has one restaurant, the Jade Mountain Club. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (but all food can be served in your room as well, so no need to leave your sanctuary during your honeymoon) and its cuisine is a modern fusion with Caribbean influences. All vegetables come from their farm.
▪ There is live entertainment on selected evenings, ranging from jazz musicians to a classical acoustic guitarist.
▪ The rooftop Celestial Terrace is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails or star-gazing (look out for shooting stars!) while enjoying the breathtaking panoramas.
Some things to know about Jade Mountain:
Jade Mountain is a stunning resort and should be on the bucket list of every discerning traveler. It’s one of the world’s best resorts for spending your honeymoon. Having said that, there are some minor issues that you need to beware of...
▪ Privacy might be a problem for the sanctuaries located on the lower floors (as their terraces are visible from the floors above them).
▪ Jade Mountain is built on a cliff above its sister property, Anse Chastenet, and the beach and most amenities are shared with the older, less glamorous sibling and its clients.
▪ The 5 Sky sanctuaries do not have a private pool in the room (which is clearly mentioned on the website). But for the guests staying at those suites, there is basically no pool to use. The only other pool in the hotel is an infinity pool located in the restaurant, and it would be rather weird to take a swim in that one.
▪ The on-site beach club, with lots of comfortable loungers lined up in rows by the water, is nice but not stunning: the sand it is not white but rather gray. In addition, the beach is not private but public (as is the case with EVERY beach in St Lucia) and there are locals present trying to sell you stuff as well as motorized boats that offer taxi services.
▪ 300 stairs separate the beach from your sanctuary, so if you do not want to walk, you will be at the mercy of your butler who will promptly arrange a shuttle to pick you up.
▪ There are no televisions, radios or telephones in the infinity pool sanctuaries and sky suites in keeping with the overall resort experience. While this is perfect for most who want to detach from daily life, it may be annoying for some.
▪ The private infinity pools are architecturally stunning but very cold so make sure the pool heater is ON!
▪ Transfer to/from the International Airport takes about 45 to 60 minutes on a winding road. Especially on the last 3 miles, the road is not paved, bumpy and narrow. Alternatively, if you want to avoid the drive, the resort can arrange a private helicopter transfer.