Where to start....like most other reviewers, we thought Jade Mountain was absolutely amazing. We spent a week in JA2 for our honeymoon on the total romance package (which we definitely recommend!) and are sad to be back at home.
We got there and were immediately greeted by Manuel, who helped us to our room and gave us a tour the next morning. The rooms are awesome, like nothing you've ever imagined. Yes, there is the parking lot below, but with the Pitons right there, you never notice it. You can see the Pitons from your bed, the tub, the shower, and yes, even the toilet. The three-wall experience is incredible. We personally enjoyed waking up to sunshine and chirping birds, even if it was at 6:30 am. It's part of the experience. The pool is fresh water, and recycles 5 times a day. It's very refreshing after walking back to your room from the beach each afternoon (if you choose to walk - there's also a free shuttle, which we never took). Our major domos were Allain and Vito, and they were the best. They brought us breakfast every morning (which is enormous and delicious) and always had our mini fridge stocked with drinks.
Housekeeping came twice a day, which was more than necessary, but was definitely nice. There were always plenty of towels and the room was always super clean. The bathrooms on the beach were also always clean and stocked.
The food at the Jade Mountain Club was out of this world. We loved trying the different local items on the menu each night. The wait staff was also incredible. Everyone was so polite, attentive, and friendly. We had either Earl or Jerome most nights, and both were awesome. Jerome even made us a CD of local music he listens to. Eric, the sommelier, will come by to chat and will create a whole food/wine pairing if you'd like. We've never had such amazing service.
For lunch, we either ate at the beach bar or had the burgers at Anse Mamin. Andrina and Flora at Anse Mamin were always so friendly and made the best drinks. Again, we've never had such great service.
The beach is worth the walk. There are individual huts with lounge chairs, and the staff will escort you to a hut and provide you with plenty of towels. They will also assist you with kayaks, etc. Abo was very helpful!
The beach bar is great - you're about three feet from the water. We drank mostly the local lager, Pitons. They're good. If you want something special, just ask Pamela. She's been there 30-something years and is always smiling. Tyron (and maybe Ames) will sing for you, and Elena, Kerwin, and Ester were the best servers.
We went diving for the first time here, and fell in love with it. For our introductory dive, we had Victor, the human submarine. He holds the world record for number of dives, and has spent something like 6.4 years total underwater. Jade is truly lucky to have him. Another scuba instructor, Zita, took us on a guided snorkel trip which was awesome because of her knowledge and willingness to keep going until we were ready to stop. Everyone at the scuba center does everything, and they all do it with a smile. Captain Kerwin and Nicholi took us on an amazing half day sailing trip, complete with snorkeling between the two Pitons (and rum punch).
Jade Mountain is the perfect mix of privacy, great food, an amazing room, and fun water activities. You really have everything you could ever ask for. But to us, what really made the trip was the staff. We have never met such wonderful people, and really miss them. Nick Troubetzkoy is lucky to have such amazing people working at his resorts, and so is anyone who visits Jade Mountain or Anse Chastanet.
Thank you, everyone at Jade Mountain. We'll definitely be back.
- Also Known As:
- Jade Mountain Hotel
- Hotel Jade Mountain
- Jade Mountain
- Jade Mountain St Lucia
- Jade Mountain Resort St. Lucia/Soufriere
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rising majestically above its 49 room sister resort Anse Chastanet, a 600 acre beach front property, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. The 29 luxury suites are called sanctuaries, sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site and the Caribbean Sea. Jade Mountain has set a new standard in the Caribbean whether it is for modern design, luxury living or unique resort and guest service experiences.Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors, the Jade Mountain Club restaurant caters exclusively to resident guests, celebrating James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine.” Hovering in space above the Jade Mountain Club is the Celestial Terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails or star-gazing.A wide range of spa services can be enjoyed in the privacy of the Jade Mountain sanctuaries or at Kai en Ciel, Jade Mountain’s boutique spa and fitness studio. The resort major domos and a dedicated resort team ensure outstanding service around the clock.Guests may enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain plus access to all of Anse Chastanet’s facilities and services: Nestled amidst a lush tropical 600 acre tropical estate with two soft sand beaches bordering pristine coral reefs, Anse Chastanet is right in the heart of the island’s marine reserves with St. Lucia’s legendary twin peaks, the Pitons, as the dramatic backdrop.The active will enjoy the resort’s amazing range of adventure facilities. Facilities include 4 restaurants & 3 bars, professional spa, PADi 5* scuba centre, water sports with kayaking centre, 12 miles of private biking and hiking trails with mountain bike rental, sailing yacht, 3 boutiques, library and art gallery. ... more less
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