St Lucia is a very beautiful Island/country but is expensive. This resort is outrageously expensive. We stayed at its older sister resort, Anse Chastanet which is below Jade Mountain Resort and had a lunch and breakfast at the Resort and took the tour offered to Anse Chasanet guests. Jade Mountain does not have rooms or suites. They have 29 "sanctuaries" which I find narcissistic and ostentatious. 24 of the 29 rooms have private infinity pools. The resort is extremely proud of the recycled glass tiles in the pools which are very pretty. Each room is different (we were shown 3) and all have fantastic views of the Pitons across the bay through the open wall. There is no A/C or TV. The resort shares the beach and other activities such as scuba diving with Anse Chastanet. Guests at each resort can dine in any of the resorts' restaurants with some restrictions for the lower class rooms.
Before our tour, we had lunch in the Jade Mountain Restaurant. The view was fantastic. The food and presentation was exquisite. The service was exceptional. And the mango passion fruit cannolis and mango cheese cake for dessert were memorable. On the day we left, we had breakfast at Jade Mountain again. We were joined by 2 other couples with whom we had been diving all week but had not been there before. We were badly disappointed. The service was inferior to that of the buffet at the Treehouse restaurant at Anse Chastanet. Coffee was served after we ordered and it was lukewarm. The cups were filled only halfway which made sense because they were very large cups but the waiters did not keep them filled. We had to ask for more coffee. The food was not hot when it was served. And the presentation lacked any garnishments other than being served on fancy plates. I don't know if it was because we were from the basement rooms or the fact that there were 6 of us and they are geared to serve only 2 at a time. It likely was the latter because we ordered 2 belgium waffles and 4 omelets and the kitchen probably had only 2 omelet saute pans and 1 waffle iron. Also the kitchen is not adjacent to the restaurant and it was raining so every plate was wrapped in plastic which had to be removed before it was served. Unfortunately this was our last meal at the resort and will be the last memory we took home with us.
Jade Mountain may be a great place for a romantic vacation or a discreet affair where you never leave your room but it is not the kind of place where we would be comfortable even if we could afford it.
Please read our review of Anse Chastanet.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Jade Mountain Hotel
- Hotel Jade Mountain
- Jade Mountain St Lucia
- Jade Mountain Resort St. Lucia/Soufriere