We stayed at Jade Mountain for 3 nights as part of a Yin/Yang Total Romance (all inclusive) honeymoon package June 4-7, 2009. Our first 4 nights were spent in the primitive accommodations of Anse Chastanet 8A which negative review can be read on their page. We moved to Jade for our last 3 nights.
When we booked our honeymoon originally we paid for a "Star" category room but were upgraded to a "Moon" room for free because we had signed up for the resort's e-newsletter. (Do this on their homepage BEFORE you book). They send specials to those signed up on a fairly regular basis.
After quite a bit of frustration with management dealing with our earlier stay in 8A in Anse Chastanet we were offered a complimentary upgrade to a "Sun" suite (they say the best room in the house), Room JD1. All rooms ending in 1 are "Sun" suites and apparently JD1 is their version of a presidential suite. The room totally blew us away. Everything with the room was perfect, and for me to say that, is quite unusual. I freelance travel critique reviews for our local newspaper so I really look for things that can be improved upon. The accommodations here will not disappoint you.
Now, for the negatives. JE1, the sun suite above us does allow others brief glimpses into their room/pool so I would definitely specify JD1 over JE1 for that reason. Also, despite what many reviewers wrote about the food, it really is not that fantastic. Room service is still not 24 hours, which is something that needs to be changed. Service ends at 11:00 and whether you could call your butler and request something after that, I am not sure, but I believe the kitchen closes at 11. Also, the room service menu is VERY limited. There are 4 sandwich options and that is it for the sandwich category. Everything fits on 1 page of a piece of paper. The options definitely need to be expanded, especially for lunch/snacks. The best food for sure with the most extensive menu is the beach bar, Trou Au Diable. If you are not on the all inclusive meal plan you need to change that immediately. We totaled up the amount of money we would have spent on food if we had not been on the AI plan and it was around $2500.00 for the week. Obviously, we were eating way more than usual because it was all included but still, you really need to only consider the AI plan. Jade Mountain Club is very beautiful. The bread cart was actually my favorite part of the meal. I did not find the food to be much better than the Treehouse restaurant at Anse Chastanet. We are foodies so I think I was just expecting more. The food is certainly very good, probably the best you will get in St. Lucia, but certainly for those of you from the food capitals of NYC and San Fran, you are not going to be blown away.
Jade Mountain's accommodations are flawless and probably one of the most unique experiences in the world. Yes, it is a bit warm at night, but not overly so and you always have your pool to cool down. The food is very good, not anything earth shattering, and room service needs improvement. I would definitely stay at Jade again and recommend it for honeymooners. If you have the cash to stay here, do it, you will not be disappointed. If ever a room warranted a price tag as absurdly high as a Sun sanctuary at Jade, it is JD1. Please email me if you have any questions at all! [--]
- 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