St Lucia has a special place in my heart. I’ve been fortunate to stay at some pretty spectacular places around the world in my young lifetime and Jade Mountain stands out as one of the most memorable, helping to make St. Lucia a place I plan to revisit often.
What made this property so special? Well, the galaxy suites for one. An open air sanctuary is what they call them – hotel rooms the size of small homes with everything you could want or need within your suite (including a private infinity pool). The only thing missing? Walls! These sanctuaries have two of their four walls removed for an experience among the stars, sunset, and sunrise you will not forget. The hotel was designed by owner Nick Troubetzkoy and built into the hillside looking like something built from nature and almost futuristic at the same time. A boutique property, with only twenty nine rooms, you might fear for your privacy. But fear not, the resort was built into the hillside in such a manner that you can see out to the resort but others can’t see into your room. Not to mention that your suite extends out to its own private bridge and no one can enter onto the bridge without permission (or the appropriately colored flags hanging outside your door). With arguably the best view of the Pitons on the island, a personal butler to cater to your every need, and a beach down below with snorkeling, sunning, and a waterside restaurant, if you are the type of couple to unpack and never want to leave, then you’ve found home. Jade Mountain is the ultimate luxury for couples who want to do less and enjoy more.
Breakfast on your patio as the sun rises is a must do!
The infinity edge in-suite pools have the most magical views!
Be sure to plan an evening on the rooftop – an incredible dining experience underneath the stars awaits you. James Beard Award winning Chef Allen Susser’s Jade Cuisine Restaurant is full of flavor, inviting atmosphere, attentive and friendly staff and a view that clearly can’t be beat. In fact, few places in the world rival the view or staff at this very special spot.
Photos: Jade Mountain
Travel Tip: Pack an eye mask! Watching the sun rise and set from your fourposter canopy bed is certainly awe-inspiring but you may want to sleep off the wedding a bit longer than nature allows.