|Posted on September 11, 2019 at 11:20 PM|
We just returned from St. Lucia where we started our trip off with a stay at Jade Mountain resort. If you are not familiar with this option let me paint a picture for you. The sanctuaries are all nestled along a mountain side with wonderful views of the Pitons and a sunset above the bay. Each are made all the more perfect by the fact that no wall blocks your view on at least one side. All sanctuaries above the Sky suite come with its own pool and a Major Domo (butler). Even your jetted tub has a picturesque view. The resort itself has a harmony with nature mixed with the intentional unfinishedness of the columns that adds a unique feel to the resort. Color fish swim in pools edged by tiles that correspond to these used in each sanctuary while lush vegetation is found across the resort. It was so hard to leave our amazing Galaxy sanctuary. The pool was deep and refreshing . If we craved a snack or drink the Major Domo was just a call away. We did venture out to the main dining area, Jade Mountain Club, but also called room service. It is so easy to be wrapped up in each other. When we were not gazing at each other we were taking in the amazing views, sounds, and smells. Watching the boats come and go across the day and enjoying the sunset with Prosecco in hand. Perfect for a Honeymoon, Anniversary, or just private getaway it was a special experience. You can opt for special dinners on the beach, on the Sky Terrace, or in your sanctuary. There are also several culinary events that occur throughout the year. I just opted to do the special Lobster menu at dinner one night. The bed is wrapped in netting offering a romantic look and protection at night while you sleep. Our "turn down" chocolates were presented in a crystal heart and Made on site. We were a bit concerned going in that we would have difficulty sleeping as we do love our air-conditioning. With the fan on above the bed and the water sounds from the infinity pool we soon found we need not of worried. Sleep came quickly. In case you forgot something there is a cute shop just a few steps from the sanctuaries. They offer chocolate tasting of the resort made chocolates.(I loved the chili option). They also sale the tiles that look like sculptures across the resort. I would have loved to add one to the Tiki Bar. In case you realize past it operational hours that you need something don't worry your Major Domo can grant you access to choose your items. Jade Mountain also has a private Heli pad. The roads to the resort offer a glimpse into life on St. Lucia. It also offers a lot of twists and turns and switchbacks. The ride from the airport ended up being about 90 minutes by car and would have been less than 15 by Helicopter. If unlike me you can talk your partner into it I think it is definitely the way to come and go. Below Jade Mountain is its sister resort Anse Chastanet. IF you can pull yourself from your sanctuary you have full use of this area as well. This part is a family resort and offers more dining, the beach areas, scuba program, and tour options. From the resort you can snorkel at the base of the Pitons. We did this the last time we were in St. Lucia and saw a lot of colorful fish. You could also choose to visit the volcano or a waterfall or two. A half day tour by boat is also common or if you are more active a bike or kayak trip is possible. This area to me had a nice St. Lucia flavor and there were some vendors on the beach if you wanted to purchase some souvenirs.