Jade Mountain Resort
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... tropical rainforest, golden sand beaches, cascading waterfalls and astonishing geological features, most notably the towering twin Pitons - all awaiting our exploration.
Local yacht day-workers we met at the marina, Vision and Mishanna, offered to take us on a private tour of the island. The 5 of us packed into Vision's SUV early Friday morning and set out on the winding coastal highway that cuts across the mountains with hairpin turns and dizzying ...
... art studio, which was highly recommended in my Lonely Planet book. I can see why. The carvings themselves are amazing. Some look like items I've seen in the Hirshorn. The owner himself was on-site and was happy to show people how to care or their pieces.Further on the way, I saw a sign for a Rum factory tour. The guard at the gate let me in and told me where to go for the tour, but they weren't running tours that day. They basically just got me into a ...
... worked at one of the resorts who suggested crossing the bridge and trying a bar called Whispers. I followed his advice. Had a drink at the nearest bar then one for the road at Whispers before walking back to the hotel.
The banks close early here as I established yesterday, but they also open early so I was able to change US$200 in EC before I left on my tour. My driver, Mario, was a cool dude with a bandana and dreads who also knew a lot about the ...
... an uninhabited shore with a reputation for fine snorkeling on one side and an unobstructed view of the Pitons on the other. Dave splurged on some Piton beer for the occasion.
We went ashore to look around and deposit our trash and later snorkeled the northwest shoreline which, despite its reputation, we found to be largely unremarkable in that area. The shoreline closer to our boat within the bay appeared to hold much more promise with a large amount of ...
... still live and kicking in st lucia) Registratrs are had to come by in this part of the world (they jst dont exist) so the SHOs work tremendously hard as do all the nursing staff covering the wards-and as in days gone by; sisters and matrons command a lot of power!
I've met a few other students out here. Rachael, who's staying in the same guesthouUse as me is from Edinburgh and then theres the brighton duo who we're starting to explore the north of the island with. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Jade Mountain Resort Soufrière
After 26 years of marriage and the last of our three children out of the house, I offered to take my wife on a tour of the most romantic spots through out the world. This was our second stop and I'm going to have a difficult time topping it.
My husband & I with couple of friends stayed at Jade Mtn in Jan. We are all well-traveled & found this place to be one of the most beautiful re architecture, setting, and high quality fittings we have ever seen. Having the fourth wall missing was not only amazing during the day (hummingbirds came daily to feed on plants) but at night was a real treat watching shooting stars. What could be better than luxury camping!!! Although there was always a nice breeze, we did need a fan (besides the overhead ones) by our bed. We didn't need the mosquito netting. That said, there were many issues this hotel needs to address before I would return: 1)there is no way to contact reception, housekeeping, room service, or our friends in a room 150 steps above us, etc. except by hanging out a bag on the door or flagging a guard down outside. It was incredibily inconvenient & if there was a real emergency - there would be considerable delay. 2) housekeeping in morning was fair, turndown was horrible (left wet towels, didn't sweep up after breezy days so alot of debris was in the room, no dusting, 3) 2 nights we had no water pressure or hot water for ~20minutes & there was a leak from the inner plumbing of the sink on to the beautiful coral stone floors (enough that I had to keep using my husband's sink), & the drain in the jacuzzi wouldn't close (was not fixed for 2 days 4) food at jade mountain is fair except great gazpacho, the indian restaurant at the beach good food. In the islands service is much slower than in the states - so be aware not to expect fast service. (On the whole the service staff NEEDS to be trained better -like One & Only Properties around the world - where they go out of their way to for their visitors).
Rooms at Jade Mountain are fabulous!
I had the opportunity to stay at Jade Mountain resort just before Christmas. I was overwhelmed by the beautiful spacious rooms, the mesmerizing glass tiled swimming pools and the incredible view. I was given a tour of many of the rooms, and there is not one room that did not feel or look luxurious. Each room was a different layout, with different furniture, different bathroom fixtures, and a different shape and color swimming pool, but each room had a spectacular view.
It was difficult not to feel relaxed. The food at the restaurants was very good, and the staff extremely friendly. I hope to be able to go back when the resort is completed.
We stayed for a week in Jan 07 in a Star Suite, Jade Mountain. It was an outstanding vacation. Why? The room. The view. The service. The atmosphere. The food. The pool. The cool breezes. The mountain biking. The hiking trails.
we have stayed at anse chastenet many times and were excited to stay at their new highend addition. it was really nice to see so many of anse chastenet long term staff is still there : calixta and melitus at the restaurant , abo on the beach , ponti and victor at scuba st.lucia and andrina the queen bee of the beach bar . the new carib/indian restaurant "aspara" is a welcome addition , but the food needs improving.
The hotel is without a doubt one of the most beautiful we had ever seen - the rooms were spectacular (only surpassed - just, by the view of the Pitons we had from our room). Some days we barely left our room - why would you with sun, a pool and room service!!
Superb time at Jade Mountain. The room and the views were absolutely splendid. Only two downsides were:
1) There was still a lot of building work going on through the day even though this was supposed to have finished by end of Nov.
2) Had a few issues with my final bill which took some time to resolve.
Apart from the above though I would highly recommend this resort and will likely return in the future. Staff, Food, Accomodation & Facilities were all excellent.
Our stay at Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet was such an amazing experience, I find it difficult even to articulate. Pictures, words, or anything short of actually staying at this unbelievable resort will just not be sufficient to impress upon prospective guests how truly great it is. I actually briefly debated about even writing this review, for fear it will just be booked beyond belief once the word gets out. But honestly, they deserve such kudos, and our sincere thanks, I just couldn't resist.
Nothing Like it Anywhere!
Stayed at the incredible Jade Mountain Suites at Anse Chastanet a couple of weeks ago. Only when you are standing inside this suite can you really and truly appreciate the beauty and luxury of it all! We stayed in the Sun Suite JC1 for 2 nights after staying for 2 nights in 11C down on the beach (which was also wonderful) for our 20th wedding anniversary! Can't wait to go back someday when the area is completed and there is no more construction and they have the club and reception areas complete. They say it should be by February! Enjoy the posted pics! Even if you stay at Anse Chastanet for most of your trip - Treat yourself to at least a couple of nights at the Jade!
Rooms are amazing! :)
I am a travel agent and went on a Fam Trip (visiting most of the hotels on the island). This resort is still in the building stages but the rooms are stunning. They look out onto the Piton mountains, with infinity pools, tiles specifically made for Jade Mountain Resort only, the bath tubs are made for 2, the 4th wall in the room is missing and there are not mosquitos as it's yellow lighting- not white, huge double beds (on request)= just amazing.
It's opening in Feb 07 and is 100% worth a visit.
Only 1 downside- it's literally up the top of a mountain/hill. Not suitable for people with walking difficulties.