a mesmerizing resort
Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on Saint Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating Saint Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy has expanded upon his philosophy of building in harmony with Caribbean nature in his creation of Jade Mountain Saint Lucia. The bold architectural design – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain Saint Lucia one of the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort experiences.
Expect grand 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 of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea. Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors, the Jade Mountain Club celebrates 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. Enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain with all of sister resort Anse Chastanet’s restaurants, bars, boutiques, art gallery, spa, scuba, bike and watersports facilities as well as 2 soft sand beaches available and easily accessible to Jade Mountain guests by foot or resort shuttle at all times.
your destination wedding at Jade Mountain
At Jade Mountain, each weddings is a unique and personalized event organized in direct consultation with the bride and groom who can also add their own vows to the civil ceremony. Wedding ceremonies are limited to one a day. There is no dedicated “wedding chapel”; instead, the bride and groom may choose their own “very special location” either at Jade Mountain or at the sister property Anse Chastanet. Location choices include the Jade Mountain's Celestial Terrace, the Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin beaches belonging to the 600 acre estate, the resorts' old colonial plantation with 18th century remains, a nearby waterfall, the coral reef or the privacy of a Jade Mountain sanctuary.
No hassle: Jade Mountain will arrange for all legal documents and legal processing. Legal documents are prepared prior to arrival, based on a questionnaire to be filled in. Required for preparation are copies of passports and/or birth certificates together with photo ID and, if applicable, copy of divorce documents showing the final decree (decree absolute) with stamp and seal. All documents must be presented in their original on island. Jade Mountain requires a minimum 2 business days (not Sat/Sun or a holiday) to process the wedding application post arrival. Against a governmental rush fee, weddings can be processed within a 24-hour period. Catholic Church weddings can also be arranged but take at least 3 months of planning, involving the bride and groom’s parish priest at home. The bride and groom need to publish their banns in their home parish and attend the pre-nuptial sessions with their parish priest who needs to send a confirmation of this together with various pre-nuptial documents (birth and baptism certificates) to the Archbishop in Saint Lucia. Parish priests will have the exact information available.
hiking, scuba, diving and more
Part of the 600-acre estate is two beautiful, natural, soft sand beaches. There is an abundance of pristine coral reefs virtually surrounding the estate - the ideal vacation destination for honeymooners and romantics at large, those who love a great view, snorkelers, nature lovers, scuba divers, bird watchers, and all those who simply wish to get away from it all. The Jade Mountain concierge is available at all times to arrange day excursions for Jade Mountain guests. A handful of carefully selected tour guides are available to share their wealth of information about the history and culture of our beautiful island. Being situated in the southern part of the island, major sightseeing attractions such as the Rainforest, Botanical Gardens, Drive-In Volcano, and Sulphur Springs are all within easy reach. There is deep sea fishing excursions, boat shopping trips to the capital, and hiking tours up Gros Piton mountain, to name a few Jade Mountain guests have full access to all activities and facilities of Anse Chastanet.
Perfectly situated in the heart of Saint Lucia's world-renowned Marine Park, the resort's dive operation, Scuba Saint. Lucia has established itself as one of the Caribbean's top diving destinations. The longest established dive center on island, Scuba Saint Lucia is a PADI 5-Star Dive Resort, SSI Dive Resort Center, and DAN Partners in Dive Safety facility. Located at the south end of the Anse Chastanet Beach, Scuba St. Lucia offers great diving and comprehensive facilities for divers of all levels as well as a complete range of training courses taught by one of the most experienced dive professionals in the region. Perfectly set up for both beach and boat dives, Scuba Saint Lucia offers modern and well maintained equipment, guests gear storage, a well-equipped retail store and an Underwater Photo Center.
To Maximize diver safety and enjoyment, all dives offered by Scuba Saint Lucia are guided by an experienced instructor and/or dive master. The Marine Park policy is to "look but don't touch". Even empty shells should be left on the seabed and great care must be taken to not touch or kick the corals so our reefs diversity is preserved for future generations of marine life and divers enjoyment. The Anse Chastanet reef starts just 15 meters beyond the water's edge and can be enjoyed as a shore dive. The reef's remarkable ecosystem offers an amazing profusion of unusual tropical marine life in 20 to 140 feet of calm, clear water. The Anse Chastanet Reef, which is home to more than 150 different species of fish, makes for an amazing dive, day or night. In the shallow areas be sure to keep your eyes open for peacock flounders, octopus, needlefish and turtles or drop down a little deeper over dense coral growth to see puffers, moray eels, parrot fish, lobsters, and even sea horses. It truly is a unique dive site for all abilities and especially good for macro photography.
The boat dives should also not be missed, these include the dramatic walls beneath the majestic Piton Mountains, Superman's flight, a drift dive in the shadow of the Petit Piton, Coral Gardens and Jalousie under Gros Piton, Piton Wall, the wreck of the Lesleen M, Anse La Raye Wall, and Anse Cochon. Closer to home for the afternoon boat trips but no less spectacular sites, divers can explore Fairyland, Turtle Reef, Grand Caille, Trou Diable, Pinnacles, and much more. Night dives are offered twice weekly on Anse Chastanet's Reef, which really comes alive at night with many interesting crustaceans on the move, large basket stars, sleeping parrot fish, octopus and squid, bioluminescence and the "THING".
To more fully enjoy the exquisite tropical beauty of Anse Chastanet’s 600 acres, our surrounding west coast, or Saint Lucia’s central Rain Forest Reserve, Jade Mountain guests can enjoy an array of walking and hiking tours which provide an opportunity to experience first-hand the magnificent scenery the island is famous for. Many of these exclusive tours are led by trained Resort Guides who provide interesting information along the way. The most popular tour is the Anse Mamin Plantation Walk, which visits the lush coastal jungle adjacent to the resort’s second beach, Anse Mamin. Guests are sure to be dazzled by our guide’s narrative on the ruins of an historic sugar plantation and a great variety of tropical foliage and birds. Other walks visit the higher mountainous sections of the resort and nearby communities or lead to the historic town of Soufriere. For those who are seeking a more physical challenge, hikes in the central Rain Forest Reserve take participants into one of the wettest places on earth.
Jade Mountain Accomodations
Each of the 24 infinity pool sanctuaries at Jade Mountain Saint Lucia is a carefully designed, individual work of art and architecture. All of the sanctuaries celebrate an unparalleled view of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. An additional panoramic quality is provided by sanctuaries on particular elevations and those located on corners. Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and the extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. All sanctuaries feature 15ft high ceilings and are designed with the 4th wall open to the views while at the same time allowing for complete privacy. All other aspects, layout and size vary from sanctuary to sanctuary. Four rate categories of infinity pool sanctuaries have been created to reflect the square footage of the sanctuaries and size of pool: STAR, MOON, SUN and GALAXY. In addition to the 24 infinity pool sanctuaries, there are 5 sky Jacuzzi suites which feature a large Jacuzzi tub for 2, but do not have a private pool.
Jade Mountain is Saint Lucia's only resort property with the iconic view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains floating upon the Caribbean Sea. The location of the property is unsurpassed, rising majestically above the private estate of Anse Chastanet with 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft, sand Caribbean beaches with pristine coral reefs just off shore. Part of the estate is the historical plantation of Anse Mamin and Emerald Estate where the resort grows its own organic produce.