A few places on earth inspire a sense of awe. And rarely, they are hotels. Finding one that does, then, is often a treat for the senses – an otherworldly wave of both astonishment and delight washing over you at first sight. This sensation is perhaps the epitome of luxury: to be brought into a moment and to be indulged by it.
Jade Mountain is one such example. Nestled atop the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia, the resort offers a beautiful view of the country’s many mountains and the splendor of the Caribbean Sea. Indeed, it is a place that exudes romance in every nook and cranny.
If you’re looking to spend a romantic weekend getaway here, then, you wouldn’t be far off the mark. Jade Mountain, after all, provides everything you need to woo your special someone. Take heed of the following tips in its arsenal:
Soak in the surroundings
When you get to Jade Mountain, you might feel the urge to explore the area. And it is one that is rightly justified. Jade Mountain in itself is a beauty to behold – as the brainchild of architect Nick Troubetzkoy, the resort joins the ranks of modern organic architecture marvels as it navigates its way through the island’s natural beauty; working to highlight it rather than overshadow it. Taking the time to bask in its walls and surroundings, then, is a great way to spend time with your loved ones.
Instead of the typical hotel suite or pavilion, the Jade Mountain boasts of another innovation – the sanctuary, a skillfully constructed private room with an open fourth wall. This element gives the space a feeling of continuity, flowing outward into the grand St. Lucia landscape. And the ceilings are 15 ft high, providing the area and its occupants more room to breathe.
In an interview with the official Jade Mountain website, Troubetzkoy notes how these architectural decisions were made to uplift those who decide to inhabit its halls while showcasing the beauty of the island. And indeed, the sanctuaries pose a way to feel connected with the environment without leaving the comfort of one’s room – making it the perfect place to lounge in and languidly bask in the sights.
If staying in your sanctuary feels too static, Jade Mountain also provides various activities outside the resort that lets you explore the island to your heart’s content. They offer a number of walking and hiking excursions, where you can explore the Piton mountains or the nearby rainforest. For something more leisurely, you can also stroll down the soft sand beaches or go bird watching.
Take a dip
To add to their allure, the sanctuaries contain a private infinity pool, positioned in a way that they seem to flow into the landscape. Far from a mere gimmick, however, they serve as a critical element in the creation of each room as they visually lead towards the open air spaces. Taking a dip can bring about a wonderful sense of connection, which you and your partner can both indulge in blissfully.
Each pool carries a unique design, relative to the sanctuary they inhabit. If you’re tired from all the swimming, the pools also contain a shallow lounging area, letting you enjoy the water without too much effort. One key feature is the glass tiles, specially made for Jade Mountain.
The website notes that the tiles carry a specific color scheme per room, one that is also applied to the sanctuary bathrooms. This scheme provides the whole space with an extra level of unity, essentially bringing more life into it. And at night, the pool is illuminated, in a way that can configure a specific color arrangement depending on one’s preference.
Beyond the infinity pools, Jade Mountain also offers water-based activities such as scuba-diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and water sports. If you’re looking for something for something even more romantic, you can also opt to sail into the sunset on a yacht.
Indeed, with all its amenities, a stay at Jade Mountain can prove to be quite a healing experience. If you would like to take it a step further, however, the resort also offers a variety of wellness services that can make your stay even more invigorating:
- Treat your body. Whether it’s in the resort’s Kai En Ciel Spa or the comfort of your sanctuary, you can avail of the many spa offerings Jade Mountain provides – all of which are designed to offer a personalized approach to wellness. From Abhyangam massage to a chocolate body mask, you’re sure to find a treatment that suits your specific needs. Jade Mountain also provides tandem bundles for you and your loved one, like their Alchemy for Two spa ritual and Romance Ritual.
- Ground yourself. Aside from spa treatments, the resort also offers other wellness services, like yoga and meditation. Going beyond fitness, the sessions provide a more holistic approach to creating mental and spiritual clarity, as well as healing.
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