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Jade Mountain Wins Best Resort in St Lucia and One of The Top 2 in The Caribbean in Travel & Leisure's World's Best Awards
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.
20 Best Destinations for Stargazing Around the World
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but that the sight of the stars makes me dream,” wrote Vincent van Gogh. The artist may not have been talking about slumber, exactly, but stargazing has been a beloved pursuit of human beings since the beginning of time. While not soporific itself, the sight of stars aglow, the full moon hanging like ripe fruit in the sky, and the possibilities of the universe, have brought contentment and repose to generations. To be lost in the night sky’s largesse is to be connected to the world at large. Suddenly, beneath a sky aglitter, trouble and strife dissipate. Succumb to that feeling (or just enjoy a good search for a shooting star) at these star-focused accommodations around the world. Herewith, AD's list of the 20 best storybook sleeps—from St. Lucia to Australia and beyond—that await your visit.
19 of The World’s Most Instagrammable Hotels
Have you ever looked through your ‘saved’ folder on Instagram before? One look through mine returns a mood board for destinations yet to be travelled.
As a travel-lover, my Instagram feed has become filled with luxe-looking travel pictures that evoke a longing to visit these destinations – and I know I’m not alone.
10 of the Most Luxurious Hotels Around the World
Designed to complement the harmony of the surrounding Caribbean nature, this dreamy St. Lucia hideaway puts its guests in the heart of paradise. Each of the 29 rooms - dubbed sanctuaries - are absent of the fourth wall for an open-air experience with private infinity pools jutting out toward the ocean to make you feel like you're floating in midair.
A Gem In St. Lucia
Perched above the 600-acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort offers breathtaking views of the southwestern Caribbean coastline in a stunning celebration of the region’s local beauty. As can be seen, the view is nothing short of amazing. Architect and owner Nick Troubetzkoy built the resort on his personal philosophy of creating a truly luxurious getaway. In particular, he focused on creating a resort in harmony with nature with attention to local culture. Bold architectural designs, bridges leading to individual infinity pools, and rugged columns reach up into the sky.
5 Restaurants Worth Traveling For
Unparalleled settings and cuisine make up our list of the world's most luxurious restaurants. Here, discover breathtaking restaurants from the Amalfi Coast to the Pacific Coast, the Caribbean and Mexico.
8 Bucket List Hotels Worth the Trip
In almost every corner of the world, you can find awe-inspiring sights, captivating natural phenomena and historical landmarks. If you're willing to travel thousands of miles, it's easy to discover world-class art, beautiful landscapes and cherished monuments. Still, there is more to travel than just the destinations themselves. In fact, some "bucket list" hotels are so enchanting that they can become the highlight of your trip. From properties perched on rugged shorelines to big-city retreats and outposts tucked into mountaintop cliffs, some hotels offer much more than a roof over your head and a comfy bed. Here are eight bucket list hotels that can make any trip worth the journey.
Seven Adults-Only Resorts Worth Being Mature At
Views of both the Caribbean sea and the mountainous volcanic plugs, the Pitons, surround the 29 suites, called “sanctuaries,” of the Jade Mountain Resort. You can see them from your whirlpool tub, private infinity pool or canopied bed, where you’ll spend a lot of time not watching television—there are no TVs, no children, no distractions. Just some really good food served from the alfresco restaurant on site, and two blonde beaches a short hike down.
Valentine's Day All Year Round: The World's Best Romantic Hotels and Resorts
This may well be the single best romantic getaway on earth. “Unique” gets thrown around a lot in travel writing, but Jade Mountain is a truly one of a kind boutique resort, the life passion of its architect owner, built in seemingly impossible fashion around a mountain peak on one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands. It has arguably the most physically striking rooms of any resort on earth: each huge suite is a totally self-contained wonderland, with multiple tiered outdoor terraces, spa-like shower towers armed with multiple heads, and ornately tiled private infinity pools cantilevered out into space to capture views of the sea and the island’s famed Piton mountains.
Jade Mountain in St Lucia is a Miracle of Eco-friendly Luxury
When the doorbell startles me out of my daydream, I am sitting by the infinity pool in my “sanctuary” at Jade Mountain resort, doing nothing but gazing out of the window, listening to the thrum of eight ceiling fans beating back St Lucia’s tropical heat, and feeling a bit like a James Bond villain.
I answer the door to Roland, my personal butler, who has arrived, unbidden, with a trolley of snacks and cold drinks. He wheels it across to the poolside dining table, past the king-size four-poster bed and raised bathroom with Jacuzzi and twin tower showers.
11 Epic Hotels Worth Planning Your Whole Trip Around
For the ultimate in romance, look no further than this beach resort, where you and your partner can enjoy jaw-dropping views of St. Lucia’s Twin Pitons from your own private infinity pool. Butlers are on call around the clock to cater to guest needs. For those looking to do more than relax on one of the resort’s two beaches, nearby activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, mountain biking, visits to an organic farm, yoga classes, and sunset yacht cruises.
Honeymoon guide: 10 Stunning All-Inclusive Resorts Around the World
In a class of its own, Jade Mountain Resort is of the most romantic hotels in the Caribbean — nay, the world — thanks to its incredible Piton views. The ride to the resort can be rough, but the doting service, hushed ambiance (no TVs or children allowed) and open-air restaurant make it all worthwhile. The suites — referred to as “sanctuaries" — are a real treat, too. Through an open fourth wall, each enormous room overlooks the sea. Some rooms even have private in-room infinity pools for soaking with your sweetheart. Keep in mind there’s no beach on the property (the closest beach is a short shuttle ride or hike away), but privacy-seeking couples will find just what they need here.
The Most Incredible Hotel Rooms in The World
Named as the most romantic resort in the world, Jade Mountain offers some of the most insane views in the world. St. Lucia is renowned for its organic and natural beauty, and this hotel only highlights that. The weather is such that each room is open – there are no windows – and each room has its own infinity pool leading out to the sea and with incredible, out-of-this-world views.
USA Today Best of The Best: All-inclusive resorts in The Caribbean
As the region where the modern-day all-inclusive was born, the Caribbean is chock-full of resorts that come with unlimited food, drink and play. Planning a getaway in the sun is a no-brainer, but choosing a resort that fits the bill is another story. Whether you’re traveling with the kids or in the mood for an adults-only holiday, check out our best-of-the-best for families, foodies, couples and those seeking adventure.
11 Hotel Pool Bars With Beautiful Views
Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia: It doesn’t get more picturesque than the mountainous St. Lucia. At the Jade Mountain Resort, each suite has its own infinity pool, but there’s also one right in the middle of the Jade Mountain Club restaurant.
Jade Mountain: The First Caribbean Hotel to Earn LEED Gold
The design is as stunning as the resort is sustainable, requiring nearly no HVAC, minimal electricity, drawing water almost completely by gravity, and feeding guests locally grown, organic foods.
“I wanted to create individualized spatial environments that would enable guests to forget the fact they’re in a hotel room—and in essence to forget every preconception and to experience the psychology of a dynamic and monumental space on an intuitive and primal emotional level,” says architect/owner Nick Troubetzkoy about Jade Mountain, a popular destination for St. Lucia honeymoons.
Get A Glimpse Inside This Sustainable Island Paradise
We took a trip to one of the most beautiful and eco-friendly vacay destinations out there. Explore breathtaking Jade Mountain with stunning photos and all the deets on this sustainable paradise…
EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL IS becoming more and more popular these days. And we’re all about it normally, from El Camino’s photographer-included adventures to the rush of exotic yoga retreats that have hit the wellness world. But, on the flip, sometimes a girl just needs to get away and since “group activities” are usually deeply woven into the framework of experiential travel, we recently decided to go a different route for a holiday getaway.
Five Laid-Back Caribbean Hotels For Couples
Jade Mountain Couples have been known to spend several days sequestered in the three-walled “sanctuaries” at this St. Lucia resort, where stunning views of the Pitons and private infinity pools make it hard to leave.
The Most Incredible Infinity Pools in The World
Infinity pools are fun, soothing and-- let's face it-- pretty awesome looking.
These luxurious hotel hotspots feature some of the world's coolest places to splash around.
Soak In Jade Mountain, St. Lucia’s Most Passionate Luxury Resort
Are you a passionate person? Seriously, ask yourself that question.
Is your laugh usually the loudest in the room? Does the majesty of nature still leave you speechless? When you look into the eyes of your travel partner, can they tell you want do devour them? Do you sometimes find that you just need to stand still and take it all in?
If you’re not sure, or if you answer anything other than an emphatic “YES!” move on. I don’t want to waste Jade Mountain on anyone who won’t appreciate this singular experience.
Hidden Gem of The Caribbean
With lush rainforests and mountainous terrain, Saint Lucia is a beauty of an island that still manages to feel like a hidden gem of the Caribbean. Pack a swimsuit plus something for motion-sickness – there are so many switchback roads through the mountains, it’s enough to make even the steadiest person’s head spin – and you’re all set for a tropical getaway to this island treasure where you can go all out or vacay more moderately.
Top 10 Most Luxurious Resorts in The Caribbean
With an abundance of powder-soft sands, coconut covered hills, and lush valleys of sugar cane and bananas, it should come as no surprise that the Caribbean is the number one holiday destination in the Americas. With the cold and dark winter days rapidly approaching, some will start craving about a warm sea breeze, poolside cocktails and glorious beaches. To help you pick the right spot, I made a selection of my 10 favorite Caribbean luxury resorts, that rank among the most lavish in the world.
Top 10 Cliffside Resorts with Views to Die For
Carved into a hillside near St. Lucia’s highest point, Jade Mountain claims unrivaled views of the island’s twin Pitons from 29 open-air guest rooms (each with its own swimming pool or hot tub), a fine-dining restaurant, and a sprawling rooftop lounge.
EXCLUSIVE “TOP 25” LIST FROM AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL HONORS SAINT LUCIA’S JADE MOUNTAIN RESORT FOR ‘MOST BREATHTAKING VIEWS’
St. Lucia, May 2016: Jade Mountain, the unique Saint Lucia resort known for its open-air sanctuaries and picture-perfect panoramas, has just rated a spot on American Express Travel's list of the world’s top 25 hotels offering a "Best in Class" customer experience.
Jade Mountain won the award for "Most Breathtaking Views."
This exclusive list was selected from the portfolio of more than 800 luxury getaways worldwide recommended by American Express Travel's Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR). The winning hotels were chosen by an elite group of globetrotting experts: the editors at Departures magazine, American Express Travel Counselors and members of the company's executive team. "These are all hotels that deliver extraordinary experiences to our Card Members," American Express told the winners in a statement.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized by American Express as their choice for Most Breathtaking View and to be in company with some of the most acclaimed hotels in the world,” said Karolin Troubetzkoy, owner and marketing director of Jade Mountain and its adjacent sister hotel, Anse Chastanet.
From the outset, the goal of owner and architect Nick Troubetzkoy has been to showcase Saint Lucia's unrivaled beauty. The mountainside rooms, each with a wall open to the elements, are designed like prosceniums that perfectly frame the waters of the Caribbean and the twin Piton peaks, all part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. As Troubetzkoy puts it, "What I’ve tried to do with Jade Mountain is to change the entire concept of a hotel room. I wanted to create environments that enable guests to forget about the furniture or the fact that they’re in a hotel – in essence, to forget about everything other than experiencing the psychology of this unique space on an intuitive level.”
With its mesmerizing panoramas, generously sized infinity pools and details like carefully handcrafted furnishings sourced from local materials, each room is a majestic, sweeping space that's a true work of art. Jade Mountain is a labor of love and fitting tribute to Saint Lucia’s exquisite beauty.
5 Luxury Hotels With the Most Beautiful Views in the World
#1 Jade Mountain
Mother Nature is sometimes more luxurious than Prada. These five-star hotels have it all — fancy suites, seasoned chefs and designer décor, but none of that matters when you’re surrounded by natural beauty. With views like this, you’ll forget about your fancy meal and deep tissue massage. Instead, you’ll spend your whole stay staring out the window, jaw dropped and mind boggled.
Five Star Alliance - Best Honeymoon Resorts 2016
Wrapped around an infinity pool, Jade Mountain Club nourishes the body and soul. Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia's Pitons World Heritage Site, and the Caribbean Sea.
2016 BRIDES Best Honeymoons: The Top 10 Resorts in the Caribbean
#1 - Jade Mountain
Travel N Check - Top 10 Best Hotel Room Views in the World
Situated over the 600-section of land shoreline front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain St. Lucia gives visitors striking perspectives of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains.
8 Over-the-Top Luxury Suites in the Caribbean
Our Sky Suite makes ISLANDS Magazine's list of 8 Over-the-Top Luxury Suites in the Caribbean! The 1,650-square-foot Sky suite at Jade Mountain towers above the hilltop with an open-air Jacuzzi primed for stargazing
JADE MOUNTAIN is named one of the World's Best Luxury Dive Resorts by CNN Travel!
Super-swanky dive resorts come in all sizes. But mostly in small. From Chile to Australia to St. Lucia, the world's most exclusive scuba hideaways serve fewer than 100 select guests.
Huffington Post UK features Jade Mountain as one of 15 Breathtaking Hotel Bathrooms to Add to Your Bucketlist
If beautiful bathrooms are right up your street, you're about to be served a serious dose of wanderlust and envy. There's nothing better than taking that first holiday shower, indulging in those super luxe mini toiletries, and feeling our cares and stresses wash away as we begin to unwind. With down time being at an absolute premium, indulging in a little me time with a good scrub or a long soak signals the start to any great getaway.
Business Insider Australia: 14 Design Hotels With the Coolest Architecture on The Planet, Includes Jade Mountain
Hotels all over the world hire top-notch interior designers to create stunning spaces that feel like home — if “home” was filled with famed artworks, beautiful antiques, and seamlessly integrated, top-of-the-line technological features.
Daily Star: Ice palaces, underwater hotels and eco lodges – The 10 most beautiful hotels in the world
From heated mountain-top infinity pools to tree top huts, here are some of the most breathtaking places to stay on earth.
World's Best Caribbean Resort
It's not hard to find beautiful, soft-sand beaches and frothy turquoise swells in the Caribbean, but only some resorts will live up to the expectations of your daydreams. Every year, we ask our readers to rank their favorite resorts in the Caribbean...
Swoon-worthy: The sexiest beds in the Caribbean
USA Today — All about a dozen roses, sweet chocolate and a good-mood getaway to the tropics, Valentine’s Day is also the sexiest holiday of the year. Twosomes are kick-starting their mojo in super snazzy suites with super sexy beds fluffed up with big pillows and silky sheets.
Porthole Cruise Magazine Presents the 2016 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Caribbean Luxury Hotel to Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 18, 2016 – Porthole Cruise Magazine, the nation's leading consumer cruise and travel lifestyle publication, is proud to announce that Jade Mountain (St. Lucia) has been awarded the 2016 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Caribbean Luxury Hotel. The winners are announced in the March/April 2016 issue, which is currently on newsstands, and are also listed in online at Porthole.com.
Porthole Cruise Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Bill Panoff, has over 30 years of cruise industry expertise and knowledge, so each year, he awards his top picks for outstanding services and hospitality in the cruise and travel industry.
"It's an honor to recognize companies who consistently exceed expectations in terms of service, quality, excellence, and creating memorable travel experiences,” said Panoff.
Available bimonthly on newsstands and by print and digital subscriptions, Porthole Cruise Magazine covers all cruise experiences from megaships to sailing ships, expeditions to luxury experiences.
About Porthole Cruise MagazinePorthole Cruise Magazine is the nation's leading consumer cruise and travel outlet. From cover to cover as well as online, the magazine features sophisticated cruise and travel editorial for savvy consumers worldwide. Expert writers and columnists cover everything from the latest trends in cruise travel to ship reviews, destination features, onboard cuisine, entertainment, amenities, innovations, spas, and more. Porthole Cruise Magazine is available in print and digital editions.
Conde Nast Readers Vote Jade Mountain St Lucia No. 1 Caribbean Resort
Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia was rated the Top Caribbean Resort in the US Condé Nast Traveler 26th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards…third year in a row!
Jade Mountain is also number 40 in the overall list of the TOP 100 Great Hotels and Resorts of the World receiving a 95.312 score from the readers based on rooms, service, location, food, dining/design, activities, facilities and value.