Luxury in Saint Lucia: 4 Resorts with a Difference

Jade Mountain
Tucked away within fragrant mango trees and rustling coconut palms, the isle of Saint Lucia is one of the most scenic destinations in the Caribbean. With a beautiful translucent ocean and the towering Piton Mountains as a backdrop, the Saint Lucia scenery is about as far as it gets from the concrete jungle of London.  And less than a nine hour direct flight from London, Saint Lucia is completely accessible for Londoners looking to escape the city for a bit. Renowned for its friendly locals and spectacular accommodation with daily changing activity programmes, Saint Lucia is a no-brainer for a sunny holiday in the Caribbean. Here are some of the most recommended places to stay in Saint Lucia:


FEATURED: Windjammer Landing

Windjammer Landing - North Point Villas

At the end of a long manicured drive, entering the grounds of Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is like coming home. The booms swing open with a smile from the gate attendant and you’re welcomed into a fully self-sufficient resort where a frosty red rum punch awaits at reception. Beautiful white buildings with a private beach, hammocks drifting lazily in the ocean, gentle Caribbean music wafting out from the laidback beachfront restaurants… this is what the Caribbean is all about.

Beautiful white villas and suites are tucked into the hillside offering spacious rooms for families and couples. The new North Point Villas are set directly on the beachfront and offer exquisite private pools overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Wake up with a sunrise yoga class overlooking the ocean or a signature treatment at the new Spa. With five swimming pools, a kids club and an exciting event programme (think Caribbean dance classes, Tai Chi classes, bonfire theme nights, kiddies pyjama parties, crab races, paddleboard yoga, teen’s escorted shopping trips and more), there is something for everyone at Windjammer Landing.

Why we love it: A laidback beach resort without all the stuffiness expected at five star hotels.  We love the North Point Villas with their own exquisite private pools – order room service and enjoy a drink overlooking the beach resort without even leaving your pool. Browse our holiday offers.

 

The BodyHoliday

The BodyHoliday

The BodyHoliday offers an active holiday for fitness lovers with a daily changing sport and fitness schedule, personalised training, and fantastic nutrition and lifestyle consultations. An activity blackboard lists the wide range of activities available each day, including aqua classes, Zumba, Pilates, yoga, meditation, fencing, spinning classes, gymnastics, an activity trail, and more. Relax and recuperate with a complimentary 50 minute spa treatment at the Ayurvedic spa every full day of your stay and treat yourself at the hair and beauty salon. Single guests will enjoy the cocktail parties and communal tables set up especially for solo travellers looking to meet new people. The resort offers the best of both worlds with a selection of healthy food (and eating plans that fit your personalised fitness programme) but a buffet full of appetising food is available too. The BodyHoliday is available for guests 16 years and older.

Why we love it: The resort offers a mix of fitness and leisure activities to fit every fitness schedule. The BodyAware Program offers personalised nutrition advice and fitness testing that will allow you to find your perfect wellness routine. Browse our holiday offers.


Anse Chastanet

Anse Chastanet view

Perched high up above the Caribbean Sea with incredible views of the Piton Mountains, Anse Chastanet is one of the most beautiful resorts in Saint Lucia. Spread over 600 tropical acres, Anse Chastanet is unusual in that it offers minimal walls or windows and invites the stunning natural foliage and the flowers, the sea views and the bird song to be a part of your holiday. Some rooms are tucked between coconut palms on the beach and offer wraparound balconies while others have the fourth wall open and remain completely private. There is so much to do at Anse Chastanet, including yoga, jungle biking, hiking, bird watching, sea kayaking, sunset sailing, scuba diving, tennis and more. Indulge at the resort spa, Kai Belte, or simply spend a lazy day on one of the two beautiful beaches – where some of the best snorkelling in Saint Lucia can be enjoyed.

Why we love it: The open walls and feel of the hotel. And don’t worry about the bugs – Anse Chastanet was the first hotel to use yellow lights that don’t attract mosquitoes! Browse our holiday offers.

 

Jade Mountain at Anse Chastanet

Jade Mountain - room with infinity pool

Towering high above the 600 acre beachfront of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain offers organic architecture and spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Built to take advantage of the Piton Mountain views, Jade Mountain offers a glass-tiled infinity pool in the restaurant overlooking the bay and rooms with their own private infinity pools. A glistening swimming pool and sundeck takes the place where the fourth wall should be, creating a magical open space that’s reserved just for you. The resort also offers Chocolate Wine and Paradise tastings and The Emerald Estate Tree to Bar Tour where you will get to make your very own chocolate bar! Other interesting activities include night snorkelling, sunset cruises, jungle biking, and more.

Why we love it: Jade Mountain is techno-free – there are no televisions, radios or telephones (internet is available at reception and other locations on request only). Browse our holiday offers.

 

Want to plan a trip to Saint Lucia? Browse our website or chat to one of our Saint Lucia experts on 0203 131 0733

 

Author BioLauren Morling is a South African travel writer for the Best At Travel blog. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.

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