My Homeland, Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia.
SAINT LUCIA AND THE BEAUTIFUL JADE MOUNTAIN.
Did you know that Saint Lucia has two Nobel Laureates and they were both born on January 23rd? With a population of a little under 170, 000 the island is beautiful, with turquoise waters, pristine beaches, unique hotels and two geniuses that share the same birthday. I decided that my first piece would be about my homeland, for two reasons. One, it is the most beautiful island in the Caribbean and two, it is my homeland and I know every nook and cranny that you need to know about having a blast during your visit. From where to stay, to where to eat, and what to do, I will give you some insights for a quick weekend getaway. Flying into Saint Lucia from the USA is very easy and speedy. There are nonstop services from Miami, Atlanta, John F Kennedy, Boston Logan and Charlotte. So getting to Saint Lucia for a quick weekend getaway is an absolute must. My quick getaway was a blast, I wanted to do something special with my husband. We stayed at the Jade Mountain and had a sanctuary with our very own infinity pool. This was one of my most relaxing getaways. I highly recommend that you include “A getaway to Jade Mountain” on your bucket list. The entire experience at Jade was awe-inspiring. From the swift, no fuss check- in with refreshing mint scented cold towels, to the welcome drink that you have to ask for seconds and thirds, and to the smile of your own personal butler waiting to whisk you to very own your sanctuary. Located in Soufriere Jade Mountain is definitely “building in harmony with nature. The room, I meant Sanctuaries are open air with just three walls, the fourth wall is missing. You have your very own bridge that ushers your into private sanctuary with infinity pool where you can create your magic. There are no televisions, telephones or radios in the rooms, just you, yours and nature. Absolutely stunning. Our sanctuary was everything we expected and more. We spent our first night in a Star Infinity Pool Sanctuary. I was happy because it was green and green is my favorite color.
We were fortunate to sample the all-inclusive menu, and it is highly recommended for your stay. Everything is included except for a few liquor items that am sure you can live without or in my case, did not know existed. Our first night, our butler met us at exactly the time requested, he was not a second late. This is what we called service. He walked us over to the restaurant where our table and servers were waiting. We dined at the Jade Mountain Club, this was dining taken to new heights, literally. We watched the sunset then dined under the stars, what a magnificent night it was. The food is oh so delightful. We ordered whatever the butler recommended and everything was scrumptious. Not wanting to be up too early, after a wonderful evening at the Jade Club, we placed our room service breakfast order with our amazing butler. We both ordered the Saint Lucia breakfast and this is a must on your vacation. Fresh hot cocoa tea with stewed salt fish, cucumber salad with tomatoes and avocado, and freshly baked creole bread. Add a glass of freshly squeezed lime juice and now you know why Saint Lucia have two Nobel Laureates and the people are always so happy in the morning. This breakfast will make you smile all day. Jade Mountain is a located in the Southern part of the island, and there is an abundance of activities to enjoy. From climbing the majestic Pitons, to jumping in a waterfall or just cruising in the botanical gardens. Visiting the volcano is another must and you really have to revel in the mud baths. It literally takes a few years off you and you get smooth baby butt skin afterwards.
You can also relax in the turquoise waters or snorkel and scuba dive. I relaxed in the hammock on the beach all day and ordered drinks and snacks from the beach. All you had to do was lift your flag and the server came for your order. Genius. But you know what was most amazing, the beach service includes you being sprayed with this fresh, minty cold spritzer that, that feels so good it is orgasmic. On our last night, we were upgraded to what we called “Heaven on Earth” JD1 to be exact. This room is one of the highest categories of the Sanctuaries and has the most impressive panoramic views, with the Pitons right smack in front of you. The category is called Galaxy and you absolutely have to request the Galaxy. It is THE nicest room and most romantic room I have ever stayed in. You have the best views from the toilet, the bathroom, the infinity pool and your bed. The room is so gorgeous we decided to have our own personal photo-shoot in our room. Yes it was our room for 24 hours and we enjoyed every minute of it. I hope you enjoyed this weekend getaway and you do plan on doing one soon. Life is too short so work hard and play harder. If you plan to visit Saint Lucia soon, here are my top 5 enjoyable activities.
- A private picnic at Pigeon Island National Landmark. Climb the famous Fort while you are at it.
- Enjoy a local lunch at the Golden Touch restaurant in the Sleepy town of Gros Islet, though the town is definitely not sleepy on Friday nights. This is the home of the famous Friday Night Street party, every single Friday.
- Enjoy a catamaran cruise to Soufriere, or as we call it a booze cruise.
- Enjoy a walk in the botanical gardens and stop for a mud bath in the Sulphur Springs.
- Enjoy a fabulous lunch at Ladera Resort.
For more information about Saint Lucia, visit www.stlucianow.com Until then, see you on my next location. Can you guess my next location? Here is a tip. The island is known for the aloe vera plant.