When grayness and snowstorms are part of our everyday routine in winter, we often hear the call of the islands. That’s when the scent of monoi oil, and the prospect of straw hat and a swimsuit tend to sound like a delightful proposition. Why not treat yourself to a trip to Saint Lucia? The island, nested in the Caribbean archipelago, is a true haven of wellness and sunshine: a destination worth discovering, or rediscovering. Here are some suggestions for your visit, each with a little je-ne-sais-quoi that make them extra special. Perfect if you, too, crave an escape to Saint Lucia.
A quick favourite for most people who come for a visit, Hotel Chocolat is built on the Rabot Estate, which is the oldest cocoa plantation on the island. The view of the Pitons from the restaurant and outdoor pool is simply magical. At the hotel, BOUCAN Restaurant offers impressive cocoa-based cuisine and is the pillar of the establishment’s reputation, and with reason. You’ll spend the night in a simple yet luxurious room, and enjoy a spa that offers treatments made with… cocoa.
We loved: The massages! By far, some of the best we’ve experienced. The restaurant is also a great reason to stop by, whether at lunchtime or dinner.
We loved: The location in general, and the oh-so-comfy rooms!
We loved: The spa, which serves up a grandiose panoramic view of the water, while you lie on a massage table. Ah…
We loved: The attractive and effective retreat concept, which mixes fitness and wellness. The ideal destination for an invigorating vacation that awakens the positive energy in you.
(Know that lower on the mountain, you’ll find Anse Chastenet, a large hotel on the beach, which is the property of the same owner as Jade Mountain. A much more affordable option where you trade in tranquility for a plethora of activities offered on site.)
We loved: Everything. This location is quite special: a must-visit if you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to spoil yourself a little bit. It’s luxury at its finest, surrounded by the riches of nature and the splendour of the island, all yours for a few nights.
*We had the opportunity to visit the island courtesy of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. Visit their website for more information.