St. Lucia has some of the most beautiful luxury resorts for nature lovers. Featuring rooms with open fourth walls and private plunge pools, they offer spectacular views of the natural surroundings in secluded settings that ensure maximum privacy.
While three of these properties don't have meeting venues, they are perfect for corporate incentive travel, special events and fairy tale weddings.
(Please note that, due to the open air configuration of some of the rooms, some resorts can't accommodate children under five years old.)
Ladera's 23 suites and nine villas are located 1000 feet above sea level on the lush Piton Miton ridge that links Petit Piton and Gros Piton.
All rooms at Ladera offer panoramic views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. They come equipped with Ladera's signature Ladera’s Necessaire Kit with binoculars, eye masks, slippers and a chart for star gazing. One and two bedroom villas feature feature open-air living rooms and Hilltop Dream Suites feature private heated pools with waterfalls.
Activities include horse riding, rainforest hikes, and complimentary chef's cooking classes. Paradise Pavilion can accommodate up to 80 guests for weddings and receptions. Ladera is available for exclusive use buy-outs.
In a lush 600-acre tropical setting, 37 of Anse Chastanet’s rooms are situated in the mountains and 12 in a tropical garden near the beach. Furniture has been crafted from teak, mahogany, green heart, red cedar and other local woods. Cotton and Madras, St Lucia’s national cloth, has been used for bedspreads and cushions and bedspreads are made from colorful fabrics.
To get around the property, guests can request transportation via the complimentary shuttle or use the 100 stairs from the beach to the hillside accommodation.
There is much to enjoy in this breathtaking environment. Guests can relax in swinging hammock and thatched palm huts on two white sand beaches with nearby coral reefs. There are 12 miles of hiking trails to explore. Scuba diving, sailing, jungle biking, fitness classes, water sports and boat excursions are available.
Dining venues include Treehouse restaurant, Emeralds Vegetarian Restaurant and, on the beach, Trou au Diable. There are two locations for private group dining under the stars. Afternoon tea is served daily.
There are no meeting facilities at Anse Chastanet but it is ideal setting for corporate incentives and weddings.
Designed and owned by Nick Troubetzkoy, the same architect who created Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cluster of secluded hillside sanctuaries. Its 24 secluded sanctuaries all have an open fourth wall, 15 ft. high ceilings, and a private infinity pool. There are also five spacious, two level Sky Jacuzzi suites.
Guests can dine at the The Jade Mountain Club or arrange private dining in their sanctuaries or at the The Celestial Terrace, space where cocktails are served at sunset. They can also access all facilities at Anse Chastanet below.
In a future blog, we will feature the Jalousie Plantation that is currently undergoing a $100 million transformation and expansion. It will be re-branded Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. This property does have meeting facilities.
For more information about Caribbean destinations and resorts also read:
- Jamaica: Luxury Resorts Where the Rich and Famous Stay
- Caribbean Incentive Travel: Summer Travel Benefits
- Incentive Travel Profile: Dominica – Caribbean Diamond in the Rough
- Caribbean Boutique Hotels
Photo Credits: Ladera, Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain
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