This March, VOYA are delighted to highlight Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia, as VOYA’s Spa of the Month. This stunning resort is located on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline and is the perfect escape for ultimate relaxation with breath-taking surroundings.
A STUNNING LOCATION AND DESIGN
Jade Mountain Resort is St. Lucia's only resort property with the iconic view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains floating upon the Caribbean Sea. A location like no other, Jade Mountain Resort oversees 600 lush tropical acres, bordering soft, sandy Caribbean beaches with pristine coral reefs just offshore.
As well as gorgeous views, the resort itself features a unique and bold architectural design. Built in harmony with Caribbean nature, it celebrates modern features that compliment St. Lucia’s stunning natural, scenic beauty. The impressive architecture continues into the accommodation at Jade Mountain, with each of the 24 infinity pool sanctuaries individual works of art.
Each celebrate an unparalleled view of the Piton mountains and Caribbean Sea, with selected sanctuaries offering spectacular panoramic views that can’t be beaten. All sanctuaries are designed with the 4th wall open to the views, allowing guests to constantly enjoy the stunning surroundings, while at the same time ensuring complete privacy.
Guests wake up in a Caribbean haven before enjoying extravagant private infinity pools that glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. Guests can choose to stay in four different categories of sanctuary, depending on the size of the pool and room. With celestial names the sanctuaries to select from are called: Star, Moon, Sun, and Galaxy.
The luxury experience continues into the food and service at Jade Mountain Resort. The Jade Mountain Club features James Beard Award winner, Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine”; a brave new menu of tropical flavours, exotic and delicious, taking Saint Lucia Dining to new heights. After a wonderful meal guests can enjoy a sunset cocktail on the Celestial Terrace, that hovers above the Jade Mountain Club – a star-gazers paradise.
And of course, a stay at Jade Mountain would not be complete without a visit to the incredible Kai en Ciel spa. The spa offers a varied treatment menu with classic body and beauty treatments, as well as a range of VOYA rituals that bring a piece of Ireland to the Caribbean. Guests can enjoy the VOYA Ultimate Deluxe Experience to truly appreciate the healing, nourishing and moisturising power of seaweed. This treatment uses VOYA’s organic, hand-harvested seaweed, beginning with a scrub before the whole body is enveloped in Laminaria seaweed leaves for instant firming and detoxing results. While cocooned, guests experience an Anti-Aging Restorative Facial. This facial is designed using VOYA’s finest organic ingredients combined with antioxidant algae complexes and a restorative blend of aromatherapy oils to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result is firmed and tightened skin with a natural and more radiant glow. Combined with a foot massage along with scalp massage, this treatment lasts an incredible 3-hours for ultimate relaxation.
Like VOYA, Jade Mountain has had environmental consciousness at its heart since the beginning. The resort carefully manages their water use, enforcing strict wastewater discharge practices to minimise impact to the environment. They ensure that all cleaning products in use are non-toxic, non-corrosive, and biodegradable, in addition to a list of water-saving practices such as rainwater collection and reuse, grey water reuse for irrigation, low flush toilets and low flow showerheads, plus the introduction of ‘Hydration Stations’, where guests use provided reusable stainless-steel bottles to fill with drinking water. Another incredible step taken was the restoration of the 1.5-million-gallon reservoir in the Anse Mamin valley. This reservoir dates back to the 18th century and was restored to serve as a catchment for both rainwater and river water. It is used (via its freshwater treatment station) as fresh water for Jade Mountain.
Energy use is also carefully managed – the resort uses only natural lighting during the day, and accommodation is built to take advantage of natural air flow reducing the need for air conditioning. Jade Mountain place huge importance on reducing, reusing and recycling items to prevent unnecessary waste, including using bulk dispensers for shampoo, soaps and so on in public areas, soap, shampoo, and personal care products ends are put into use in staff areas and are biodegradable, organic waste is composted and paper use is minimised to as little as possible. Jade Mountain also work with ‘Travel With IMPPACT’ to support with their carbon offsetting, where guests can instantly calculate and offset their stays and transformation.
Even the guests can be involved in Jade Mountain’s sustainable efforts; as well as being informed on existing eco-practices and how to do their ‘bit’ during their stay, guests are actively encouraged to participate and are given the opportunity to partake in activities such as reef cleaning, beach cleaning and tree planting.
A PASSION FOR LOCAL AND ORGANIC
Just as VOYA employs locals to hand-harvest their organic seaweed in Ireland, Jade Mountain place importance on keeping things local. The resort employs a 99% local work force, with almost all these employees having residency within 20 km (12 Miles) of the establishment.
Jade Mountain has a passion for using fresh, local products with a purchasing plan that includes certified organic foods, sustainable agriculture, and locally produced foods. Fish and farm produce are sourced within the community or from Jade Mountain’s own organic farm, minimizing fuel usage for transportation and delivery. The farm uses certified seeds only and provides guidance and training to local farmers to support organic farming and the growth of local produce.
For more information on the breath-taking Jade Mountain Resort, please visit their website here. On their website you can read more about their stunning sanctuaries, eco-efforts and of course their full VOYA treatment offering.