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For dinner on our first night in Soufriere we went to the Treehouse restaurant at Anse Chastnet followed by drinks at the famous Jade Mountain. You may recognize Jade Mountain from its appearance on the Bachelor, but let me tell you…it is so much better! We were staying at the nearby Stonefield Estate Resort and once we got there, I didn’t think I’d want to leave our hammock and private plunge pool, but we had dinner reservations at the Treehouse restaurant and you just don’t turn down dinner in a treehouse!

Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com

The road to such a high end resort is epically bad with pot holes that I thought would swallow our car. The local guy driving us there said that the roads are private and that the resorts keep them bad in order to discourage people from driving down them and trying to enter the estate. It would certainly work for me!

Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com Anse Chastnet is the family friendly resort and beach at the bottom of the mountain, while Jade Mountain (true to name) is a couples only resort up above in the mountain. We timed our dinner to enjoy the sunset and were taken in by the jewel toned sky and trees at the beach. It left me wondering if we needed to plan a return trip to stay here!

Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Dinner didn’t disappoint! It was several small courses made with local goodies and served up while soaking in amazing views! Afterwards we asked to get drinks up at the bar at Jade Mountain and were shuttled up. We were greeted by the manager who walked us through the sky walks to the bar by the infinity pool where I had one of the most amazing drinks of the trip. It was their namesake cocktail, the Jade Martini!

Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain | www.sweetteasweetie.com

 

Either resort would win a hearty yes please for a return trip. They are set in one of the most stunning areas of St. Lucia and the food is unbelievable!

The first half of our trip to St. Lucia was spent at the Northern end of the island, relaxing in the sun, but that’s not all St. Lucia has to offer. Once we were fully relaxed, it was time for some adventure.  So we packed up & headed down to the Southern part of the […]

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After taking the rum distillery tour we stopped to spend some time at the beautiful, lush Marigot Bay. The little harbor is known for being the location where the original Dr. Doolittle was filmed! There are hotels and cute little shops along one side with plenty of mega yachts moored up in front of them. […]

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Our first excursion out from the resorts was to go on a Distillery tour.  This was the tour that I was most excited about. It was so much fun getting to see it rum being made at historic distilleries. The St. Lucia Distillery was quite isolated out in the middle of banana plantations. These bananas […]

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A budget friendly resort option on St. Lucia is Rex St. Lucia. It is just down the way from Sandals Grande, so much so that you can often hear the music & the partying going on at Sandals Grande. The beach is the same gorgeous beach. The resort is all inclusive but is smaller with […]

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The third Sandals resort on St. Lucia is the biggest and aptly named Sandals Grande. It sits on the Pigeon Island and area called Gros Islet. It unique because it sits on a peninsula so almost all rooms have an ocean view. One side looks onto the main white sand beaches of Rodney Bay while […]

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St. Lucia is home to three Sandals resorts. We stayed at Halcyon, the smallest, boutique style resort. The other two are Sandals La Toc, complete with dramatic cliffs and one of only two golf courses on the island and Sandals Grande, the biggest resort with the most party like atmosphere. While staying at any Sandals, […]

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Getting out onto the water is a must in the Caribbean. The water is so beautiful and calm that it feels like you can just be out there forever! We took advantage of the calm waters and spent the day kayaking out to a small private island. It’s one of the benefits of staying at […]

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Our Wanderlust Wednesday series is traveling down to the Caribbean this month & I will be sharing our trip down to the stunning island of St. Lucia! I am looking forward to sharing sun soaked island photos. It has been one of the most amazing places that we’ve visited. If you missed out on some […]

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The first time I went to New York I got to have some amazing classic New York experiences including Broadway shows, dinner at Tavern on the Green in Central Park, and wandering the streets of Greenwich Village. I didn’t get to see the Statue of Liberty because when you go see the Statue of Liberty, […]

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