Every resort in the Caribbean promises palm trees, rum punch and turquoise seas. But Anse Chastanet and its ultra-luxe extension Jade Mountain in St. Lucia offer all that and less.
They are among the few places renowned for what they don’t provide: there is no air conditioning, no TV, no phones, no windowpanes, and no fourth wall in the guest rooms, leaving them wide open to Mother Nature’s beauty and balmy breezes.
There are no swimming pools either, unless you’re well-heeled enough to score a room with its own private pool.
What you do get instead is a secluded, one-of-a-kind design marvel that ascends from a volcanic beach up the side of mountain in the lush tropical forests of St. Lucia, with jaw-dropping views of the Pitons, and many, many steps.
Little wonder it’s often called the most romantic resort in the Caribbean. Children under 10 are not permitted at Anse Chastanet and those under 16 are restricted from Jade Mountain.