When it comes to planning a romantic luxury holiday or memorable honeymoon, the picturesque Caribbean island of St Lucia is definitely a destination which should spring to mind. Blessed with vibrant natural beauty and a contrasting palette of lush emerald-green foliage and turquoise Caribbean Sea, it boasts the punctuating Pitons, which mesmerise every visitor to the island. Combine this most majestic of Caribbean settings with a stay on the small, private, prestigious and exclusive island of Mustique, and guests can experience the natural allure of two, very different, Caribbean islands. From the dramatic vistas and appealing excursions of St Lucia, to the effortless beach bliss and serene seascapes of Mustique – these two welcoming islands provide an abundance of Caribbean charm in one colourful trip.
For those seeking a little adventure within their holiday stay, St Lucia offers a diverse range of activities. From world-class scuba-diving and superb sailing, to historical plantations, organic farms and chocolate-making, there is a rich source of nature-based excursions to enjoy. Whether you enjoy hiking, bird-watching and exploring mangrove forests, or prefer the enticing underwater gallery of brightly coloured coral and arrays of fish, you are bound to be spoilt for choice. With twenty marine-protected areas, including the Soufriere Marine Management Area, the pristine off-shore coral reefs are a major scuba-diving attraction in their own right and along St Lucia’s south western Caribbean coast, the mighty and majestic green-cloaked Pitons cast a dramatic shadow across the bountiful sea below.
Sitting in harmony with this outstanding scenic setting, is Jade Mountain resort. Aptly named and cleverly designed by architect owner, Nick Troubetzkoy, this lofty twenty-four suite property expertly frames the beauty of its location through its architecture, harnesses the rich soil through its own organic farm and produce, plus offers a host of special experiences for couples to savour. With large, private sanctuaries boasting divine infinity-edge pools and dream-like vistas, loved ones can retreat and indulge with couple’s spa treatments, romantic six-course private dinners, cocktails and canapés, heavenly star-gazing, castaway beach picnics and sultry sunset cruises. From exploring the resort’s six-hundred tropical acres which make up the resort’s Emerald Estate, to chocolate-tasting and relaxing on the two soft-sand beaches, there is a myriad of options to enjoy — not forgetting, of course, the world-class scuba-diving, just off the shore. For the true romance and to fully appreciate the scenic splendour, guests can even arrive, or depart, Jade Mountain resort, via helicopter – truly spectacular!
Having savoured the wonderful cuisine and admired the breathtaking scenery of St Lucia, a mere island hop away is the exquisite and exclusive island of Mustique. Part of St Vincent and the Grenadines, magical Mustique is renowned as a Royal attraction and boasts many celebrity guests, due to its magnetic mix of privacy and intimacy. Fulfilling the desire for such privacy, discretion and laid-back luxury, is the renowned and boutique island property, Cotton House. Boasting just seventeen bedrooms within its thirteen-acre estate, the property is well-known for its pristine beach, tennis club, horse-riding on the beach and wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. From gastronomic dinners at Veranda and relaxed cocktail evenings, to pure pampering at the spa and fitness classes at Cotton House Wellness Centre, guests embrace the freedom to roam and snack at the Beach Café, eating surf-fresh seafood grills whilst mingling and casually roaming the estate grounds. When not sunbathing, swimming or scuba-diving, guests can also visit the nearby Tobago Cays to see the turtles, or unwind with some Stott Pilates classes on the beach. One thing is for certain, Mustique has an island charm which places a spell on all those who visit.
For further information or to book your luxury twin-island escape to the enticing Caribbean, please call our Caribbean Travel Experts on 01244 897 991.