A Plantation Style Home at Luxe Jade Mountain Resort in St Lucia

The romance of a plantation style home conjures up images of hot breezy nights and drinks on the veranda under twinkling stars in an inky black sky. Although the truth of life in the colonies established by Europeans who settled in the Caribbean or South East Asia may be less palatable, some of the romantic mystique lingers in plantation decor. Jade Mountain Resort in St Lucia has captured the essence of this style in its luxury architect-designed hotel.

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain Resort in St Lucia

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain Resort in St Lucia

Jade Mountain Resort

Jade Mountain on the beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia is an architectural masterpiece in the Caribbean. There are 24 individual sanctuaries (i.e., rooms) each with its own bedroom, living area and infinity pool. With the open aspect fourth wall overlooking the mountains and the sea, you really do feel you are in a secluded hideaway. Each room is accessed via its own private little bridge and comes with butler service. The largest of the sanctuaries are a massive 2000 s.f. (keep in mind the average American house is about 2100 s.f. and the average British house is a mere 800 s.f.).

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain in St Lucia

Jade Mountain at Anse Chastenet Resort, where each suite has a view of the Pitons

In keeping with the whole sanctuary vibe, there are no televisions or telephones in the rooms. Frankly no one uses telephone in hotel rooms anyway. And, who watches television on holiday? Usually the only English speaking channels are CNN and BBC. Don’t worry though you can summon your butler with a “firefly” device, whatever that is. And, you can get WiFi in the rooms so it’s not all 19th century. 

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain in St Lucia

Room service delivering a meal because with these suites, who would want to leave??

Sunlight filtered through gauzy binds fitted on the large windows and rattan furniture. Rattan is having a big moment now.

Sunlight filtered through gauzy binds fitted on the large windows and rattan furniture. Rattan is having a big moment now.

As you would expect, the attention to detail of Jade Mountain is exceptional. The walls are coral plaster from Barbados and the hardwoods are sourced from Guyana.  You are pampered with Frette linens and Molton Brown bath products

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain in St Lucia

This room takes bringing the outdoors inside to a whole new level.

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain in St Lucia

A room with a pool with a view.

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain in St Lucia

Mosquito netting on a four poster bed keeps the pesky critters at bay but allows in the cool night air.

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain in St Lucia

Bright colours and natural hardwoods keep the look tropical.

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain in St Lucia

The iridescent tiling on this pool reminds me of snorkelling in clear waters past tropical fish.

Get The Look

India Jane (Vicomte Arm Chair), The Conran Shop (Carafe With Rattan Cover), India Jane (China Club Beside Cabinet)

 

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Photo credits:  Jade Mountain

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