The helicopter trip is very exciting as you come down through the Pitons. We stayed at the Hilton a few years ago. I didn't realize that Anse had a helipad like they did over at the Hilton. Have a fun time. PS- I think we paid $150 for the flight.
It was I believe $150 one-way for the two of us. We only used it to return to the airport from the resort. We arrived via cab and it was a miserable trip. It took 15 minutes to fly and about 1 1/2 hours to drive.
The most recent quote I got for the helicoptor transfer is $135 per person one way with a 4 person minimum. I hope I can find two more people to share with or else this will be an expensive helicopter transfer @ $540 one way !!!
When is it you go to Jade Mountain? I am seriously thinking of booking to go in either October or November but would be great to hear from someone who has stayed there. Which suite category are you booked in to? Can anyone tell me which of these months would be best to go. Basically I want to go when rainfall is lowest. I know we are likely to get rain at these times, but hope it is not too bad. Any info/advice would be great'
Enewseven, as we have not heard from you recently, I am assuming you are already out at Jade Mountain on your honeymoon? If you are, then I would really love to hear about your stay as I am seriously considering booking to stay there, probably in a "sun" infinity pool suite. I am eager to hear about the suites and wondered if they are worth all that money. Look forward to hearing from you when you return.
I am not the honeymooner but I just arrived back from the Anse Chastenet 7 night pkg. Boy do I have stories to tell and photos. I was upgraded twice, once on the first day of arrival to Jade Mtn then again on my 7-7-7 b-day to an infinity pool suite. Never have I experienced such accomodations..
After many e-mails and lots of angst after reading about the road to Anse, I did take Bonine before arriving on the island. I understand everyone has their own comfort level but I did not need any pill. On the trip back and during various other excursions such as a very windy road into the rain forest, I had no problems whatsoever. I asked to sit up front or next to the window just to make sure I had plenty of air. If you have ridden on dirt country roads then you'll do fine on the road to Anse. It is not as bad as folks have made it to be. Now the mosquitos are another issue. Be prepeared and bring some repellent with deet, you will be glad you did. When you have a fourth wall open to the outside it invites the little rascals in and they become part of the experience as well as Hummingbirds and shooting stars. But, we saw no other bugs.
If you have any questions about Anse or Jade mountain I will be glad to answer the best I can. It really was an incredible vacation and Jade is changing everyday with new additions of tilework, art and site impovements. When it comes to finding a relaxed, love filled property (all those newlweds infusing their energy into the air and surroundings) that is on top of their game, this property excels at being different. It is not a Club Med or franchise and it has not succombed to the ususal trappings as the usual suspect resort properties. No elevators is a prime example but it's ok . Actually I think I lost weight while eating and drinking amply enough to know I was on vacation. No phones or tv. We actually bought portable speakers and a player but never took them out of the bag. If you want to feel like you are in Trump Tower, this is not the place for you. Also, not a good place to vacation as a single. But, head on over to St. Lucia if you want to go where it still feels organic and true before it is too late. Already there are two new franchised properties slated to begin building. Soon it will feel just like any island, planet Earth. Before you know it Starbucks will be greeting you at the airport!