Post # 1
Oooooo Im so happy!
The Tides Resorts family (think the famous Tides of South Beach) are taking over the Jalousie Plantation resort this summer and are opening Tides Sugar Beach!
My Fiance T, is over the moon happy on this one and is who informed me of it! We’re taking a belated honeymoon after the wedding (we’re doing a week at the beach before our wedding) for the o-fficial honeymoon this winter and this is where we’ll probably go!
T actually went to Jalousie Plantation after his divorce (Imagine a single guy going to St. Lucia, honeymoon capital of the world) to relax and kayak around and just feel a bit pampered. He went by himself. And loved it!
Now we’re going to go back and can’t wait! It will have a different feel to it, and think it’s gonna be amazing!
Just had to let you in on the secret!
Post # 3
How funny is it that I saw your post about T’s trip and just checked out the Jalousie Plantation today! We’re thinking of going to St. Lucia in August for a slightly delayed honeymoon. (The week after the actual wedding we’re staying at the house we rented for the week w/ the kids.)
Please feel free to PM me any links you have or come across! Thanks. 🙂
Post # 4
LoriLori, we sound like wedding twins! We’re renting a skyhome at Portofino Island the week before our wedding for all of us and then a few months later we’re doing the “only grownups allowed” honeymoon to St. Lucia!
I am all for this resort! T went there and loved loved loved it. You have your own plunge pool. The changeover to the Tides is going to happen this summer!
Checkout their site:
Post # 5
We just returned from the Jalousie Plantation yesterday (delayed honeymoon as we did not want to go during hurricane season last summer when we married), mostly everything is renovated EXCEPT for a few clusters of villas (which they are still working on) and the spa. We stayed in one of the newly renovated Superior Luxury Villas in the 900 cluster. IT WAS AMAZING! We had our own living room, huge bedroom, walk-in closet, and ginormous bathroom with a clawfoot tub, not to mention the huge plunge pool overlooking the Petite Piton.
If you do go during hurricane season you should get a decent rate for your room; we paid $610 a night but they were running a deal when we booked that if you book 5 nights you get 2 free so we stayed for 7 and saved over a $1000. We decided not to go all-inclusive (which they are getting rid of once they turn over to the Tides) because the promotion also included a $100 food and beverage credit per person/per day so we had $200 to work with every day. The food is very expensive but that was enough for us as we generally did not eat breakfast, but only lunch and dinner and after-dinner drinks at the Cane bar.
Like I said, other than the remainder of the villas needing refurbishment, the spa is the only other thing not done. The current spa is not up to par with the rest of the resort; we had a couples massage in an outdoor cabana overlooking the sea and Pitons, however, I peaked in a few of the current spa rooms and they were terrible so luckily we were outside (all individual treatments are done inside). The rainforest spa is not set to open until mid-2011 as they are currently building the huts in the rainforest as we speak.
Once everything is finally done the room rates are expected to increase subsantially. I would book now if you haven’t yet; again, if you are booking during the rainy season you should still be able to get a decent rate.
While you are there I totally recommend climibing Gros Piton- it is totally rigorous and one of the toughest things I have physically done in my life (I have run half-marathons and this was harder, IMO) but the view from the top is amazing.
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