Saint Lucia fans in the United Kingdom are in for a special visual treat over the next few weeks. Gavin Henson, star of The Bachelor UK show currently running on Channel 5 has taken his potential bride-to-be finalists to our beautiful Eastern Caribbean island. And when we say visual treat, we of course not only refer to Gavin and his ladies-in-waiting but to Saint Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty, the stuff of legends. Fought over by the French and British over centuries, Saint Lucia has been dubbed the “Helen of the West”, with a history so rich that it could fill several history books yet to be written.
With Saint Lucia’s legendary appeal as one of the World’s Most Romantic Destinations, it is no surprise that shows like the Bachelor would choose the island not only once but twice. Prior to the arrival of The Bachelor UK, the U.S. version of the same show “discovered” Saint Lucia early last year. The final “Red Rose Proposal” which took place on the Celestial Terrace of Saint Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort did not only leave the bride- to- be breathless. Millions of viewers were enthralled by Saint Lucia’s lush tropical and dramatic beauty, which can best be appreciated from view points like Jade Mountain.
Built entirely in celebration of the legendary Pitons which are seen from every angle of the property, Jade Mountain is one of the World’s most unique resort creations, consisting of 24 sanctuaries with private infinity pools which appear to be suspended in air. The Celestial Terrace on the very top of Jade Mountain has become one of the island’s most coveted view points, yet mere mortals may not be given the opportunity to visit, as the Celestial Terrace is exclusive to guests staying at Jade Mountain or dining at the Jade Mountain Club.
Whether you are looking for a Caribbean honeymoon destination, an anniversary getaway, a renewal of your vows, or a location for your destination wedding, you will discover that Saint Lucia is an excellent destination choice.
And of course, Saint Lucia also is THE place to propose, even though most hotels would probably prefer that you will have made the final choice of your bride-to-be prior to traveling.
Most Saint Lucia resorts offer romance packages or special romantic activities that can be booked during your stay. Most resorts also have resort concierges who will discreetly assist you to prepare for a proposal.
At Jade Mountain, a variety of services are offered that are geared towards creating special moments. Our favorite is “SIX IN YOUR SANCTUARY”, a six course menu with wine pairing served by your personal butler (called major domo at Jade Mountain) in the privacy of your Sanctuary. If you like to be serenaded by an acoustic guitarist during dinner, this can be arranged also. This is just one of many “romance options”.
Watch exclusive footage of celebrity rugby player Gavin Henson as he talks about his romantic experiences in Saint Lucia whilst filming ‘The Bachelor’. Guess where he was staying ?
You can watch the Bachelor UK online or you can become a fan of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board Facebook where regular Bachelor updates are posted.
About Jade Mountain : Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty.
The bold architectural design – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain one of the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort experiences. Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.
For more information about Jade Mountain, visit www.jademountain.com or call 1-800-223-1108. If you are looking for a St.Lucia 2012 vacation package, visit Jade Mountain promotions. Jade Mountain can be found on Facebook and Twitter.