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With such jaw-dropping views of the rainforest, mountains and ocean, it’s hard not to find a hotel with amazing views on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors have tracked the places to stay they love best on the island:
1. Jade Mountain. This extravagant yet serene sanctuary sits just north of the Pitons and uses them as the focal point of the rooms (which the hotel calls “sanctuaries”). In each, the fourth wall is absent, allowing the bedroom, living area and private infinity pool to form platforms floating out into the horizon.
2. Ladera Resort. This resort used to be part of the Rabot Estate, one of Soufrière's oldest and most famous cocoa plantations on the island. The nine villas and 23 suites all offer views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. We especially love the farm-to-table menu at the hotel’s restaurant, Dasheene.
3. Boucan by Hotel Chocolat. This quaint hotel comes with just 14 lodges, each with its own open verandah, open sky rain shower and pre-loaded iPod. Even better, it sits on a 140-acre cocoa plantation owned by a British chocolatier, so be sure to savor the complimentary morning cocoa tea, your room’s chocolate treats and the spa’s cocoa-themed services.
4. Stonefield Estate Villa Resort. This resort is made up of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas spread out on 26 lush acres with views of the iconic Piton mountains. We loved the onsite spa, heated pools and private garden showers.
5. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. Set within more than 100 acres of lush rainforest on the site of an 18th-century sugar plantation, its luxury villas boast elegant plantation styling and personal butler service.