On March 1, the series finale of ABC’s The Bachelor will take place on the Celestial Terrace of the iconic Jade Mountain Resort on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Over the past few weeks, fans of the show — as well as anyone who’s watched anything on ABC without the help of Tivo — will have heard “St. Lucia really is the most romantic place on earth” or “There is no better place to fall in love than St. Lucia” about as many times as they’ve heard the expression “Take home the gold.”
Which begs the question: What’s so great about St. Lucia? A remote, lush, mountainous beachfront terrain is stunning, no doubt, but this can be found elsewhere in the Caribbean — Frenchman’s Cove in Port Antonio, Jamaica is just one example — as well as around the globe in places like the north shore of Kauai in Hawaii or Ko Chang in Thailand. So what about this particular locale makes all the staged romance feel so spectacular? The answer is simple: Jade Mountain.
Of course, the good people of ABC haven’t been too heavy-handed in promoting the resort. Considering that the cheapest guest room, in the off-season, starts at $900 per night, they wouldn’t want to break any more American hearts than they already are. But is the cost of love worth it? Maybe. We’ve taken some photos of the resort; more photos, along with a full review, are on the way, but in the spirit of On The Wings of Love we just couldn’t resist offering you a sneak peek.
So, what do you think? Is this level of luxury really worth the price? How much would you be willing to pay?