Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet, St Lucia, are pleased to reveal details of their fruit-focused Month of Mango in June that will see weekly organic mango tastings, cookery and mixology classes, six-course mango-inspired feasts, mango spa treatments, plantations tours and more, culminating in a four-day Mango Madness Festival with daily mango-inspired activities, taking place from 24th – 28th June 2016.
Anse Chastanet pioneered the movement in the Caribbean to not import produce that can be grown locally and up to 40% of the ingredients used at the two resorts are grown at the properties’ organic estates.
Tapping into the Caribbean party spirit whilst also making the most of the island’s rich bounty of natural produce, the Mango Madness Festival celebrates the 24 different types of mango growing on the island of St Lucia, many of which are grown on the properties’ estates and all of which ripen in June.
Throughout the month of June guests will have the chance to work with the resorts’ expert mixologists to learn how to craft the perfect mango martini, mango mojito and mango daiquiri. These skilled barmen will help introduce the natural mango flavour into almost any drink.
The resorts’ Consulting Chef, Allen Susser, will invite guests to participate in interactive cooking classes on a weekly basis, a chance to concoct anything from sticky mango jam to zesty mango chutney – both of which are free to take home. Guests are in expert hands; Allen Susser is the National Mango Board’s spokesman and the author of The Great Mango Book.
Weekly mango-tasting sessions throughout June will showcase the versatility of this tropical fruit whilst avid food fans will have the option of signing up to a spectacular six-course mango tasting dinner.
Guests may also choose to visit the hotels’ organic farm with Chef Allen – a chance to see the mango trees growing and also take in the wide variety of natural produce that is available on-site including vanilla beans, bay leaf, nutmeg trees and cinnamon trees.
Elsewhere, guests can indulge with a natural range of mango body scrubs, wraps and massages at Jade Mountain’s Kai en Ciel spa and Anse Chastanet’s Kai Belte spa. Those keen to continue the mango madness at home can stockpile mango products at the hotels’ boutiques, including candles, jams and natural beauty products.
The Month of Mango culminates in the Mango Madness Festival which takes place from 24th – 28th June. Guests can meet Chef Allen Susser and the entire culinary team during a string of daily events that promise to leave them with newfound knowledge of St. Lucia’s edible treasure.
Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet are two of the Caribbean’s most celebrated hotels. Guests staying at the iconic Jade Mountain will enjoy one of 24 open-air sanctuaries complete with their own private infinity pool or Jacuzzi. Anse Chastanet offers 49 individually designed rooms, many of which are tucked into the island’s lush hillside, or nestled in a tropical garden at beach level.
Nightly rates at Anse Chastanet start from £263* per room based on double occupancy. Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 10% VAT. www.ansechastanet.com
Nightly rates at Jade Mountain start from £743* per sanctuary based on double occupancy. Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 10% VAT To book visit www.jademountain.com
*prices based on today’s exchange rate