Snorkel over to Anse Mitam, an adjoining beach a 1/2 mile north of the resort, reachable by path, boat or swimming. We round the corner to what seems a private beach to ourselves. Hammocks strung from palms, a few beach chairs set on groomed sand, a beach shack bar that’s virtually empty. Eat our best burger yet thanks to Johnny Cakes bun and deliciously seasoned meat.
Have dinner on the beach at Aspara, another Jade offering, though it features Indian-influenced cuisine. It’s the only dining option at Jade that requires reservation. That said (as with all the dining ops at Jade) their meals are included with package plan.
We climb stairs from the beach with weary legs and full stomachs. Opt for a mid-climb intermission at Treehouse bar. Dance with newfound friends, sing with the local band and work up a sweat dancing. Make our final push uphill to our sanctuary, strip and stride into the pool. We’re going to miss this.