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This romantic 600-acre hillside hideaway is a unique resort in harmony with its lush, natural environment. The 'get-away-from-it-all' philosophy means that rooms have no TV or radio - instead you admire the spectacular scenery from the beachside rooms or sea views from the treehouse-style rooms further up the flower-decked hillside! How much you get up to on this holiday is up to you. There are many activities on offer here, from tennis to windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling. For the less actively inclined, simply do nothing, lie on the beach or enjoy one of the therapeutic body and beauty treatments.
In a hillside-beachfront setting within its own 600 acre estate bordering two soft sand beaches on St Lucia's southwest coast. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour.Larger Map
49 rooms (12 beachside; 37 hillside cottages) all individually decorated with patio area, ceiling fans, tea/coffee-making facilities, fridge, private safe and hairdryer. Superior Hillside Rooms - with 2 twin beds or king-size bed, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children,
Deluxe Beachside Rooms - spacious with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds are air-conditioned and located in a garden just a few steps from the water's edge, all sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
Deluxe and Premium Hillside Rooms also available, sleeping. Some rooms have a formal separation between the bedroom and sitting room while others are open plan. A 4th wall may be missing entirely in some of the hill deluxe and premium rooms to enhance the amazing views of the Caribbean Sea and/or the Pitons.
3 gourmet restaurants plus the Jungle Grill and Bar (accessible by water taxi, serving lunch); the open-air Treehouse Restaurant; the Piton Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and a daily changing dinner menu 6 days a week; Trou au Diable Restaurant serving lunch and dinner daily. Dining choices include St Lucian-East Indian fusion cuisine and a vegetarian menu. 2 bars. Afternoon tea. 2 beaches, one of which 'Anse Mamin' is reached by 5-min free boat shuttle for extra seclusion, and coral reefs great for diving and snorkelling, Kai Belte Spa*, PADI dive centre*, tennis, free water sports include Sunfish sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling. Complimentary yoga 5 days a week. 600 acres of forested hills for jogging, guided walks and jungle biking on 10 miles of specially adapted trails.
Half Board and Full Board are available at a supplement.
Children under 10 years are not permitted at this resort with the exception of Jul/Aug/Sep when the minimum age is 6 years.
*Denotes local charge.
Available at a supplement and includes all meals, drinks and snacks and all entertainment and activities above unless otherwise stated.
3 nights: 01-03 Jan '15 and over Christmas and New Year when it is 7.
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The road in crazy Lovely greeting from staff Super spacious room and porch Great beach with the best snorkeling on the island - saw an octopus & turtle Amazing 1,000 foot climb hike to see incredible... Read more view of Pitons Delicious food at Anse Mamin right on the beach Fun Mountain Biking in lush setting Private No tv and sketchy internet (perfect for our family) Read less
It would take a very long review to mention all that is great about Anse Chastanet, so I will try to hit the highlights. We just returned from a week there and had an absolutely wonderful stay... Read more . Nearly everyone we dealt with at the resort was genuinely nice, helpful, and concerned about our happiness. They do a great job of hiring people that want to pamper you, and they seem truly disappointed if the least little thing doesn't go as planned. We took advantage of some of the tours, the driver from the airport, the spa, biking, snorkeling, the beach, etc. - and every single person we came in contact with seemed authentically happy to be there and happy to be making our stay special. The resort itself is gorgeous. From the beach you cannot see another hotel or structure other than those related to Anse Chastanet, only the jungle, the sea and the Pitons. The beach is beautiful and comfortable, and the snorkeling as good as any we have seen in the Caribbean. The food was outstanding, and there are lots of options. We had the best burger we have ever eaten on the beach at Anse Mamin (a 5 minute walk from the main beach), and some of the best tuna ever at the Treehouse. The organic farm and chocolate lab tour was fascinating, and the sunset cruise on Thursday night was well worth the money. oh, and don't miss the manager's reception on Tuesday nights as it's a great way to meet the staff and other guests. You will read some negative reviews on this site, and I would agree that Anse Chastanet is not for everyone. It is remotely located, and built on the side of a mountain - so there are steps. If you are looking for a glitzy hotel with a casino and those types of amenities, this is probably not for you. But if you like the natural beauty of tropical flowers and birds (and tree frogs at night), and you enjoy being pampered by some of the best resort staff anywhere, then you should go to Anse Chastanet. We have been back exactly 13 hours, and we are already planning our next trip! Read less
Just back from a (way too short) week at Anse Chastanet. Everything was perfect: we got upgraded (whtout even asking) to a large room a few feet from the beach. The Scuba Center people were great and... Read more the diving, exceptional. The food was fantastic. The staff was friendly and helpful. We took several of the Nature walks, and were lucky to have as our guide the great Meno, who generously shared with us his tremendous knowledge of St. Lucia's plants and animals. Anse Chastanet does not feel at all like a hotel or even a resort, it's more like you are staying in a villa among friends. Read less
My husband and I spent the second week of January at Anse Chastenet and have nothing but compliments. If you cannot be happy here, you cannot be happy. The resort is owned and designed by Nick... Read more Troubetzkoy, an architect with an excellent eye to detail, both in accommodations and in service. There was the option to take demi-pension, which we did. This included a wonderful buffet breakfast and a seated dinner every night.- The menu is truly excellent. The Anse Chastenet holdings also include an organic farm ( which you can visit if you so chose), so there is copious fresh produce, a luxury not always available in the Carribbean. Portions are human sized, so while exquisite, you won't overeat. Ans Chastenet is one of the most quietly elegant and luxurious resorts we have visited. Everyone who works there is friendly and meticulously professional. Clearly a great deal of behind the scenes planning has gone on and the result is evident. The setting makes it feel extremely private and remote. The buildings run up a lovely lush green hillside so they are quite hidden. While you can be driven back and forth from your room to the beach ( and the drivers are most accommodating), most people walk. There are many steps, which feels like great exercise, but if walking is difficult for you, this might be problematic. This is a lovely spot where all efforts are made to be gracious. There are no phones or televisions in the rooms. When guests sit down to eat at a table they are requested to wear coverups over their bathing suits. (There is a beach grill with outdoor eating, and you can order food to be brought to your chaise on the beach. No one forces you to dress). There is on site scuba diving and snorkeling with plenty to see right off the beach. We cannot recommend Anse Chastenet highly enough. It really was perfect. Fellow guests, with a couple of exceptions, seemed to value the implied expectations for civility and relaxed elegance. There is always the guy with his backwards baseball cap at the table and the woman who thinks hoochie shorts in public is a good idea. In this setting these couples stuck out- and not in a good way. If this is you- try Sandals on the same island. Read less
We usually head East from the UK and visit the Maldives for beach and Island living but decided to try the Caribbean and see what St Lucia had to offer. To be honest the drive from the Airport to... Read more the resort is quite long on twisty roads and for someone who is not a good car passenger, the last couple of miles nearly finished me off. Saying that the drivers are superb and go very carefully and slowly. The resort is really pretty and unusual being on a hill side, and covered in vegetation. We had booked a hill side villa which had superb views, but after one night with no AC we upgraded to a beach villa - which we both preferred, bigger, cooler and very private. Nice beach and warm water, although not the best snorkelling after the Indian Ocean. Still we spent a lot of time lazing here and enjoying the beach service. Guests mainly consisted of honeymooners from the U.S and and couples from Europe, not many children at all, but with the steps, you can see why. No pool here, which you don't need and won't miss. Very friendly and great evening atmosphere with nightly live music which was excellent. Wonderful food, friendly staff, great beach bar, and plenty of trips to go on. Sign up for the Cocktail mixing lesson, it's free and a great way to sample the local rum selection. Used the Spa, nice treatment although the spa itself a little uninspiring. Had lunch at the sister Hotel - Jade Mountain, stunning Piton views and worth a visit. The rooms have lovely Molten Brown toiletries in the room, and various extras included. We were there in October and the weather was perfect, hot and humid but with some cooling downpours which cleared quickly. Really enjoyed our time here, and when our week was over we moved to The Stonefield Resort on the other side of Souffriere. This west side of St Lucia, near the Pitons is stunning, we didn't travel the island, but feel we chose the best part for scenery. Would visit again for sure! Read less