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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.
49 rooms (12 beachside; 37 hillside cottages) all sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, and 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.
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. Deluxe and Premium Hillside Rooms also available. 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, Full Board and All Inclusive options 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, except over Christmas and New Year when it is 7.
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We previously stayed at Anse Chastanet in 2010 immediately after Hurricane Tomas. They worked so hard to look after us, when life was really hard for them, that we always felt we should return in... Read more better times. And we are so glad we did. We had not realised how much there is to do there. Waliking, hiking, fantastic snorkelling, sailing, birdwatching, and much more that we did not do. Before much of the estate had been closed off because of all the storm damage. There is enough information on this site to make anyone realise what they are booking with the steps, tree frogs, bugs etc so in my opinion it is unrealistic to complain! To us Anse Chastanet is a community. Where ever you go there is a heartfelt welcome from everyone. Customer service really goes the extra mile here. We were greeted as old friends, our names learned, and were given the most fantastic room with views to cry over. One evening we watched a cruise ship come and moor near the pitons to watch the sunset. We sprayed inside our mosquito net with bug spray as we got ready to sleep each night and had no biting problems in late November. The food was really good, the fish really fresh. We were impressed with the evening set menu with choice, but a meal plan to suit is essential as prices are high. Sadly the jungle bar on Anse Mamin is no longer included in the AI meal plan which would be my negative comment. The extra touches of complemetary cool towels, fruit kebabs and ice lollies on the beach added a touch of pure luxury. We would definitely stay again, something we rarely do, but we love St Lucia and having stayed at other hotels on the island Anse Chastanet hits the spot for us. Read less
We had previously stayed at Anse Chastanet in October 2012, and we loved it so much we decided to return this year in November. This is literally the only resort we enjoyed enough to come back to... Read more , and we didn't regret it for a second. This time we were given room 9005 which has two enclosed bedrooms, a kitchen, and a great open living room/deck looking out toward the Pitons. However, due to the walled-in bedrooms this room had a bit of mosquito problem. We spoke to the desk staff and they graciously moved us to a different room that was more open and the bug problem went away. That really highlights what makes Anse Chastanet so great - the staff. They hire great people who are always friendly and who work tirelessly to make sure you'll love your stay. The turnover there is minimal, and we recognized quite a few people from last year. They have staff who have been there for 30+ years! From the chefs who talk to guests to make sure their meals are perfect, to the maintenance staff who smile and say "good morning!" when you pass by, the people at Anse Chastanet are amazing. We look forward to returning again and saying hi to our new/old friends. Pros: snorkeling is A++, great beach, amazing food, great service, lots of nearby activities Cons: meals/drinks are very expensive if you don't have a meal plan, road to hotel is still 2 miles of the worst asphalt ever Read less
Just back from a week at anse chastanet , last years stay was excellent but this year it was even better . From the moment we arrived , with the greeting of ' welcome home!' to the minute we left... Read more we were treated and pampered like royalty . Nothing is to much trouble in this super hotel,everyone from the gardeners to the management is there to make sure you enjoy and feel welcome , We had a great room 7D with a view to die for , fab food , great service from a team of warm people who seem to be genuinely interested in ensuring you have an enjoyable stay . We met many returning guests which is a testimony to all the hard work and effort that goes into making Anse Chastanet the gem it is! Special thanks to Esther ,Elisher , Felicia , Peter , Janelle ,Monica , Pamela , 2 Daves , Quinn , Kerwin , Abo ,Junior , Jungle , Meno , Augustus, Adriana , Anthony , Louis , Luciana , Janice , Hannah Gem , Katea , Claude , Subesh , Alexandra , Roger , Carmel, Innocent and many more ... See you next year Read less
We were back at Anse Chastanet for the fourth time. Although it’s more expensive than many Caribbean destinations, the value is definitely there. Twenty-five of us were greeted at the airport... Read more after descending from five different airlines, and whisked away by taxi for the 50 minute drive to the resort. The road is good except for that last steep 10 minute climb up the mountain. We received welcome drinks and filled out some paperwork before being shown to our rooms. Most of the group were in Superior rooms at various levels of the resort. These rooms are more basic, but still had great views. Two couples were in the beach level (not beach view) rooms, the only rooms with AC. There are 127 steps from the beach to the reception area, where the buffet breakfast was; shuttles were available for those with knee or other issues. My buddy & I were upgraded to Jade Mountain. Although we were in what we fondly called the “basement” of Jade Mountain, with no infinity pool, we still enjoyed the view from our bed of the Piton Mountains, and the other amenities. We had one breakfast in their restaurant, but most of the time we were down below with the group, so we didn’t use our butlers much. One of the couples was upgraded to a corner room on the 4th level of Jade Mountain for one night, as there was a one-night opening and they were the only ones leaving the next day. Once they entered their “sanctuary” we never saw them again! Our package included breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. Drinks beyond water (juices and coffee were included at breakfast) were extra, so a few members of the group opted for the all-inclusive drink package, expensive, but so were the drinks. Breakfast was served buffet-style, lunch was served at the beach level restaurant, and dinner was a choice of about five different menus in as many restaurants. Anse Chastanet is a great place for non-diving spouses. There’s the spa, jungle biking, boat toys, various hikes and talks, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, yoga, and sunset cruises, among other activities. Three of us hiked up to Tinker’s Bell after a plantation walk with Meno, and then slid our way back down a wet, steep trail, arriving at the beach just as the heavens opened up—how on earth do people manage to bike up there?! The first day of diving we did a check-out shore dive, then a boat dive where I saw scorpionfish, spotted snake eels, and of course lionfish; we told the guides we didn’t mind if they killed the lionfish. Turtle Reef is a minute boat ride from the resort, and we actually saw a turtle there, along with lobsters and spotted drums. We did two night shore dives, which have always been very good, and saw many lobsters of various types, large spider crabs, squid, octopus, eels, including a banded snake eel, flounders, and basket sea stars spread wide to feed on plankton. At the Pinnacles my partner & I watched a 4” mantis shrimp for several minutes as it slipped from one hole to another; I think we were hovering over where he wanted to go because he kept giving us the evil eye. The last day of diving we went to the Lesleen M wreck sitting in about 70’ of water. It’s an easy, safe wreck to dive, and had a couple moray eels, scorpionfish, and an octopus peering out at us from his cubby-hole. The last dive at Anse La Ray Wall produced the only scarlet lady shrimp I saw all week, and three squid. Afternoon shore diving is available with a guide. One day between dives a guided tour of Soufriere was offered. At the end of October, it was still pretty warm, and we had some rain, but it didn’t stop the fun. Anse Chastanet definitely knows how to keep you happy. We’ll be going back. Read less
My boyfriend and I stayed here Nov 2013. We do not have alot of money but caught a groupon deal for 4 nights. It is othewise pricey for us, cheapest is $400 a night! no meals included, but you can... Read more get a meal plan. We grocery shopped for breakfast and lunch to save a few. This place was beautiful. The rooms were nice with open windows. Birds would fly in an dout of the living area. just 1 or 2 at breakfast. was sweet. Mosquitos were not that bad. (much worse in the states) But use bug spray. There was entertainment every night, jamaican and regular music mixed. the restaurant on the beach was the nicest. It meets right with the shoreline. complimentary on the beach is everthing you need. snorkels, windsurfers, kayaks, paddle boarding. available all day. Clear beautiful water with a great snorkel spot right at the beach here. Walk over to Anse Mamin at the end of the beach you'll see stairs, and have a burger and more intimate setting. The water is my favorite of all places visited so far. it is refreshing but not cold at all. and it is not like hot bath water. it is perfect. (i hate cold waters). We did not do any excursions but they can plan it all for you right at the hotel. overpriced but available. The people of st. lucia are nice and this is def a safe place to stay, but no worries anyway. Yes the trek to your room and the beach is there. but a car can take you down in 2 minutes if you want. it's not the worst, great views for being up high. the non piton side of the place i'd say is better to stay, not on the sunny side and it gets hot. We were totally fine without A/C on the non piton side. We did the mud baths and volcano It costs $5 for the mud bath and 6 for the volcano. Volcano is unecessary you can mostly see it from the parking lot and it's 10 minutes from hotel. excursion costs $90 for this! , waterfalls in the area, most are nice. i'd prefer to see some in the middle of hiking not commercialized. botanical gardens are nice. Go to jerusalum springs on the way to diamond falls. a small hike up and almost noone there, but of course you have to paylike $2. we went to town and walked through during the day where we bought groceries, we drove up the coast as far as marigot bay, marigot bay is nice, small, expensive shops but can grab a bite. not much of a beach and water is rocky. Most of the towns are very poor and interesting to see how they live, but plenty of crazy big expensive houses as well. We hiked the Gros Piton. If you do this, get rest and don't drink the night before. you must be somewhat fit for this it takes 90min to 2 hours up. and it is steep. It poured on our way up but was not bad at all coming down on wet rocks. i was scared but not bad. Just have to be careful. We did the jazzy sunset cruise at the hotel. we got our $105 worth each by drinking too much and dancing like fools. you don't see a whole lot but you meet people and dance. if you don't rent a car, you can wter taxi anywhere cheaper than land taxi. As for Anse Chastenet, i'd recommend it, if you can afford it. Everything is there you need, people are nice. But there a few places even on that road you can get for cheaper. With use of this beach and can rent gear that you want. Some have kitchens and your own private pool. We stopped and checked out a place or two and all nice. I will be posting separately about the things i did and tips etc. Read less