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Anse Chastanet, St Lucia

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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 non-motorised watersports to walking the many miles of estate trails, jungle biking and birdwatching, snorkeling and scuba diving. For the less actively inclined, simply do nothing, lie on the beach or enjoy one of the therapeutic body and beauty treatments. The resort operates its own organic farm and chocolate laboratory making chocolate from their own estate beans. Guests are welcome! Dining choices include Caribbean fine dining in the Treehouse, East Indian- St Lucia fusion at beach level, and Emeralds, a vegetarian restaurant.

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  • Considered one of the top 6 hotels in the world
  • Exclusive, secluded location with stunning views of the majestic Pitons
  • Intimate hillside and beachfront dining locations with acclaimed tree house fine dining experiences
  • Many suites have an innovative open fourth wall
  • Exceptional activities including scuba diving in the award winning marine reserve

Where is it?

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.

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Room information

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 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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Deluxe Beachside Rooms are 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 Hillside Rooms are spacious and located at various hillside levels with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and/or the Pitons, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Hillside Rooms with 1 king-size bed or twin beds and ensuite bathroom, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Piton Pool Casuarina Suites can be found in a private hillside setting facing towards the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea with its own private pool. The bathroom offers views of the Pitons and features a couples shower with his and hers shower heads.

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.

Facilities

Kai Belte Spa*. The resort operates its own organic farm and chocolate laboratory making chocolate from their own estate beans.

Eats and drinks

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.

Fun and games

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. 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 12-miles of specially adapted trails. Mountain Biking Rental can be booked directly at the Resort and is subject to a local fee.

Additional information

Half Board/Full Board options: Breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. 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.

All Inclusive

Available at a supplement and includes all meals, drinks and snacks and all entertainment and activities above, unless otherwise stated.

Minimum stay

5 nights: 01 Jan '16-03 Jan '16 and 01 Jan '17-03 Jan '17.

7 nights: 22 Dec '16-31 Dec '16

 

 

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Free Nights: Stay for 9 nights, pay for 7 (stay for 14 nights, pay for 11) for completed stays between 04 Jan-01 Feb '16 and 14 Mar-21 Dec '16. Stay for 5 nights, pay for 4 for stays completed between 04 Jan-01 Feb '16, 14 Mar-30 Apr '16, and 01 May-31 Oct '16. Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6, for completed stays between 01 Nov-21 Dec '16. Offers not applicable when booking the Piton Pool Casuarina Room.

Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

The Top Two: Book a Deluxe Hillside or Premium Hillside room and receive two 1-hour therapeutic massage treatments per person per week for travel completed between 04 Jan-19 Dec '16 (minimum stay 7 nights). Offers not combinable when booking a Piton Pool Casuarina Room.

Offers may not be combinable. 

Half Board Offer: Receive a free meal upgrade from b&b to half board for completed stays between 22 Dec '16-03 Jan '17 (min stay 7 nights, based on 2 adults sharing). Offers not combinable when booking a Piton Pool Casuarina Room.

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Honeymooners: Receive a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability), a bottle of sparkling wine and a complimentary half day sailing trip for completed stays between 04 Jan '16-03 Jan '17 (min stay 7 nights).

Free Weddings: Conditions apply.

Resort Credit Offer: Book by 31 Mar '16 and receive up to US$150 resort credit per adult per stay at check out for travel completed between 01 May-15 Jul '16 and 16 Sep-22 Dec '16 (maximum 2 persons per room). Offers not combinable when booking a Piton Pool Casuarina Room.

Offers may not be combinable.

Kids Stay Free: Up to 2 children, up to and including 16 years, when sharing a room with at least 1 adult on bed and breakfast, for completed stays between 01 Jul-30 Sep '16. Offers not combinable when booking a Piton Pool Casuarina Room.

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Anse Chastanet, St Lucia

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.0 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (674)
    • Very Good (170)
    • Average (51)
    • Poor (40)
    • Terrible (35)

Anse Chastanet is really set apart from other carib hotels . the eco type setting is absolutley stunning and for those that really want to relax it boasts two beautful beaches and is located next to...

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5 of 5 stars
Feb 10, 2016 - mattyc762 - London, United Kingdom

Anse Chastanet is really set apart from other carib hotels . the eco type setting is absolutley stunning and for those that really want to relax it boasts two beautful beaches and is located next to... Read more the Mighty Pitons so the views are fantastic too,with its very own coral reef in the bay at the hotel one can float about snorkling for hours in the clear, azure warm sea lazily paddling around watching the fascinating and many varied types of sea life going about their day just below you. For the more adventerous there is a full dive center on the beach with regular dive excursions into deeper waters . The bar located on the beach is rather handy for an early evening rum cocktail or two but do bear in mind the walk back to your room may be fairly arduous and certainly up hill. That said when one one eve i did have one too many a staff member very helpfully gave me a lift back to my room . The room was open planned and to the elements with a great veranda overlooking the lush tropical landscape below with brighly coloured birds winging their way around at eye level. and often landing on the veranda in the hope that you may have a handy bird snack with you .The room was spacious, clean , unique in design and comfortable. We did order room service on one occasion and felt rather sorry for the staff member who had to traipse it all the way up to the room . That said it was delivered promptly without fuss , hot and was delicious. The staff are a true delight here and cannot do enough to ensure your stay is nothing less than suberb . Food is especialy good and wont dissappoint. Both the restuarants, a la carte (Located within two treehouses) and the breakfasts (located in a lounge with excellent views) and a myriad of food to choose from. Anse Chastenet itself is located pretty close to the airport being at the southerly part of the island and both Soufriere and Castries are within easy reach . the former by a boat shuttle from the beach at the hotel . Worth doing even just for the potter past the pitons close up. Whist in St Lucia i would heartily reccomend a wizz around the island via helicopter which you can arrange directly with St Lucian Helicopters. Worth a visit is the tropical jungle (mid ish island) which can be done via taxi. If you are feeling brave you can zipline though the jungle there. Pigeon island is also worth a visit and you can really stretch your legs by climbing both hills one after the other and be rewarded with an astonishing view at each summit , and a very welcome gentle breeze. The beaches there are really rather nice with stereo typical white soft sand and stunning blue sea . Also for a really authentic St Lucian evening try a friday night street party . Its full of authentic food, music and culture and dancing in the street . It is also very safe indeed and well attended by the watchful eye of the st lucian police. There is one of these street parties every friday night at Gros Islet which is in the north of the island do bear in mind its quite a long journey there (hour and a bit) . I would suggest possibly going early and stopping off somewhere on the way (Rodney Bay is enroute, have a sunset drink overlooking the harbour , and there is a cab office at the gates to the marina for your onward journey) The party itself starts around 9 pm and then really gets going at around 10 until the small hours. You will find many stalls at the street party serving local freshly prepared food and beer all sold very cheaply. Taxis hang around at the end to ferry tourists back to their hotels. St Lucia is a stunning island . The people are a delight and Anse Chastenet will make a visit there perfect. Cannot wait to return . Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 9, 2016 - Charlie A - Elizabeth, Indiana

We stayed in mid October 2015 for 4 nights. First night in a hillside room which had amazing views. My wife had sprained her ankle prior to our arrival and experienced some difficulty walking the... Read more hillside so staff members were gracious enough to upgrade us to a beachside room for the remainder of our stay. All of the staff members were very enjoyable to interface with and especially accomidating and friendly. The snorkling was amazing right from the beach. We went out early before the crowds and had the reefs to ourselves...it was perfect! The beach room was spacious and luxurious and the air conditioning a bonus. The food was wonderful and as vegans and vegetarians we found a great assortment from which to choose. If you like to snorkle, this is your destination. No boat trips, no hassles; just walk off the beach. We loved our stay. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 8, 2016 - richard p - East Northport, New York

Room, grounds, beach perfect for relaxing -- very attentive staff not much to do on the island if you are an adventurer -- we had a boat tour with a guide nice trip to main shopping area but advised... Read more to be careful when walking around If you want to just enjoy yourself as a couple its a very private and soothing place to go. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Feb 6, 2016 - Lynne H - Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom

We arrived on 23th Jan for 12 nights. The first week was an arranged tour with Ornitholidays. They had made all the arrangements for our group of 12, including all the excursions, transport and... Read more guides for that first week. eg Boat trip for dolphins, Volcano, Botanical Gardens, Sulphur springs, Rain forest, Emerald estate where the hotels food is grown. Boat to Souriere. We stayed in room 2A, which was a bungalow on the hillside. The spotlessly clean, most circular bedroom was beautiful, with plaid furnishings, 15 hanging lights around the edge of the room, with a very comfortable 7ft wide bed, complete with a suspended mosquito net, which covered the whole bed when in use. There was no phone, no TV or air conditioning unit in the room. There was however a large ceiling fan which we left on all the time. The switch was on the wall at the window side of the bed. There was WiFi in the room. The strength of the signal varied, so if you are writing a message to email, keep selecting /copy it, so you don't loose it. The same applies to the WiFi on the beach. There was a small wardrobe containing about 20 coat hangers, and a safe ( no extra charge) inside the wardrobe at the top, really too high up for convenience, as I couldn't see into it very well, or reach all the way inside, I'm 5' 4". I ended up putting everything for the safe, into one large plastic bag, so as not to loose anything at the back of the safe. A large chest of drawers, desk and chair with cupboard, containing hair dryer in a large white bag and several cans of insect repellent, for room and body, Make sure you use the insect repellent coil in the room at night. The repellent was essential and we still got lots of bites from midges and mosquitoes, mainly from outside but also odd ones in the room. I tried 3 different repellents on my skin: both of the ones provided, a 'natural' one from Boots and even a DEET one from Boots and the little swines loved them all! A coffee table with 2 large wooden armchairs with amazing soft, fat cushions. The fridge had tea and coffee making facilities on top of it. The fresh coffee/ tea being stored in the bottom of the fridge. also small containers of creamer. We were left a large bottle of water each morning. We could have had the fridge stocked with soft drinks and beer, for a delivery charge of $10. There was a price list for each item, so we probably would have been charged for them if we weren't fully inclusive. There was plenty of plug sockets for charging up batteries etc. The plugs were standard UK, 3 square pins. A door led into the washing area, which was fitted with a large basin and 3 large fitted mirrors around it. There was an electric socket within cable reach, so you can use the hair dryer in view of the mirrors. The usual toiletries were provided. Shower gel, shampoo, soap, body cream and tissues. There was plenty of white towels. When you go to the beach, separate towels are provided down there. The large stone tiled shower unit provided plenty of very hot water. The actual shower unit confused me at first. As you face it, the hot tap was on the left and I found it only needed to be turned about one quarter of a turn to the LEFT to turn it on. While the cold water tap on the right, needed at least half a turn to the RIGHT to turn it on and get a nice temperature. I soon remembered to turn both taps towards each other to turn them off. The toilet was on the other side of the shower, slightly out of view. A door led to the long narrow balcony, which was on 2 sides of the bungalow and had a table and 2 chairs. The side view was of one of the Pitons, the front view looked out to sea, with lush vegetation on the steep slope, all the way around. The beach wasn't actually visible. Lots of little birds especially St. Lucian Bullfinches and Bananaquits would come and sit on the balcony rail, especially if we put a bit of food out for them. They were very tame. As were the birds in all the restaurants. They would pinch your food if they got half a chance. Very entertaining to watch. Make sure you have foot wear on if you go onto the balcony in the afternoon. The wood get very HOT to walk on. The same applies to the sand on the beach! There was several restaurants within the complex and all were good with a large menu. The plates for the hot food however, were sometimes cold. I was very relieved we were staying Fully Inclusive as the food and drinks were expensive as you would expect. All prices in US $. A good range of cocktails, standard ones $7, whilst fancy ones $14. Piton beer $5, 1.5L of still water $5.5 and soft drinks $7. The rum punch is delicious, but I cannot remember the cost. Most of the drinks and wine by the glass, were free with being Fully Inclusive, although certain drinks like champagne, some spirits and wine by the bottle were not included. Make sure you get the wine by the glass as its included, otherwise its really expensive by the bottle. Although there is a Vegetarian restaurant, the other restaurants did appear to also carry the same vege menu. Perhaps this was why when we went in here there was only one other couple so it lacked atmosphere. Example of costs in general across the restaurants: starters Stuffed tomato $12, fried Brie on greens $28, Salmon Gulnar $30. At the alternative beach the hotel has, called the Jungle Grill Burger bar: Beef burger with trimmings $24, chicken burger also containing pineapple, onion, cheese, tomato and lettuce $18. Good quantities, but all listed prices also had 10% VAT plus 10% service charge on top. Meal wise, the highlight was the Managers Cocktail party every Tuesday evening on the main beach, at 6.30pm, followed by a good buffet meal, Very good and at least I could see what I was getting. Its a pity they don't have buffet restaurant available the rest of the week. Just make sure your foot ware is OK for walking on the sand. There was entertainment in the Bar most evenings. There was a Country and Western singer who was excellent, accompanied by his 3 boys and 1 girl. Sorry I cannot remember his name. The entertainment sometimes sounded loud even in our room, but usually finished around 10.30 pm or sooner. The downside we found as OAP's, was all the steps to climb. Our room 2A, which was a relatively short way up the bank from Reception, had around 210 steps to the beach. Most, but not all had a hand rail. You could order a taxi from reception to take you up and down, at no extra cost. Essential if you have any mobility issues. We managed them most of the time, with the help of a walking pole. The main disappointment was no swimming pool. I enjoy pool swimming, but not in the sea, especially as there was a bit of an undercurrent, making it slightly harder to get out of the water. The weather is unpredictable, we had rain showers during parts of our first 4 days. There is however an umbrella in the room, The remaining days were hot and sunny at around 29 to 30 C, but it was always humid. Overall the holiday was very good and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. If it had had a swimming pool I would have given it 5 * rather than 4. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Feb 6, 2016 - Wyomissing_PAFrank - Reading

My wife and I spent a week at Anse Chastanet recently. I was with a large scuba group and the scuba diving was very good and convenient to the resort. We were in a "Hillside Deluxe" room. Our room... Read more (3D) was certainly private and had a nice view of the Pitons and the beach. That said, the room was old and dated and looked absolutely nothing like the image on their website which implied a fairly modern and updated room. (see our photos) Our "first impression" was a little disappoinment. Overall we enjoyed the room but it didn't meet the high level we expected given photos from the website. I was expecting to be higher up on the hill, though that would have entailed more of a walk. I didn't mind the lack of A/C or the frog/bird noises since we expected that. The overall service at the resort was very good and the food was good and the restaurants (two were actually one in the same) had great views. The beach was very nice but nothing special compared to other places. My wife enjoyed the other activities available (plantation walk, spa, chocolate lab, and Piton waterfall walk). I don't think there is much there for younger kids to do. Overall, if you are going there to scuba dive it is a good choice since the diving and dive service is very good and close to St Lucia's best dive sites. If you are not diving, I thought the Anse Chastanet part of the resort was likely not any better than many other options on the island. The favorable reviews and website (including all their "awards") imply that it is a very posh 5 star place. The Jade Mountain section (higher up, newer, and much more modern) was absolutely beautiful and stunning but you will pay a LOT more to stay there and have more of a walk up the steep hill. The Anse Chastanet area was nice but not as nice as would be expected from their website and many of the reviews. Read less

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