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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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St. Lucia was our second choice for our honeymoon (we went to Tahiti instead), so we decided to go here for our 10 year anniversary. We have known about the resort for years due to the scuba diving... Read more facility on-site. This was our first trip in 6 years since having kids, and it was definitely a good place to unwind, appreciate each other as a couple again and start scuba diving again. Food was excellent, although by the end of the week my husband was wanting just plain old pizza! We stayed in the hillside room 4A. We had a few of the Pitons and the sunset over the ocean. The satellite antennaes were outside of our room, so we got excellent reception on our phones and IPAD. Otherwise, you will have to go to the main lobby area for reception. Yes, there were mosquitos/bugs, but we used the bug spray in our room provided by the resort every day and had no problems. Slept under the mosquito net too. We really liked our room, but wished there was better seating outside...maybe a small hanging hammock or chair. We didn't spend a lot of time in our room, so no need for anything more fancy. The walk from our room down to the beach was about 250 steps, so if you have bad legs or injuries, this would not be easy. We felt like we got our work out every day due to the steps. Resort is well maintained and clean. There were a few excursions offered, but we were mainly scuba diving every day. We did go on the volcano/botanical garden/emerald estate tour and that was enough to satisfy our curiosity of the island. Enough things to shop for at the stores on-site and the tour. Scuba diving as simple and easy. No big sea creatures, but many lion fish and colorful fish. Nice snorkeling on the resort beach as well. The resort is an hour drive from the main international airport, and the road within a mile of the resort is very bumpy. Warning: A lot of flights are arriving at the same time, so be prepared to wait in Customs when arriving. Wear cool/loose clothes. We were in line for almost 2 1/2 hours with no A/C. That was really the only negative part of the trip. Anse is primarily filled with honeymooners, which was fine for us. There is live nigh-time entertainment. We had the American meal plan (all meals), but no drinks. Drinks are very pricey and add up quickly (i.e, Island cocktails are $12 each, wine is $10). If you want a lazy, easy place to go, this is it. If we weren't scuba diving, I think we might have gotten bored...since we weren't on our honeymoon!!!! Also....the frogs and crickets are really loud at night, but they didn't bother us! Read less
We got married here in January 2012 so obviously have very fond memories of the resort. We flew in after a trip to New York and unfortunately my husband was very ill on our first night. However we... Read more were so well looked after by the hotel staff who drove us to the hospital, stayed with us for several hours and even when I eventually persuaded them to leave us and come back for is in the morning they left me with their personal mobile phone so they could phone me every hour to make sure we were ok. Now that's service, and Roger and Michael not only looked after us that night but we're also the witnesses at our wedding ( which incidentally we had to postpone by 2 days but the staff couldn't have been more accommodating, especially Angel who definitely lived up to her name). The resort is beautiful, rustic and charming. The beach very relaxing (thank you junior for spreading the sunshine!) the food and service excellent. The rooms with their open air views of the pitons is breathtaking. We would love to return one day. Read less
This was our first time to St.Lucia and to the Anse Chastanet. We stayed in the one of the open air rooms and loved it! I loved the falling asleep to the crickets and tree frogs every night. Our room... Read more was huge, very nicely furnished, yet comfy. The whole resort felt exclusive, but not stuffy. We felt pampered and catered to. Even though it only had 3 walls, it felt very private and romantic at the same time. The views of the Petons and the ocean were breath taking! The food was delicious, and the staff was very friendly. They found out that we were celebrating our anniversary soon, and surprised us with a bottle of champagne in our room! We loved the beach and the calm waves that rolled in. The ocean water was so clear. We went snorkeling we could see far below at all the brightly colored fish and coral. We also took the free walking tour down the mountain to the city of Soufriere. Our guide was so funny and knowledgeable about the jungle, the plants, animals and the history of the island. He also took us to the Saturday Farmers Market for some quick shopping and sight-seeing. Itâ€™s the kind of place you can unwind and relax in a hammock on the beach, or with so many free activities provided, have nonstop adventure! I would definitely stay here again for a quiet romantic getaway, or a family trip with the kids. Amy D. Read less
For our stay at St. Lucia, my husband and I decided to stay at three of the four resorts on the Conde Nast Gold List (the fourth resort Ladera Resort was closed the time we went for renovations... Read more , therefore we stayed at Sugar Beach Viceory, Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain in that order). Anse Chastanet was my least favorite. The food was very good (better than Sugar Beach Viceory but not as good as Jade Mountain). The customer service was also very good (although not exceptional like Jade Mountain). But the reason why I wouldn't come back to the resort is for two reasons. First reason: MOSQUITOES. It was during our stay here that my husband was bitten over SIXTY times by Mosquitos. I know it is not the resort's fault because we are in a rainforest after all but I'm guessing Anse Chastanet's location at the base of the mountain AND it's open architecture just makes you more vulnerable to the mosquitos. Sugar Beach Viceroy is also on the same level but obviously the villa's closed four wall design discourages the entrance of these pesky bugs into your living quarters. Jade Mountain has an open, "no fourth wall" design somewhat similar to Anse Chastanet but there we encountered less bites possibly because of the resorts altitude? The second reason: The Noise at night. It is deafening. Even my Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones couldn't even drown out the noise. At Sugar Beach, the noise is less because you are in an enclosed space. At Jade Mountain the noise is less because you are elevated above the rainforest and the chirps are drowned out by the beautiful bubbly sounds of the plunging pool. Anse Chastanet has a private charming beach with the best burger stand on the island, but next time, we'll just stay at Jade Mountain instead (they do share the same beach after-all). Read less
We had been to St Lucia before in your standard all inclusive resort. This however is totally different and is a breath of fresh air that gets you back to nature. We slept on a comfy 4 poster bed in... Read more a room with the 4th wall missing. The balcony have us a beautiful sea view to watch the sunset from. Food, staff and service are all fantastic but you do need to be nimble to navigate all the steps up to the rooms and down to the beach, Two beautiful beaches. Anse naming is 5 minutes walk away but was quiet and had the best gourmet burgers. Anthony maintains the beach and always welcomed us. Can't wait to return Read less