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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 motorized 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.
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 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children,
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 and Premium Hillside Rooms also available sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 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. Mountain Biking Rental can be booked directly at the Resort and is subject to a local fee. The resort also operates its own organic farm and chocolate laboratory making chocolate from their own estate beans.
Half Board/Full Board options: 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.
5 nights: 01 Jan '16-03 Jan '16
7 nights: 22 Dec '16-31 Dec '16
5 nights: 01 Jan '17-03 Jan '17
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Mid-September for a beautiful wedding, in a spectacular setting shared by family and wonderful friends, Anse Chastanet was Paradise. Spectacular views, comfortable accommodations and incredibly... Read more delicious food, all were made even more wonderful by the beautiful, gracious and thoughtful people employed by and working at the resort. (There was a negative ... the mosquitos ... which didn't bite until the non-Deet repellant was applied. So, we learned too late.) The cost for our time in Paradise was worth every penny. Our Group of terrific people enjoyed fun and relaxation from the rooms to the ocean, to the restaurants and to the lounges. Our travels "off campus" were made comfortable and enjoyable by James Touring Service. This resort and Jade Mountain deserve rave reviews and the highest ratings. Read less
Most of the previous reviews are accurate. The positives of this hotel are the staff - particular mention to Chefs Val, Shaun and Peter who gave the vegetarian cooking class, and the make your own... Read more chocolate class (with Bettine as well) Also the waitress Marilyn who always remembered our names and room, and the lady who organised the excursions (sorry didn't know her name). But without exception all the staff were happy, polite and prepared to go the extra mile. The location is beautiful if a little remote it you want to "escape" from the hotel.The rooms are beautifully atmospheric, and I couldn't sleep when I got back as it was too quiet without my tree frog chorus! The negatives are as detailed in other reviews- there are an awful lot of steps! (Use the shuttle as it has the advantage of being air conditioned as well!). We found it more difficult than we expected not having any air con due to the humidity. It would have been nice to have had the chance to go to an air con restaurant just to escape the humidity for a short while. You will also get bitten - it is a rain forest after all! Read less
Just back from the best 2 weeks holiday ever! The resort is breathtaking. Our room 12b was overlooking the tropical paradise that is St Lucia. No wall so be sure to pack lots of insect repellant... Read more ! Even our bites cannot put us off this amazing place. The staff are amazing, all of them. Food is lovely, we didn't feel hungry once. Good choice and always well cooked. Drinks plentiful and lots of choice. No pool but beach is lovely. Lots of sunbeds to choose from. It's not flat so be prepared for some walking, but there is always a shuttle available, so it's really not an issue. I could go on and on but it really is a beautiful place to stay. We will definitely be going back. Thanks to Peter and his wonderful team, especially Melvin, Eugenia & Abo. Thank you all for a wonderful holiday. Read less
The resort is for people who are resort based typesit is too difficult to get off site to other activities very often. This is really not a problem, since the accommodations and the resort... Read more The resort is for people who are resort based types...it is too difficult to get off site to other activities very often. This is really not a problem, since the accommodations and the resort facilities are almost totally encompassing. The dive operation is one of the best we have encountered. The dive sites are close by and not difficult to dive. The food is excellent and the beach areas extensive. The only drawback to the property is the physical location...the rooms (really suites) are along a walking road that is at times almost straight up the mountain side. This is not the resort for small children or handicap customers. We enjoyed the week as an active getaway, but it can be perfect for a relaxing week also. Read less
We visited in August with 2 kids (14 and 12 years) and we chose it for the snorkelling and didn't regret it! We spent every day on the house reef, just off the beach and spent hours enjoying the... Read more teeming fish! It was hurricane season, so always a risk ... 2 storms did brew whilst we were there, but no affect luckily, St Lucia I think tends to be lucky and they go more North .. one hits every 5 years ...! The resort is more of a 'couples' resort, but it worked for us with our kids. We stayed in one of the beachside deluxe apartments behind the beach (set within tropical trees) and was a great location to get to the beach quickly! We had to climb the stairs for breakfast and dinner, unless we chose to eat at the restaurant on the beach in the evening (needed to book, quite spicy indian food, we loved, kids weren't so sure). They also did takeaway boxes for breakfast, so when kids wanted a lie in worked too!! The other rooms are quite a way up the hill, so do think about steps before you decide on which room. There were shuttles but never used, so not sure how good they were. We were glad we were by the beach, with air con too - other rooms are open air - something we weren't keen on with kids. The evening entertainment was music/bands/dancing for couples - but we didn't mind as after a lovely meal we were all ready for a relax and bed! The beach setting is beautiful - beach with sunbeds - lots of space when we went - so no rush to get down. Towels all provided, drinks service to them - they even came round with cold towels and fruit snacks when it was hot! The beach was great to swim off, had a little surf occasionally for kids to play in and of course lots of sealife to snorkel over - lionfish, eels, lobsters, shoals of fish .. We snorkelled all the way round to Anse Mamin beach for lunch there (included) - can get fresh towels there so worked great. We didn't get to explore the trails behind but heard it was good! You can have a go at windsurfing and staff will help if you work out best time. Restaurants and food were great - we were all inclusive and were very relieved, paying as you go would be very pricy. Try and get a deal before you go! Dive centre - was great. We all completed our Open Water Diver course here over 2 days (full course 4 days) and it was very professionally done. Amazing dive on house reef where we saw a turtle. 2 boat dives amazing too. The extra boat dive we organised was a bit rushed, so would advise getting there nice and early to get sorted! Trips - we linked up with Stanis Taxi service instead of paying high prices for trips and was really worth it (see separate review). Visited volcano/mud maths/waterfall/Tet Paul nature trail all on one trip. Manu, on site, took us to top of hills to try and spot the St Lucian parrot - managed to find 2 but only saw when the flew off! Read less