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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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My son and I just returned from a glorious week at Anse Chastanet in St Lucia. This is our second trip to St Lucia so we have some context. The other place we stayed at was delightful, but this one... Read more even better. The location is perfect if you intend to enjoy what the island has to offer as to activities, all within the comfort and ease of a well run and charming resort. My son and I like to dive and they have a terrific dive shop with a great team and best of all the most beautiful dive spots on the island within 5 minutes or less of the resort. Consequently, they can offer 3 dives a day. So if you want to lay back and have a leisurely breakfast, you can and catch the 10:30 dive! Then go on the 2:30 dive later. Besides diving, the snorkeling is great, and they have boat trips and off premises excursions. Now as to the place, they have one of nicest beaches and it is mostly private for the resort, except for occasional boats that come in, which is customary around the island. The staff could not be more friendly and professional. The beach staff cannot help enough with whatever you need. The food is excellent and they have a nice restaurant on the beach as well as up the hill in the main building. I am a serious foodie and was quite pleasantly surprised as to the quality of the food, especially since everything must be flown in. Few ingredients are produced on island, which is typical. As to the room, we had a large spacious two room suite with plenty of privacy. If you are lucky enough, reserve a room facing the Pitons. The view is spectacular and having coffee or a drink on the balcony if you are going as a couple will be quite romantic and memorable. So I would highly recommend the place for family or couples. And if you want ultra luxury and have the bucks to spend, then stay at their upscale resort just above called Jade Mountain. It is known throughout the Caribbean. This is a whole different experience, but with all the amenities and beauty of the same beach. However, the rooms at Jade Mountain are beyond spectacular. You have a 180 degree open view of the Pitons and the ocean. Words cannot express the beauty of this natural setting in which you have 100% privacy and no window or wall facing this beautiful view. The weather is so perfect that no windows are needed and no bugs. You have your own infinity pool in the room, a Jacuzzi, chaise lounges, large bathroom and of course your private butler at your beck and call. There is a restaurant that caters exclusively to the guests at Jade Mountain and unbelievably the food is even better than at Anse Chastanet. And that is saying a lot since I just said how good the food was there. The view on the lounge at the top is breath taking. The design of the whole building is unique and kudos to the architect who designed it all. If you are planning a honeymoon or a romantic getaway, Jade Mountain should be on your list. If you and your spouse cannot have a great romantic time there, then I suggest you just stay home. You have to see it to believe it. Enjoy! Read less
We loved Anse Chastanet mostly for the beautiful beach and secondly for our large room and private patio. Read on for everything we wanted to know before we went. THE BEACH o Beautiful with soft... Read more volcanic grey sand, plenty of palapa umbrella huts o Crystal clear water down to your toes while standing in water up to your chin. o You can swim, sail, stand-up paddle board, snorkel or scuba directly off the beach. o There is a marine reserve off the beach against the cliff at the south end of the beach for scuba or snorkeling. ROOMS o Our room (3B, superior class) was large and immaculate with a very comfortable bed. o The bathroom had a narrow spot getting by the shower but was otherwise fine. o Our very private patio had expansive views, south to the piton and west to the water. The sun set over the water and squarely between two palm trees. The only things not in clear view from our patio were other guests or guest rooms. o My wife found the tree frog chorus at night to be a bit much and was glad for a pair of ear plugs. RESORT AND THE ANSE CHASTANET STAIRS o The main reception area is 100+ stair steps up from the beach. The steps are normal height/rise. The nearest guest rooms are another 20 shorter stair steps up from the main area; ours was 40+ steps from reception. Other rooms are further up. We, and other guests we spoke to, didnâ€™t seem to mind the steps o Anyone at the resort will gladly arrange a ride for you to avoid the walk up the hill. o The Beach Front Cottages are beach level but beach front isnâ€™t the best term for it. It didnâ€™t appear that they could see the beach. I would choose my room again over the beach front cottages at any price. RESTAURANTS o Apsara â€“ we dined less than 10 feet from the water. Service was pleasant (Denise hugged us goodbye at weekâ€™s end and Nirmal greeted us as old friends most nights). The food was delicious and interesting. A greater variety of dishes might have been preferred but not enough for us to leave the waterside open air setting. o Jade Garden (vegetarian) â€“ I like steak but arrived at the end of a stomach flu (blame Boston not St. Lucia). The vegetarian fare was delicious, interesting and varied. o Tree house (breakfast) â€“ the buffet offered plenty of variety in fruit and baked goods with smoked salmon and cheeses as well. Hot offerings from the menu (eggs, pancakes, bacon etc.) were great as well. Coffee drinks are available as are local and international teas. o Tree house (bar) has a great view. Let Melvin invent a drink for you, just trust him! The evening entertainment was fun. Donâ€™t miss Harmony Trio and their song â€˜Big Bambooâ€™ o Beach hut service â€“ we had a great lunch under our palm umbrella most days. Service was pleasant. o Some of the restaurant chairs, (the locally made ones) were uncomfortable. A room towel was usually enough to remedy it so I brought one to dinner most nights. o We bought the all-inclusive and didnâ€™t find any surprising charges for premium liquor or non-included foods. OUTINGS o Volcano tour: If youâ€™ve seen Kilauea or Yellowstone you should skip it. o Massage: have yours at Kai Mer overlooking the water o Half day sail and snorkel: Pleasant scenery, nice boat o Resort scuba course: My wife was resort certified in 1 hour and did her first dive with a master diver at her side. Thanks Errol we would have missed the lion fish, rock fish and spider crab without you! o Yoga on the is a great way to start your day OTHER o Airport transfer â€“ we were greeted at the airport with cold towels, water and a clean and comfortable van to drive 3 couples to the resort. Transit back to the airport was hassle free as well. If you found this useful please click yes so other users can easily find this review. Read less
A beautiful location offering views of both stunning Anse Chastanet beach and the amazing pitons. The staff are warm and friendly on the whole (the waiting staff could be a little surly at breakfast... Read more and dinner but quickly thawed with a little conversation) particularly lovely were the Reception, House keeping and beach staff. The wide selection of food is very expensive but delicious and fresh. There is a well thought out choice of activities and places to explore - even within a short walk to Anse Mamin ( the resort's other beach), the sugar plantation and into Soufriere. Loved it here - not easy to leave Read less
I recently went on a dive trip to St. Lucia and stayed at Anse Chastanet. I can honestly say that this was one of the most memorable and awesome trips I have ever taken. I cannot say enough about the... Read more staff there. It is truly amazing how each and every staff member ensures that your stay is a great one. Even when you are walking up to your room passing a maid or grounds staff member, they will go out of their way to make conversation with you. I stayed in room 7C, and this room was unlike any I have ever stayed in. The open air balcony had some fantastic views of the pitons and the ocean. Everything was in great shape and very neat and tidy. Our room did have the conventional US electric outlet, which was also a bonus. However, if you have multiple electronic devices (dive cameras, cell phone, etc) I would recommend that you still bring a converter. The wifi in the room was spotty at times, but all in all pretty good. The food at all of the restaurants was of great quality. I never had trouble finding something to eat on the menu, and never went to bed hungry. I am not a picky eater, so the dining was never an issue. I will say though, that the alcoholic beverages are a little on the pricy side, so be prepared! Every night after dinner we would go down to the bar and listen to the band perform and enjoy a cocktail. Melvin, the bartender there, always took great care of us and is a real genuine guy. I got to know him a little bit and really enjoyed being around him. He is an employee who deserves a tremendous amount of praise. Anse Chastanet management, if you are reading this, please tell him that he is doing a great job! Lastly, I have nothing but praise for the dive shop staff right there at Anse Chastanet. The Scuba Saint Lucia dive shop is unlike any outfitter I have ever dealt with. Their level of professionalism is truly remarkable. They were very professional in their operations and handled everything so well that I really felt safe diving with them. They catered to everyone in our dive group and made sure all needs were met. Man are they fun to dive with too! They were very diligent about pointing various fish and features out when they came across something. Garfield was our captain, and our dive masters were Kenton, Dave, and Ponte. Each one of them worked their tail off to make sure that our group was having the time of our lives. Each one of them is very friendly and a pleasure to be around. I really enjoyed getting to know all of them and cannot thank them enough for my awesome experience. I would hands down recommend Anse Chastanet to anyone looking to vacation in St. Lucia, and I will definitely be coming back myself! Read less