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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 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.
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.
3 nights: 01-03 Jan '16 and over Christmas and New Year when it is 7.
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We've been going here every year since 1998; our latest visit was in January2015. It has the most beautiful location imaginable, and the most wonderful, friendly, helpful staff, most of whom were... Read more here in1998, and none of whom seem to have aged by so much as a minute. No there is no pool, yes there are a lot of steps to the beach. No there is no air con, ( except in the beach rooms). No there is no television, no DVD players, yes the wifi can be wonky. Yes the chairs in the public spaces aren't the most comfortable, no there are no motorised water sports. Yes, it is expensive, and the approach road is diabolical. But the two beaches are beautiful, the diving and snorkelling are amazing the birds and flowers lovely the windsurfers, paddle boards tennis court, yoga, sailing dingies, local guided walks, and beach loungers are all free, and the breezes keep the rooms cool at night. The food is usually excellent. So we keep returning. For all the usual reasons for going to the Caribbean in winter, specifically for the character of the place, its sheer beauty, it's peace, and most of all it's people, who treat us like cherished members of the family. Read less
My wife and I stayed at Anse Chastanet for 7 nights for our honeymoon. We really enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend it to others. I read many of the reviews and it seems that those who... Read more didn't enjoy their stay were looking for TV and air conditioning and a pool. We were quite pleased to get away from those things for a week and we loved enjoying nature and spending our time on the beach! There are a lot of stairs to climb but we didn't mind a bit because the way the resort sits on the hillside makes for great views and a very interesting feel. We especially liked the treetop restaurant and the outdoor feel to the dining experience. The food was great every night, and we eat at all of the restaurants. The music was always fun and I would especially recommend sticking around to listen to the monday night band. They play mostly country songs and the singer is quite incredible. We spent most of our time at the beach, and the cabanas were wonderful. We also did a bit of snorkeling, sailing, and rode bicycles through the jungle on a well groomed trail. (The biking was great as our guide, "bike" Tyson did a fantastic job) Our room happened to have air conditioning (though I dont' think most of them do) Our room also had its own little garden with a hammock and two lounge chairs. I loved the shower and we always had plenty of hot water and good water pressure. It is fun to learn about the hotel and how the food is grown on site. We even toured the plantation and sampled a lot of the fruits and vegetables. There is a very cool sustainability and eco feel to the property. For the night we wanted to watch a movie we streamed netflix without any issue in our room on the free wifi. I felt comfortable and well taken care of throughout the entire trip and we really enjoyed getting to know the staff. I'm hoping to return to this place in the future. Thanks for a great honeymoon Read less
Five days of bliss! My wife and I stayed here recently and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommended. Top 10 reasons to stay at Anse Chastenet: - #10: the on-site dive and snorkelling center... Read more is right on the beach. Very impressive snorkelling area that's literally steps from the beach and protected from passing boats. - #9: interesting local sculptures and artworks reminiscent of Picasso scattered around the grounds and facilities of the resort. The art gallery on the beach is also worth visiting. - #8: breakfast with the birds on the patio restaurant in the morning is a fun start to the day. These curious and fearless little creatures think nothing of hopping onto your table to nibble and the amazing spread of fruit and pastries (complimentary). - #7: friendly staff and locals made us feel very welcome and safe wherever we went throughout the island. Even when we went to see the Jazz Fest one night at the very crowded sports stadium at the nearby town of Soufriere. - #6: free use of kayaks, sunfish sail boats and paddle boards from the on-site beach. We borrowed a tandem kayak to visit the sister beach around the corner to enjoy the nearby snorkelling. - #5: four very good restaurants included in the resort. The Indian-inspired restaurant on the beach offers amazing grilled meats and seafood for lunch and dinner. The vegetarian restaurant is interesting with live music at night. The tree-top restaurant is good for breakfast and cocktails at sunset with great views. The burger bar on the nearby sister beach offers a nice change of pace. - #4: lots of fun excursion options on offer from the hotel concierge. We enjoyed a day trip to go zip-lining in the rainforest. But other offers included cooking classes, mud baths in the hot springs, bike trips and more. - #3: the sunset booze cruise complete with live jazz saxophonist to see the Pitons up close and personal from the water. After sun down the boat turns into a lively dance floor where everybody gets down! - #2: the Jade Mountain restaurant with unbelievable views of the Pitons. We asked the concierge to switch out one of our dinner packages for a night at the sister resort. The $50 change fee included a taxi cab pick up and return. The food was very good but really all about the views. - #1: the beach is a picture perfect Caribbean masterpiece. Complete with soft sand, clear waters, thatched umbrellas, palm trees, table side service, hammocks, beach toys, snorkelling... And it's only minutes away from your spacious chalets. This is why you come to the islands! - Read less
Our hillside room was excellent, beach comfort and services were perfect. The food was very good but the expereince was spoiled by very uncomfortable chairs in all restaurants - they may be locally... Read more made but spoilt our meals and probably meant we spent less money because we were so uncomfortable Read less
Just returned from a five night trip to St. Lucia and stayed at Anse Chastanet, the little sister to the modern and luxurious (and expensive) Jade Mountain. We got a beautiful bungalow with a king... Read more bed, basket hanging lights, a large outside living room area with a three piece seat set, two chaise chairs and a view of the Piton Mountains. A few things... 1. The taxi ride from the airport to Anse Chastantet is about an hour away, and the last ten minutes are bumpy. 2. Most of the bungalows do not have air-conditioning. Don't be too concerned, the nights get cool and an evening shower is helpful. If you really need air-conditioning, there are a couple of bungalows on the beach that can accommodate (you'll need to specifically request these rooms). 3. Get ready to climb stairs. Whether you going to the main area to your room, or your room to the beach (or beach side restaurant), get ready to climb. The hotel is on a mountain. Or, you can ask them to call you the van to take you between the beach and the main area. 4. The all-inclusive is worth it. Whether your spending half the day doing excursions or sitting on the beach all day, its nice to worrying about the cost of a diet coke ($6) or a pina colada ($14), a burger ($18), etc. You can also have lunch at Jade Mountain, which is included (make the reservation at reception). They have a wider selection of alcohol, a different menu and a spectacular view. 5. The environment is super chill...from the huts on the beach, to the calm Caribbean waters, to the water flow...not kidding. It might have been just our room, but it took an average of 2 flushes to clear the porcelain throne. The water pressure was hit or miss, which is tough when you take three showers a day (because it was so darn hot). 4. The food was good, but most of it comes luke-warm. And, they tend to over-cook fish (at least in my opinion). Beach snacks are available all day long - salad, burgers, chicken sandwich, etc. 5. There's no tv, but there is nightly entertainment. They offer wi-fi, but its pretty spotty. There is also a computer area inside the library. Its between the bar and the bathroom. 6. The birds begin to chirp early, and if they don't wake you up the sun will. It begins around 5:30am. 7. Hike the Gros Piton Mountain (a must if you're in reasonable shape). Its a vertical hike with a rock scramble mixed in. You might hate it while your doing it, but its worth the view and the accomplishment. 8. Don't like bugs? You might not see them, but you will get bit. 9. Fish everywhere. Anse Chasanet is surrounded by coral reefs which mean a lot of fish in your 'back yard'. 10. The service is great and the staff is very friendly. Abo the beach manager, was terrific. 11. Surprisingly, the soft black sand beach was never very crowded. You always found a chair no matter what time of day. 12. No pool. Read less