Anse Chastanet Resort

St Lucia, Caribbean

The hotel

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 water sports 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 vegan restaurant. Due to the secluded location of this resort, we are selling it on an All Inclusive basis so you can truly experience the fine dining and facilities it has to offer.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Romantic
  • Safety Deposit Box

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. The resort has its own private helipad for guests who wish to transfer by helicopter.

Hotel information

49 rooms (12 beachside; 37 hillside cottages) all individually decorated with patio area, ceiling fans, tea/coffee-making facilities, fridge, safe and hairdryer. Standard Garden View Rooms are located on either the hillside or beachside and have a balcony with varying views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive of: full American-style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beach snacks, afternoon snacks and afternoon tea. Non-alcoholic beverages, most wines offered by the glass, most alcoholic cocktails and other alcoholic beverages served by the glass. All activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated.

Superior Hillside Rooms with 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Extra bed or twin beds can be provided upon request.

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 maximum 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 maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Hillside Rooms with 1 king-size bed or twin beds and ensuite bathroom, sleeping maximum 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.

There are also a number of Two-Bedroom Suites available which can be requested.

Please note: 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.

  • Honeymooners: Receive a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability), a bottle of sparkling wine and a complimentary half day sailing trip for travel 22 Dec '19-21 Dec '20 when staying 5 nights or more.

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. All restaurants offer vegetarian and vegan choices. One restaurant, Emerald’s offers a modern Caribbean vegan tapas style menu with produce from the resort organic farm. Room service*.

2 beaches, one of which, 'Anse Mamin', is reached by 5-minute complimentary boat shuttle for extra seclusion and coral reefs, great for diving and snorkelling. Kai Belte Spa*. PADI dive centre*. Tennis. Complimentary water sports include Sunfish sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling. Complimentary sunrise and sunset 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 bikes*.

Complimentary WiFi access. The resort operates its own organic farm and chocolate laboratory making chocolate from their own estate beans which is open for you to visit.

5 nights between 31 Dec-2 Jan.

7 nights between 25 Dec-30 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: children under 10 years are not permitted at this resort with the exception of Jul/Aug/Sep when the minimum age is 6 years.

Please note: due to this property's hillside setting, it is only suitable for guests with full mobility.

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Jan 6, 2020 gonealready White Stone, Virginia

Our second visit to this resort and as enjoyable as the first two years ago. What makes this place special is how nice all of the staff from maintenance to the owners.Once again the food was excellent at both venues and the grounds and beaches well kept. The dive shop on the grounds had great trips and instructors for beginners to certified… Read more
Our second visit to this resort and as enjoyable as the first two years ago. What makes this place special is how nice all of the staff from maintenance to the owners.Once again the food was excellent at both venues and the grounds and beaches well kept. The dive shop on the grounds had great trips and instructors for beginners to certified patrons. Snorkeling in the underwater park on site was such fun as were the tours and lectures by locals. Even the mountain bike adventure was enjoyable if you are that energetic. You can’t go wrong if you choose Anse Chastanet. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Somewhere so very special .....

Jan 3, 2020 Zebedeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Birmingham, United Kingdom

I have to start by saying that we have never stayed anywhere before that made us feel like they cared about making our stay so memorable ....so thank you so much as it will stay with us for ever ... Personal touches everywhere - the delicious banana bread and rum in your room... the turn down service with evening reading cards.But even when we… Read more
I have to start by saying that we have never stayed anywhere before that made us feel like they cared about making our stay so memorable ....so thank you so much as it will stay with us for ever ... Personal touches everywhere - the delicious banana bread and rum in your room... the turn down service with evening reading cards.But even when we left at 5.30am to get our plane we couldn’t believe it to find they had packed us up a breakfast to take with us.... We picked Anse C as a place to get married as anyone we had spoken to had said what a magical place it is. We were on a budget as much as one is on a wedding but we had limits with all the additional costs that mount up so we booked a standard room. We could not believe it when we found the hotel had upgraded us to the famous room 7F! Wow.... what a view .... what a stunning room and way beyond our means so heartfelt thanks again - we admit that our room was better than my Mum and Dads who were in Jade! I cannot complement the staff enough - just so friendly and helpful and of course we have to personally thank Jonathan for all his help and care as well as his fabulous tennis lesson. Also of course Jonelle - thank you for making our wedding run so beautifully and dealing so smoothly with the challenges of certain family members with poor health and thus mobility issues. You made everything come together without any stress. If anyone is thinking of getting married at Anse C then Anse Mamine is absolutely stunning and yes feels virtually private as so few people go over there - it is magical....plus the burgers are as good as people say! I would also recommend Bernd the wedding photographer- we hate our photographs being taken but somehow with his laid back no fuss approach we have some wonderful photos to cherish of a beautiful day ! As for the food at Anse it is some of the best we have tasted in the Caribbean - we never made it to the Treehouse restaurant as couldn’t tear ourselves away from the restaurant by the beach .... Hope in years to come to return to this wonderful hotel Thank you again P and J Read less
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Dec 20, 2019 jsappenf

I spent many hours reviewing websites and reading reviews. My wife and I picked this place out of all of them, and we were so happy to celebrate our anniversary here. When we read other reviews, most of the negative ones focus on value. We felt that we received great value compared to other places we have stayed at. Food The food was… Read more
I spent many hours reviewing websites and reading reviews. My wife and I picked this place out of all of them, and we were so happy to celebrate our anniversary here. When we read other reviews, most of the negative ones focus on value. We felt that we received great value compared to other places we have stayed at. Food The food was wonderful and beautiful. We had the MAP and were very happy with the choices. The menu has a few options that change every day that keeps things exciting. We went during this chocolate week, and I had lion fish starter, drunken chocolate tacos, duck breast in a chocolate sauce, and a chocolate desert for one of my dinners. They paired it with wines. It was the best meal I have ever had. We had the same server almost every night, and it made it very personal. Service We thought the service was great. Our house keeper took good care of our room and did a special flower arrangement for our anniversary. There was also a turn down service which set up our room at night. Oliver came by every morning while we were on the beach. He brought towels and sprayed us with a eucalyptus spray. He also helped us use the paddle boards for the first time. All the non-motorized activities were included with our stay. Beach The beach was beautiful. It is the Carribean side, so the waves are a lot more calm. There wasn't too many people there and there wasn't that much water traffic. They also had a beach in the next anse which is connected. We walked but they had a water taxi. Excursions We did the rum mixology which was a lot of fun. A bartender mixed different flavors with chocolate and locally made rum. We also climbed Gros Piton, which was really steep, but it was cool to look out over the island when we got to the top. St Lucia It was a nice place to visit. There were a lot of things to do. The people were a lot nicer than other places I have traveled to. If we get another chance to go soon, we will definitely go back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful location, helpful staff

Dec 13, 2019 25jaked

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon. Great snorkeling, although we would recommend getting up early before too many people scare away the fish. Pay attention to the fine print for the rooms, not all of them have Air Conditioning. Most of them have “natural air flow” which is not AC. That would be the only “negative” about this place. The… Read more
My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon. Great snorkeling, although we would recommend getting up early before too many people scare away the fish. Pay attention to the fine print for the rooms, not all of them have Air Conditioning. Most of them have “natural air flow” which is not AC. That would be the only “negative” about this place. The views were amazing, water was great, food was awesome, drinks are good, staff was very nice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A private hideaway on beautiful St. Lucia

Dec 11, 2019 AnnapolisHiker_MD Annapolis, Maryland

Anse Chastanet is a small resort with the most personal service we have ever experienced. The resort is set in the side of a mountain with heavy vegetation all around. We had a beachside room that was huge, with a king bed, a sitting area, bath with two sinks and walk in shower and a patio area with two loungers, a hammock over a sand floor and a… Read more
Anse Chastanet is a small resort with the most personal service we have ever experienced. The resort is set in the side of a mountain with heavy vegetation all around. We had a beachside room that was huge, with a king bed, a sitting area, bath with two sinks and walk in shower and a patio area with two loungers, a hammock over a sand floor and a small table for two for room service dining. There was no view from the room to the beach which was only a few steps away. The only drawback to the beachside accommodation was the 102 step walk up to the main Tree House restaurant for breakfast and dinner. The food choice was excellent with a rotating menu that had a two week cycle so there was always something new to try at dinner. The beach was very nice with everyone guaranteed a small thatched cabana with two lounge chairs and a small table. Beach food service and drinks could be ordered by placing a small flag behind the chairs and wait staff responded within a minute. The beach is soft "black" sand and the water was never too rough for enjoyable standing or swimming or snorkeling. There is a marine reserve at the resort beach. The fish are plentiful. The staff are the friendliest we have ever encountered. The resort is also close to many amusements on the southeast side of the island so off property excursions are made easy. We have no hesitation in recommending this resort to anyone who wants a relaxing vacation in a beautiful setting. Read less