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
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving

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: all meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 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.

  • Free Nights: Book by 15 Dec '19 and stay for 5 nights, pay for 4 for travel between 3 Jan-21 Dec '19.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 3 Jan–21 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Free Nights: Book by 15 Dec '20 and stay for 5 nights, pay for 4 for travel between 3 Jan-21 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • 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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Sep '19 to receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost between 3-17 Aug '19, 2-28 Sep '19 and 5-26 Oct '19 when staying 4 nights or more.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Sep '19 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost between 22 Aug-19 Dec '19.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

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

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 Biking Rental can be booked directly at the Resort and is subject to a local fee.

Complimentary WiFi access. The resort operates its own organic farm and chocolate laboratory making chocolate from their own estate beans which is open for guests 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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Sep 14, 2019 Susan W Charlotte, North Carolina

We visited this resort because Caneel Bay has been destroyed. Last year we went to a sandals exzuma and that experience was not good. Anse was lovely and fit our needs . Next visit to,St Lucia will be at Jade mountain . We had the romance package which included so many great adventures ! Recommend the all inclusive too
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect scenery and views, and delicious vegan options

Sep 10, 2019 Tomah M Los Angeles, California

My wife and I chose this place for its vegan options. Coming to St Lucia, we know we were going to be enjoying the clearest water in the world, and friendliest people. But it can be hard to find vegan options that are up to the same level as meat entrees. Anse Chastanet was awesome because they have a vegan chef on-site who makes vegan selections… Read more
My wife and I chose this place for its vegan options. Coming to St Lucia, we know we were going to be enjoying the clearest water in the world, and friendliest people. But it can be hard to find vegan options that are up to the same level as meat entrees. Anse Chastanet was awesome because they have a vegan chef on-site who makes vegan selections for all the restaurants. Thank you, chef, for also treating us to a custom how-to-cook demo where we made potstickers and spring rolls. Anse Chastanet has views of the pitons, and offers easy walking access (if you like stairs) down to the beach. If you don't like stairs they offer a shuttle at any time you want. Staff really goes out if its way to help you. Rooms are a perfect mix of contemporary (pretty bathrooms) and classic caribbean (no TVs but open windows everywhere). You can always see the beach. When you're down there, views are quiet and private. You can literally sleep all day under a cabana and just listen to the ocean, and no one would bother you. Very nice. Read less
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Aug 24, 2019 Marilyn C

This Resort had a bit of everything. If you want an upscale environment then you should ask for a room toward the top of the hill. However we were at the bottom which made us very accessible to All Things Beach, yoga, restaurants, snorkeling ...and boating. The sounds of nature were so very relaxing early morning and early evening. I felt like I… Read more
This Resort had a bit of everything. If you want an upscale environment then you should ask for a room toward the top of the hill. However we were at the bottom which made us very accessible to All Things Beach, yoga, restaurants, snorkeling ...and boating. The sounds of nature were so very relaxing early morning and early evening. I felt like I could really unwind. The very private rooms were large and spacious, each room with a very large private veranda. The staff were lovely and accommodating. The food was very pricey and not so great. There were many stairs since this is built into the topographic structure known to this island. However they had a shuttle running very often to take you to the higher climes of this facility. They had lots of on-site water sports and I really enjoyed sailing and yoga. I would go back in a heartbeat. Read less
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Aug 11, 2019 Tony H

The dive team was excellent. Excellent support, great dive team, great dives. Garfield isan excellent boat captain. All of the dives, except the wreck dive, are drift dives. Be aware, there is no air conditioning. We were there early August, it cools off at night, but it is hot. Also, the resort is on a mountain. I was aware of this before i went,… Read more
The dive team was excellent. Excellent support, great dive team, great dives. Garfield isan excellent boat captain. All of the dives, except the wreck dive, are drift dives. Be aware, there is no air conditioning. We were there early August, it cools off at night, but it is hot. Also, the resort is on a mountain. I was aware of this before i went, but didn't really get it. Depending on where your room is, don't be shy about calling for a shuttle. The first half of the week we took the stairs, the second half we called for the shuttle. As far as diving, they take care of your BC, tanks and set-up. Good dive shop, set-up. nice place to dive. Our room was at 4A and the views were fantastic. Read less
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Jul 31, 2019 Bert D

From the moment my partner, Kris, and I pulled into the resort, we were overcome with less than ideal vibes. The rough, technical road to enter the resort led to a giant Anse Chastanet sign which was very gimmicky and we couldn’t help but think of Jurassic Park. We had a rental car and there seemed to be confusion on the staff’s part as to where… Read more
From the moment my partner, Kris, and I pulled into the resort, we were overcome with less than ideal vibes. The rough, technical road to enter the resort led to a giant Anse Chastanet sign which was very gimmicky and we couldn’t help but think of Jurassic Park. We had a rental car and there seemed to be confusion on the staff’s part as to where we should park. We were then loaded into a van and driven to the top of the hill where we were met with a cool towel and refreshing drink. Unfortunately, our experience went downhill from there—quickly. Of note, we selected Anse Chastanet for four nights to celebrate Kris’ birthday and indicated this special event during the reservation. Not once was Kris wished a happy birthday. Upon entering our room, the first impression was an incredibly hot space with two stick fans circulating warm air. As we were shown the room, our attendant raved about the homemade banana bread. Ours was infested with hundreds of tiny red ants, both on the inside and outside of the packaging, which is a clear indication the bread had been there for many hours and perhaps the day beforehand. Kris and I disposed of it at the front desk and brought it to their attention where we were met with a chuckle about the incident as opposed to a sincere apology. We attempted to make the best of it and tried the other banana bread—which was incredibly dry. As we were going through our welcome packet, we were stunned to see the last guests’ information in the welcome folder. The folder contained their full names and addresses. We hadn’t given up hope yet. As part of the all-inclusive plan, we were told there was a buffet dinner the night we arrived and all other restaurants were closed. I have been on a number of all-inclusive vacations and I’ve never seen such a practice. Clearly this was an effort to reduce cost and maximize food output. The food was mediocre. By this point, we began to question our decision of staying at Anse Chastanet. After a long day of adventures and a lackluster dinner, we returned to the room for some much needed rest. As I pulled back the covers, I immediately noticed two smears of blood on the bed around 2” each. It was 10:30pm which we felt was far too late to have this serious issue addressed appropriately. Having no choice but to sleep on top of the comforter, we spent the night. The next morning, we immediately brought this to the attention of management, whose response was very accusatory. I cannot tell you the number of times we were told it was mosquito bites from us or a dead mosquito. There was far too much blood and Kris and I did not have any visible wounds or bug bites. Kris and I decided to continue with our day as planned, as we had already expended so much negative energy on a vacation that should be carefree. Upon returning in the afternoon, it sunk in as to how outrageous some of our experiences were—especially given Anse Chastanet’s 4-star rating and the amount of money invested. We spoke to management again and the same rhetoric was spewed our way: that it was “in fact mosquito blood and Anse Chastanet’s housekeeping goes through a myriad of review before bedding, towels, etc. are ready,” which just isn’t true. By this point, Kris and I began to notice bites and/or a mild rash all over our bodies, including our faces and the palms of our hands. We were alarmed as we were unsure of the cause, but later found out the cause was sand fleas. The presence of sand fleas is a direct result of Anse Chastanet not raking the sand on their beach as frequently as it should be. Kris and I were genuinely concerned with our health when we discovered the bites on our face and hands. Management offered for us to speak with a doctor via WhatsApp. The doctor never got back to us even though we had sent pictures and expressed our concerns when we spoke on the phone. The doctor’s lack of attentiveness further added insult to injury. At this point, we were introduced to Andreas, the resort’s general manager, who seemed to be dumbfounded by the issues occurring. We were offered an upgrade and were told it has the same quality as the first—which was almost a laughable comment made by management. Kris and I decided we did not feel comfortable or safe staying at Anse Chastanet and luckily found another resort that could accommodate us for one night. Andreas attempted to call both the owner Nick Troubetzkoy and his wife who were unavailable. We returned to the room to pack up while management processed our refund. When we returned to the room, again, there were hundreds of tiny red ants on my carry-on bag which was located on a shelf in the closet. Kris notified management and they came to the room. We could not have gotten out of Anse Chastanet faster. Luckily, we did not let this unfortunate experience ruin our trip as a whole. Nick should be ashamed of himself as his name is plastered everywhere throughout the resort; however, he was nowhere to be found when our issues arose. Our parting advice for management was to ensure their employees are happy. Not a single employee, with the exception of one friendly chef and Meghan, smiled or said hi to us. It’s almost as if they did not want to be there and the negativity was palpable. Kris and I will never return to Anse Chastanet or another Nick Troubetzkoy resort. At the very least, my expectation was an apology from Nick, but I’m not even sure if this issue was escalated to him. Hopefully, with this review, he is well aware now and will make the necessary changes to ensure the “luxury” resort he is promoting lives up to these claims and that another guest does not have an experience anywhere similar to this. Read less