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
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling

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.

Please note: From the 1 Apr ‘20 a Tourism Accommodation Fee will apply. This mandatory fee will be $6 per person (16 years and over) per night (payable locally, subject to change).

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating COVID Procedures in Place But Scuba Diving and Relaxing is Back

Aug 23, 2020 scoopC5 Riverview, Florida

This was our third trip to Anse Chastanet and once again we went on an all-inclusive 12-dive scuba adventure. Only open again for less than a month, the resort has been active in doing all required items to prevent the spread of COVID. Temperatures are taken of the guests prior to each meal and before each dive if you are scuba diving. … Read more
This was our third trip to Anse Chastanet and once again we went on an all-inclusive 12-dive scuba adventure. Only open again for less than a month, the resort has been active in doing all required items to prevent the spread of COVID. Temperatures are taken of the guests prior to each meal and before each dive if you are scuba diving. Constantly you will see resort personnel wiping down areas and cleaning all the time. Wearing a mask all the time is uncomfortable, but you begin to get used to it. The adventure will begin for you when you go through all the health stations prior to departing the airport. You must have the results of a negative COVID test completed no more than seven days prior to your arrival. Once through all the screening you will be driven in a sanitized taxi to the resort. You will wear you mask on the one-hour drive both ways to and from airport. On arrival, you will be processed and taken to your room. We were in 4C which offered a spectacular view of the Pitons and the beach area (154 steps) below. Unlike our two previous visits, due to COVID, there was only one restaurant open at the beach area so there were lots of trips down and up the steps. You can get a ride, but we used the trips to exercise. The menu was a little more limited than normal and a few times items were just not available on a day (do to supply chain issues). If you are on a meal plan you will not go hungry. At lunch highly suggest the Dorado Fish Burger. You will never want to eat a Mickey D's Filet of Fish again. High tea is a delight and remember when you do the scones that the cream goes on first than then the jam! Dinner always had a fresh fish of the day and Red Snapper; Yellow Fin Tuna and Kingfish were some of the fresh offerings. A special Lionfish five-course wine paired dinner is available on Friday's for a surcharge. Pay the surcharge and indulge in this feast. Lionfish is delectable. The beach was great for a place to relax if you are into the beach scene. You can snorkel right there at the resort. You will see boats from other resorts coming by to snorkel at your beach most days. The life undersea is amazing for the snorkeling group. Now the dive operation on site is first tier. New diver courses are conducted all the time. Boat dives depart three times a day and on two days you can enjoy a night dive if that's your cup of tea. Most dive sites are less than ten minutes away. The diving on this trip was outstanding. Lots of marine life and spectacular colors under the water. They provide a divemaster on each trip and safety is paramount. If you do have a dive package your first dive will be a nice dive from the beach in the onsite marine preserve where you could see flounder, lobsters, crabs, turtles and much more. The rooms are open aired for the most part. No AC but a ceiling fan and old-fashioned floor fan will keep you cool at night. Be warned the tree frogs go on just prior to sunset and will provide music throughout the night. Then just prior to sunrise the songbirds will start there day and for about thirty minutes the two will combine for amazing music to awaken you. You will also enjoy the sound of the brief rain showers on the metal roof. Walking tours and biking are also available on site. Currently you can not leave the resort but they are hoping if everything goes well during this opening phase of COVID to add more opportunities in September. The staff is very accommodating and will do what they can to make your stay comfortable. If you are a diver highly recommend booking a package. If you just need a break during these trying times it is worth a trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing week by the Pitons

Aug 17, 2020 tgainer03 Pewaukee, Wisconsin

My wife and I just stayed at Anse Chastanet and it was great. Our room offered a beautiful view of the Pitons. We could not of asked for a better place to relax for a week. The food was all very good as well, the resort supply's most of their own food and you can taste the quality in the food they prepare. We highly recommend the Discover… Read more
My wife and I just stayed at Anse Chastanet and it was great. Our room offered a beautiful view of the Pitons. We could not of asked for a better place to relax for a week. The food was all very good as well, the resort supply's most of their own food and you can taste the quality in the food they prepare. We highly recommend the Discover Chocolate experiences where you get to make your own chocolate bar. Sailing with the resorts sail boat is also great. All the staff we came into contact with were very friendly and helpful. The one drawback is that the All-inclusive isn't fully all-inclusive as soe food items and drinks options include surcharges. But this isn't an issue as you can fully enjoy your stay without these items. We highly recommended staying here if you want to truly experience St. Lucia. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Happy ending

Mar 30, 2020 81melindab Savannah, Georgia

I want to update my story about the spring break trip that did not happen due to Coronavirus. We take trips all over the world with our two children and this was to be our first trip in a long time as a couple. Our sons, one in college and the other a senior in high school, had plans that did not include their parents. We foreshadowed the empty… Read more
I want to update my story about the spring break trip that did not happen due to Coronavirus. We take trips all over the world with our two children and this was to be our first trip in a long time as a couple. Our sons, one in college and the other a senior in high school, had plans that did not include their parents. We foreshadowed the empty nest syndrome. It was an exciting time until Coronavirus hit and we couldn’t go. Anse Chastanet heard our plight and graciously offered to rebook us without penalty for up to 18 months. We look forward to frolicking and diving together once the global pandemic is over, and we look forward to seeing the resort. We could not be happier. The resort is being flexible and working with us. I hope everyone stays safe and we get back to a reasonable normal. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous stay in Superior room 5B - Flamboyant - great view of Pitons & beach

Mar 17, 2020 ADK_Dreamer Toronto, Canada

We stayed March 5th -12th in an all inclusive Superior Room through Westjet Vacations. The louvered windows have screens. All Inclusive - It's not truly all inclusive. There is a surcharge for prime beef and high end cocktails. Don't worry. You will be fine without these items. There is also a fridge in your room stocked when you arrive. You have… Read more
We stayed March 5th -12th in an all inclusive Superior Room through Westjet Vacations. The louvered windows have screens. All Inclusive - It's not truly all inclusive. There is a surcharge for prime beef and high end cocktails. Don't worry. You will be fine without these items. There is also a fridge in your room stocked when you arrive. You have to pay a $5 charge to restock the fridge. We would order a drink on the beach and bring up to our room. Unless you have a drinking problem, you will be fine. Breakfasts - fantastic. Lunches - on the beach service incredible. We ate green lettuce salads, burgers, paninis and soft fruits with no tummy issues Dinners - our favourite restaurant was the Beach Grill, followed by Treetop. Tuesday night they do a 'managers cocktail party' with buffet dinner. Bad idea right now with Corona Virus and the food was not great. If you want to eat a night out off resort, choose Tuesday. Book in advance for Jade Mountain. Entertainment - do not miss the Monday night Country Music - the best band by far Activities - yoga - a disappointment - way too slow - geared to beginners Excursions - If you are a hiker - book Gros Piton. 4 hours and we had a fantastic guide name McGavin. If you hike anywhere in the NE USA or Snowdonia/Ben Nevis UK, this terrain will be easy for you. No scrambling. Hand rails in place. Jungle hike on resort with Meno 'Meno... aka Mother nature' Very enthusiastic Staff - LOVE concierge Gifta - she makes everything right. On the Beach - Junior will give you some love. - Waitresses Chalista, Esther, Michelina there are too many to name. When can we return??? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating GOOD BUT NOT EXCELLENT

Mar 11, 2020 FirstclassSussex Sussex, England

Stayed 5 nights in January/February. Lovely room up at the top, with fabulous views and very spacious, though blinds not good at keeping out the light. Main restaurant rather impersonal, the smaller one below much nicer. Food good, especially breakfasts, but dinner service far too rushed and rather sloppy. Beach bar and beach service good, though… Read more
Stayed 5 nights in January/February. Lovely room up at the top, with fabulous views and very spacious, though blinds not good at keeping out the light. Main restaurant rather impersonal, the smaller one below much nicer. Food good, especially breakfasts, but dinner service far too rushed and rather sloppy. Beach bar and beach service good, though the so-called manager's drinks party and BarBQ was a dreadful bun fight with many guests just rushing to grab multiple platefuls. Lots of steps and steep slopes, which we were warned about, but the buggy service was well organised, as were excursions. Beaches are all public so the main beach suffered rather from day trip boats coming in, despite the best efforts of the hotel to keep them to one end. Far beach much more peaceful and a nice walk round. Generally seemed to be a lack of management oversight which reflected in standards. Read less