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.

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.

From the 1 Dec ‘20 a Tourism Accommodation Fee will apply. This mandatory fee will be $6 per person per night (payable locally, subject to change). Children aged 12-17 will be charged US $3 per person, per night. No fee for under 12s.

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 Beautiful view of the Pitons

Feb 24, 2021 Rebecca C Somerville, Massachusetts

My husband and I stayed at Anse Chastanet in February 2021. This was our eighth trip to the Caribbean, but first to St Lucia. I chose this property based on internet reports of how vegan friendly it was (I am vegan). The communication with the resort prior to our arrival was great; they arranged transport from the airpot and notified me when St… Read more
My husband and I stayed at Anse Chastanet in February 2021. This was our eighth trip to the Caribbean, but first to St Lucia. I chose this property based on internet reports of how vegan friendly it was (I am vegan). The communication with the resort prior to our arrival was great; they arranged transport from the airpot and notified me when St Lucia entry requirements had changed. The drive from the airpot to the resort was gorgeous and our room had an incredible view of the Pitons from our balcony. We absolutely loved the balcony. The room had no AC (i believe only a few of the pricier rooms do). That was not a big problem for us because the ceiling fans worked well. A bigger issue was the lack of blinds for all the windows/doors. There was no sleeping late for us because the room got so bright once the sun rose. Other that that issue, the room was fine. It had a safe, a very nice bathroom, and a fridge. The resort bought us bottled water every morning. There are a lot of stairs at the resort, but was well communicated so we knew what to expect. The beach was nice enough; it is pretty small but you do have access to the second beach at Anse Mamim. The beach chairs are nice and the towel service was great. Due to covid, the dining options were consolidated down to the one beach restaurant for lunch and dinner. I assume under normal circumstances there is much more variety for meals but during this trip the menu was pretty limited, especially as a vegan. With regards to covid, the resort is taking it very seriously and you are not likely to contract it there. Everyone wears face masks, there are hand sanitizer stations, and temperatures are checked before dining. There was some confusion with trying to schedule our covid test at the resort. The US requires anyone flying in from out of the country to present a negative covid test within 3 days of boarding. I had to ask about this several times before we were able to get an official appointment. It would have been great to book the test at checkin so that was all taken care of and we didn't have to keep going to Reception to ask about it. Read less
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Feb 20, 2021 mompolzin Seattle, Washington

Our family recently returned from a 7 day all inclusive stay at Anse Chastanet. Room: great location room 10d, walking distance from the beach, tennis court, main restaurant and scuba center. If not in beach villa, lots of stairs to the other rooms. One of the limited rooms with AC. Shower with 2 sinks, safe, mosquito net beds, deck with… Read more
Our family recently returned from a 7 day all inclusive stay at Anse Chastanet. Room: great location room 10d, walking distance from the beach, tennis court, main restaurant and scuba center. If not in beach villa, lots of stairs to the other rooms. One of the limited rooms with AC. Shower with 2 sinks, safe, mosquito net beds, deck with table/hammock and lounging chairs. Beach: amazing water, beach cabana, service, snorkeling. Current can bring in lots of jelly fish. We brought long sleeve swim wear, which reduced the stinging. The black dotted do not sting. Great kayaks, paddle boards and windsurf equipment. Restaurants: great food and drinks all day long! We did 2 beach dinners with wine pairing, the lion fish specialty dinner was the most interesting. Room service was also offered. Service was amazing, Natasha/Marilyn were exceptional. Scuba: 7 dives, all were great ... along with the buoyancy training and lion fish harpooning. Carmen, Carliso and Ariel were amazing and made it extra special. Turtles, lots of fish, great coral, visibility great, eels, barracuda, sea horses, lobsters, crabs and lots of shrimps. Swarm of biting shrimp avoid if you can. Chocolate lab onsite: Peter was awesome, we had so much fun learning about how chocolate is made and making our own chocolates, highly recommend this excursion. Mixology with Melvin: lots of tasty rum and mixed drinks to try. Melvin is funny and makes really good rum mixtures!! Jungle Bike with Tyson: great bike ride through the jungle, you need to be a intermediate biker to do it. Tyson spent time to go over all the plants/herbs and the historical buildings which was very worthwhile. Deep sea fishing with exodus: another great day with captain Dell and Arnold. We caught barracuda and a wahoo!! PCR testing onsite: easy process at the hotel, no worries about not getting the results or any other issues!! We will definitely go back and highly recommend the resort. It was truly a great experience for all of us, even our 8 & 15 yo. The team at Anse really go above and beyond to make the trip amazing for all. The resort has a store with amenities if you forget anything, the resort also supplies bug spray, aseptic spray, robes, slippers, ear plugs, eye covers. Lots of couples and a handful of families. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent dive vacation

Feb 20, 2021 andymI8846WM Washington DC, District of Columbia

I spent a marvelous week at Anse Chastanet. The dive shop and staff are amazing. They pamper you by setting up your gear and transferring it from tank to tank. The guides and boat captains are a lot of fun and stress safety. The room was very comfortable. The mattress was firm and the ocean sounds were soothing. The rooms lack a TV, but I… Read more
I spent a marvelous week at Anse Chastanet. The dive shop and staff are amazing. They pamper you by setting up your gear and transferring it from tank to tank. The guides and boat captains are a lot of fun and stress safety. The room was very comfortable. The mattress was firm and the ocean sounds were soothing. The rooms lack a TV, but I found it nice to unplug. The resort does have WiFi and the coverage is good. I will most definitely return! Read less
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Jan 31, 2021 Caryn64 Decatur, Georgia

Visited this resort just before US instituted their requirement for Covid testing for guests returning from international travel. Loved everything about our stay. This visit was planned so I could get scuba certified which I was able to do during my stay. The diving was gorgeous. I am a nurse and appreciate the COVID safety measures in place. … Read more
Visited this resort just before US instituted their requirement for Covid testing for guests returning from international travel. Loved everything about our stay. This visit was planned so I could get scuba certified which I was able to do during my stay. The diving was gorgeous. I am a nurse and appreciate the COVID safety measures in place. Hotel staff was very professional but so warm and friendly. The hike up Grand Piton was very difficult. I did it in sneakers but hiking shoes would have made it much safer. Do get the walking sticks as they are a big help. We also loved the mountain bike tour at the plantation. Yes there are a lot of steps to this resort but the food is so delicious it was worth it.! Dinner at Jade Mountain was worth the upcharge. Felt like I was in a James Bond movie. It did rain most days for a short period but this in no way impeded any of our activity! Highly recommend this resort for those that want to travel during the pandemic. The resort was less then 50% capacity and we found ourselves many times on the beaches by ourselves! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stairway to heaven

Jan 10, 2021 Thesparrows17 Cheltenham, United Kingdom

The excellent service from this resort began even before we arrived, with my husband swapping e-mails with the front desk, ensuring that they could tailor our holiday as much as possible to meet our requirements and relax as soon as we arrived. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Anse Chastanet (AC) over Christmas and New Year. We… Read more
The excellent service from this resort began even before we arrived, with my husband swapping e-mails with the front desk, ensuring that they could tailor our holiday as much as possible to meet our requirements and relax as soon as we arrived. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Anse Chastanet (AC) over Christmas and New Year. We came back thoroughly relaxed and very brown. We had to book AC at relatively short notice as the resort we had originally reserved had to close due to Covid-19. However, this is by no means a “second choice” resort – just the opposite. We stayed for 14 nights and were very lucky to get the room we requested (Premium Hillside 7E). We revised our room choice 3 times after studying previous reviews, photos, and the hotel website, and are very glad we did – this is an amazing room, and the resort was very accommodating with our requests for change. This room is situated right at the top of the resort and has no closed walls so we were able to enjoy not only the beautiful views (The Pitons on one side and the resort and the Caribbean on the other) but also the breeze coming through (therefore no need for air conditioning) as well as the birds visiting us every morning whilst we enjoyed a cuppa on the expansive veranda. There is plenty to do, both on land and sea, so you can be as active or relaxed as you like. My husband took full advantage of the mountain bikes at Bike St Lucia and hiking trails in the extensive resort grounds and came back with some great photos. The highlight was him climbing Gros Piton for the second time (first time was 9 years ago when we stayed at the Rendezvous). He also enjoyed kayaking and snorkelling. The snorkelling off the beach was excellent, proved by the number of visiting boats with snorkellers from other resorts. We enjoyed going on the beach every day and although we had to go down 380 steps to get to it and 380 back up to our room, this did not stop us from doing so! (there is a shuttle service from room to beach and vice versa so don’t let the steps put you off getting a room high up). The steps helped burn off some of the extra calories put on from the extra food and drink, so had an additional benefit! The beach service was fantastic and we were kept regularly supplied with drinks (and food when required). Just plant a yellow flag in the sand and someone is there to take your order within minutes. It got to the stage where some of the servers pre-empted our flag and asked us if we wanted “the usual”. In the evening, we enjoyed eating at either Trou Au Diable (Beach Grill), Apsara (East Indian Caribbean Fusion) or Treehouse (Caribbean Fine Dining). The menus do not change so when staying for 14 nights, it is nice to have the option of more than one place to eat. Apsara was definitely our favourite menu and we were lucky enough to meet the Chef and compliment him on his food. All restaurants maintained a high standard of food and service. It’s worth mentioning that we were on the All Inclusive plan, which I think is definitely worth paying for the variety (and quantity) of food and drink on offer. It was amazing how the resort was able to offer such extensive choice with the Covid restrictions we’re currently living through. The resort deserves huge praise for the manner in which they applied the restrictions, which was not intrusive, but made us feel as we were in an extremely safe environment, but took nothing away from our holiday experience. All the staff led by example, and politely reminded any guest who forgot any of the protocols. Another experience, which is a must, is a visit up the hill (or round the corner for us) to AC’s exclusive sister resort – Jade Mountain. Just to have a look round somewhere that looks as if it has come out of a James Bond movie, or to have lunch or dinner with even more stunning views. We had dinner there, which was excellent and well worth the $50 each surcharge on top of our AI rate. (A drink at their bar is included in the AC AI rate) The entertainment there was also of very high quality. All the staff were very friendly and attentive throughout our stay, engaging in conversation and always quick with a greeting (from the groundsman to the Manager). We could not fault any of them. Read less