Finishing our week @ the beautifully designed Treehouse II. The view is fantastic. The house manager, Charmaine, made us feel so at home and made our life here simple by cooking for us on arrival and running errands for us all week so that we didn't have to go back and forth to town. The beach @ Anse Chastanet is a ten minute walk downhill and a little bit more of a journey uphill after spending time snorkeling in some of St Lucia's prettiest spots. The beach, as all beaches in St Lucia, is public so all you need is a towel to get your spot on the beach. A little planning before going to the beach (snacks, drinks, etc.) is worth the effort since prices at the Anse Chastanet resort are ridiculously high. Snorkeling both ends of the beach gives you two completely different underwater perspectives that are equally beautiful.
A great day trip is just across the water to the beach between the pitons. A water taxi to "Sugar Beach (Anse Piton) is $60 U.S.. Go early to secure chairs with a "palapa" for coverage from the elements. Spend the day watching tourists come and go and walk the beach for beautiful piton views and pictures. Snorkeling is good but not as good as @ Anse Chastanet. Bring cash if you want to buy fruit from the "fruit man " or to shop at the beach souvenir store .
If you like to hike, it is about a 2 hour round trip hike to Travaile falls for a brisk and refreshing cold water massage under the surging water. We found a lady selling delicious coconut cookies on the way to the falls that made our morning coffee an exceptional starter the next day.
There are pet cats at the Treehouses I and II so, a couple of cans of sardines will make you a hero with Snowy, Sammie, Cocoa, and Bud.
The owner Sam H. gave us great advice prior to our arrival. Bugs are prevalent but Sam supplies plenty of deterrents so, all you have to do is use them.