One of the reviewers called this a Paradise and I have to agree.
My husband and I were with friends and I were there for diving and just to enjoy St. Lucia. We had no idea what to expect other than the reviews on Tripadvisor and other sites, so knew it was a resort of great reputation.
We had no idea how fabulous everything was, from our accommodations (on beach level) to the food, which was to die for! My friends and husband are divers and loved the diving and really liked the dive masters and boat captains. I loved the snorkeling, which is right along the resort's main beach.
There is a second beach, which is a little bit of a walk but so worth it! We had the best hamburgers I have ever, ever eaten at the grill. Banana ketchup is the best and they make their own johnnie cake buns!
The rooms are amazing and all have art works that are created by artists of re-known, as the owner of the resort has artists stay in residence and their works stays behind when they leave.
Of course, Jade is the crown jewel and sets above AC on a hillside. You can eat up there and stay within your meal plan. We did several times, enjoyed the view of the Pitons from the dining room and upper deck. The suites are incredible and all have infinity pools, so when you look down from the restaurant, you can see the pools and bridges to the suites. A very interesting setting and building site, for sure.
We loved the staff and everyone was so kind and helpful. I can't say enough about how much we were made to feel welcome.
The only wireless is in the reception area, so I made the hike several times a day to check on a sick dog at home, and I did get my exercise. I think I counted 143 steps from the beach, so be aware that it's a hike to and from the beach areas.
Can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tranquility, Romance, Adventure: What were Caribbean hotels like when you sat watching the sunset instead of cable TV? You can still find that Classic Caribbean at Anse Chastanet on St. Lucia’s quiet southwestern coast where two magical peaks, the Pitons, leap from the sea and the mountains are covered with luminous greenery.Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy believes passionately in nature. So he created a hotel that makes the foliage and the flowers, the perfumes and the peaks, the sea and the bird song an integral part of your vacation experience. The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. The resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.With such a unique setting as his canvas, Nick Troubetzkoy was inspired to design a one -of-a-kind resort. A dozen rooms are tucked in behind the coconut palms that line the beach and the remainder tip toe up a flower decked hillside, taking advantage of the captivating scenery all around. Anse Chastanet’s ever growing art collection provides a visual feast of its own. There are impressive wooden sculptures and plaques, earthy burlap compositions, painted “sky ceilings” and vibrant acrylic paintings invoking memories of Matisse and Picasso.And while the sensuous seclusion of the rooms provides some guests with the perfect excuse for lolling away the day on the balcony, others head out to partake in the many activities on offer; yoga, snorkeling, scuba diving, tennis, sunset sailing, sea kayaking or jungle biking, hiking and bird-watching among the ruins of an 18th century colonial plantation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anse Chastanet Hotel Soufrière
- Anse Chastanet St. Lucia/Soufriere
- Anse Chastenet