We paid big bucks for a so called beach front room. It was down a narrow path so far from the beach that we couldn't hear, much less, see the ocean. The room was a few feet from the noisy tennis court. The back of the building almost touched the steep cliff above which construction for the new luxury part of the resort is underway. You could hear everything your neighbors said and did. You couldn't read at night because all the light bulbs are yellow to keep the mosquitos out of your un-airconditioned room. The shower was nasty. You had to walk up a virtual mountain to get to breakfast and the nicer of the two restaurants. And when you got there, you had to sit and sweat in yet another un-airconditioned area. I had one heavenly hour of airconditioning during my massage. The beach is okay, the snorkeling is really good. You can tell that the staff are trained to be nice, but I'll deal with unfriendly staff if it means saving two hundred or more a day. If this is the type of resort you want, I strongly suggest you look into the Jalousie, which is right around the point from Anse Chastanet. The rooms are airconditioned, on the beach, and less expensive. This is the first vacation from which I have returned and found myself truly regretting my choice. The island is beautiful, but it is hot at beach level and I had too many uncomfortable moments to say that I would go back to this resort. It is simply overpriced.
- 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