Once you've stayed on this side of St. Lucia, you'll never go back to Rodney Bay again. Yes, the roads are windy, narrow, and rutted. Yes, driving on the left-hand side of the road takes some concentration. But all of these inconveniences are well worth the undertaking to spend time at Ti Kaye Resort. We stayed at Ti Kaye for only two nights during the last week of January. Our check in was quick and painless and then we were offered complimentary coconut milk (right from the coconut) in the bar. Onward to our cottage, Mele. The cottage was charming! I loved the big porch, complete with hammock, rocking chair, cozy dining table, and private plunge pool, all overlooking the ocean. We never closed the windows the entire time we were there and never closed the big double doors either. The way the cottage is set up, you can simply lock the porch door and the cottage is secure. (And speaking of security, we noticed several security men walking the grounds, both during the day and at night, and there is no entry to the property except via the security gate.) We saw no roaches or geckos, but I did feed the birds each day from the porch and from the window next to the bed. Yes, mosquitos could be a problem, but we came equipped with at least 5 lbs of bug sprays, lotions, anti-itch creams, etc. for our trip to St. Lucia. And you know what? Neither of us got any bites at Ti Kaye..... I think the ocean breeze that goes through the cottage keeps the mosquitos at bay, and the mosquito netting around the bed helps, too. And my favorite thing about our cottage??? The outside shower!! It was lush with plants and flowers, had a beautiful view of the ocean, and was cleaner than my shower at home!!! We were disappointed in the dinner menu (not much selection), but very impressed with the complimentary breakfast. And above all, all of the staff were pleasant, smiling, and happy. Service at breakfast was outstanding. (Good service on the Islands can sometimes be hard to come by, we noticed.)
However, if you're looking for night life, this is NOT the place for you. We're in our early-50's and don't need to party anymore. But if you do, go to Rodney Bay and Sandals.
Also, Ti Kaye is remote, and the road going in and out can only be driven at 25 mph or less because of ruts. Although ideally located to take day trips both to Marigot Bay and Soufriere, you'd need to rent a car to do that.
So if your "stuck" at the resort, without a car, guess you'd be "forced" to spend the day at Ti Kaye's private beach, or in the privacy of your porch, lounge chair, and private plunge pool ... Sounds pretty painful, huh :-)
I LOVED this place and hope to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Anse Cochon Bay Ti Kaye Resort & Spa is located on the serene West Coast and is simply known as Ti Kaye, (which means small house in the native creole patois language of Saint Lucia). With only 33 rooms, 2 bars & restaurants, the Kai Koko Spa and a 600+ bin 'Wine Kave' there is no better place for romantic relaxation - combined with some of the best snorkeling and diving to be found anywhere on Saint Lucia right off the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ti Kaye Village Hotel Castries
- Ti Kaye Village Castries
- Ti Kaye Village Resort St Lucia