As with many other couples, we were in Ti Kaye for our honeymoon. It was a fantastic choice by my husband and surpassed our expectations.
Accommodation: we booked one of the rooms with plunge pool, these are definitely worth it for couples looking for privacy as they are a little more secluded. Our room, Innosan, had a lovely garden feel surrounded by fruit trees and flowers. We even saw hummingbirds next to the deck. Cheeky bullfinches visited daily, I would advise people not to feed them because they really don't need any further encouragement! The garden shower had a great ocean view and was one of my favourite things about the place. Although it was unheated we used the plunge pool every day, it was a great way to cool down. The bed was huge and comfortable, as was the hammock outside on the deck. The cleaners kept the place spotless and replenished the filtered water in our fridge daily - we didn't buy bottled water the whole time there.
Food: we had mixed experiences. Dinner was fine, plenty of options and only rarely did we have disappointing dishes (nothing awful, just nothing special). There wasn't anything that really stood out though. Portion sizes were fine. In hindsight, we wouldn't have done the half-board plan as we didn't really need 3 courses every day. Starters were often more interesting than the mains, and desserts were a weak point - I would have thought there'd be more use of the wonderful fruit available on the island. The Wednesday buffet was OK - interesting selection but much of the meat and fish was overdone. Lunch was very hit-and-miss. On our first day, we were served at the sunbeds on the beach and it was wonderful, but going to the beach cafe later we found the portions were smaller and the quality worse. On our last day we had lunch in the main restaurant and it was much better. Breakfast started to get boring quite fast, the hot options are mainly egg- or batter-based.
Activities: as with many other reviewers, we thought the wine tasting was amazing. I found it hard to drag my wine buff husband away at the end of the evening as he and Cleus were deep in discussion! The Land and Sea Tour is definitely worth it, and Christian is a very good guide. We didn't bother taking swimwear and didn't really feel like we missed out when we saw the waterfall. The one disappointment we had was the Rainforest Hike, it's run by an outside contractor and was not worth the money, being a very rushed walk down steps to a waterfall and back up again with a disinterested guide. But we lodged a complaint when we returned, so perhaps it will change. We booked our own trip through the resort - the Hotel Chocolat Tour, which we highly recommend. It's very detailed and hands-on, one of the best tours I've ever done.
Beach: yes, there's steps down... but they don't exactly make that a secret on their website, and it really wasn't so bad. The "beach dudes" are friendly and attentive. The vendors are no problem at all, if you're not interested they will leave you be - or if you just want to chat, they're happy to oblige. My husband enjoyed the snorkelling, except when the Sandals boats came to dump loads of people in the water, but that's to be expected at a place like this.
Transport: the dreaded bumpy road going to the resort was not anywhere near as bad as we thought it would be, reading some of the reviews! It does also help to keep the resort and beach more secluded and private. Our airport transfer to the resort was done by Christian, who gave us a great introduction to St Lucia.
Our stay was exactly what we needed, relaxing and tranquil. Lovely place.
- 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