My husband and I spent a week at TiKaye Village (Dec 30-Jan 6). We can’t stop raving about it.
I was skeptical about staying at a resort as isolated as Ti Kaye, since we normally are fairly adventurous in our travels- we arrange our own activities, use public transportation, eat at local restaurants, etc. However, I was soon converted to the Ti Kaye lifestyle: pure rest and relaxation. We took our time and did what we wanted when we felt like it. No rushing to make a train or bus, no hurrying to get to a distant restaurant for dinner, no partying all night at the clubs.
We did decide to take a couple of day trips, and the Ti Kaye staff arranged those with ease. The beach offered many opportunities for exercise: ocean kayaks (on the calm water), snorkeling, swimming (the water temperature was perfect!), etc.
We travel each year during that same week and found TiKaye's (and St. Lucia's) costs to be quite reasonable compared to other places at that time of year.
We’ve been around the U.S. and around the world and this is the first time we’ve encountered a staff that remembered our names from day one. I miss them already!
The complementary breakfasts are huge and quite good. There is a continental buffet and, in addition, you get to order your choice of a complete hot breakfast.
We skipped lunches often (due to the big breakfasts), but both of Ti Kaye’s restaurants offered many lunch choices. When we were out and about, we stopped and had lunch at local places, which I would also recommend.
Dinners at Ti Kaye were an event: we dressed up (meaning sundresses and sandals for me), went through various courses, chatted with the staff and other guests about our day, etc. We did not get a meal plan and found overall that we had spent only about $25 per person at each dinner (excluding alcohol). We’re not huge eaters and we shared appetizers and/or desserts.
Fabulous! Its volcanoes and undeveloped land give it an appearance similar to islands in the South Pacific.
We LOVED the St. Lucian people. Ti Kaye’s staff was so friendly, we could hardly believe it. Then we toured around the island and found that this friendliness seemed to be a trademark of all the St. Lucian people! On more than one occasion, strangers came to my aid, expecting nothing in return.
A young man we met in Soufrier encouraged us to tell more Americans about St. Lucia and stated that he “loves Americans.” Others agreed with that sentiment. In all of our travels to other countries, I don’t believe we’ve ever heard those words. That attitude is what really put our St. Lucian vacation over the top. It is rare that we are interested in returning to a destination (there are so many places to visit in this world!) but, as I promised everyone at Ti Kaye: “We will be 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