Rooms & Suites: 49
Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's iconic twin Pitons mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Amidst St. Lucia's lush tropical beauty, activities range from jungle biking, hiking and bird watching to snorkeling on the reef within swimming distance of the beach. The environmentally friendly, award-winning resort has 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 that are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level. Innovative menus - one entirely vegetarian - are offered in four different locations and feature fresh produce served up from the resort's organic farm. Guests can join interactive chocolate-making classes in the resort's chocolate laboratory, or in a range of watersports.
Visit sister resort: Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
AAA 4 Diamond Award
Wedding, Scuba Diving, Spa & Wellness, Romantic Getaway
New York Times names Anse Chastanet in 6 Caribbean Beaches to See Before You Die
Please note that there are approximately 100 stairs leading from beach level to the mid-hillside level, thus making the property unsuitable for those with walking difficulties or cardiac problems. This is never a question of age.
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 of the many activities on offer; snorkeling, scuba diving, tennis, sunset sailing, jungle biking, 'kool kayaking' or a nature walk among the ruins of a colonial plantation. The less actively inclined 'simply do nothing,' lie on the beach or enjoy one of the therapeutic body and beauty treatments offered by Anse Chastanet's spa, Kai Belté, located at beach level. There's also a casual, beachside bar and restaurant and a panoramic hillside terrace where breakfast and afternoon tea are served daily. Dinners are a romantic candlelit affair with a daily changing menu celebrating Tropical World Cuisine, with musical backdrops provided by local entertainers.
Kai Belté Spa - Professionally trained therapists using only quality products offer a variety of body and beauty treatments, including massage therapy, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, facials, paraffin treatments, waxing, pedicure and manicure and even hair braiding. Massage and aromatherapy treatments can be done at Kai Belte or in the privacy of the guest rooms. Kai Belte also offers a couples massage course, especially popular with honeymooners (still) eager to learn yet another way to spoil each other.
The resort furnishes water-taxi service to the picturesque town of Soufriere 2 miles south near St. Lucia's signature twin spires, called the Pitons. Soufriere (shopping, dining) - 2 miles Diamond Mineral Baths - 3.5 miles Petite Piton - 3.5 miles Gros Piton - 5 miles Sulphur Springs - 5.5 miles Castries (shopping, dining) - 30 miles
St. Lucia-Hewanorra International Airport (UVF)
18 miles / 45 minutes
November through April