Our second trip to this exquisite part of the world..the bay, the clear water and the exceptional staff. We were here in late 2010 two weeks after a hurricane ravaged much of this part of the island and many died. Anse Chastenet was the first resort around these parts to open and we still had an exceptional stay, despite the vistas of ravaged roads, homes and as said, yes, destoyed lives. Even though staff at the resort had friends and family who were homeless and/or otherwise devastated, never a day went by without smiles, courtesy and friendliness. So we are back. The water is clearer..you can snorkel for hours on either side of the bay right from the beach! The rooms are so exceptional, the staff as wonderful as ever and the food/service out of this world.
We had a few glitches when we first arrived and Delvin, the Duty manager accommodated us beyond exception. He personally contacted the owners and we received free spa treatments and a free Jazz cruise as well as the room upgrade we had wished for. They bend over backwards here to accommodate you and always the smiles, the genuine concern for your well-being, the incredible rain forest location, the flowers, the trees, the birds, crickets, limpid waters, incredible diving and snorkeling , the yoga, the hiking, the views..need I go on??
I have been to many all-inclusives and there is a sort of un-original stamp that comes with them. Anse Chastenet is different. The rooms are so individualized, the cool breezes so calming and cooling, and always, the incredible staff. It is small, yet sophisticated and homey all at once. What a rare combination.
This place is one of those extraordinary jewels that beckons you to return and we will...as soon as we possibly can.
- 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