We had previously stayed at Anse Chastanet in October 2012, and we loved it so much we decided to return this year in November. This is literally the only resort we enjoyed enough to come back to, and we didn't regret it for a second.
This time we were given room 9005 which has two enclosed bedrooms, a kitchen, and a great open living room/deck looking out toward the Pitons. However, due to the walled-in bedrooms this room had a bit of mosquito problem. We spoke to the desk staff and they graciously moved us to a different room that was more open and the bug problem went away.
That really highlights what makes Anse Chastanet so great - the staff. They hire great people who are always friendly and who work tirelessly to make sure you'll love your stay. The turnover there is minimal, and we recognized quite a few people from last year. They have staff who have been there for 30+ years! From the chefs who talk to guests to make sure their meals are perfect, to the maintenance staff who smile and say "good morning!" when you pass by, the people at Anse Chastanet are amazing.
We look forward to returning again and saying hi to our new/old friends.
Pros: snorkeling is A++, great beach, amazing food, great service, lots of nearby activities
Cons: meals/drinks are very expensive if you don't have a meal plan, road to hotel is still 2 miles of the worst asphalt ever
- Also Known As:
- Anse Chastanet Hotel Soufrière
- Anse Chastanet St Lucia
- Anse Chastenet
- Anse Chastanet St. Lucia/Soufriere
- 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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