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“FANTASTIC AGAIN !!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box GM 669, Anse Cochon, St. Lucia   |  
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Hampshire, England
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“FANTASTIC AGAIN !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

What a wonderful place !

We have stayed here several times and would rate it as one of the most romantic destinations in the Caribbean.

This time we stayed in a cottage with a plunge pool , very special , what a treat !!

There have been a few changes since we last visited, all very good, particularly loved the wine cellar and the reception area.

Katie Rosiak , the manager , should feel extremely proud of herself and her team. The extraordinary servce they all offer sets an example to hotels worldwide.

We shall return and would recommend a stay here to anyone !!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

I spent a lot of time researching for a wedding hotel and this one really stood out. We had an amazing experience. The wedding went really well and the hotel stuff did everything to make us feel like at home. It is a very simple, but extremely relaxing place. The best thing was that it is very quiet and you don't feel like another guest at a chain hotel. When we stayed at the hotel at the start of December and there were very few people there, so it felt like we had the whole place pretty much to ourselves. The beach though public felt very private as well. There is a diving club as well if you are tired of sipping cocktails and sunbathing and fancy some sports activities. There is a fine SPA centre as well if you fancy some pampering. I was reluctant to write this review as the place is very exclusive and it will be a shame if it looses it.

Room Tip: If you don't want to climb a lot, the lower bungalows are a better option
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

We spent 7 magical nights here and loved every minute of it. Ti Kaye was one of the most beautiful and spectacular resorts I have every stayed out, without being all built up or impersonal. We booked a room with a pool (a absolute most! And get a round pool!) and we were in the pool at least 4 times a day. When we woke up, after the beach, after an outing, and before bed. Its amazing to have that in your private area (bathing suits optional if you know what I mean!)

The room it self was lovely. Beautiful and comfy bed. Great closet. Safe, Pretty bathroom. Outdoor shower is fun, except for taking a shower at night with the light on and all the bugs, but hey that's okay. Even though we went in august, the heat wasn't that bad (pool/ beach/ ac).

The resort itself is very cozy. A lot of international people, you don't necessarily have to talk to any of them. Mostly honeymoon, birthdays, special trips because this place is so darn special.

Food was great. Breakfast buffet, total plus. Lunch at the beach is good. And dinner menu is always changing. And the wine! What a reasonable selection (did not do the wine tasting but the new room is beautiful and cool).

The open air lobby and dinning was pleasant. The new bar was the only corny thing. The beach (yes you have to walk down stairs) was the best beach on the island. Say hey to Rainbow for us! Just your local vendors who don't bother much.

Snorkeling is great in the area, we didn't even need to scuba. There is also free kayaks to use and explore the cost line. Rent a car and check out everything the island has to offer too (I felt bad for the guests who didn't have a car, there are so much fun things to do and see, Pitons, Pigeon Island, Cote D'or, etc...

Location was win/ loose; its nice to be secluded but it did take a while to get anywhere. It was sure an adventure driving around.

What else can I say about this fabulous resort, I CAN"T WAIT TO GO BACK!!!

Room Tip: Room with a round pool. Lower level rooms have best view and sunsets!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

I went on honeymoon in May 2011 to this resort. We had a private transfer from the airport by a lovely driver who's name escapes which takes about an hour and half. The road down to the resort is very rough and as everyone says, do not let this put you off. There is method to this, so that locals do not use this road to the beach, and it works as the beach purely used by hotel guests. On arrival we were met by the manager and received a gorgeous rum cocktail and were shown to our private cabin. On arrival the we were amazed and how beautiful the cabin was, with our own hammock, private plunge pool, the bed was decorated with flowers and out door shower etc. Just amazing… We had the most amazing view of the ocean, we just could not ask for anything more. Another plus for this resort, is that it is well hidden, and away from the main areas on this Island, so you are very much excluded. The resort lies on the edge of a rain forest, and at night, the forest comes alive, its so amazing to hear the wildlife. The restaurant and staff are by far the best staff i have experienced to date. They will get to know you personally and will make you feel very much at home. Claus among the other staff members are a credit to this resort. During the day, you can book excursions like snorkelling along the Pitons, scuba diving etc. Or just relax by either the hotel pool or down on the beach. This resort comes highly recommended as a honeymoon resort, or just to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Room Tip: I would suggest booking Le Cottage with Plunge Pool - 1 king bed - Oceanfront. its what we had and i...
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We had a wonderful time at Ti Kaye in mid-September. We rented a Jeep for the week which was a great investment. Yes, the roads are pretty bad with narrow, hairpin curves and deep ruts and potholes, but not THAT bad overall. Honestly the worst part of driving is the couple mile drive from the main road into Ti Kaye. For us, this one aspect is what drops our stay at Ti Kaye from 5 star to 4. They REALLY need to make a investment into at least smoothing some of that drive!

We stayed 7 nights in the Betize cottage, which is one of the plunge pool cottages near the spa. It was nice being close to the main resort building, but the walk up from the cottage was VERY steep. We read about the 167 steps to/from the beach, but the steep incline from the first set of cottages was almost worse since there were no steps. No problem though -- just something to be aware of.

The room was fantastic with great views. During the day we opened all the shutters. At night, however, it's still warm out and the bugs get VERY loud, but simply closing up the shutters and doors and turning on the air conditioner quickly allowed for restful sleep.

We're surprised by the negative reviews of the food. The menu is changed each night, and we ate at the restaurant 5 of the 7 nights we spent at Ti Kaye. While some meals weren't spectacular, some were very good and the variety was nice. Our only real complaint is that the dining chairs were very uncomfortable. Oh, and lunches we had at the beach bar restaurant were very good as well.

One of the absolute highlights of our stay was Cleus, the sommelier. He served the wines most evenings, and his recommendations for the appropriate wine for the food we ordered and our particular wine tastes was always spot on. We also participated in his 2 hour wine tasting which was the best and most interesting time we've ever had for a wine tasting. Cleus is an absolute wine savant. Even if you end up staying somewhere else, we'd recommend at least visiting Ti Kaye to listen to Cleus' expert tips and recommendations.

We also chose to get certified as scuba divers during our stay. Lester at Island Divers at the resort was great and SO patient. We'll write a separate review in the Island Divers section.

We were worried by the reviews commenting about boats bringing other resorts and cruise ships to the beach. While it is true that boats came every day, they typically stay less than an hour. Most of the time, the beach was very quiet and secluded. We even enjoyed speaking with the vendors on the beach such as Rainbow. They are all very friendly and not pushy at all. We agree with the other poster, though, that said it's kind of funny to watch them swarm (heading out in their kayaks) other resort boats as those come in.

If you choose to rent a car, we'd highly recommend a 4 wheel drive. We chose a Jeep Wrangler, and glad we did. Also, it seems some have complained about having to drive so far from the resort to get other places. We were able to drive to Marigot Bay in 15 minutes, Castries or Sufrie in about 30 - 40 minutes. Not a big deal and was great to be able to get out without paying the high prices for a taxi or water taxi. Again though, the worst part of any drive was the drive from the main road into the resort!

Overall, we've heard a comparison of St. Lucia to Kauai, Hawaii. We've been to Kauai a couple times and really enjoyed it. It's actually the only place we've been more than once. We heard St. Lucia referred to as "mini Kauai" that is much closer to us (we're on the east coast) so thought we'd give it a try. We are certainly glad we did. The main comparison is the rain forest and mountains of each. Kauai does have better roads for the most part, but St Lucia allows you to experience a completely different culture than the Americanized Kauai.

I believe the bottom line with Ti Kaye is that if you are looking for someplace with lots of people around, many restaurants to choose from, etc., then Ti Kaye is not for you -- stay up at one of the large resorts near Castries. On the other hand, if you are like us and like quite exclusion, enjoy nature and want the "island experience" and a relaxing time, then Ti Kaye is an excellent choice. We would definitely like to return.

Room Tip: All of the plunge pool cottages are closest to the ocean. The others appear to somewhat overlook ot...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Ti Kaye for 10 days in the middle of September 2011. We were looking for a relaxing, secluded, and memorable honeymoon destination and Ti Kaye checked all the boxes.

Taking a direct flight from London Gatwick takes about 8 and a half hours, and the transfer from the airport to Ti Kaye is a rollercoaster hour and a half. The island is still recovering from heavy damage after hurricane Tomas which hit in October 2010, and evidence of this can still be seen with parts of the mountain roads having slid off the side of the mountain. This being said the general road conditions in St Lucia are excellent, and the paucity of traffic and great behaviour of the drivers (they will pull over and let you pass if you are moving quicker) makes the journeys not in the slight bit unpleasant.

Note: If you do hire a car while staying on the island, do get a 4x4, or one with decent suspension, as the road to Ti Kaye is astonishingly bad compared to the highways.

Upon arrival in Ti Kaye are bags were taken straight to our room while we were greeted by Lita and served a tasty local juice. No check in was necessary, and we were given a quick tour of the restaurant area and how to get to the pool, bar, spa, and beach.

We stayed in a 'le cottage' room called Mele, which was almost the furthest from the entrance. This made it feel nice and secluded and we had the most excellent view from our plunge pool, with an unobstructed view out across the Caribbean Sea. The room was very reasonably sized with a luxurious and firm bed, walk in closet, en suite bathroom, and outside shower. The decking/balcony area had a swing chair, hammock and two rocking chairs.

The main complex at Ti Kaye constitutes reception, the restaurant, pool, spa, wine cellar, and bar. The pool is a good size, surprisingly warm, with an excellent ledge that allows you to stand in the deep end (as long as you are at least 6ft tall), and there are many loungers with shades scattered around.

The restaurant consists of many tables set for two, although they will kindly create tables for bigger groups if asked. All meals are served here and the staff were on the whole attentive, courteous, and pleasurable. One of the staff in the morning teams made a habit of forgetting our tea, and our room name at breakfast, but that is only a minor niggle.

At breakfast you will either have a hot buffet, or cold buffet and menu. The cold buffet consists of fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries, cereal, cold meats and cheeses. The hot dishes range from local St Lucian style breakfast, full English, to American style with pancakes and french toast. Pretty much any combination can be asked for and all were tasty if nothing special.

The lunch menu doesn't change every day but is very extensive, and the portions are big! From salads, pizzas, pastas, baskets, and grilled fish and meat, there is enough variety to try something different every day. Make sure to try a basket of the local chips (thinly slice and cooked plantain, yam, and sweet potato).

The main evening meals consisted of a selection of starters and main courses, loosely based around a theme every day (Creole or Thai for example). With a heavy slant towards seafood dishes (it is a small island after all) and always a vegetarian dish, we had no trouble finding something appealing on the menu. Highlights were the filet mignon, mahi-mahi, and pepper pot stew.

Certainly not exceptional, the food was still very good, and I enjoyed almost every meal at Ti Kaye. My wife and I were on the meal plan, so all food and soft drinks were free, so it was hard to guage the value, but most main starters were around $14 and the mains $25. This equates to a little over £20 for a two course meal, which seems pretty good to me.

Note: the portion sizes are very big, almost 'American' one might say, so if you are not on the meal plan you could easily get by on a shared appetizer, and shared main, and we saw many couples doing this.

The spa is situated to the side and beneath the restaurant and has great views over the bay. My wife and I did a full 2 hour session consisting of deep tissue massage, hot stones massage, reflexology and 30 mins in jacuzzi. Since it appears that every couple gets issued with a complimentary $150 spa voucher this was pretty reasonable and pleasurable.

The bar is set beneath the restaurant and is kept at a cool temperature so makes a nice change to get out of the humidity. Ronald and Wally were the two barmen we encountered during our stay. Both were very pleasant, Ronald in particular was fun to chat to, and made some great cocktails.

The local beer, Piton, is very good. Akin to a Czech pilsner it is tasty and refreshing, much better than Carib which was a Windward Isles lager. We had some great mixed daiquiris, and Admiral Reserve rum was very good.

So this brings us to the wine cellar. Situated in the cool stone beneath the restaurant, the wine cellar houses Ti Kaye's very broad and excellent wine selection. A visit and wine tasting session is most certainly worth the cost. Curated by Cleus Charles, who is a very friendly and exceedingly knowledgeable sommelier, we spent over two and a half hours tasting a great variety of good wine. Beware, this is more 'wine drinking' than 'wine tasting'! Also the air conditioning is kept very cool here to ensure the wines are are kept at a good temperature, so be sure to bring a shawl/jumper.

Moving on to things to do, well there isn't really a lot on the resort itself. The beach is down a twisty set of wooden steps through the trees, but is worth a visit. The beach bar and dive shop are perched on the shore, and serve an excellent burger. The beach is not one you will find on a postcard, as it is a little stony in places, but with free use of loungers, parasols, coolers, and kayaks is well kitted out. The bay is very popular with boats from other resorts, as it contains a wreck, and has some good snorkeling spots, so be sure to get out early in the morning if you want to snorkel/swim in peace for an hour or two.

As all beaches on St Lucia are public you will always find some locals on them who are keen to sell you their wares. Ti Kaye's group are Sylvester, Rainbow, and Lucky Seven. All friendly chaps who after they have give you their pitch and shown you their wares will happily leave you alone, and even help out with your kayak, lounger, etc. We even organised an excursion through Rainbow to head out for some whale watching. Although we didn't spot any, and the boat was a little smaller than we anticipated (a water taxi, rather than a good sized boat), the 8 of us had an excellent time. We saw some dolphins, the pitons, Jalousie, a bat cave, and an incredible sunset sinking into the sea. All of these at half the cost of an official organised excursion. they even provided free beer!

Other excursions available were:
Climbing the Pitons
Sunset Cruise
Snorkeling trip
Ziplining
Trip to Castries
Anse le Raye Fish Festival

Of these I wouldn't bother with the Castries trip, the Pitons, or the ziplining (unless you have done it before). We didn't do the sunset cruise but a couple who did said it was pretty good, as was the snorkeling.

The Anse le Raye Fish Festival is held every Friday and is a great chance to try some real local seafood. Carted down in mini buses with a guide/protector it felt a bit strange at first, but once there you see all the locals are also involved, eating and purchasing from the same stalls as you, and having a good time. One thing to try is a Jonny cake cut open with a gazillion fish patty inside, and smothered in hot sauce, very tasty!

We bumped into Cleus, the resort sommelier, and he was more than happy to spend some time with us, sharing a beer, and laughing at some terrible karaoke. He even got us into the local nightclub for a bit as his friend is the DJ. Almost all the tourists pack up and leave by 10:30, but we managed to arrange for our lift back to stay until 11. After this you would have to make your own way back to the resort, but this is when the locals come out to party.

So, final thoughts on Ti Kaye. If you are looking for a destination where the weather is hot, everything is catered for, and you don't have to lift a finger, then it is perfect as it offers all that in excellent secluded accommodation, with superb staff.

If you are more into the do it yourself holiday, and looking more for a place to use as base, then I don't think it would be a good fit.

Final tips for St Lucia:
- to protect yourself from mosquitos, make sure you put the net down, close the windows and slats, turn the lights off, and put the air conditioning on as soon as it gets dark.
- it will rain every day, sometimes multiple times, and even though the downpours are short don't leave anything precious on the balcony unattended or it might get drenched!
- At every meal they will offer you bottled, sparkling or tap water. After the first day we had the tap water with every meal and had no problems
- bring some water/aqua shoes for the beach as it is stony until you get further out

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

I must say this resort is fantastic it took about and hour and a half to get to the resort but well worth it !!! and apologies as this is a very late review I had spent New Year here last year and totally forgot to write a review. I find trip advisor fantastic for checking out what other people think and thought I should still write a few words. The staff are friendly and accommodating the food is very good the grounds are beautiful, the accommodation is very clean with an open air shower which we found fantastic we had booked accommodation with a plunge pool and if you can stretch to this it's well worth it as its a few steps to the beach for a swim saying that they do have a small pool if you wish not to swim in the sea. There are 166 steps down to the beach which I found no problem but if you do this a few times a day will keep you fit !! you can rest on the way up but you do get used to it. We took a boat trip out watching wales/dolphins which was great with lunch provided. My 15 year old stepson came with us there were a few children but not many but he still had a great time I would say more for adults but I would still take Children as I found this not to be a problem I would contact the hotel if you have any queries as they are very accommodating but for us this was no problem, the Spa was fantastic with great treatments the girls were excellent I went twice during my weeks stay. I would go back and visit Ti Kaye !!! Did not want to leave !!!!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.O. Box GM 669, Anse Cochon, St. Lucia
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Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Anse la Raye Quarter > Anse Cochon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Anse Cochon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ti Kaye Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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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