My wife and I both love small intimate resorts that offer something special, and Ti Kaye perfectly matched our expectations.
The room was exactly what we wanted in the Caribbean. Wooden shutters on the windows, ceiling fans, tasteful wooden furniture, and mosquito nets over the beds (though did not see a single mosquito during our stay)., and a wonderful full length veranda to enjoy the panoramic view of the bay. The resort has only 33 rooms perched on the small hill overlooking the bay, and are a mixture of separate cottages and semi-detached cottages ( thses are classed as rooms), but everywhere they maintain the feeling of total privacy. We had one of the 'rooms' but never noticed our neighbours at all.
The beach is accessed by 161 steps from the resort, but please DO NOT let this put you off. We would go down to the beach after breakfast, were Terry would take care of us for loungers and drinks, and enjoy the whole day either swimming or sunbathing, with a break for lunch in probably one of the best situated beachfront resteraunts you will ever find, and it is the ONLY structure on ths small secluded strip of sand. We only had to climb the steps once per day, and if you do it at the pace of Caribbean life then it is 'no problem at all', in fact there are many places to stop as it is not a straight run of steps, more like a pathway on a national park.
The main restaurant is very good with usually four + choices for each course, and here Ghislene and Kim make sure the food and service enhance the holiday, and especially with the help of Florina and Dine. Only one issue is that the restaurant as a whole almost tries too hard to be perfect. By this I mean the resort restaurant is trying to attain gourmet standards in a remote caribbean resort setting, so if a small problem does occur it can magnified out of any real context, basically sit back and enjoy the food and service, and remember were you are. A little more care over the variation of the choices would sometimes help, but then we do not want Michelin stars and pretentiousness when we are on holiday, especially the Caribbean.
So if you are looking for the idyllic 'get away from it all' holiday in the Caribbean, with a friendly, intimate atmosphere, then for me it has to be Ti kaye, and we return.
By the way, did I mention no children under 12, Yippee!!!!
- 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