My boyfriend and I stayed at Anse Chastanet from 16-23 August 2005. We had a magnificent time. The room view, food, scuba diving, hiking, and service were all excellent. An ideal vacation to get away from it all.
I would say that the only downside was no air conditioning, which took a few nights to get used to. Once we got rid of the mosquito netting (which blocked the fan), we slept much more comfortably. We sprayed down with bug spray at night, which prevented most of the bites even without the netting (I still managed to get a line of bites on my forearm, but otherwise came away unscathed).
As many have mentioned. You will have to hike up the mountain to get to your room from the beach, but the view and ambience are well worth it. If you like to be surronded by nature, with few reminders of the outside world, of cell phones and internet and tv, this is the place for you.
I highly recommend it!
- 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