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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Anse Cochon
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

So, the first impression we got of Ti Kaye was driving down what is possibly the world's worst road to the hotel. I have to say I asked myself "what have I gotten myself into?" driving down that. But once we arrived, everything was great.

Our room was a spacious, lovely cabin (Cabin E) that was quiet, with a wonderful view of the sea. Our bed was comfortable with a mosquito net around. We had an outdoor shower, which was really fun to use, and a hammock/chairs on our balcony that we used quite a bit.

The restaurant was OK. In all honesty, I wasn't really wowed by any of the food in St Lucia, but this was good enough. It wasn't bad in any way, but it wasn't amazing in any way either. Perfectly acceptable. Breakfast was fine too, and not so bad at 15 bucks a person. The only problem is that if you don't like the food, you are kinda stuck with is as there is nothing else around the hotel for quite a drives away (the cost of quiet isolation!)

The beach is a black sand beach, and we loved it. We easily got a free chair with umbrella, and enjoyed the sun and the water. There are a few guys on the beach selling things, but they are generally respectful and polite. Just trying to sell their jewelry, or coconut water, or mangos, or whatever else they may have. We bought a really nice necklace from some guy for about 5 american bucks, so that was good. The one thing that is slightly annoying is the literally boatloads of Sandal's guests that show up to spend an hour snorkeling. The beach is really quiet, and then all of a sudden you hear a boat horn and people unloading. Not the best, but a small annoyance. Watching some locals fish for mackerel by splashing fish into nets was pretty fun.

One small note about the beach, it's quite a few stairs up and down to get there. I am 33 and relatively fit, and it wasn't really an issue at all. But if you have leg problems or any sort of disability it might not be the place for you.

For some activities, we did the Wine Tasting in the wine cellar, which was definitely worth the price ($40 a person.) The sommelier was wonderful, and we had a really good time tasting a lot of delicious wines and cheese. The wine room itself is really beautiful too.

We also did the Fish Fry, which was fine enough, but we could have probably skipped it. Glad we went, but wouldn't go again.

I was happy with Ti Kaye, and am glad we ended our honeymoon there.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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TiKayeGM, General Manager at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Hi TravelJoeJoe,

Thank you for your honest review. For the road (I’ll be mentioning that again) we will be getting materials delivered shortly. Sorry we couldn’t ‘wow’ you with our food, I note other places you ate in St. Lucia didn’t ‘wow’ you either – we’ll try harder for you next time.

As for the beach and bay, I’ve mentioned before that all beaches (and bays) are public in St. Lucia and as we have one of the best on Island, it does attract ‘outsiders’. I’m still working hard with local authorities to make it a bit more manageable and more enjoyable for Ti Kaye’s guests (less horn blowing). As British Rail’s slogan used to be, we’re getting there …. slowly. Things have improved immensely over the last couple of months though, as a lot of recent reviewers have alluded to.

Wine tasting is always popular with our guests, maybe one day I’ll get round to doing it myself?! As for Fish Fry on Friday’s, it’s a very local thing. Not for everybody, glad you got to experience it.

Thanks for spending your honeymoon with us.

Kind regards,

Chris & Sarah
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

My wife and I spent our honeymoon (seven nights) at Ti Kaye in April 2013 and we loved it. We were looking for a quiet get away for reading and relaxing. No TVs, nightclubs, or pools with water slides. Ti Kaye fit the bill perfectly. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive and most learn your name after a day or two. Our cottage was Nich and was at the very end of the resort closest to the cliff and ocean. This was nice and private as no one was in front of us and the sunset views were beautiful! The cottages are slightly rustic but perfect for what we wanted. We were there during the dry season so insects were not a problem. We did want to spend a night under the mosquito net with the cottage open but it was never quite cool or breezy enough.

As others have mentioned, the snorkeling Catamarans come in to the beach in the afternoon but by about 4:00 they are pretty much gone followed soon after by the beach locals. This leaves the beach nice and peaceful. We got into a routine of ordering a cheese tray for the room in the morning and making a late reservation for dinner typically 8:30 PM. We would stay on the beach until 5:30 then make the trek to our cottage deck to watch the sunset with a cocktail and the cheese tray. Afterwards we would clean up and head to the restaurant for dinner.

We recommend one of the packages. We choose the Ti Kaye package. It included airport transfers, breakfast, one excursion (we did the Land/Sea tour), a 90 minute couples massage, wine tasting, and a snorkeling/diving trip. The Land/Sea tour was fun and our land guide, Christian, was the best, friendly and knowledgeable. The couple’s massage was glorious. Cleus the Sommelier is friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Our wine tasting included 2 other couples and Cleus tailored our experience to our tastes and went well beyond the 90 minutes. We will be planning our return trip soon, possibly with some other couples in tow.

Room Tip: The Nich cottage was the farthest walk but quite and private.
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3  Thank TiKayeFan
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TiKayeGM, General Manager at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Hello TiKayeFan (great name)!

Thanks for your review. Not a bad ‘routine’ to get into, relaxing on the beach until evening, sunset cocktails and a late dinner! Christian (head of Transportation) is a walking encyclopedia on St. Lucia (and lots of other things as well), and Cleus is, as so many people have said, unbelievably knowledgeable on wine and everything wine related. Our massage therapists (and the Kai Koko Spa itself) also get lots of rave reviews.

We’ll keep a room for you guys (and friends) – hopefully Sarah and I won’t be entertaining you in Dominica next time!

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Chris & Sarah
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Thinking about what makes the Ti Kaye such a marvelous place to stay, i have to start with the people of St Lucia. As at other places we visited, the people of St Lucia understand and love their island and truly care that visitors have the best experience there. That goes for Ti Kaye and other places as well. The people at the front desk or in the restaurants or along the walkways or on the cleaning staff all seem to care as much about you as the general manager whose job it is the run the place and entice you to return again. The feeling permeates the place and lifts it above so many other places we have visited. Even the birds are more than just "friendly."

The thing that struck me about the Ti Kaye Village though was the truly familial feeling of the place and i wonder if some of that doesn't go back to the two couples who form the management team at the location. The general managers are a husband and wife team as are the chef and food and beverage manager. Their warm and light touch turns a Caribbean resort into a sort of mom and pop store in all the good meanings of the phrase.

It certainly helps that the food and beverage manager is probably the most caring and concerned people you will every meet. From the first time she sees you and comes over to introduce herself and welcome you to every subsequent time you see her she truly cares about your experience and anything she - and anyone else - can do to make it as good as it can be. And she's far from alone in this.

The long and slow driveway down to the resort from the main road provides a transition from the outside world to the world of Ti Kaye. The resort is set above a small bay (Anse) that is calm and lovely. Accommodations are above the short cliff up from the water and beach and vary in type including individual (or connected) cottages, some with plunge pools. We wound up staying in K and spent the most relaxing of times on our covered porch, in the comfortable chairs or hammock, reading, resting, greeting the morning or enjoying being dry during one of the occasional showers that drifted through and out to sea now and then or ending our day just staring off in the general direction of Martinique or watching the star- and moonlight on the smooth Caribbean.

The outdoor shower is wonderful. Quite private, it's marvelous to step outside into your own private little garden to shower each morning (or afternoon or evening). Plus, if it's sprinkling, you get to Facebook home (how's that for "verbing" the language?) that you have been taking a shower in the shower in a shower - lots of fun, that.

If there was any concern, we did find the mattress a bit hard, especially as the week wore on. Being "mature" folks, things like back comfort and bursitis have to be considered. Our mattress at home is firm but not too hard and cushioned on top just a bit. For our next visit i expect to inquire ahead of time about perhaps a slightly less firm mattress next time around.

The island is natural - it is larger than most with more varied in topography and experience. Ti Kaye is built right into the natural vegetation of the island. It is gardened for sure with flowering trees and shrubs literally everywhere - it is impossible to walk the grounds and pathways without having blossoms blown around you as you walk. But the natural environs are right there - and with it come endemic local critters. There are three of which you should be aware: the tree frogs of course, the tiny local ants and the small birds (which we loved).

About the ants - do NOT leave any food or food like item uncovered while there - or most places on the island. They were not at all a bother to us but if you leave any food item around there will be these tiny ants. Just don't. It seems a reality of life that nature comes with nature - can't have one part without the others, not and still really have the experience itself.

About the tree frogs - they are there. Starting at sundown the sound of squeaky gates and hinges, smoke alarms whose batteries are fading, courting quail, squeaky brakes etc. fills the air. If you focus on the individual sounds you'll be at it all night long cause the little suckers aren't going anywhere. To turn the cacophony into white noise actually helpful for sleeping, i wound up mentally turning them into the sound of the clothes washer on wash cycle complete with the regular sound of buttons impacting the spinning drum of the machine. Once turned into a cycle of sound the noise receded to become background sound. Indeed, by the time we had to leave the island we found we missed the little fellas - they left a hole of silence in the air around us at night.

Finally, the birds - several types - the larger ones (size of blackbirds, weavers, thrashers, mocking birds) are to be watched. Turn your back on them and your lunch or dinner roll could disappear in a flash (and a rather pleasant rush of air from beating wings). But it was the finches that won our hearts.

The native St Lucian Black Finch is simply a beautiful bird. The males are shiny black with orange patches on their throats; the females browner and subtler in markings - and not quite as fearless as the males. They are very used to people and need to be braver and quicker to make a living due to their small size. If you don't like birds, don't feed them. They'll get the message. But if you allow it, they will quickly train you to give them treats - little bits of bread, rolls, cakes etc. We had a couple pairs where the males would fly up and sit on our shoulders until we got the message and gave them a treat. They would land on our hands to take treats, even stand there and eat them there rather than fly off with them. The females too came to eat from our hands. We found it utterly charming.

The beach, the bay is down there... as in 166 steps down (and, equally important, back up again). But they are happy to send a van down and around to shuttle you down and back up again if you don't want to do the steps. To my surprise i found i loved those steps. It felt like the effort required to continue enjoy this bit of paradise. A nice burn in the quads, perhaps waiting for your spouse or partner halfway up - a great excuse to suck a bit of air and allow that burn to subside a bit - and the walk for me turned out to be a good deal of fun. i will admit that my wife did choose to take the shuttle back after the Monday evening seafood dinner at the restaurant down there on the beach (which serves lunches and cocktails daily and dinner only on that one occasion a week).

With the restaurant/bar, the dive shop, the toilet, the covered (or not) lounges on the beach, the warm water of the Caribbean, calm water of the bay, it's a terrific area just to relax, swim, snorkel, read, whatever - a world apart. If you aren't quite alone there, at least the segment of "crowd" - not that many people at all - you find there with you has nothing of the "madding" part of the equation along with it. As so many of the guests are on their honeymoons and most are enjoying the best of times, the mood is always friendly and relaxed, a terrific combination of people happy to be alone with one another or to share a bit of time and the experience with others - friendly when you wish them to be, giving you space when that's your preference.

The food is good. It's not super gourmet, but it's just fine - and while there aren't a ton of options - four, five entrees each night - perhaps the level of richness and complication is more sustainable for the body for longer stays.... The dessert chef - Sabine - has a delicate touch - her cheesecake is magnificent - based on New Zealand Creole cream cheese it's very light and delicate and, like most things on the island, not over-sweetened or heavy. Most dishes come with sauces and sauces are often Creole - after a few days asking for the sauces on the side makes sense to me. As with all else, they are extremely flexible and happy to adapt things to serve your wishes. The breakfast buffet is terrific with eggs/omelets cooked to your order, rolls, cereals, fruit of course, either waffles, pancakes or french toast, etc. etc. The Sunday brunch - served in the marvelous bar - GREAT view of the bay in a stone-walled room with huge windows all along the western (ocean facing) wall - shouldn't be missed.

Of the excursions available, you will want to do the wine tasting unless you NEVER drink wine at all. We had no plans to do this until every guest we met raved about it. Cleus (sp?) is thoroughly delightful, totally entertaining and amazingly knowledgeable at his young age. Every wine region around the world, every varietal, every grape combination allowed - the experience lasts for two hours, runs from the whites through the reds, and it's advisable to remember to SIP especially through the early glasses. Because there are a LOT of glasses here.

This is done in the wine cellar, stone walled with the walls covered with the racks - numbers only sticking out - 450 or 500 different wines. And somehow, Cleus remembers where every different bottle is stored. One of us noted he especially liked Malbecs. Cleus looked up and to his left - looking into his memory as opposed to anything outside in the room, then moved to the back left corner of the room, reached high above his head and pulled out a bottle of wine; then he crossed to the other wall and repeated the process, emerging with two bottles of Malbecs which he showed to us and placed before the person who had spoken for examination. How he has memorized the locations of each of 500 bottles of wine is beyond me, but it was fun to watch.

After the wine tasting - from about 5-7 each evening - Cleus then goes upstairs and joins the rest of the wait staff, waiting on tables and of course responding to questions about wine selections for the evening meal. And each time you pass him for the rest of your stay he greets you and you wind up getting into yet another conversation about the wines, the meals, the resort, the island, whatever.

We've been to many islands - from French Polynesia to Hawai'i and throughout the Caribbean but St Lucia is our new favorite place to visit - and to stay. It's not cheap - which enhances the value of the Ti Kaye a lot. And for my wife, the Ti Kaye is among her very favorite places. It has enough touches of elegance to make the experience very special yet retains enough simplicity to avoid becoming cloying with the "luxury resort experience." Many guests - including us - combined stays at two resorts to experience the difference of the island. We stayed at the Ti Kaye for a week (stay a week at 30% off) and then at another resort - see different review - for four nights (pay three, stay four) for the Soufriere experience. It was a wonderful combination.

So - 3 1/2 star level resort - a wonderful combination of nature resort with numerous touches of luxury - that does it all so well that nearly all who stay here give it four or five star ratings. Easy to stay longer here. And wonderful as the place is, it's still the great people - Lita, Ingrid, Merlene, Cleus, Gjusline, Chris and on and on - who make it so special.

Last quick story: on the 22nd of April, someone mentioned to us that it was Merlene's birthday so we wished her the happiest of birthdays and i told her she is only one day "older" than i as my birthday is the 23rd. (she looks to be in her 20s or early 30s - she's worked at the resort for about a decade now as have a number of the staff there - and i just turned 71 so she enjoyed the joke) The next day when we returned to the room from the beach we found a sheet spread across the made up bed and decorated with flowers including the message love and happy b'day spelled out in flower petals plus a small birthday cake complete with candle on top in the room refrigerator! (see photo) And everyone we knew on staff - the room staff, grounds people, office and wait staff all knew and were happy to see their greeting had been received in the same spirit in which it was clearly offered. It certainly was. A delightful touch of icing on a thoroughly delightful cake!

Room Tip: The Le Cottage with plunge pool separate cottages are nearest the water but really the view is great...
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5  Thank barry a
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TiKayeGM, General Manager at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Dear barrya42 (and wife),

You posted our 1000th Tripadvisor review! I have to start by saying a personal <phew>. I was hoping that it would be a good one (seems to be a psychological thing, your 1000th review?) and as it’s virtually impossible to please everybody, you can never guarantee what Tripadvisor reviews will be. I obviously needn’t have worried, as I could not have wished for a better review.

You have mentioned everything that is St. Lucian about St. Lucia, as well as Ti Kaye, and have really captured what we are all about. Coming from somebody who has experience and has travelled extensively that means a lot.

All I can say really is “thank you”, from all of us here at Ti Kaye. (Oh, and interesting take on the different sounds of the Coqui’s (not actually tree frogs)). You’ll be happy to know that Sabina (our Pastry Chef) now has her very own air conditioned pastry kitchen – so we are expecting even more amazing desserts, breads (and I hear homemade yoghurts) as well.

Nice to know we made your Birthday one to remember. We look forward to seeing you and your wife (as its’ now one of “her very favorite places”) on your 72nd.

Kind regards,

Chris & Sarah
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

The long, rutted track from the "main road" to the hotel is very off-putting. But at least it deters other tourists so the lovely beach is only invaded by catamaran cruises for a couple of hours a day and for the rest of the time the local lads generally leave you alone once you have paid what you could call the "trinket tax".
The hotel is a steep climb up the cliff from the beach so guests don't nip back to their rooms half a dozen times a day.
The rooms themselves are dotted around the semi-jungle of the estate. Ours was high up in a wooded area with a decent sea view though not fantastic. It had a balcony with a hammock and an outdoor shower which I thought was a bit of a needless gimmick. The rooms are well equipped (no TVs which was great, especially as the manager organised it so we could watch the Six Nations rugby in the bar), the beds large and comfortable, the mosquito nets an absolute necessity if all my bites are anything to go by.
The hotel staff are fab - kind, helpful, friendly, funny - and the food was consistently the best I have experienced at any hotel. Plus you can have a free massage before you eat and the spa was, apparently, great.
It’s a good thing the food is so good because the hotel's location is somewhat remote though I would go out of my way to eat here anyway. Truly excellent food (though why most all hotels including this one can't make a decent cup of coffee for breakfast is one of life's unexplained mysteries).
We stayed at the hotel almost all the time but we did take a water taxi to Marigot Bay and did some dinghy sailing there - good fun and not too costly.
This was a very good hotel but be warned, it is a bit remote and probably not the most luxurious on the island. But I would definitely go there again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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TiKayeGM, General Manager at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Hello Nigel222 (and the other 3 of you),

Thank you for your descriptive subject title – and the rest of your review. I’d just like to explain to everybody who might be confused by your actual review wording, but the fact that you gave us 5 out of 5. I believe nigel222’s review is written with the same dry English sense of humour (that’s the English way of spelling it) that nigel222 and his party of 3 exhibited when they were here – apart from the mosquito bites part that is, unusually he did get bitten (we are normally very lucky here at Ti Kaye), I think it’s because he is so ‘special’! 

Thanks for choosing Ti Kaye and ‘forcing’ me to watch some of the RBS Six Nations rugby with you. We’re almost there with the coffee (lucky you didn’t visit before Sarah was here)! We really appreciate your comments on the food as well, I’ll pass them along to Chef and his team. To say the “food was consistently the best I’ve experienced at any hotel” and that you’d “go out of my way to eat here” are fantastic achievements.

So, 2014 then - England vs. France in the Ti Kaye bar?

Kind regards,

Chris & Sarah
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

My husband and I spent seven nights at Ti Kaye and absolutely loved it. The resort is located on the side of a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

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The resort has a number of cottages, some connected to one another, and some that are standalone. We stayed in Mele or "M", which is a standalone cottage with a private plunge pool. Mele has an unobstructed view of the ocean without views of any other cottages. In terms of privacy, Mele and Niche seem to be the most secluded. We were hesitant at first to book a cottage with a plunge pool, but we were extremely glad we did. The plunge pool is cool in the morning and warms up with the sun in the afternoon. After returning from the beach in the afternoon the pool was the perfect temperature to take a dip. In the evenings, we would return from dinner and the pool would still be warm from the day. We spent many nights in the pool under the stars!

The outdoor shower was lovely. No issues with critters or bugs. I do recommend that if you use bar soap, to place it inside the bathroom when not showering as the rain will melt it away.

Each night we slept with all the windows and the doors to the porch open, only using the bug netting around the bed. This worked perfectly. We would awaken to the blue hues of the ocean and chirping birds. If you're a light sleeper the sound of crickets and rain could bother you. We didn't need to use the AC at all, although the staff does turn it on as part of its turndown service.

The room has a small refrigerator with plenty of room for snacks and drinks. On the way from the airport to the resort we asked our driver to stop at a supermarket where we got snacks and drinks for the room. This was very helpful! We heard that it wasn't always easy to get snacks outside of the lunch and dinner times so visiting a supermarket is a must! It's also great to have snacks to munch on while hanging out in the cottage or enjoying the plunge pool.

BEACH
The beach was wonderful! With probably the clearest Caribbean water I've seen (but not the bluest because the sand is volcanic and therefore not white) the beach was a fantastic place to swim and snorkel. We brought our own snorkel gear and enjoyed snorkeling along the right side of the beach.

Catamarans and other small boats do visit the beach on a daily basis but did not bother us - we enjoyed the opportunity to do some people watching. Compared to other Caribbean islands I've visited, there are more beach vendors than I'm used to. The beach vendors are respectful if you look at their goods and politely decline. We purchased small stone turtles from Liquid Sunshine (all the beach vendors have catchy names) for much less than they were being sold at souvenir shops.

Terry, who works at the beach bar and grill, makes sure that the beach goers have enough drinks and food. This is helpful, but at times service can be slow.

FOOD AND WINE
The food was excellent. The menu changes each day with creative specials, including a catch-of-the-day dish (usually mahi mahi), tasty appetizers and desserts. My husband and I are multi-course dinner folks and didn't have trouble ordering three great dishes everyday. Service was very good in the dining room.

We opted for the Ti Kaye Package which included breakfast each day. The breakfast buffet was excellent and included fresh fruit, fruit juice and coffee, sausage, bacon, eggs and omelets made to order, a variety of breads (my husband loved the local banana bread), pancakes and made to order waffles. Because of the large breakfasts (and snacks in our room) we skipped lunch each day.

Cleus, the resort's sommelier, was amazing. We scheduled a wine tasting with Cleus in the resort's wine cellar and were completely blown away by the large selection and Cleus' knowledge of everything having to do with wine! Over four hours (yes, we drank wine for four hours) we sampled over ten different red, white and blush wines. The wine tasting is a must. Make sure to have a snack prior to the tasting because you'll be drinking a lot of wine!

EXCURSIONS
During our trip we went on a number of excursions. We climbed Gros Piton, did the Land and Sea Tour, went ziplining and enjoyed the sunset cruise.

Gros Piton - A must for active folks who enjoy hiking. Rising approx. 2600 feet above sea level, the views are excellent but the climb is nothing to joke about. The hike is about three miles long with signification elevation gain in spots. The trail can be slippery when wet, so take your time if it's raining. Do bring a rain jacket, sturdy shoes, lots of water and energy snacks. Along the trail there are views of Petit Piton and from the top you can see St. Vincent and the Grenadines on clear days. The hiking guides are friendly and have useful information about the trail.

Land & Sea Tour - Great tour that brought us to Soufriere by boat and then by van to the Botanical Gardens, the caldera of the island's dormant volcano and to a coco plantation where we had a great local buffet lunch. This is a great "all-in-one" tour to go on to see the popular sights on the island. Christian was our wonderful guide on the land portion of the tour and was very knowledgeable about the country's history, flora and fauna, and geology.

Ziplining - A bit expensive for the experience. I've ziplined twice before and found that for a third time, this was nothing new. If you've never been before, you'll enjoy it. If renting a car, it may be more cost effective to drive. Because we arrived at the ziplining facility with two buses full of people (all picked up from various resorts and perhaps cruises) going through the course was slow as there were long lines of people at many of the platforms.

Sunset Cruise - Romantic and lots of fun! The sunset cruise leaves right from the beach at the resort and goes south off the coast for a great view of the pitons. There were good local snacks and plenty of rum punch. We were lucky enough to see a rainbow over the island and a school of dolphins that swam right by the boat. We definitely recommend the sunset cruise as a more laid-back excursion.

Snorkeling - We signed up for the resort's snorkeling trip but it was cancelled due to low enrollment. Because we still wanted to experience other snorkeling sights we hired a water taxi right of the beach to take us snorkeling at Sugar Beach (at Jalousie Plantation) and Anse Chastanet Beach. The snorkeling at all of these sites was very good.

Note that the roads in St. Lucia are very winding, and so if that bothers you, you may want to limit the number of land excursions you go on.

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The Ti Kaye package also came with a couples Island massage. The Island massage was fantastic. 90 minutes of deep tissue, hot stones and reflexology. The massage therapists were delightful and very competent. One wall of the massage cottage is open to the ocean which makes the experience surreal as you can hear the water beneath you.

Overall, we had an excellent time at Ti Kaye and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good food, great service and an authentic St. Lucian experience.

Room Tip: Mele and Niche are the most secluded rooms and have excellent views. A cottage with a plunge pool w...
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6  Thank Melissa M
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TiKayeGM, General Manager at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Hi Melissa M,

That’s a review and a half! You have described Ti Kaye in detail, and perfectly. So all I’ll do is mention a couple of things, and leave everybody else to take in your review…

We are working on homemade snacks in between meals. If you do stop at the supermarket – please do not buy plastic bottled water! We make our own water here and it is very, very safe (more on that in an earlier review and on our website (*soon) for any of you interested). We serve it in glass bottles (your room as one of these in the fridge as well) and the arrival water we now provide you at the airport is also ‘Ti Kaye’ water – and comes in a glass bottle.

Good tip on the soap in the outdoor showers!

Good advice on the Gros Piton climb … sturdy shoes and take your time.

That's it - thank you for kind comments on all our staff, and Ti Kaye in general. Your final summary paragraph is how we’d recommend it as well.

Kind regards,

Chris & Sarah
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Lovely hotel, beautiful spa overlooking the sea, very spacious rooms with courtyard outside showers. Very friendly birds fly into your room and on your balcony - they love sugar and will eat out of your hand!
Steep climb to and from the beach but good exercise!
Beach is wonderful, has a few boat trips which come a few times a day but they are not too intrusive and add to the atmosphere.
Staff are helpful and friendly, food is ok but really expensive with limited choice in the evenings, especially if you are vegetarian.
Breakfast is great - buffet style.
We got married here and everything went really smoothly and was really well organized.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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TiKayeGM, General Manager at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Hello krichards33 (and new husband).

We appreciate your time in writing and posting your review (and recommending us in your other review)! Chef has been working on our vegetarian dishes (and we also have a different light salad option every evening as well), so hopefully this has improved things on our 7 day evening rotating menus.

Glad to read that Lita managed to make your last minute wedding go smoothly. Maybe we’ll see you back for your anniversary?

Kind regards,

Chris & Sarah
General Managers

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Paradise is on the side of a cliff at Ti Kaye Resort in St. Lucia. What a beautiful enchanting place. I believe their staff have all been touched by angels. Sara and Chris welcomed us like we were family and made us feel that we were special. Every member of the staff was friendly, always smiling and kind. The food was excellent and we especially enjoyed how the chef and incorporated fresh produce and fish to make such delightful meals. The servers both in the dining room and the cafe always had a friendly word and the service was excellent. We loved our "little house" with its outdoor garden shower, and pool which was a great place to cool off. Sitting on the porch on the rocking chairs and looking at the Carribean, was so peaceful that it allowed you to appreciate the beauty of the world. We enjoyed the garden tour, and learned a great deal. The sunset cruise was delightful..Again the staff was great. St. Lucia is a unique beautiful island and we were fortunate to see much of it. We visited the volcano, saw the pitons up close, visited Rodney Bay, the market at Castries, the very old Cathedral, and enjoyed the Fish Fry with the locals at Ansi Le Raye.
It was a wonderful week, so different from many conventional resorts and so much more enjoyable.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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TiKayeGM, General Manager at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Hi Guys,

Thanks very much for your fantastic comments. As I continually say, we do have great staff – and some of those great staff are the Chefs and cooks who make great food, and the housekeepers that help keep your ‘little house’ clean, and the restaurant staff who are naturally friendly, and our head grounds man who takes you on his garden tour. Not forgetting of course all the back of house staff that keep everything ticking over!

You were out and about a lot and experienced quite a bit of St. Lucia, and I’m delighted that you too find it beautiful and unique.

Finally, thanks again for describing Ti Kaye as “different from conventional resorts” – that’s exactly what we aim to be ... in a good way of course!

Kind regards,

Chris & Sarah
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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: $195 - $502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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