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.
- 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