Anse Chastanet Resort

Anse Chastanet Rd., Soufrière, Soufrière, St. Lucia

Spectacular, individually designed rooms—some with fourth walls open to the stunning Pitons view—peek out of the thick rain forest that cascades down a steep hillside to the beach. A dozen rooms are at beach level. Deluxe hillside rooms have a balcony, tile floors, handmade wooden furniture, madras fabrics, and impressive artwork. And Casaurina Piton pool suites each feature a four-poster bed, bathroom shower for two, and an 8x16-foot private pool. None of the rooms has a TV or phone—or air-conditioning—but they do have free Wi-Fi. So it's delightfully peaceful here; basically, it's an adult-oriented environment (kids must be age 10; during July–September, age six). Diving, jungle biking through the estate's 600 acres, and ocean kayaking are premier sports activities; chocolate lovers will enjoy the on-site "bean to bar" plantation tour. Rejuvenate afterward at the Kai Belte Spa. Be prepared, though, for the bone-rattling dirt road between the town and the resort and the steep climb to most rooms. There is a helipad, so you can get to the airport by helicopter if you prefer. A water taxi offers an alternative way into town, or you can simply revel in the gorgeous isolation. Shuttle service is available to negotiate the 100 steps between the beach and the hillside rooms.

PROS

  • great location for divers
  • the open-wall Piton views

CONS

  • no pool
  • entrance road is annoying even in a 4WD vehicle
  • steep hillside not conducive to strolling or to guests with walking or cardiac issues
  • no in-room TVs, phones, or air-conditioning

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Romantic, Views
Intimate
On the beach
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 758-459–7000 | 800-223–1108-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

49 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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