Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

Off the West Coast Rd., halfway between Anse la Raye and Canaries, Anse La Raye, Anse-la-Raye, St. Lucia

Rustic elegance is not an oxymoron at this upscale cottage community that spills down a hillside above Anse Cochon beach. Negotiating a mile and a half of pockmarked, winding dirt road is required to access Ti Kaye from the main road, but when you arrive, all that is forgotten. Honeymooners, divers, and couples looking for a quiet escape all love it. Gingerbread-style cottages (ti kaye is Creole for "little cottage"), surrounded by lush greenery and furnished with handcrafted furniture, have unparalleled ocean views from their private verandas—each equipped with a double hammock. Each room has a secluded garden shower, a huge walk-in closet, and wooden louvers in doors and windows to catch the breeze; some have private plunge pools. Or you can negotiate the 166 steps down the cliff to the beach, which is part of the National Marine Reserve and one of the best snorkeling sites in St. Lucia. Island Divers, a full-service dive shop, is on-site. Kai Manje (Creole for "house of eating"), perched on a breezy terrace, serves fabulous food—which is a good thing, since the location is so remote. Lunch is available at the Ti Manje beach bar. The icing on the cake: the Kai Koko spa offers divine Balinese-inspired treatments using locally formulated products.

PROS

  • great for a wedding, honeymoon, or getaway
  • garden showers
  • good restaurant
  • excellent snorkeling
  • on-site dive shop

CONS

  • far from anywhere
  • long, bumpy dirt access road
  • all those steps to the beach
  • not for those with physical challenges
  • no kids under 12

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 758-456–8101

HOTEL DETAILS

33 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast; Some meals

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