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Anse Chastanet Resort

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • great for divers
  • Room 14B has a huge tree growing through the bathroom
  • the open-wall Piton views

    Cons

  • no pool
  • entrance road is annoying even in a 4WD vehicle
  • steep hillside certainly not conducive to strolling
  • no in-room TVs, phones, or a/c

Fodorite Reviews

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Anse Chastanet Resort Review

This resort is magical: spectacular rooms—some with fourth walls completely open to the stunning Piton views—peek out of the thick rain forest that cascades down a steep hillside to the sea. Deluxe hillside rooms have a balcony, tile floors, handmade wooden furniture, madras fabrics, and impressive artwork. You won't find any communication devices, technology, or interruption: it's delightfully peaceful. Diving, jungle biking through the estate's 600 acres, and ocean kayaking are premier activities; rejuvenate afterward at the Kai Belte Spa. Be prepared, though, for the bone-crushing 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 49 rooms.
  • Rate includes some meals, no meals.
Updated: 02-28-2014

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    What a magical place!

    A hotel with incredible, unusual and spectacular views from the rooms. Spacious rooms, with an open fourth wall with stunning views of the magical Pitons that seemed so close by. The lush rain forest and the verdant foliage was a lovely backdrop. It is a struggle to go back and forth to the beach- climbing innumerable steep steps but once we got there, we didnt need to move. The water is clear and peaceful - the views are serene and magical. The staff were very helpful and very courteous. The restaurants were few and the choices limiting but the chefs would come out and happily make changes and take suggestions.

    by natasha555, 9/9/12
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    Anse Chastanet Resort Review

    We went to Anse Chastanet for our honeymoon and could not of had a better honeymoon. Everyone was so friendly and helpful that we didn't have to worry about one thing and could spend our time together without every having to lift a finger. It was so romantic there too! Our room was so huge I think my husband guessed about about 1,500 sq feet with an AMAZING view of the pitons. Everything was open but at the same time very private and secluded. I read on tripadvisor that some people didn't like that there was no airconditioning but there were rooms with a/c but I don't know why you would want it. I guess it is just personal preference I would not want to be spending my time in an air conditioned room with 4 walls when I can do that anywhere in the world. All the rooms are all completely different and unique, It is simply amazing! The breeze blowing through the rooms kept them so cool and i was worried about bugs but literally they were not a problem at all. I barley saw any the whole trip which was so different from our experiences in the dominican and other islands.

    There was so much to do as well. Almost too much. We planned to do everything like going jungle biking, climbing the pitons, sailing, zip lining, wind surfing, kayaking, bird watching and more but we ended up just relaxing on one of the two beaches. Plus the spas were amazing too. I spent a lot of time in them for sure haha. They were perfect to spend some time in while my husband went diving, he said it was great, it was so easy because the hotel had its own dive shop so he didn't have to do anything, just get dropped off at the sites, being lazy :).

    I am a very picky eater as well as a vegetarian so I thought I would have a problem finding something I liked but there are 5 different restaurants (6 including the lunch grill on the second beach) and one was a vegetarian so it was not hard for me to find something I liked. I also asked them to make things for me that weren't necessarily on the menu and they were so friendly and accommodating, they made anything I wanted.

    All in all I found it worth the money for sure. It was one of the most enjoyable holiday I've ever had. And as a honeymoon it was just magical. We want to go back. But we want Jade Mountain next time. If you've been to Anse Chastanet you know what I'm talking about!

    by AvaWilliams, 4/27/12
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    Anse Chastanet Beach Hotel Review

    Management set the tone before we even left home and I would like to tell the world that these people know what they are doing.

    Due to a horrible problem with our daughter’s wedding venue, we had to delay our visit to St. Lucia by a month. Unluckily, the promotion we had purchased expired midway between the two dates. When I contacted their reservations partner CaribIsles, Scot immediately and graciously extended the expiration to include our new dates with no problem and no penalty. Wait, it gets even better.

    The wedding went beautifully and we set out to have our “honeymoon” in one of the best snorkeling spots in the world. It took only one night in a charming, tree house setting to determine that our room did not meet our needs. Peter Jean Paul led his staff in an all-out effort to determine which available accommodations would insure that we would enjoy our stay.

    Once we offered to pay for an upgrade, our belongings were moved into an enchanting, air-conditioned suite. The staff remained immersed and hospitable throughout our week on the property. Our stay was fantastic and the minimal $100/night up charge was a small price to pay to be cool, comfortable and enjoy our vacation with happiness and domestic tranquility.

    It starts at the top in this well-run, world-class resort and their attitude and outstanding service enabled us to happily decompress and thoroughly enjoy our first visit to this beautiful property.


    There are limited dining options on the property but don't let the menu limit you. If you want something different or something prepared differently, tell them. The staff proved to us that they were willing very accomodating.

    by rsafier, 11/13/11

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