The Anse Chastanet Resort has an enviable situation on St Lucia’s south west coast within sight of those two Caribbean landmarks, the Grand and Petit Pitons. The Pitons are two conical mountain peaks which rise majestically from the island at this point and can be seen for miles around.
Please note: this resort only accepts children aged 10 years or above throughout the year except from 1st July to 30th September inclusive, when the minimum child age is reduced to 6 years.
Although the main buildings of the resort tend to be near the two beaches, the grounds cover an area of some 600 acres of tropical splendour. Most of the area is covered by tropical bushes and flowers which give a spectacular backdrop of colour and fragrance to the resort. The waters of the bay together with its coral reefs are a protected area; such is their beauty and importance to the ecology of the area.
Much of the activities at the Anse Chastanet centre on the two beaches and there is a wide variety of water sports to enjoy. Snorkelling and scuba diving are particularly popular as the reefs begin just ten yards from the shore and are easily explored. Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing are also great fun on the calm waters off the beaches at Anse Chastanet. These are free to guests and there is expert help on hand for those who are new to the sports.
A more gentle way to pass the time is available at the Kai Belté Spa. Many different types of spa and beauty treatments are on offer here as well as regular classes in yoga. Guests with more energy can take part in fitness and strength training on the beach under the guidance of a personal trainer.
The wonderful scenery and tranquil atmosphere of the Anse Chastanet resort has made it a popular venue for weddings. If wedding bells are in the offing for you the resort has a range of special wedding packages to make your big day truly memorable. The wedding planners at the hotel will guide the happy couple through all of the arrangements to make sure that everything runs smoothly.
Much of the fruit and herbs used in the menus at Anse Chastanet are grown on the Resort’s estate. Other produce used in the restaurants is grown on Emerald Farm, a short distance from the estate.
Open for breakfast and dinner, the food at the Treehouse is a mixture of tropical cuisine from many countries.
The Trou au Diable Restaurant
This venue serves the three main meals of the day from its beachside position.
The Piton Lounge serves lunch only. It is situated halfway up a hill and has splendid views of the sea and beach areas.
The Jungle Beach Bar and Grill
This grill bar is situated right on the beach and is open over the lunch period.
The resort’s 49 Guest Rooms enjoy either delightful tropical garden, or more dramatic hillside locations. The property may not be suitable for people with mobility or cardiac problems since there are over 100 stairs between the beach and mid-hillside. A complimentary shuttle service is available on request. Since the resort aims to promote harmony with nature, there are no telephones, TVs or radios included in guest room amenities. All rooms feature the following standard amenities:
- En-suite facilities
- Tea/coffee makers
- Iron/board - in Deluxe and Premium rooms
Guest Rooms feature dramatic and colourful decorative elements and are fitted with custom-designed, locally crafted furniture.
This accommodation has one king, one queen or two twin beds and features a ceiling fan, balcony and bathroom with shower. The rooms may have either beachside or hillside locations, offering garden or partial ocean view.
These rooms can be rectangular or an unusual octagonal shape and occupy a hillside location with splendid views of the twin Pitons. Some may have ocean views. The rooms are slightly larger than the Standard category and have one king or two twin beds, ceiling fan, balcony and bathroom with shower.
These very spacious rooms are located close to the water’s edge and have one king or two double beds. Features include air conditioning, ceiling fan and a bathroom with shower and two sinks. The large balcony/patio has views of the lush tropical gardens.
These are extremely large bungalows with varying design elements and layouts. Some are open-plan, some have a separate bedroom and living room and some are exposed at the front and don’t have a fourth wall. The properties benefit from the utmost privacy and all of them feature one king bed, ceiling fans, hardwood floors and a spacious bathroom with shower and two sinks. The terrace offers extensive ocean and/or Piton views.
Hillside Premium – 1800 square feet
This exclusive bungalow has one king bed and an open-plan indoor/outdoor living area. Features include an oversized luxury bathroom, ceiling fans and terraces with spectacular ocean and Piton views.
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