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Anse Chastanet has an enviable location 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 and can be seen for miles around.

Please note: Anse Chastanet 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.

Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy believes passionately in nature. So he created a hotel that makes the foliage and the flowers, the perfumes and the peaks, the sea and the bird song an integral part of your vacation experience. The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.

With such a unique setting as his canvas, Nick Troubetzkoy was inspired to design a one-of-a-kind resort. He was committed to an environmentally conscious development before “green” became fashionable.

A dozen rooms are tucked in behind the coconut palms that line the beach and the remainder tiptoe up a flower decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing tradewinds octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower draped balconies and louvered windows.

Extra-large deluxe and premium suites underscore the visionary, innovative, sometimes whimsical side of Nick Troubetzkoy: in one suite, the balcony is built around a full-grown red gommier tree; in another a flamboyant tree drapes its red blossoms around the balcony. Some have their 4th wall open entirely to the vistas, yet are completely private.

Anse Chastanet’s ever growing art collection provides a visual feast of its own. There are impressive wooden sculptures and plaques, earthy burlap compositions, painted “sky ceilings” and vibrant acrylic paintings invoking memories of Matisse and Picasso.

And while the sensuous seclusion of the rooms provides some guests with the perfect excuse for lolling away the day on the balcony, others head out to partake in the many activities on offer; yoga, snorkeling, scuba diving, tennis, sunset sailing, sea kayaking or jungle biking, hiking and bird-watching among the ruins of an 18th century colonial plantation.

The less actively inclined simply do nothing, lie on the beach or get pampered in the resort’s spa, Kai Belté. There is a casual beachside bar and restaurant; on the hillside, a panoramic hillside lounge and two treehouses provide the romantic setting for candlelit dinners, with musical backdrops by local entertainers. Tranquility, Romance and Adventure at Anse Chastanet.

Anse Chastanet is St. Lucia's only resort property with the iconic view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains floating upon the Caribbean Sea. The location of the property is unsurpassed, a private estate of 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft-sand Caribbean beaches with pristine coral reefs just offshore. The resort property includes the historical plantation of Anse Mamin and Emerald Estate where the resort grows its own organic produce.

Dining

Some of the best dining in Soufriere and St. Lucia can be found at Anse Chastanet. An enticing selection of menus is available in a number of intimate hillside and beachside locations and also, you can pre-book private dining arrangements at the water's edge on Anse Chastanet beach or in our spa cottage Kai Mer overlooking the Caribbean.

Treehouse Restaurant
Dine in the two open air treehouses overlooking lush tropical foliage and the Caribbean Sea. Celebrating award-winning Tropical World Cuisine, a blend of Caribbean with other tropical world cuisine experiences. The dinner menu changes daily and is served in a romantic candlelit ambiance, surrounded by beautiful original artwork. Breakfast is served here daily and dinner is served daily with the exception of Tuesdays.

Emeralds Restaurant
Anse Chastanet menus always include vegetarian options and the culinary team is also happy to meet any other dietary requirements. In addition, Emerald's dinner menu is entirely vegetarian, showcasing the organic produce grown on the resort farm Emerald Estate in the Soufriere hill which only uses certified organic seeds. Menu selections offer new tastes and combinations: Appetisers such as Goat's Cheese Fondant, Balsamic Caramel, Apple Curry and Crispy Rain Forest Calabza Gnocchi; Entrees such as Tofu, Smoked Paprika, Sour Cream, Cilantro, Cumin and Sweet Potato and Plantain Satay. Dinner is served daily with the exception of Tuesdays.

Trou au Diable Beach Restaurant
The Trou au Diable Restaurant is located right on the Anse Chastanet beach where lunch is served daily. The lunch menu offers a wide and varied choice of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and Caribbean and Creole specialities. On Tuesday evenings, all guests enjoy a special Caribbean culinary evening in the Trou au Diable Restaurant, which commences with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm. The atmosphere is festive with the entire stretch of beach in front of the restaurant lit up by flambeau candles.

ASPARA
The Trou au Diable restaurant offers a special Indian theme menu titled APSARA on all evenings except Tuesday. APSARA is an innovative fusion of modern East Indian and Caribbean cooking, a celebration of St. Lucia historical and cultural ties with East India.

Trou au Diable Beach Grill
On all evenings except Tuesdays, a beach grill menu is served in the beach bar giving guests the option to enjoy light grilled fare near the water's edge and in a casual setting.

Jungle Beach Bar & Grill
The Jungle Beach Bar & Grill, located on the resort's second beach, Anse Mamin, is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except Saturday with lunch served from noon to 3:00 pm. The relaxed and laid back atmosphere on this exotic soft sand beach makes the Jungle Grill a favourite with many of the resort's guests

Activities at Anse Chastanet

Anse Chastanet is the only St. Lucia resort which encompasses more than 600 tropical acres and borders not only one but two soft sand beaches. There are so many activities on offer right on site than many guests feel that a return visit is needed to get to see the rest of the island!

Walking, hiking, birdwatching - all of these activities can be enjoyed on the resort property itself in addition to which there are daily scheduled excursions off property and all over the island.

Being located on the Caribbean coastline, the Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin beaches and bay are perfect for sun bathing and swimming in calm crystal clear waters.

Anse Chastanet is in the heart of St. Lucia's marine reserves and therefore offers excellent snorkelling and scuba diving right off shore. Non- motorised watersports are available from the resort watersports centre.

The old French Colonial plantation of Anse Mamin is located directly behind Anse Mamin beach and is a tropical Garden of Eden with historical ruins dating back to the 18th century. The Anse Mamin plantation can be visited with one of the estate guides for a guided tour or guests can visit the plantation early morning or late afternoon for jogging on the estate trails. The resort mountain biking centre - Bike St. Lucia - also operates from the plantation and the active minded can enjoy a jungle biking adventure on one of the resort's Cannondale mountain bikes.

Sailing on the resort's 42 ft gulfstar sailing yacht, Searenity. Let the crew take you out on a full day, half day or sunset sailing trip. The Searenity can also be chartered for private sailing.

Meno Boat excursions on the resort 60 foot double decker catamaran, the Lucky T on Thursdays, sign up for the Jazzy Champagne Sunset Cruise. Sail into the sunset with live jazz music aboard and sip champagne at sunset. The Lucky T also offers grand coastal and duty free shopping excursions on selected days during the week.

Walks on the Wild Side - At Anse Chastanet, estate guides will offer complimentary guided hikes and walks on the 600-acre estate. Their knowledge of history and local herbs & plants and their beneficial uses has been passed on from generation to generation.

Your stay at Anse Chastanet will not be complete without having enjoyed a spa experience at Kai Belté (Patois/Creole: house of beauty). Kai Belté spa is located at beach level between the beach restaurant and the scuba centre. There are 5 air-conditioned treatment rooms, an open air hair and nail salon as well as an open-air cabana Kai Mer overlooking the Anse Chastanet reef.

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* Prices shown are per person and based on flight + hotel with 2 adults sharing

Anse Chastanet offers 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 which are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level.

The use of local woods and other local products is predominant in the room decor and furnishings. Cushions and bedspreads are made from colorful cotton fabrics called madras, the island's "national cloth." Even the resort bathrobes are locally made and have become a popular souvenir item!

The furniture has been individually designed and handmade in the region with the exclusive use of the island woods such as teak, mahogany, green heart, red cedar and wild breadfruit. In-room amenities for all rooms include fridge, tea/coffee/espresso makers, in-room electronic safes, handmade bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, Molton Brown amenities, free wi-fi, twice-daily housekeeping service with complimentary bottled water. Deluxe and Premium rooms also have irons and ironing boards.

Please note that there are approximately 100 stairs leading from beach level to mid-hillside level, thus making the property unsuitable for those with walking difficulties or cardiac problems. This is never a question of age. A complimentary shuttle service from beachside to hillside level is provided any time it is requested.


Room-types:

Standard Garden View Rooms
These room-types are located on either the hillside or beachside. Rooms feature a mixture of coralina tiles, clay tiles or tropical hardwood floors and have glass or wooden louvered windows or balconies with varying views. Average size: 350 sq. ft.

All rooms have king size beds, ensuite bathrooms with sink, shower and toilet. Upon request, an extra bed or twin beds can be provided.

Superior Hillside Rooms
These rooms are located at various levels on the hillside and they are octagonal or rectangular in shape.

The superior rooms have either coralina tiles, clay tiles or tropical hardwood floors, glass or wooden louvered windows, balconies and beautiful views of the Pitons and/or the Caribbean Sea. Average size: 400 sq. ft.

All rooms have king size beds, ensuite bathrooms with sink, shower and toilet. Upon request, an extra bed or twin beds can be provided.

Deluxe Beachside Rooms
These rooms are generous in space, with coralina or clay tiles and wooden jalousie louvre windows and large balconies or patios. All beachside rooms offer a tropical garden view and are just a few feet away from the beach and water's edge.

The beachside deluxe rooms at Anse Chastanet are air-conditioned. This is an optional feature as louvres can instead be opened for natural air flow. Average size: 750 sq. ft.

All rooms have king size beds, ensuite bathrooms with sink, shower and toilet. Upon request, an extra bed or twin beds can be provided.

Deluxe Hillside Rooms
These spacious rooms are located at various hillside levels with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and/or St.Lucia’s Pitons.

Some Deluxe Hillside Rooms have the fourth wall missing entirely whilst others have wooden louvre walls and open room dormers allowing for excellent natural airflow. Some have a formal separation between bedroom and living room, others are wide open spaces flowing into each other, with either coralina tiles, clay floor tiles or tropical hardwood floors, with patios and/or balconies. Average size: 700 sq ft

All rooms have king size beds, ensuite bathrooms with 2 sinks, shower and toilet. Upon request, an extra bed or twin beds can be provided.

Premium Hillside Rooms
Anse Chastanet’s Premium Hillside Rooms offer picture postcard perfect views of the St.Lucia’s Pitons – a Unesco World Heritage site- and the surrounding Caribbean Sea by virtue of their location on the higher hillside level.

Some rooms have the fourth wall missing entirely, whilst others have wooden louvre walls which open to balconies/patios.

All rooms have king size beds, ensuite bathrooms with 2 sinks, shower and toilet. Upon request, an extra bed or twin beds can be provided. Average size: 700 sq. ft.

Piton Pool Suite "Casuarina"
Exquisitely finished with coralina stone tiles and hand crafted furniture made from tropical hardwoods. Casuarina is nestled amidst lush foliage in a private hillside setting at Anse Chastanet Resort, facing towards St Lucia’s famous Pitons mountains and the Caribbean Sea. The spacious bedroom with walk in closet opens to a 420 sq. ft. open walled patio-living room area. The grand bathroom with Pitonview features a “Couples” Shower with “His" and “Hers" rain shower heads. Casuarina has a private 160 sq. ft. pool surrounded by a pool deck of 135 sq. ft.

Upon request, this suite can be connected to a second room, creating an inter-connecting two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite.

The Beach House
A one of a kind beach suite directly on Anse Chastanet beach. The Beach House at Anse Chastanet is located on the north corner of Anse Chastanet beach where you can sit and relax, looking out over the sparkling Caribbean Sea, watching sunsets year round from your elevated brick deck in the landscaped oceanfront garden. The interior is bright and airy, bathed in warm Caribbean sunlight shining through its French doors and windows.

The interior decor of the Beach House is a celebration of Saint Lucia’s heritage which saw the island change hands between the French and the British 14 times. From the beach level next to the flower garden, you walk up a few hand-hewn stone steps, across your personal stone-column, gated bridge, onto the brick pathway, with its wind sculpture and antique sundial, leading to your spacious 450 square foot covered patio (1,600 sq. ft. total). To rinse off sea salt and sand, simply dip under the outdoor shower adjacent to the brick pathway. The covered patio has a garden and roses on one side and herb garden, flowers and a water feature on the other.

The expansive bathroom off the main living area features two large, rectangular white porcelain pedestal sinks with inset mirrors and glass wall sconces. A large, open custom rose glass tile shower area provides you with two rain showers, bench and an additional hand held shower. A cast-iron clawfoot slipper tub is set in front of a garden window with a view of the unique water fountain and pond, with water lilies and Koi fish.