This is one of the Caribbean's most romantic resorts set amidst a 600 acre lush tropical estate with 2 soft sand beaches, 8000 feet of Caribbean coastline and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's twin Piton mountains rising out of the calm Caribbean Sea. This property has an unique rooms and tropical hardwood furniture have been personally designed by the architect owner, and all blend harmoniously with the environment and nature. Even the resort bathrobes are locally made and have become a popular souvenir item. 1 ½ miles north of the town of Soufriere, and near most of the island's major sightseeing attractions.
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Yes, the road between Soufriere and the hotel is horrible. So it makes sense to stay onsite once you get there. Our room, 3D had views of the water and Grand Piton, but the 150+ steps to the beach was a bit much...
Room and bathroom were large, as was the private patio. Not bothered by mosquitos. Had to be careful walking at night, lest you step on a snail.
This hotel was serious about COVID, which is a plus for some people and a minus for others.
The food was really good, but the menu was limited. Make sure you check that before you book. Meals are not designed for people in a rush. Dinner takes two hours, unless you forgo dessert.
This place has three dive boats, and my group of 20 had the best one, which is two level. I liked that boat. Because of current concerns, boat dives all had dive masters marking the group's location with a diver below buoy. This means no individual diving. We even had local guides with us on shore dives in the afternoon and at night, so I'm guessing there is a local law involved.
The hotel is on the west side of the island. Five of the six days we dived south of the hotel, near Grand Piton, and that includes dives right at its base, with it looming above divers. Typical time to dive site about 10 minutes. The reefs were in good shape, with plentiful schools of fish. The snack break between dives features a tray of fruit and a tray of sweets. The cookies in the latter tray were amazing.
My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in St. Lucia and chose splitting our time between Anse Chastanet (4 nights) and Ladera (3 nights). At Anse Chastanet we chose a standard room/ all-inclusive package, which we were happy with...
Our room contained a small sitting area, comfy King bed, huge bathroom, great coffees/snacks, plenty of storage, robes, Molton Brown products, and a secluded view encompassing jungle and water. The fans kept us cool and the bug coils/sprays did the trick on the skeeters. Loved the peacefulness that not having noisy AC units, provided. We were happy with the all-inclusive package, but not entirely thrilled with 2 of our dinners. Breakfasts, lunches, teas/snacks...always good. Jade anniversary dinner was great. Entertainment was very good in Indian restaurant (however, food wasn't good the night we were there). Food was mostly good. Service great. Road is frightening. We didn't leave the resort in the 4 days we stayed. Didn't need to with all the activities. Anse Chastanet sits upon a gorgeous property that contains a reef, secluded beaches, and beautiful, well-maintained hiking and biking trails. We were fortunate our first morning to meet a wonderful groundskeeper hard at work clearing trees overturned from a recent storm. Arcadius (sp?), would stop what he was doing whenever he saw us each morning and present us with a new history lesson, directions to another trail, or answer our many questions about the fruit/plant life. His warmth and humor made our day. We found the St. Lucian people the perfect hosts and the island a true gem. Can't wait to return.
My husband and I visited for my 30th birthday. We stayed for 5 nights in July. When you land, you go through customs...
That takes about 1 hour because they are going through your Covid Paperwork. Then the drive from the airport to the hotel takes 1 hour. It is a beautiful drive that has fantastic views. I would recommend taking Bonine or Dramamine if you get car sick as the road does get a bit curvy.
Ask to stay in room 7E. It has the most breathing taking views! You get a view of both Pitons and the Caribbean Ocean! The room does not have AC because the room is open! There is a ceiling fan above the bed and the sitting areas. It was not hot at night but it can get a bit warm during the hours of 2-5. We did not have a problem with mosquitos or bugs in the room or the report. There is a mosquito net over the bed and they light a coil and night to keep any bugs away. There are lots of stairs at the resort. If stairs are difficult for you, you can call and they will drive your down. They have great WIFI that even connects on the beach!
The beach is beautiful. It is a black sand beach from the volcano. The beach chairs are very comfortable. They put a towel on the chair for you when you walk down. If you want food or drinks, you put out a yellow flag and they take your order. There is another private beach about a 7 minute walk (Anse Mamim).
We rented snorkling gear from the dive shop and snorkeled to the left of the hotel and were blown away by the amount of fish we saw! I have snorkeled all over the world and was very impressed by the variety of fish that I saw!
They take Covid very seriously at the resort. Everyone wears a mask, temperature is taken before each meal and there are hand sanitizer stations by the restaurants. They scheduled our covid test for us to return to the US a day before we to leave. It took 5 minutes and they gave us our results when we checked out so we had the paper copy to fly home.
We hiked the Piton and when they say strenuous they mean strenuous. It is not a hike. It is a climb! You climb up rocks for an hour and a half and then the last half hour is like a stair climbing machine at the gym. I would recommend climbing the Piton if you are in great shape or want a challenge. It was worth it but I was pretty sore the next day!
All I can say is - wow!! This place is everything!!! The rooms and the views are amazing. The staff and food is wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about the dive crew...
It is expensive, but I would go back here in a heartbeat. Let the photos speak!
We spent 2 weeks at this hotel/beach resort, all inclusive and stayed in Room 12B (Banyan Suite). This was a fair distance from the reception, over 100 steps and very steep. Due to a foot injury I used the shuttle service every day and was touched at the thoughtfulness of the drivers (Roger, Orion, Mervyn, Tamar).