based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Superior Hillside Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis, including private road transfers.
At a Glance
Stay in the new Piton Suite complete with spectacular views of the Pitons and a private pool, perfect for couples and honeymooners
Unique and quirky rooms built without a fourth wall, affording spectacular views of the Pitons
One suite is built around a Grommier tree!
Some of the island's best snorkeling and diving right on your doorstep
Organic produce is used from the hotel's own farm
As lazy or as exhilarating as you like- relax on the beach or go jungle biking along the resort’s trails
Impressive sculptures and art collection and a distinct St Lucian edge
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Anse Chastanet
Anse Chastanet is a quirky little resort hideaway on St Lucia offering individually designed rooms decorated with stunning original artworks. It lies in a unique hillside setting with spectacular views of the Pitons and has pristine coral reefs offshore.
Located near the small picturesque town of Soufrière in the south of St Lucia, Anse Chastanet is a romantic hideaway close to St Lucia’s famous Piton Mountains. Anse Chastanet has 49 individually designed rooms scattered about the lush hillside or on the beach front, many with stunning views of the Piton Mountains. All of the rooms are furnished with local hardwoods and have been designed to blend harmoniously with the environment.
Anse Chastanet offers five dining options; the Tree House for fine Caribbean cuisine, Emeralds which serves delicious vegetarian cuisine, Piti Piton, the Jungle Grill and Trou au Diable located right on the beach.
This is the ideal spot to laze in a hammock with a good book or if you feel more active, take part in an array of activities including windsurfing, sunfish sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, tennis and rainforest hikes. There is also a highly rated PADI dive center on site with instruction; the spectacular coral reefs just offshore offer superb snorkeling and scuba diving where you can discover over 200 different species of fish.
Anse Chastanet features 49 rooms: 37 nestled in the lush hillside and 12 set in a tropical garden at beach level. All suites offer the most beautiful, breathtaking and unforgettable views. The use of local woods and products is emphasized in the 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. 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. All rooms have fridges, electric tea/coffee makers and wall mounted hair dryers, and in-room safes. Some Deluxe Hillside rooms can be interconnect to form an ideal two bedroom suite for families or couples traveling together.
The standard rooms are 32m² in size with either clay or tropical hardwood floor, jalousie louvre windows, king-size bed, balcony and ensuite bathroom with shower. When booking standard category, depending on occupancy levels you may be given a complimentary upgrade to a superior or beachside deluxe location, at the Resort's discretion.
The superior rooms are slightly bigger than the standard rooms and are located on the hillside at various levels. The rooms are octagonal or rectangular, with twin or king-size beds, ensuite bathroom with shower and views of the ocean or Piton mountains.
The Deluxe Beachside rooms are very spacious 70m² with either 2 double or 1 king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with 2 sinks and shower. They have clay tiles, wooden jalousie louvre windows, ceiling fans and large balconies or patios. All beachside rooms offer a tropical garden view and are just a few feet away from the water's edge. All rooms at Anse Chastanet are built in an airy fashion that allow for excellent natural ventilation, and all rooms also have ceiling fans. In addition, the beach deluxe rooms at Anse Chastanet are air-conditioned, this being an optional feature as louvres can instead be opened for natural air flow.
The Deluxe Hillside rooms are an extremely spacious 65m² with individual design. Some have the fourth wall missing entirely whilst others have wooden louvre walls and open room dormers allowing for excellent natural airflow. Some rooms have a formal separation between bedroom and living room, others are open-plan. They feature clay or tropical hardwood floors, king-size bed, ceiling fan, balcony and a large ensuite bathroom with 2 sinks and shower.
Premium Hillside rooms offer picture postcard views of the Piton mountains and the surrounding sea from their elevated location. Some Premium rooms have the fourth wall missing entirely, whilst others have wooden louvre walls allowing for excellent natural airflow. All Premium hillside rooms have ceiling fans, clay floor tiles or tropical hardwood floors and large ensuite bathrooms.
These rooms come with the option of an extra concierge service offering luxury transfers, butler service, daily snacks and complimentary activities.
|Piton Pool Suite "Casuarina"||
Available on request, this breathtaking suite is the ideal location to take in the spectacular view of the Piton Mountains from the large sun deck, or while relaxing in the azure pool. The interior is exquisitely finished and can be connected to a second room to create a two bedroom suite. The bathroom has the unique 'couples shower' feature with his and hers shower heads.
|The Beach House||
Located directly on Anse Chastanet beach, the Beach House offers an expansive patio exquisitely furnished and offering it's own private landscaped oceanfront garden with outdoor shower. The bright and airy interior features a spacious bathroom with two large porcelain pedestal sinks and cast'iron clawfoot bathtub with a view of the garden's unique water fountain and pond with water lilies and Koi fish. The Beach House comes with the option of an extra concierge service offering luxury transfers, butler service, daily snacks and complimentary activities.
The minimum age for guests at Anse Chastanet is 10 years except for July to September when children over the age of 6 years are welcome, but there are no specific facilities for children on-site. Activities kids will love on the island include the pirate hideaway of Marigot Bay, the drive-in volcano near Soufrière, the Maria Islands Nature Reserve to spot lizards and other wildlife, the nature trail at Diamond Botanical Gardens or head to Grand Anse on the east coast to watch giant leatherback turtles waddling ashore to nest.
Facilities at Anse Chastenet features five restaurants and two bars, tennis court, excursion and car rental desk, two beach side boutiques, spa, water sports center, PADI dive center, mountain biking center and library.
There is a shuttle service from hillside to beachside and a complimentary water taxi from Anse Chastenet beach to second beach Anse Mamin. Scuba diving, wedding and spa packages are available, as are optional meal supplements.
Complimentary activities at the hotel include swimming, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, ocean kayaking, snorkeling and hiking. There is a shuttle service from the hotel's hillside location down to the beach. Paid activities include scuba diving and courses at on-site SSI PlatinumPro/PADI dive facility, fishing, whale watching, sailing, jungle biking, spa treatments, hiking excursions, yoga and fitness classes and boat and island excursions.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
The hotel has a true St. Lucian feel to it, and all the staff are dressed in traditional dress. The rooms are unique in their design and the views are quite something, being situated not far from the famous Pitons. Guests not only have the Anse Chastanet restaurants to choose from but you can also make a reservation to dine at nearby Jade Mountain. Two beaches to choose from, great snorkeling and a good choice of restaurants.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
Anse Chastanet has been around for a long time now yet still oozes charm and wonderful St Lucian hospitality. The steps to the beach are not at all as bad as I was expecting given the hotel's position high on the hillside and the beach itself was a hive of watersports activity and had a lovely restaurant.
I really liked the views from the new Piton suite and the many nature trails for hiking and biking around the area.
Rachel Edgar (Staff)
Anse Chastanet is a property with a difference, bringing the outside in. Each suite or room has 3 walls and where the 4th would be, the room opens out to beautiful, undisturbed views of the ocean or the Pitons. You can see out but no one can see in. No need to worry about mosquitoes, the yellow bulbs they use detract them and all the beds have mosquito nets.
No television, radio, telephone or WiFi means you can completely escape from it all. For those that absolutely can't live without WiFi it can be accessed in the reception area of the hotel.
Beautiful beach with a nice relaxed bar and restaurant where you can enjoy the peace and watch the world go by.
Katie May (Staff)
Anse Chastanet is a unique property and unmistakably St. Lucian, from the traditional uniform of the staff, to the Madras cloth used on the bed linens, and the rooms all named after tropical flora. The location is second to none, with two beautiful beaches, and spectacular views of the Pitons.
Elizabeth Bray (Staff)
Anse Chastanet is a very unique hotel, I have not seen many like it! The views are stunning and they have lovely black sand beaches. The bedrooms have only 3 walls and offer amazing views of the Piton mountains, but you have to be at one with nature. The rooms have four poster beds with mosquito nets, and all light bulbs are yellow throughout the hotel to deter insects, which is rather clever. Hill rooms are lovely, in some you can even shower whilst looking at the beautiful Pitons! You will see the famous St Lucian red, yellow and blue Madras print around the property and worn by staff. They have 4 restaurants, 2 bars and 2 beaches - lots to do! I highly recommend taking their boat over to their second little beach called Anse Marmin which is superb for a massage and yoga on the sand! I have being doing yoga for a couple of years now and this is without a doubt one of the most special locations and the most relaxed I have felt! I highly recommend this.
There is a Dive Center on site for the keen Divers amongst you, and with the black sand and the crystal clear waters it makes superb snorkeling and diving!
Sarah Tichacek (Staff)
I really liked Anse Chastanet with its open rooms, giving it a treehouse feel. There are no windows or curtains, so the views are amazing, if you are happy to accept an early wake up call from the rising sun or the birds! But it really is an experience. They use yellow bulbs in all lights to deter the creepy crawlies and mosquitoes, which apparently work.
The rooms are all on the hillside so it is a bit of a trek to get up to some of the rooms, especially from down at the beach, but the views make it well worth it.
This place is perfect for laid back couples or families with older children, who are not phased by the back to nature atmosphere, and lack of air con. You could always combine this with another hotel on St Lucia or nearby island with more mod cons available.
Anna Northeast (Staff)
I love this place! It's quirky, a little eccentric and very bright, but if you can live with that, the warmth of the staff, the great service and great location will ensure you an unforgettable stay.
Anse Chastanet is built into a hillside above a lovely palm lined beach just one bay along from the Piton Mountains. It's one of the best places on the island to snorkel and dive from and they have an excellent PADI dive center on site as well.
All the rooms are individually and brightly furnished with plenty of local artwork. I would recommend one of the Hillside Premium Suites if you can afford it, fantastic views over to the Piton Mountains. It's a bit of a long walk down to the beachside restaurant from here but there's a little shuttle bus that can bring you back up if the walk is too challenging.
There are loads of activities too, from water sports to mountain biking (they offer regular guided biking tours) as well as tennis courts and a great little spa.
Young children aren't accepted but this is a fantastic option for families with older children who want to be more active.
Even if you prefer contemporary to Caribbean style, give Anse Chastanet a try, it's well worth it.
Bean to Bar Experience at Hotel Chocolat
Bean to Bar at Boucan is a unique opportunity for guests to create their own chocolate from the cacao grown on the Rabot Estate. Taking in the whole of the estate from the cocoa groves to the original plantation house where you will make your own bar.
Climb Gros Piton
St Lucia is most famous for its UNESCO world heritage Pitons, Gros and Petit Piton. Those seeking a challenge can hike with a local guide to the top of Gros Piton reaching the dizzying heights of 2619 feet above sea level with spectacular views.
Location & directions
Anse Chastanet Resort is situated on St Lucia’s quiet southwestern coast where two magical peaks, the Pitons, leap from the sea and the mountains are covered with greenery. There are 100 steps leading from beach level to mid-hillside level therefore not suitable for toddlers or people with walking difficulties.
How to get there
9-hour international flight to Hewanorra International Airport. From there it's then a 1-hour transfer by private car to Anse Chastenet.