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.
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
The Premium Hillside Villas have the most incredible views of the Piton Mountains from their showers!Anna Bleasdale
All light bulbs throughout the hotel are yellow, which doesn't attract the Mosquitos.Elizabeth Bray
Anse Chastenet is like luxury tree house accommodation! The rooms are all open - no windows or glass - and set within nature so you could be up in the trees!Elizabeth Bray
Try snorkeling from the beach at Anse Chastenet, there are 150 species of fish to be seen. It's one of the best areas of St Lucia to Snorkel.Alice Moseley
Take the boat to Anse Marmin which is superb for a Full Body massage and Yoga on the sand, with a lovely BBQ lunch! Sitting on your sun lounger, just pop a Flag in the sand for service!Elizabeth Bray
Peter John-Paul one of the managers is probably the most enthusiastic employee in the two hotels, he has been there for years and loves his job!Elizabeth Bray
Take a stroll over to Jungle Beach Bar and Grill, the hotel's second beach, and sample their famous burger!Alice Moseley
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Located near the small picturesque town of Soufriere 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.
Anse Chastenet features 49 Rooms: 37 nestled in the lush hillside and 12 set in a tropical garden at beach level. All suites holding the most beautiful, breathtaking and unforgettable views. The Hotel emphasizes the use of local woods and other local products 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. All rooms have fridges, electric tea/coffee makers and wall mounted hair dryers, and in-room safes. Some Deluxe Hillside can be made to connect to another adjoining suite making an ideal two bedroom suite for families or couples traveling together.
Anse Chastanet's superior rooms are located at various hillside levels. The rooms are octagonal or rectangular in shape, with 2 twin beds or one king size bed, with ocean and/or Piton view. The standard rooms are slightly smaller than superior rooms and they have w twin, queen or king size bedding, with garden or partial ocean view. When booking standard category, you could be located on either hillside or beachside - the category is based on "run of house" principle which may lead to a complimentary upgrade to superior or beachside deluxe location, at the Resort's discretion. Both Standard and Superior rooms have either clay or tropical hardwood floors, either glass or wooden jalousie louvre windows, ceiling fans and balconies, ensuite bathrooms with shower and toilet.
|Piton Pool Suite||
Available on request this new and breathtaking suite is the latest venture on offer at Anse Chastanet's. Enjoy the view of Piton Mountains from the large sun deck, or while relaxing in the azure pool. There are two bedrooms, and large living area, in the bathroom enjoy a 'couples shower' with his and hers shower heads.
All of Anse Chastanet's beachside rooms are deluxe category rooms. The Beachside Deluxe rooms are very spacious with either 2 doubles or 1 king size bed, ensuite bathroom with 2 sinks, shower and toilet. 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.
|Hillside Deluxe Room||
Anse Chastanet's Hillside Deluxe rooms are extremely spacious and individually designed. Located at various hillside levels, some have the fourth wall missing entirely whilst others have wooden louvre walls and open room dormers allowing for excellent natural airflow. Some of the Hillside Deluxe rooms have a formal separation between bedroom and living room, others are wide open spaces flowing into each other. These rooms feature clay floor tiles or tropical hardwood floors, king size bed, ceiling fans, balconies, and very large ensuite bathrooms with 2 sinks, shower and WC, Piton and/or ocean view.
Premium rooms are ANSE CHASTANET's rooms numbered 7, which offer picture postcard perfect views of the Piton mountains and the surrounding sea by virtue of their very elevated and strategic location. Some Premium rooms have the fourth wall missing entirely, whilst the 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.
Children over the age of 6 years are welcome but there are no specific facilities. 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. Shuttle service from hillside to beach side. 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.
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.
When to go
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.