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Anse Chastanet

St Lucia

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

Couples, Diving, Beach, Honeymoon

Insider's View

The Premium Hillside rooms have the most incredible views of the Piton Mountains from the showers!

Anna Bleasdale

Insider's View

All light bulbs throughout the hotel are yellow, which doesn't attract mosquitoes

Elizabeth Bray

Insider's View

Anse Chastanet is like a luxury tree house - most rooms are open with no windows or glass and set within nature with spectacular views

Elizabeth Bray

Insider's View

Try snorkeling from the beach at Anse Chastanet, one of the best areas of St Lucia with 200 different species of fish to be seen

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

Take the boat to Anse Marmin which is superb for a massage and yoga on the sand, with a lovely BBQ lunch! Just pop a flag in the sand for service straight to your sunlounger!

Elizabeth Bray

Insider's View

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

Insider's View

Try the Hot Stone Massage in the well-known spa

Elizabeth Bray

Insider's View

The name of the spa, Kai Belte, means house of beautification

Katie May

Insider's View

Take a stroll over to Jungle Beach Bar and Grill, the hotel's second beach, and sample their famous burger!

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

Emeralds restaurant serves exclusively vegetarian cuisine, made from organic produce grown on the resort's own Emerald Estate located in the hills above Soufrière

Scott Dunn team

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Description

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.

Accommodation

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.

Standard Gardenview

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.

Superior Hillside

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.

Deluxe Beachside

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.

Deluxe Hillside

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

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.

Childcare

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

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.

Activities

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.

Location & Directions

St Lucia

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.

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