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This is our second visit, the first 12 months ago. This time a 6 night visit. To summarise an idyllic location with spectacular views, unique rooms and excellent food spoilt by the lack of air conditioning. I guess AC is the only hotel on the island with the unique Piton views.Let me elaborate. We had superior and deluxe rooms on the hillside with Piton views providing stunning views but they are south facing so get the sun all day. It's basic construction with tin roofs that bake in the day. There's only overhead fans supplemented by portable fans which do little to move the hot air.Only the beachside rooms have a/c but no Piton views.There are 4/5 restaurants with varied menus and the food is excellent and the service very good. We found the food better than Jade Mountain- I'll come to that later.The beaches and particularly Anse Mamin, a short stroll or water shuttle are paradise. Good sunbeds with straw parasols are plentiful with little sign of early morning towel bagging. Lunches and drinks are high priced 14$ cocktails, 23$ burgers and don't forget there's 10% + 10% on top of that.The place has a shabby chic style, little has changed since the original 70s construction except a freshening of the decor.Also make sure you're away if the steep 100 steps from beach to Reception alone, then a further climb to the rooms.Diving and snorkelling are excellent being straight into the reef and marine reserve.The claim to be eco friendly is nonsense in my view. The tons of concrete used to build Jade Mountain a case in point.They don't encourage outside visitors or for AC guests to use Jade Mountain but you can eat there for a 50$ supplement pp plus 20%.We would love to go back but won't until there's a/c in the rooms to make it bearable.
Its been seven years since our last visit here and I was extremely happy to return to this place. The place I call my favorite place in this entire world. It was everything I remembered it to be and much more. Felt like I was home. The property in its natural beauty is what makes this place a gem, along with most friendliest staff . Top of the line service from the most genuine caring staff is what makes this place excel. One evening I witness 18 guest of Sandals resort come in late in the evening their flight was cancelled and Sandals would not take them back because they had no agreement with the airline...I saw Anse Chastanet staff welcome , feed late at night , and scramble to get rooms ready fast. and take care of these stranded people with such kindness.also wanted to mention the meals are excellent with most of it locally grown . Thanks to the entire staff cant wait to return again...
Anse Chastenet has much to recommend it -- a beautiful location near the scenic Pitons, good snorkeling reefs just off their beach, and a smiling, courteous staff. The food is a cut above the typical "inclusive" fare, with their Indian cuisine and local fare especially delicious. Towel service on the beach, complete with lemon grass scented cool cloths and eucalyptus spray, is the luxury service guests expect in top resorts. For the price, we found our accommodations in a beach side room a bit underwhelming. While the rooms are on beach level, there are no beach views, and heavy wood shutters mean deep darkness inside when you want privacy. There is a large patio with comfortable seating, which is fortunate, as there is no comfortable seating in the room itself. The bath and room are large; the room feels dated with its wicker lampshades, ubiquitous throughout the resort. The room was clean, and housekeeping service was excellent, with large bottled water delivered daily along with delicious bags of local coffee. After a week, the menus are tiresome, and more rotations and choices would be welcome to guests who are far from other restaurants at Anse Chastenet's remote location. Be sure to splurge on a visit to Jade Mountain, the spectacular newer resort further up the mountain. All in all, the pleasures of the beach and smiles of the staff deliver the value for Anse Chastenet.
Most people told us we couldn't walk here from soufriere. Not sure if that's because they wanted us to use the expensive cabs in town or if they truly thought it was too hard. The initial hill out of soufriere is a steep one, but it's not too long. After that it's an easy 30 minute walk along the road with beautiful views of the ocean and then a shaded walk in the cover of the jungle. The beach was very soft sand and not too crowded. There were lots of boats dropping snorkelers off for a swim but they didn't come to the beach. Bar on site is pricey we had two pitons for a cost of 15 usd. Snokeling is nice but not spectacular if you've done a lot of snorkelling else where.
Driving up a dirt track road to this hotel you wonder what you may find on arrival. But one need not worry, its absolutely stunning and so unusual. We stayed in a suite with amazing views of the Pitons. Service was very good, the food was incredible. The beach was lovely, a beautiful little cove.The whole place has a feel of proper Caribbean.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily (a la carte)
- Unlimited domestic and select international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Wine with lunch and dinner
- Afternoon tea
- Sunfish sailing
- Use of beach chairs
- Guided hikes
- Shuttle service to second beach (water taxi)
- 49 rooms
- 1 Buffet and 1 a la carte restaurant
- 2 bars
- Tennis court (1 hard court)
- Scuba diving centre
- Water sports centre
- Tour desk
- Mountain and jungle biking centre
- 12 miles of hiking and biking trails
- Art gallery
- 2 twin beds or 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 bathroom with shower only
- Ceiling fan
- Hair dryer
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Bathrobe for use during your stay
- Max occupancy options 3 adults 2 adults and 2 (10-15 yrs) children
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Anse ChastanetSaint Lucia,Saint Lucia
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1000 Anse Chastanet Road PO Box 7000, Soufriere St. Lucia
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