Ti Kaye Resort and Spa
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- All Inclusive Features
From the moment we were lead through the beautiful wall-less dining room overlooking the Caribbean Sea to the bar that hangs out over it to sign our check in paper work to our last fabulous dinner dinner with another couple we had befriended, we were blown away by this wonderful resort! Our roomy private bungalow with a stunning ocean view from our own porch hammock was awash with light. The room's large four poster bed with mosquito netting was very comfortable and our private bathroom was a delight with its attached private outdoor shower in a tropical garden. Every meal at Ti Kaye was fantastic including the ones we ate in the restaurant down by the beach. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the beach - once you get down to it (160 steps) was large, fairly low key and uncrowded- except on a couple of afternoons when large catamaran boat parties pulled in for brief visits. The snorkeling right off the beach was also great! The one downside was that the resort is a bit isolated and you can't really walk to places of interests such as nearby villages or tour destinations such as the rum distillery so you have to rely on hiring a cab or renting your own car - which I would not recommend because of the bad road conditions. We loved this place and would absolutely visit again.
I'd have given 3.5 stars! I can't really compare to other Caribbean resorts but I can compare to many excellent resorts across the world though not too many beach style.So...let's break it down. The hotel is a great size...boutique sums it up. Perfect. It's 1.5 hours from the airport and it can be unpleasant...very windy and hilly. The final 10 mins is a steep rough track. The hotel is isolated...that's what we wanted. However because of the little bay, beach and snorkelling there is a constant stream of pleasure boats visiting all day. Their music booms out as they approach and their public address can be annoying. However on the whole they are well behaved; each stays for 30 to 60 mins then leaves...with a blast of music and encouraged screams from the tourists. The rooms are lovely. We stayed in a cottage. It had brilliant views to the bay. (Room E). The air con was very effective - super. The bed was really comfortable. Overall a good size. The outdoor shower wasn't great but I understand what they are going for. We checked some other rooms and we are happy not to have upgrade to plunge pool rooms.The pool area is small but adequate. It's not 'modern' but in keeping with the rustic theme.The walk down to the beach is steep but gives you some exercise on an otherwise sedentary holiday. Take deep breaths and your time.The sun beds are a little uncomfortable...the mattresses need replaced.Now the gripes.The service, generally, was slow or indeed poor. No excuse for this in such a resort. This applies in all aspects.The food was a ok, but nothing more. Catering pack sauces and lack of imagination sometimes shone through. Often bland. Disappointing given expectations and prices.During the tasting menu (7 courses) we were on course 4 before we eventually got drinks...our 4th choice of wine. This was a regular issue. Annoyances included a paid option for a tv! Either offer TVs or don't...but don't charge. I had no expectations for a TVs in this style of resort. Naff.Next...exchanging vouchers for beach towels. Again, not at this price point.Finally...the birds are fabulous. Kept us amused for hours.The wildlife however had a downside...the mossies...we were told there were no problems....31 bites later....there are mossies and they are persistent so use repellent. This is not the hotels fault and indeed probably a result of being in such a gorgeous location, but be prepared.Hotel trips are expensive...use local companies...we used Solomon Tours twice and they were excellent.Overall we liked it. It's not up there with the best, but we would recommend so long as you know what you get for the money.
When we got off the plane and everyone else headed off to Sandals, the man herding people smiled when we said we were headed to Ti Kaye. He said "It means 'small house.' You will like it." That's how you know you picked a good hotel. This hotel is remote. The rooms are reasonably priced for what you get, which is literally your own tiny romantic cabin with a porch and a view of the ocean from atop the cliff. There's nowhere else to eat and the food isn't pricey for what you get. Also, it's about a million steps down from the hotel to the beach. BUT. 1) your own private romantic cabin. 2) free beach chairs and water ONLY available for hotel guests - there's a guy from the hotel who guards your chairs from non-guests and who will bring you drinks. The beach is quiet, not crowded and secluded. There's amazing snorkeling just off of the beach. The hotel gives you FREE access to kayaks. We kayaked to several uninhabited coves nearby. It was magical. At some time during the day, Sandals carts a boat of their guests over to the cove to snorkel. That's how great this location is. You will feel totally away from the world. It doesn't cater to families, so unless the Sandals people show up (and it's only one boatload at a time and the bot leaves after a couple of hours), there are no screaming children. Basically this resort gives you the feeling of being on a much more remote and in-touristy island than St. Lucia actually is. This place is perfect for drinking piña coladas on the beach, seeing tropical fish, and lazing about in a hammock on your private porch with your sweetheart. No screaming kids, no drunk partiers. So romantic. So not touristy. Everything about this hotel is classy. A bit pricier than other options on the island when you add in the hotel's food costs but WOW do you get what you pay for in terms of atmosphere.
We stayed for a total of 4 nights. The room was great, the food was decent, Wednesday night they had live music and a 7 course dinner (it was the best night). All of the guests keep to themselves and are polite. The staff at the reception leaves a lot to be desired for. The restaurant staff makes up for them! Suzette (server during lunch)takes the best pics!She's the sweetest! Bentley is great making drinks at dinner time! Fred made my life easier by picking me up at the beach when I was too tired to make the climb up the stairs! (Ask for Fred the driver!) the stairs are fine going down, a bit steep but ok. If you're planning on scuba diving while staying here MAKE sure you contact Chris the resort manager.... he will confirm and make sure everything is done correctly! The staff at the dive office is a joke. If you happen to communicate with someone named Rohan at the dive shop, make sure you follow upWith the resort manager!!!! If it weren't that I threw a HUGE tantrum, we wouldn't have been able to dive.... Rohan kept ensuring that all the dives would be planned once we arrived, once we arrived he claimed not to have space and no recollection of our email exchange....clearly I wasn't having this and we dove 4 times after I was stressed and had to throw many tantrums. Chris made it right at the end of the day, but it's very unprofessional of a resort to have someone so careless be the face of their dive office. Scuba Steve was amazing.... patient and experienced! Lester was great too.... i highly recommend them as dive masters if you're staying here.The beach area is loud and crowded.... (thanks to the cruise ships and other hotels come toDive here) if you're not diving or snorkeling... you'll be annoyed or just bored...
This place is jewel in the island. It is not the all inclusive service hotel, but, but the staff is genuinely friendly.They make things hard to your stay be unforgettable.The chef did a pizza one night for us, which was not in the menu, and we just wanted a bite at out cosy hut.Beautiful view from the balcony, water is made locally and it is great.
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).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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
- Welcome Cocktail
- Bottle of water upon arrival
- Daily maid service
- In room tea and coffee
- Use of Kayaks
- Free wifi in entire property
- Use of beach pergolas and wooden chaise lounges
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
- Drinks including soft drinks, juices, still or sparkling water, Piton Beer, House White or Red Wines, local Rum and Rum Punch.
- Lunch consists of 1 starter, 1 main course and 1 dessert.
- Dinner consists of 1 starter, 1 main course and 1 dessert.
- Complimentary welcome drink and cold towel on arrival
- Daily continental breakfast
- Complimentary in room tea
- French press coffee and fresh milk daily
- Daily maid service and evening turn down service
- Complimentary use of kayaks, luxurious hand built wooden pergolas and beach loungers with plush cream padded cushions
- Managers' complementary cocktail hour every Wednesday from 6 - 7 pm followed by live local band
- Use of the air conditioned gym (weights, multi gym, cycle and step machines, floor mats and iPod dock)
- WiFI free in room and resort wide
- Complimentary 5 minute pre dinner neck and shoulder massage between 7 - 8 pm in Kai Manje restaurant.
- NOTE: there is no refund due for any of the inclusions whi are not taken or used by the guest.
- 33 rooms
- 2 restaurants
- 2 bars
- Fitness centre
- Common Area Wireless internet
- Car rental service
- Gift Shop
- Complementary coffee
- Parking On Site
- Currency Exchange
- 4 poster king bed or 2 queen beds
- In room safe
- iPod Dock
- Iron and ironing board
- Ceiling Fan
- Clock radio
- Maximum occupancy of 3
Resort Location Map
Ti Kaye Resort and SpaSaint Lucia,Saint Lucia
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
P.O. Box GM 669, Anse Cochon St. Lucia
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