Ti Kaye Resort and Spa
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We stayed at Ti Kaye for 2 nights after spending 3 nights at an exceptional resort in Soufriere (south from Ti Kaye). We arrived at about 2pm after the very interesting windy drive to the resort. We were glad to finally get there but ended up waiting for almost 30 minutes for the reception staff to came back to the front desk. No one was there for the first 15 minutes, finally one of the staff asked us if we had been helped and went to search for the receptionist. Really?? A hotel with no staff at the reception desk right before the hotel's designated check-in time. After the receptionist returned, it took us another 30 minutes to get check-ed in because we kept getting interrupted by other hotel staff asking her questions. No kidding, we were interrupted 7 times! Unfortunately, the very frustrating check-in experience started our stay at Ti Kaye on the wrong foot. The room was pleasantly decorated. The food was good and reasonably priced. The beach area is well managed and we enjoyed our time at the beach. This is a great snorkeling location. It's very hard to spend any time on the porch with so many mosquitoes and bugs every where. It's very hard to spend any time on the porch with so many mosquitoes and bugs every where. Lastly, our biggest issue was we had trouble sleeping because the bed and pillows are not comfortable, we requested firm pillows and were told they didn't have other options. We left here with sore backs and not well rested.
We spent 7 nights at Ti Kaye for our honeymoon and really enjoyed the relaxation and time at the beach. If you're looking for lots of activities, this isn't the place for you, but we just wanted to relax after the wedding so it was perfect. Happy hour was a great deal for drinks, and we enjoyed the bar at the beach as well. The nightly dinners were good, the menu changes nightly so we didn't get bored. The tasting menu and our romantic dinner from the honeymoon package were highlights. The wine tasting was awesome, would highly recommend. The cottages were nice and well maintained, I thought they were nicer than other similar resorts we'd stayed at in the past and a bit more private. The spa had gorgeous views and we really enjoyed our massages. The beach always had chairs available and though it could get busy with incoming boats from other resorts at times it didn't really bother us. The snorkelling was great! The only downside is the excursions. We were disappointed with the sea and land tour as it left 45 minutes late and returned about an hour early and the description leads you to believe you'll be able to bathe in the mud baths at the volcano and the mineral springs. (The description says you'll visit them and to bring a bathing suit, but the only place you can swim is in a waterfall). If you want to actually go in them, you'll probably have to book your own tour privately. The guides were great though! We also did the Castries tour, which was ok but expensive for a few hours wandering Castries. We had to stay in a group which wasn't ideal because we all wanted to wander and see different things but couldn't separate. The Gros Piton climb was the best excursion, we really enjoyed it a lot.
My boyfriend and I went here for the end of the December into the New Year, we had read some reviews on Trip Advisor and found that this might be a place for some relaxation. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, but found that we might of wanted to be closer to a town that was within driving distance and not difficult to get there. We stayed for 7 nights and truly embraced the quite and relaxation that this place offers. The drive to Ti Kaye is a long 90 min, and the last 15-20 min. is a very bumpy ride. Traveling out of Ti Kaye is expensive and time consuming, so we only ventured out one night into the town Marigold for dinner. The people that work here are very pleasant, we enjoyed the bartender, Jessica, Dina (hostess) and our room keeper, which was always smiling and saying hello. The gym which I frequent at home often was not great, it had broken equipment but a great space to do yoga or your own workout. I hear that new equipment was to be installed soon but I never saw it. The beach 166 steps down, was not a big deal, I would say that if you had any disabilities such as bad hips, knees, lung issues that this is not the place to stay at. The beach is a small beach, and other people share it from the cruise lines, Sandals resorts, and private sail boats and such. The nice touch that they do on the beach is they have their own reverse osmosis plant on site, so they have pitchers of ice water infused with pineapple, mint, or other fruits on the beach for a refreshing glass of water. They also have a beach restaurant with plenty of great lunch options, their Piton beer is also wonderful. Dinner at Ti Kaye is always a treat with their own excellent french chef, we always had a delicious dinner all the nights we had dinner here, they always had a new menu and changed it up sometimes by having dinner down at the beach which they made beautiful. The Lobster Thermidor was my favorite all time dinner and second was the fresh Maui Maui that they got in daily. Our bungalow was great with it's private porch which we enjoyed nightly, with a snooze on the hammock, or looking out to the sea. Our bed we slept great in, with a fun outside shower that we would share. I would of liked the shower head to be a bit larger for 2 to share. There also was coffee and a small fridge in your room with a large walk in closet, it was a nice size room. We truly enjoyed our time, the only thing we would of liked was to be closer to other places to visit and eat at, but like I said we embraced the quite of the rain forest.
First things first, Ti Kaye is a wonderful place with very friendly people. The staff calls you by name to welcome you to dinner. The wine steward is very helpful and patient. If you love to read and book with a drink on the beach this place is great! But, there is some room for improvement for the price you pay to stay here. Three areas that we looked at when choosing a property for our 30th Anniversary trip. 1. Rooms/Views 2. Beach 3. Amenities1. We stayed in Hadi, cottage H, with a private plunge pool. Very nice, very clean cottage. The view from our front porch was mostly trees and shrubs, even thou we had a oceanfront cottage. I understand that this is natural, but most of this foliage needed to be trimmed up or cut back so the view is unhindered. That is a big deal to us. We want a breathe taking view from our cottage. Not as great as we thought. 2. The steps to the beach, 157 of them, are a task. But we knew that going in so not a deal breaker. Another review said that the beach staff was not very attentive about drinks, food, towels, etc.. I agree. They close up there services before 5 each day, which is early when you are on vacation at the beach. At the price of staying at this resort the service was lacking. The beach itself was small but nice. Great snorkeling on the both sides of the bay. This is very evident with the amount of boats and catamarans that come to this beach every day from Sandals and cruise ships. There would be as many as four boats and once anchored at the other end of the beach. Not a bother, but don't be surprised.3. Upon check in we were not told of any activities or amenities that were available to us. So we didn't know about the bar below the lobby until day 4. This would have been helpful since it rained most of the first 3 days. There is a fitness center on the property, but you don't need it. It is a hike itself to get there and there will be plenty of walking during your stay. There was a sign up sheet for activities by the office. In my opinion these were overpriced. We did use the spa on more than one occasion. Again expensive. I know that most spa treatments are at resorts but I thought higher than most. There are specials each day so look for those if you are interested in spa treatments. The spa itself is very small. The food at all meals was outstanding! The Monday night dinner specials are a must! I have not issue with any meal or drinks that we had during our stay! Overall the property is secluded and beautiful but lacking in several areas and made it more moderate that a luxury resort. But with luxury rates. We stayed 10 nights after Thanksgiving and it was not full or crowded. It was not understaffed, but service is just laid back island style. I will mention that the office staff was not very friendly. Seemed as if they didn't have time for you or your questions. Not sure that we would return, but there are several couples that I know are repeat guests each year. Ask for Cottage N or H the best of oceanfront cottages with pools. Hopefully they will trim some trees and foliage and your view will be spectacular! If so, then we may return...
Admittedly, TiKaye was a last minute choice, so we were prepared for the resort to be more rustic than the places we typically frequent. It turned out to be quite charming to us, but if you need a soaking tub, television or reliable wifi, this place is not for you. The strictly outdoor shower was fantastic, and we enjoyed the wooden porch and nights filled with soothing sounds of crickets and frogs. The food highlighted local flavors and the sommelier is top notch. The dive master is also excellent, if you're looking to get scuba certified. Extra points for the resort's desalination system, providing an endless supply of flat and sparkling water.All that said, certain things make TiKaye merely average, though are all easily improved upon. At arrival, we were not given a tour or explanation of amenities/activities, which left us to "discover" the cozy cliffside bar on our own several days into our trip. There was often a significant wait at dinner time, despite timed reservations, which is odd at such a small resort that wasn't even full. The beach staff don't greet you, bring towels, or inquire about food orders, so guests have to search for people and services that should be automatic at this price point. This issue persisted at the pool as well, save for one day when a senior staff member was on duty and attentive. Finally, many of the buildings could us some pressure washing or a fresh coat of paint (or both). Rustic can lean toward run down, if not cared for consistently.
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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
- 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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