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Anse Chastanet in Soufriere, Saint Lucia

From silvery sands for sunset strolls, to entire walls opening onto the great outdoors, luxury is in the details at Anse Chastanet. No two rooms are alike at this intimate 600-acre estate on the secluded southwest coast of Saint Lucia. Design in harmony with nature is enhanced by wraparound balconies, showers with breathtaking views, tropical world cuisine served shore-side and the beach Kai Belte Spa, for the ultimate in pampering.

The Piti and Gros Piton mountains - a pair of spectacular peaks that shoot up straight from the sea - provide a fabulous backdrop for your days. On the beach, just below the hotel, a renowned PADI dive facility offers excellent scuba diving for all levels at Anse Chastanet Reef. Further afield, exhilarating pursuits include nature walks among the ruins of a colonial plantation, tours of the island's walk-in volcano and sunset cruises on the resort's 42-foot yacht, aptly named Serenity.

Location of Anse Chastanet

Anse Chastanet
Post Office Box 7000
Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Nearest Airport: UVF

Amenities for Anse Chastanet

  • General Information
  • 49 Guest Rooms
  • Only 10+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • 3 Restaurants
  • 3 Bars
  • Organic Cuisine
  • Afternoon Tea
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boutiques
  • Art Collection
  • Gardens
  • Beach Access
  • Car Rental
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryers
  • Private Verandas
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • Activities
  • Excursions
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Bird Watching
  • Nearby
  • Beaches
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Anse Chastanet

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

First of all, we really enjoyed our time here, so whilst there are a few niggles don't let this put you off! The property could be described as a little rustic, but that is the charm of this resort. Built on a hillside you can expect stairs and steps, but we were lucky enough not to be at all far away from the main areas. Great points: Food - breakfast is fantastic and the lunches and dinners served across the resort were of a high standard and enjoyable. Lunch at the beach restaurant at Anse Mamin was a treat - the burgers really are very good! Service - Overall good. We did encounter some misunderstandings but nothing outrageous! Staff attitude did seem to vary more than what I would have expected. Special mention to Eugenia at the beach bar and on the sunset cruise and Andrew (F&B). Room quality - We stayed in Room 5B which had a tremendous view of the Pitons and the bay. Ambience - A really chilled resort - do as you please - and enjoy the break from reality! Don't worry about the steps to the beach - rides back up to reception (or down) are easy and the staff more than happy to arrange. Also plenty of beach loungers with cover to escape the sun. Anse Mamin beach is an easy 10 minute walk and good if you want to enjoy a less busy environment. Don't miss the Sunset Cruise! We were lucky enough to see so many dolphins, the on board entertainment is great, fantastic crew and a chance to dance under the stars - just let your hair down and enjoy! Things that could have been a little better: The bathrooms - small with variable water pressure in the showers. After a day on the beach and in the sea a great shower is important, but these could have been better. Also the bathroom was very small. Rooms - I can survive with no AC but the fans could have been more effective. In spite of the challenge of how many shutters to leave open and what to do with the mosquito net we actually slept really well. One small but important improvement would be to put phones in the rooms, if only to contact reception for room service requests, restaurant bookings etc. Otherwise the only option is to walk to reception, which may or may not be a challenge... Anse Mamin beach - ooh - toilet facilities are not for the fainthearted. If you're familiar with 'I'm A Celebrity' you'll be familiar with the jungle dunny... Prices - Expensive - In line with major 5* resorts the world over: never understand how these prices can be justified but they seem to be the norm. We didn't go AI, but if you are planning on choosing this meal plan please double check as I'm sure that for many wines the AI plan included a 20% reduction only, but of course you still pay service and tax charges totalling 20% Finally - the road to the resort. A little rugged so be prepared to bounce around a bit but the drivers are safe and the views are amazing, so make the most of the journey (you'll be amazed at how many cars are in the car park at the end of the road...) So in summary - we will be back. A great escape from busy lives in a natural environment - we loved it!

Paul G

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent 5 nights at Anse Chastanet and had a wonderful time. Our hillside premium room was fabulous - a huge open seating area with spectacular views to the Pitons and the bay, and a spacious bedroom with very comfortable bed. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful - nothing was too much trouble and everything was done with a smile. Breakfast was delicious, with a huge choice at the buffet and there were numerous options for dinner. Our favourite was the Beach Grill. We took the option of dining at Jade Mountain one evening, but found it costly for what it was. Both bays are peaceful and relaxed - and we made good use of the free snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding. The beach cafe at Anse Mamin was a really good choice for lunch. In all, a totally relaxing way to unwind before Christmas and highly recommended. Just beware of the biting insects ...

thehutchneys - Croydon, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

we enjoyed our stay at Anse Chastanet, but there were a few things which could have made it better. the bedrooms and communal areas were rather tired and dated. we don't need air conditioning in the bedroom and like the idea of being open to the elements. however the room we had on the hill had very little through air, so it was baking hot and the fans were would be very easy to overcome this with some proper, heavy duty ceiling fans. the food overall wasn't bad, though the choice in the beach bar at lunch was a bit limited. excellent beach facilities and staff, only marred by the daily invasion of cruise ship visitors. Overall not bad, but it could do with a bit of investment to clean it up and modernise it a bit

SurreyFarmer - Surrey

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just spent 5 days at Anse Chastanet while on my first visit to St. Lucia. All I can say is WOW!! The room we had was open air (screens and shutters, no glass) so we able to listen to the birds of the island and the ocean. So peaceful, no TV or phone (although there was probably cell service for emergencies). WiFi in the room. Door opened to a balcony with view of the ocean in one direction and the Pitons in the other direction. The restaurants were fabulous, staff treating us like royalty. The beaches were beyond words....clean, full service. The staff at the snorkel shop could not do enough to help this first time snorkeler. The staff at reception was so helpful. This was my first St. Lucia trip, won't be my last and my go-to accommodation will be Anse Chastanet.

BAShannon1 - Clay, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 6 day holiday at Anse Chastenet. While we had an enjoyable time, there were enough things wrong with the resort that we thought it worthwhile to mention. To be fair, there are also a number of good things about the resort. For the most part the staff are extremely helpful and very warm and genuine and we would particularly flag duty manager Monica as someone who went out of her way to help us, but everyone was very friendly, from the security guards on the beach to the housekeeping staff and gardeners. The other amazing aspect of the Anse Chastenet experience is the property itself. We’ve travelled extensively and I don’t think I’ve ever stayed at such a lovely property. There are two beaches and, while they don’t boast white sand, they do boast beautiful, soft, volcanic sand, and they are real beaches, unlike certain resorts I might mention in St Lucia! The Anse Mamin beach, and the rainforest and hiking/biking trails behind it, is a must visit and we enjoyed an enjoyable couple of hours on the birdwatching/nature tour. When we arrived we were informed we were upgraded into two Hillside Deluxe rooms. On the face of it, our room was gorgeous, with a huge seating area with a view over the rainforest and the sea behind it, but we were to find that the devil is in the detail. Most importantly, our bedroom had no mosquito nets. I can understand having no nets on the seating area although this does sterilise a huge amount of the room, but to have no nets on the bedroom, in my view, is unforgivable. In addition, while some parts of the room had wooden slats that could be closed, others didn’t and were fully open. As a result we shared our room with some uninvited guests and suffered a lot of uncomfortable bites. With no way to block the sun, we woke at first light. After we complained, the aforementioned Monica arranged for maintenance to cover the windows, but it took a couple of days to get the covering right and it never solved the mosquito/lizard problem. Added to this that the furniture in the bedroom area was designed for pigmies (very low) and that the fit in the rooms looked 1960s, although I’m reliably informed they were built in the 1990s. The room certainly didn’t seem to have been updated since the 90s and was quite tired. A key issue is that there are no phones in the room so if there was a problem you had to stroll down the (very steep) hill to the Reception. Another key issue was noise – from other residents, staff, from the fishermen who turned up around 06.00 each morning and from normal rainforest inhabitants and, most notably, bats. When we complained about the mosquito problem we were offered a change of room down to one of the Superior rooms but it was small, overlooked and probably would also have been noisy (even though the bedroom did have mosquito nets). Another aspect of our room was that it was located under a Kapok tree. The tree dropped a lot of flowers and seeds such that the path getting to the room was very slippery all day even though the ground staff swept it 2-3 times per day. It was a miracle that we didn’t slip and hurt ourselves. Unfortunately bats are also attracted to Kapok trees and I was divebombed on several occasions. I understand that the ethos of the hotel is to be at one with the environment but I think in the 21st century the hotel needs to admit that noise pollution can impact your stay and think about glassing in the rooms and including air conditioning (note as far as we are aware only the Beach rooms have glass and air conditioning). We didn’t have a good night’s sleep on any of the nights we stayed and my wife had to resort to using noise cancelling headphones to get any sleep. We were also a little underwhelmed by the food offering. The resort effectively boasts two restaurants for the evening, Treetops/Emerald which offers International and Vegetarian cuisine and Apsara which offers a Grill and Caribbean/Indian fusion. We only ate at Treetops once and found the choice limited. We enjoyed the food at Apsara although the level of spice varied every night and was sometimes too spicy. We would have enjoyed the restaurant more if there was a larger menu or some dishes of the day. We were also a bit disappointed with the breakfast offering. While it was a perfectly functional buffet and/or cooked breakfast, when we have stayed at other restaurants in the Caribbean they’ve offered local frills such as guava and mango jam, local fruits and fruit juices made from local fruits, not just the standard apple, orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Another factor to be aware of is that the resort does not have a pool. While the beach is lovely and there is some great snorkelling literally off the beach, some people (including us) like to go to the pool as well. In summary I would say that we enjoyed our holiday but that it could have been a lot better. While it was lovely to relax on the beach, not being able to sleep is unforgivable at a luxury resort when you’ve paid a lot of money for the privilege. Anse Chastenet has lots of potential but we feel it’s time for a modernisation.

Matt F - London, United Kingdom

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