- Direct access to two beaches
- Some rooms have open fourth walls with great views of the Pitons
- Hundreds of forested acres offer 12 miles of trails for walking and biking
- Great snorkeling just offshore
Nature is the prime commodity at this resort, located in a spectacular setting of 600 acres encompassing lush forests and picturesque beaches on St. Lucia’s west coast. Guest rooms are spread across the verdant hillside and descend all the way down to the beach. Kids over ten are welcome, but this is a resort best suited for couples.
St. Lucia is one of the most mountainous islands in the Caribbean, and Anse Chastanet Resort puts you right in the middle of it. It’s the only resort on the island with a view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains. Amenities include free WiFi, free parking, twice-daily yoga classes in a beachfront pavilion and a spa with indoor and outdoor treatment areas.
Thirty-seven of Anse Chastanet’s rooms are scattered along the lush hillside, and the remaining 12 are in a beautiful garden at beach level. Some hillside rooms have open fourth walls, while others feature wooden louvre walls that open onto balconies or patios. The six different room categories also include the Piton Pool Suite, where guests can enjoy a 160-square-foot private pool while taking in a spectacular view of the Pitons.
Five restaurants are on-site and available to guests. Have an elegant breakfast or dinner at the Treehouse, vegetarian cuisine at Emerald’s and enjoy beachfront dining at Trou au Diable and Jungle Grill. Trou au Diable offers a special Indian menu every evening except Tuesday. In addition, two on-site bars are open daily and offer a wide selection of wine, beer and cocktails.
Gazing at the Pitons from just a short distance away may prove too much of a temptation. As might be expected, they are an irresistible draw for hikers and climbers. The volcanic peaks reach 2,400 feet into the sky and are among the most photographed features of St. Lucia. Climbing them is not for the fainthearted—a guide is strongly recommended—but the view from the top is well worth the effort.
If you would like a break from the beach but aren’t quite up to scaling mountains, a trip to Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens may be just the ticket. It’s six acres of lovely, vibrant island foliage, and the falls themselves are as picturesque as anything you can find on St. Lucia. Take a quick dip in a mineral bath and then enjoy a delicious meal at the charming Old Mill & Waterwheel Restaurant.