Anse Chastanet is one of the region’s most enchanting hideaways. An effortlessly romantic, secluded resort framed by green mountains, soft sand beaches and calm Caribbean waters.
Owned by architect Nick Troubetzkoy, whose love for nature is visible in every aspect of the resort, Anse Chastanet boasts a spectacular location on St Lucia’s southwest coast. Set on its own 600-acre tropical estate with a perfect view of the Pitons, the property enjoys access to two bays whose crystal-clear waters, protected as part of a designated marine reserve, teem with tropical fish.
As well as scuba diving and snorkelling over pristine coral reefs, you can fill your days at Anse Chastanet with yoga, sunset sailing, sea kayaking, bird watching and biking along miles of jungle trails. Equally, you could do nothing but be pampered in the expansive Kai Belte spa, or walk down the 100 steps (there’s also a shuttle service) to relax on the soft silver sand beach below.
12 of the resort’s colourful guestrooms sit serenely amongst the coconut palms that line the beach, whilst the rest are nestled into the flower-carpeted hillside. Wraparound, flower-draped balconies, wooden louvre windows and ‘missing’ fourth walls make the most of the striking scenery whilst letting in the breezy trade winds. The open-air Treehouse Restaurant serves fine tropical cuisine, whilst the Emerald’s restaurant offers vegetarian dishes made from produce grown on the resort’s organic farm.
Anse Chastanet Resort, at a glance
- Award-winning beach resort set on a private 600-acre estate on St Lucia’s southwest coast
- Borders two sandy beaches with pristine coral reefs just offshore
- Beautifully integrated into its natural surroundings, with magnificent views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea and majestic Pitons
- Original art fills the resort, from wooden sculptures and plaques to painted ‘sky ceilings’ and colourful acrylic paintings
- 49 colourful guestrooms furnished with local products
- No TVs, radios or telephones to ensure so that ‘the outside world cannot intrude’
- Three restaurants ranging from vegan options to fine Caribbean dining, as well as a laidback shingle-roofed beachside bar
- Enjoy live local entertainment seven days a week
For leisure and pleasure
- Enjoy being pampered in the expansive Kai Belte spa with its five treatment rooms
- Two natural soft silver sand beaches - the second is accessible via a five-minute shuttle boat
- Explore miles of jungle trails on foot or on mountain bikes
- Learn the ins-and-outs of chocolate making on a ‘Tree to Bar’ tour and visit the chocolate-making lab at sister property Jade Mountain
- Go birdwatching amongst the ruins of an 18th-century colonial plantation
- Enjoy swimming in the sea, snorkelling amongst tropical reef fish and diving in an award-winning marine reserve
- Wide range of water sports facilities include windsurfing equipment, sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards and a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre
- More leisurely activities include yoga, cooking classes, tennis, deep-sea fishing and on-foot nature tours around the estate