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Anse Chastanet - Luxury Holidays to St Lucia

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  • About this holiday

    A Caribbean Expressions holiday to Anse Chastanet reflects a true holiday that is both relaxing yet offering a true flavour of the Caribbean. Anse Chastanet is a charming hotel, full of character, with an amazing range of architecturally-interesting rooms, some of which are open completely on one side. The hotel exists in harmony with its natural surroundings and exudes the creole flavour and history of St Lucia. Local art adorns the walls and local materials furnish the rooms. It makes a perfect venue for a wedding and honeymoon too.
    Our Caribbean travel specialist, Katie Hill, recommends the Anse Chastanet due to the option of having an open-fronted room, and the fantastic views of the Piton Mountains. 

    Client testimonial: "Love the location"
    Ms H, January 2016

    The journey and how you get there

    To get to Anse Chastanet with Caribbean Expressions you fly to Hewanorra airport in the south of St Lucia and from here you are transferred by the hotel. The journey time from Hewanorra to the hotel is about an hour. If you are connecting later to another Caribbean island, your flight will depart from the airport at Castries in the north of the island, and about two hours' drive from Anse Chastanet.

    Complimentary

    Welcome cocktail, Welcome culinary amenity, Use of snorkelling equipment, Ocean kayaking, Mini-sailing, Windsurfing, Use of beach chairs and towels, Yoga class on 6 days a week at set times, Walks and hikes on the estate 6 days a week, Watertaxi to second beach of Anse Mamin.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights London to St Lucia with British Airways in World Traveller or Virgin Atlantic in economy, private return car transfer airport to hotel and bed and breakfast except from 22 Dec to 3 Jan when half board is included

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Anse Chastanet are per person based on two people sharing a Superior Hillside double or twin room
    Low season: From £1,830 for 7 nights
    High season: From £2,730 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • 2018 Honeymoon special
      Honeymooners staying 7 nights and more will receive a room upgrade subject to availability, a bottle of sparkling wine and a complimentary half day sailing trip. Combinable with other offers.
    • Family special
      Children aged 6 to 16 enjoy free accommodation and breakfast when sharing a room with one or two parents. Maximum number of free children is 2. Valid for stays from 15 July to 15 September 2018. Not combinable with the early booking offers.
    • 35% St Lucia getaway Early Booking Offer 2018
      Book before 30 April 2018 and receive a 35% discount on stays until 21 December 2018. Minimum stay of 7 nights. Selected rooms only. Restrictions Apply.
    • Up to 35% St Lucia getaway Later Booking Offer 2018
      Book now and receive up to a 35% discount on stays until 15 October 2018. Minimum stays apply. Selected rooms only. Blackout dates apply. Percentage discount will vary with the particularities of your travel arrangements. Restrictions Apply.

    Hotel code

    CE27

    Our opinion

    Anse Chastanet is an enticing, relaxed and charming hotel with abundant local flavour and character.

    Hotel description

    Set on a lush tropical estate of 600 acres on the coast with views of the famous Piton mountains in St Lucia, the Anse Chastanet resort enjoys a stunning setting on a sandy beach with a second beach nearby. Designed for people who desire seclusion and to be off the beaten track, Anse Chastanet has 49 rooms landscaped into the hillside and surrounded by tropical vegetation. Some of the newer and premium rooms have been designed by Nick Troubetzkoy, the hotel’s architect and owner, to blend harmoniously into the natural environment to the extent that they have open ‘walls’ and ‘windows’. Locally made hardwood furniture, clay tiles, cheerful St Lucian fabric and original paintings by local and well-known international artists complement the original and dramatic tone here at the Anse Chastanet hotel. The smaller and older rooms are enclosed with wooden or glass louvred windows. Rooms do not have radios, telephones or televisions. There are a hundred steps from the beach to Anse Chastanet’s hillside rooms, so it is not recommended for disabled guests. The cheerful Treehouse Restaurant is perched on the hillside affording dramatic views of the ocean and mountains; enjoy these views during breakfast and dinner followed by a beverage at Piton Lounge & Bar. Down on Anse Chastanet’s beach, Trou au Diable serves lunches that range from light meals to five-course fare. Come evening, there are also the beachside venues of Apsara and The Beach Grill. The cuisine at the Anse Chastanet hotel is a proud blend of Caribbean and creole based on fresh, local produce, under the direction of a chef with a Michelin-starred background. The bay is protected by a reef and is now designated a marine reserve; the Anse Chastanet resort is renowned for its scuba diving centre with qualified instruction. Its Kai Belté spa offers a wide range of treatments, from Ayurvedic to hot stone therapies, featuring specially created beauty products. A new yoga pavilion has recently been added at beach level. Its unique philosophy of luxurious detachment from the modern world and integration with the natural makes St Lucia’s Anse Chastanet hotel a wonderfully relaxing place to stay.

    Location

    St Lucia

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About one hour from Hewanorra International airport.

    Closest airport

    Hewanorra International, St Lucia

    Room types

    Anse Chastanet offers 49 rooms, all with private shower, ceiling fan, refrigerator, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes. Deluxe and premium rooms have irons and ironing boards. There are no radios, TVs or telephones in the rooms.
    The Beachside Deluxe Rooms are now air-conditioned.
    Standard Garden View
    Superior Hillside Room with glass or louvred windows, wraparound balcony, Piton or ocean view
    Deluxe Beachside Room with garden view, either enclosed by wooden louvred doors and windows or open-plan
    Deluxe Hillside Room with ocean view
    Premium Hillside Room
    Premium Hillside Concierge
    Piton Pool 'Casuarina'
    The Beach House Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    2 beaches, 5 restaurants and bars, 3 boutiques, Full-service spa, Library, Art gallery, Laundry service, Scuba diving at PADI/SSI school, Water sports, Car hire, Mountain bikes, Helipad, Excursion desk,  Daily escorted walks and hikes on estate, Weddings arranged.

    Water sports

    Water sports including snorkelling, ocean kayaking, mini-sailing and windsurfing, Scuba diving at PADI/SSI school.

    Land sports

    Tennis, mountain bikes, walking.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Anse Chastanet is along a hilly single track about one and a half miles outside Soufrière, so very countrified. There are 12 miles of exclusive hiking and biking trails in the Anse Mamin Valley which is part of the 600-acre resort estate.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    The Deluxe Beachside rooms are most appropriate for families with children and can accommodate two adults and up to three children. The hotel is open to children 10 years and over. July, August and September children 6 years and above are welcome.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 7 nights applies for stays between 25 to 35 December. Minimum stay of 5 nights applies for stays between 31 December to 2 January.

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