Awards & Reviews
St Lucia/Anse Chastanet, 1 of 7 destination ideas for your first trip together.
Anse Chastanet Beach Voted Number 1 Beach in the Caribbean, USA Today's 10 Best Awards.
Anse Chastanet's Scuba St Lucia receives PADI Green Star Award for commitment to conservation and the aquatic environment.
Trip Advisor GreenLeaders Gold Level Status. The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program showcases a variety of eco-friendly hotels and B&Bs, from budget to luxury – and they’re all committed to green practices like recycling, local and organic food, and electric car charging stations.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016.
More than 300,000 travelers took part in Conde Nast Traveler's 29th annual Readers' Choice Awards survey submitting millions of ratings and over 75,000 comments to help Conde Nast Traveler create a list of winning favorites. We are so pleased that Anse Chastanet Resort was among the TOP TEN Caribbean Resorts to be recognized, the only Saint Lucia property, together with sister resort Jade Mountain, to be among the Top 10.
St Lucia a Top 5 Honeymoon Destination
The Perfect Night At Anse Chastanet
Anse Chastanet was rated No. 6 in the Americas & Caribbean (No. 3 of all 9 Caribbean resorts) in the Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Choice Awards
The 2016 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winners have been announced and ANSE CHASTANET has received the Award of Excellence
"ANSE CHASTANET, ST LUCIA - For a Caribbean getaway, this island paradise is hard to beat"
These exotic hotels will take your vacation to the next level of luxury.
Anse Chastanet was named one of the Best Resort Hotels in the Caribbean (No. 13) and the No. 3 Best Resort Hotel in Saint Lucia in the 2016 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards!
Runner Up, Top Hotels of the Americas and Caribbean and Number 6 of the 100 Top Favourite Hotels Conde Nast Traveller UK Reader Awards
The Huffington Post UK mentions ANSE CHASTANET in its "Planning a Beach Wedding? Here Are Seven More Authentic Ideas"
|Winner Best Value 2015, Condé Nast Johansens Awards|
|Five Star Alliance names ANSE CHASTANET ST.LUCIA One of the Best Honeymoon Resorts 2014!|
The Huffington Post features ANSE CHASTANET in it's "8 Other Great Emerald Isles" feature, saying: "While gazing out at the water is the popular pastime, I recommend the reverse, taking in the gorgeous, green hillsides from a sea kayak or sailboat..."
The 2014 Gold List, Conde Nast Traveler
ANSE CHASTANET ST.LUCIA has been named to the Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List as one of the World's Best Places to Stay!
|ANSE CHASTANET ST. LUCIA Travel + Leisure T+L 500 List of the World's Best Hotels.|
|ANSE CHASTANET was voted among The Top Five Caribbean Resorts in the Conde Nast Traveler 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.|
|Conde Nast Traveller UK included ANSE CHASTANET as one of the Top 6 Resorts in The Americas and the Caribbean in their 2013 Readers' Travel Awards.|
|ANSE CHASTANET was voted in The Top Two Caribben Resorts in theTravel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards readers' survey.|
|AAA 4 DIAMOND AWARD|
|ANSE CHASTANET ST. LUCIA makes Conde Nast Traveler's List of 35 Best Island Resorts for Food!|
|ANSE CHASTANET ST.LUCIA is included in LadyLUX's list of Top 5 Honeymoon Hot Spots!|
Anse Chastanet celebrates coveted Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers Choice Award
|ANSE CHASTANET ST. LUCIA has been ranked #11 overall in the Americas & Caribbean in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers' Travel Awards!|
One of the Caribbean's Top 25 Resorts
2012 World's Best Awards
Travel & Leisure Magazine
|One of the Top 20 Caribbean Resorts
2012 Readers' Travel Awards
Conde Nast Traveller, UK
|Anse Chastanet's spa Kai Belté was included in the Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers' Poll of The Top 270 Spas in North America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and at Sea.|
|Anse Chastanet has been awarded an Accommodation Excellence Award in the Tropical Sky Awards 2012 following excellent feedback with regard to friendly & welcoming staff, comfort, facilities and value for money.|
|Anse Chastanet together with sister property Jade Mountain made the prestigious 2011 Gold List in Conde Nast Traveler magazine, as two out of only 3 St. Lucia resorts.|
|Nov 2011: Readers of Conde Nast Traveler voted ANSE CHASTANET to be among the TOP THREE Caribbean Resorts.|
|August 2011: ANSE CHASTANET RESORT St. Lucia has once again been
recognized as one of the Caribbean's Top 25 Resorts in Travel & Leisure's World Best Awards.
|Anse Chastanet is pleased to be once again featured in Travel + Leisure's prestigious TOP 500 listing, published in the January 2011 issue. Sister hotel Jade Mountain is featured also!|
|The scuba diving magazine Sport Diver chose the iconic view from the resort properties for their 2011 issue of the World's Best Diving & Resorts which will be found on the newsstands for most of 2011.|
|TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD'S BEST AWARDS Anse Chastanet was once again recognized as one of the Caribbean's Top Resorts.|
CONDE NAST 2010 GOLD LIST
TOP 25 RESORTS AMERICAS & THE CARIBBBEAN
October 2009 - ANSE CHASTANET is proud to have been included once again in the Conde Nast Traveler reader awards 2009, as one of the TOP 25 HOTELS, The Americas & the Caribbean. This is the 7th consecutive year that readers of this prestigious magazine have recognized ANSE CHASTANET for its comfort of accommodation and standards of service. "We realize that with every year, more and more resorts are competing for this recognition and we are extremely happy to have maintained our position", says Karolin Troubetzkoy, the Executive Director of Marketing." Special thanks must go to our amazing resort team - without their enthusiasm and support, such recognition would not be possible!"
#4 BEST RESORT IN THE CARIBBEAN
Readers of Travel And Leisure magazine have voted ANSE CHASTANET
to be one of Top 25 Caribbean Resorts!
On July 10, Travel and Leisure magazine announced the winners of their World Best awards on the NBC Today show and their website.
Featured in their August issue, Travel + Leisure's 14th annual World's Best Awards poll asked readers to rate the best hotels, cruises, airlines, outfitters, cities, and islands and they selected Anse Chastanet as one of the top 25 resorts in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas category.
TOP 25 RESORTS AMERICAS & THE CARIBBEAN
October 2008 - ANSE CHASTANET is proud to have been included once again in the Conde Nast Traveler reader awards 2008, as one of the TOP 25 HOTELS, The Americas & the Caribbean. This is the 6th consecutive year that readers of this prestigious magazine have recognized ANSE CHASTANET for its comfort of accommodation and standards of service. "We realize that with every year, more and more resorts are competing for this recognition and we are extremely happy to have maintained our position", says Karolin Troubetzkoy, the Executive Director of Marketing." Special thanks must go to our amazing resort team - without their enthusiasm and support, such recognition would not be possible!"
#1 - TOP 10 CLASSIC CARIBBEAN RESORTS
- Ian Keown
ANSE CHASTANET RECEIVES 4 DIAMOND AAA RATING
ANSE CHASTANET is pleased to announce to have been awarded AAA Four Diamond Rating for 2008.
Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.
Only 3% of the over 32.000 properties approved by AAA achieve this prestigious distinction.
ONE OF THE TOP 500 HOTELS IN THE WORLD
One the leading international travel magazines, Travel and Leisure, has announced the T+L 500 guide to the world's best hotels and resorts around the globe. Based on Travel & Leisure readers' evaluations, the T+L 500 identifies the 500 highest- rated properties in the world and lists them by geographical location.
CONDE NAST TRAVELER
ONE OF THE CARIBBEAN'S TOP 25
Readers of Conde Nast Traveler voted ANSE CHASTANET to be one of the Caribbean's Top 25 Resorts in the December 07 Reader Choice Awards issue
" One of the Top Three Most Popular Leisure Hotels in the Americas and
the Caribbean "
- Huffington Post UK
"5 TOP PLACES TO SEE IN YOUR LIFETIME"
"BEST SMALL, BEST ROMANTIC & BEST RESORT WITH A VIEW"
-Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine
"MOST ROMANTIC SPA - U.S. AND THE CARIBBEAN"
-Spa Finder Magazine
"ONE OF 12 TRULY SINGULAR CARIBBEAN HIDEAWAYS"
- National Geographic Traveler
"ONE OF THE TOP 10 SEXIEST HOTEL ROOMS IN THE WORLD"
- Esquire Magazine UK
"THE PERFECT 10 CARIBBEAN RESORTS"
- Outside Magazine
"100 OF THE WORLD'S BEST SPAS"
- Reader Choice Awards - Conde Nast Traveller UK
"Most Romantic Hotel"
If Anse Chastanet doesn't put you in the mood for love, call the doctor to check for a heart beat.
- Caribbean Travel & Life, Readers' Choice Awards
"One of the World's Top 5 Resorts with Best Natural Setting"
- Modern Bride Magazine
"One of the Top Ten Best Small Caribbean Hotels"
- Conde Nast Traveler Reader Choice Awards
"One of the Caribbean's Top 12 Most Romantic Resorts"
- Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine
"It's a vista that silences with its power and mystique, visible from
your wonderfully secluded porch, which is perfect for reading and snoozing
once you breakaway from the view..."
- Patricia Schultz, 1000 Places To See Before You Die
"Some resorts create a kind of magic- a perfect blend of setting anfc
architecture. Anse Chastanet Resort in St.Lucia is one of the rare few that
achieves this distinction"
-Mark Rogers, Travel Agent Magazine
..."Troubetzkoy has spent 30 years challenging the travel industry's most
cherished beliefs. Rather than bowing to received opinion on how a hotel
should be, he has preferred to draw upon St.Lucia culture, tapping the
arcane knowledge of bush doctors, musicians and masons. At Anse Chastanet,
playing with light and space, he created dynamic rooms, the "walls" of which
were sliding jalousie shutters, allowing the shape to change at the whim of
the guest. Accessibility was never a priority....."
-Julian Allason, Financial Times How to Spend It Magazine
..."Architect Nick Troubetzkoy has made certain that his art-filled Anse
Chastanet Resort takes full advantage of St.Lucia's exotic visual appeal.
The six-hundred acre former colonial plantation north of Soufriere has the
Pitons for a backdrop and a quarter-mile namesake cove beach...
- The New Yorker Magazine
"The famous Anse Chastanet resort nestles into the steep green hillside,
its individually designed suites decorated with dreamily erotic paintings.
It's a jaw-dropping scene: in fact, the beauty is so profligate that most
new arrivals seem mildly stunned. Most just roll onto the volcanic sands,
where they remain, immobile as statues, fanned by passing butterflies. Many
allow whole days to pass without even the merest quiver of activity. A sleek
Swedish Amazon may hitch up her thong before gliding into the gently lapping
water. A buffed fiance stands guard obver his betrothed as she dozes on a
hammock, gently rocking her to and fro. Meanwhile, the most energetic guests
stagger into the resort's spa for his-and hers Swedish -massage lessons.
-Tony Perrottet, Sunday Times
"SCUBA ST LUCIA is rated as one of the world's top diving destinations.
Located in the heart of the marine reserves at Anse Chastanet Resort, the
resort provides a shallow, protected reef where beginners can learn to
- American Health and Fitness Magazine
"Anse Chastanet is famous for spectacular diving: there's a Platinum/PADI
Scuba and Watersports Center, and boats ferry you out to several world class
dive sites along the Pinnacles reef. But I chose to explore a lesser-known
offering: 12 miles of mountainbike trails winding through the ruins of a
19th century French sugarcane- and-cocoa plantation next door. Full
disclosure: I expected crappy equipment but a fun ride. What I got was a
first-class trail system partially designed by NORBA phenom Tinker Juarez
and my choice of 50 Cannondale F800s, all fitted with hydraulic shocks and
brakes. The ride, over rolling jungle paths, was excellent - I broke a sweat
but still had time to stop and pick wild avocados, bananas and guavas......"
-Randy Wayne White, Outside Magazine
Not just architectural taste but chutzpa: The choicest suites in the
retreat climb a lush hillside at eye level with the island's half mile twin
- Anthony Weller, New York magazine
"Anse Chastanet's setting borders on the surreal."
- Jennifer Quale, Connoisseur Magazine
"On the north side of Soufriere, facing the twin peaks of the Pitons is
one of the Caribbean's most enchanting resorts. Anse Chastanet, built along
a steep hillside of tropical splendor overlooking a secluded cove, has a
setting so idyllic, you will forgive, if not forget, the atrocious road
- The 100 Best Resorts of the Caribbean
"Don't come here for three-speed showerheads and Porthault sheets. The
luxury of ANSE CHASTANET run deeper, and dearer. First, there's the
Caribbean's most spectacular view, a Bali Ha'i of jagged mountains soaring
out of the sea that would have sent Gauguin diving for his umbers and
indigos. Then there's the hotel's simple good taste, from handmade mahogany
bed tables to the twist of immaculate madras on every waitress's head."
- Ian Keown's Caribbean Hideaways
"If you invest in one of the deluxe hillside rooms, you're in for a slice
of heaven. Nick Troubetzkoy, the Canadian owner-architect, designed them to
meld into the mountainside, with louvered wooden walls that open to stunning
Piton and Caribbean vistas or to the deep green forest."
- Fodor's Caribbean
"One of the few places that merits the cliché "tropical paradise," this
is not only St Lucia's premier dive resort, but also an exceptional
Caribbean inn. It offers warm service, excellent food, a beach location, and
- Frommer's Caribbean
"It is hard to imagine anywhere more lush than the southwest coast of
St.Lucia. In this wild green land, there are mysterious jungles, steamy
volcanoes, secret waterfalls, thick palm forests, and, most dramatic of all,
two spectacular half mile high peaks - the Pitons - that shoot straight up
from the sea. The author Patrick Leigh Fermor compared the "lonely spikes"
to the Matterhorn, while others have called them the eighth wonder of the
world. Yet few travelers know they exist. And although there are many
reasons to stay at ANSE CHASTANET, the most compelling is that it gives you
the opportunity to be part of this beauty."
- Jennifer Quale, Conoisseur Magazine