Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews

Travel + Leisure Anse Chastanet
Anse Chastanet Voted #9 In The Caribbean
Travel + Leisure Readers' rate Anse Chastanet as #9 resort in the Caribbean  Travel + Leisure

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Vegan Travel: It's Not Fringe Anymore
"Vegan activities have grown at Anse Chastanet Resort on St. Lucia, which added a vegan restaurant four years ago. Its vegan chef offers Rastafarian Creole cooking classes, which are vegan. Chocolate-making classes produce vegan bars and an on-site craft brewery uses fruit and cassava in its vegan beers..."  New York Times


art at anse chastanet
What I learnt on a painting class in St Lucia with a bunch of middle-aged high achievers
"As a new Tate Britain exhibition puts the spotlight on Caribbean art, one St Lucian hotel is helping guests brush up their painting skills..."  Telegraph


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Best Luxury Private Rentals For Couples, Families & Group Holidays
The Beach House at Anse Chastanet, St Lucia.  Country & Town House


Scuba Diving Magazine Awards Scuba Diving Magazine Best of Reader's Choice Awards
Anse Chastanet was voted the #1 Best Quality Resort and the #1 Best Quality Restaurant in the Caribbean in the 2022 Scuba Diving Magazine’s Best of the Reader’s Choice Awards. Anse Chastanet was also voted One of the Best Resorts in the Caribbean in the 2022 Scuba Diving’s Best of the Reader’s Choice Awards for Quality of Rooms, Quality of Staff and Best Overall Resort.  Read More
Wine Spectator Award Of Excellence Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
The Treehouse Restaurant at Anse Chastanet is a recipient of the 2021 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This requires at least 90 selections and feature a well-chosen selection of quality producers as well as matching the menus in terms of both price and style.  Read More
Travel + Leisure Worlds Best Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
Anse Chastanet ranked as No. 15 resort in the Caribbean and No. 3 Resort in Saint Lucia. The Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards recognize properties around the globe that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence, embodied the best qualities of their communities, and offered an unparalleled experience despite the past year’s challenges.  Read More
Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
Anse Chastanet was proud to be named one of the Top 20 Resorts in the Caribbean in the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards!  Read More
WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels
We are pleased to have received our WTTC Global Safety Stamp to Recognise Safe Travels Protocols. The specially designed stamp assists travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.  
2020 Travelers Choice TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2020
Anse Chastanet was awarded Travelers' Choice Award for 2020 making it amongst the top 10% of resorts.  Trip Advisor
Anse Chastanet Is Loved By Guests Anse Chastanet Resort has achieved a LOVED BY GUESTS award. The Loved by Guests Awards are granted to the highest ranked properties.
boomersbucketlisttravel Anse Chastanet Voted one the Caribbean's Best Resorts
Thanks to our many happy guests who voted for us, Anse Chastanet has once again been recognized as one of the Top Caribbean resorts in the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. Anse Chastanet was voted #27 among the Top 50 Caribbean Resorts and one of TOP 4 premier St Lucia resorts. Anse Chastanet has been featured consistently in the Reader Awards since approximately 2000, which we hope you agree speaks highly to the consistency of our service standard and overall guest experience.  Read More
Anse Chastanet #15 in the Caribbean and #3 in St Lucia
We are delighted to be recognized in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards for 2019. Anse Chastanet was recognized as #15 in the region and #3 in St Lucia.  Read More
boomersbucketlisttravel A Seventy-Fifth Birthday Wish
My husband said, “where would you like to spend your 75th Birthday?” How nice! I’ve been a world traveler all my life and lived in Europe and Asia as well as in the States – so being offered a choice was delectable and enticing. Wine in Italy – Ayurveda in India – Sailing in Turkey? A return to St. Lucia? That was it! As avid scuba divers, my husband and I have dived around the world. St. Lucia has been a destination for us that combined tropical luxury, fine food, great diving and wonderful people. A return to Anse Chastanet Resort was an immediate YES!  Read More
TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Trip Advisor Hall of Fame 2019
Anse Chastanet a Trip Advisor Hall of Famer having earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years.
Anse Chastanet: A St Lucian paradise where jungle biking, chocolate-making and sailing are all part of the fun
Set into an unspoilt tropical hillside above a perfect white beach and a World Heritage site, St Lucia's Anse Chastanet is a unique Caribbean resort with all manner of things to do. Alison Wood paid a visit. Country Life Magazine UK - Read More
The best food experiences in the Caribbean
Close by, Anse Chastanet offers its own version with a guided walk around the Emerald Estate – its organic farm, home to more than 2,000 cocoa trees – followed by a workshop at the resort’s Chocolate Lab featuring lashings of molten chocolate flavoured with locally grown cinnamon, coconut and cashews. Travel Weekly - Read More
Going places: Honeymoon in paradise — Anse Chastanet in Saint Lucia
We will remember the details of our honeymoon at Anse Chastanet forever — falling asleep and waking up to the lulling lap of the ocean and peaceful chirps of the birds, our only visible and audible neighbors; epic buffet breakfasts overlooking the blue ocean horizon; red snapper and coconut ceviche lunch on the adjacent Anse Mamin beach, and the most flavorful jerk chicken we’ve ever had. The Island Now - Read More
Calendar highlights at the Anse Chastanet resort in St Lucia include the dramatic annual coral-spawning event, which can be accurately predicted from what the moon is doing (22-24 August), and its Underwater Photography Week courses (25 May -1 June, 10-17 August, 5-12 October and 7-14 December). Diver Net - Read More
St Lucia: Blissful way for you to work out, rest and play
We moved to explore another part of the island, the south west where we based ourselves at the Anse Chastanet resort, which undoubtedly commands the island's best views of the Pitons. Express - Read More
BA Excellence Award British Airways Holidays: Customer Excellence Award 2018
Anse Chastanet is delighted to announce that it has received a British Airways Customer Excellence Award for 2018. This award comes from unbiased customer reviews and is designed to showcase the hotels that make their guests the happiest. Anse Chastanet received an overall score of 9.1/10.

Anse Chastanet is #6 in St. Lucia.
Anse Chastanet is delighted to be rated amongst the best hotels in St Lucia by U.S. News
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Anse Chastanet is once again a top Caribbean Resort in 2018
Anse Chastanet is delighted to be recognized as one of the Caribbean's best resorts in Condé Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards.
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#6 Resort In the Caribbean
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Travel Life Gold

Anse Chastanet is awarded with Travel Life Gold for Sustainability in Tourism
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Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Anse Chastanet a Top 10 Caribbean Resort
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Condé Nast Traveler names Anse Chastanet One of the Caribbean's Top Resorts
Anse Chastanet is delighted to be recognized as one of the Caribbean's best resorts in Condé Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards.
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Conde Nast Traveller 2017

Condé Nast Traveller names Anse Chastanet One of the World's Best
Anse Chastanet is delighted to be recognized as one of the world's best resorts according to Condé Nast readers.
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Most romantic places to propose around the World
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5 Getaways With Local Food Festivals That Are Worth the Trip
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Where To Eat On The Beach In the Caribbean
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50 Bucket List Family Adventure Trips
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How Too Spend It

A Caribbean adventure in the art of photography
"On the Caribbean island of St Lucia, Nick Troubetzkoy’s beachfront Anse Chastanet resort sits in a lush 600-acre setting and boasts views of the iconic twin volcanic peaks of the Pitons. Such a picture-perfect location was made to host National Geographic photographer Joe McNally’s advanced photography workshop..."
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How Too Spend It

Number 6 Resort in the Caribbean
Anse Chastanet voted the 6th Best Hotel in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas by Travel + Leisure readers
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Anse Chastanet Resort St Lucia Tour
"Anse Chastanet provides accessible luxury while allowing guests to be surrounded by nature with views of both the Pitons and the sunset over the beach..."
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St Lucia/Anse Chastanet, 1 of 7 destination ideas for your first trip together.
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Anse Chastanet Beach Voted Number 1 Beach in the Caribbean, USA Today's 10 Best Awards.
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Anse Chastanet's Scuba St Lucia receives PADI Green Star Award for commitment to conservation and the aquatic environment.
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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.
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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016.
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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.
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St Lucia

St Lucia a Top 5 Honeymoon Destination
For couples looking for romance, lush beaches and luxury, St. Lucia is the perfect honeymoon spot for you. Full of tropical mountains, crisp dark blue water, black sand beaches and friendly people, St. Lucia is a destination created for relaxation. Indulge at the Anse Chastanet Resort and Jade Mountain with the Yin and Yang package.
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The Perfect Night At Anse Chastanet
Finding serene sleep at Anse Chastanet By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor Read More


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 .
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The 2016 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winners have been announced and ANSE CHASTANET has received the Award of Excellence .
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"ANSE CHASTANET, ST LUCIA - For a Caribbean getaway, this island paradise is hard to beat"
- Town & Country Magazine UK
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These exotic hotels will take your vacation to the next level of luxury.
"This naturally crafted resort is made with local woods and has an authentic feel with its St. Lucian decor."
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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!
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Runner Up, Top Hotels of the Americas and Caribbean and Number 6 of the 100 Top Favourite Hotels Conde Nast Traveller UK Reader Awards
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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 St Lucia - Top two Caribbean resorts 2013 ANSE CHASTANET was voted in The Top Two Caribben Resorts in theTravel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards readers' survey.
Private Dining at Anse Chastanet ANSE CHASTANET ST. LUCIA makes Conde Nast Traveler's List of 35 Best Island Resorts for Food!
Weddings at Anse Chastanet 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 and sister property Jade Mountain have once again achieved the island's highest resort rating: Voted be to be among Top 3 Caribbean Resorts and among the Top 100 Resorts Worldwide.

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.



Worlds Best Awards

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!"



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.


Worlds Best Awards

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!"



- Ian Keown




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 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.




Readers' Choice Awards

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

-Oprah's Magazine

-Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine

-Spa Finder Magazine

- National Geographic Traveler

- Esquire Magazine UK

- Outside Magazine

- 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 dive...."
- 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 peaks.
- 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 leading there."
- 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 first-class facilities."
- 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