Ratings based on 133 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Honeymoon in ParadisePosted Apr 23, 2015
It was an hour drive from the airport; but when you arrive you know it is paradise! All you can see are the breathtaking views! The Pitons and the Caribbean. Everything is open air and I can feel why...the beautiful breezes. The food is excellent. Our room had magnificent views everywhere. (No Windows) The beach you never want to leave with Tiki umbrellas over your lounge chairs. Drinks and food are served right to your lounge chair. Snorkeling is right on the beach; no boat needed. The fish are beautiful. Since the rooms are built into a mountain, the steps are allot of work. You can take there shuttle. All I can finish with if you are looking for Paradise this is it!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Secluded beautyPosted Apr 7, 2015
A beautiful unique and secluded hotel built to make the most of a breathtaking view and natural setting There is no pool no wifi no TV. Be prepared to walk a number of steps. These were all PLUSES for us ! The beach is lovely will peaceful cabanas and good service. The food was very good. Service was island-slow but mostly friendly We rented a car which is not for the faint of heart ! The drive in is 2km Mountainous dirt road. We NEVER attempted it at night. Can't wait to go back!
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom New York
Heaven on EarthPosted Apr 2, 2015
Pros: Proactive staff, dreamy location, glittery sand, numerous activities options, best coral reef location, sunset cruise, scuba course
Cons: Read numerous reviews and only noticed these themes; bumpy road, hillside walk up and lack of AC. For us these were actually pros.
Location: Best coral reef in the island, two dreamy sandy beaches better than the Sugar Beach which is mostly shadowed by the Pitons, morning yoga on the beach
Let me start by saying my fiancee and I originally come from Greece with the thousand islands and the amazing cliffside resorts. This particular island and this specific resort exceeded every expectation and met any previous standard we had in mind. The staff already knew I intended to propose to my girlfriend and they made the experience as unique as could ever be. They welcomed us with the resort's signature cocktail and they were so kind to upgrade us to a hillside suite. We entered the suite and we were stunned. Think how you would expect paradise to look and feel like. Huge open space, sleep in nature type of experience, loveseat overlooking the plantations and the Caribbean sea. To our surprise there was even a huge old tree in our bathroom, which means we were literary sleeping and waking up with birds and frogs. Now picture birds flying in the room while gazing on the beautiful landscape with music on the background. The place sells its self and exhibits the island's beauties in your plate. What I would advise you to do is signing for the All Inclusive package and treat yourself to the max as every bite of local food and every zip of cocktail drink will remain as a memory for years. We only checked out from this room to move to the sister resort (Jade Mountain) for the big day. Frankly, Anse is a unique experience which combines the local creole culture with an unbeatable luxury. If you ever decide to visit St. Lucia, Anse and JM are the only places to consider.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom New York, NY
Funky (but in a good way)!Posted Mar 18, 2015
Pros: Location, views, food, service, beach - it's a black sand beach. We heard that some travelers thought was beach was dirty. It is not dirty!
Cons: There are no phones in the rooms (fine) but there should be some way to contact the front desk.
This is an off the beaten track experience and a "no small children allowed" hotel - refreshing! The rooms are built into a mountain and some have large balconies commanding views of the Pitons and the ocean (our room was such). There are many stairs to get to the black sand beaches below but it adds to the charm. The food was quite excellent, many of the ingredients being grown at the hotel's farm. Lots of seafood, fresh fresh fresh. If you are expecting or wanting a Four Seasons experience then this is NOT the place for you. If you are a seasoned traveler then this IS the place for you.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom NYC
Absolutely AMAZING and MAGICAL!!Posted Mar 13, 2015
Pros: I loved how remote it was, you are completely surrounded by mother nature. it also has its own beach which is great for snorkeling.
Cons: food could be improved - especially at the Tree House and lunch at beach restaurant. The best food was dinner at Indian restaurant.
Location: climb the Pitons,mountain bike, and check out Sugar Beach where the Viceroy Hotel is. go to the Ladera Hotel for drinks - amazing view of the Pitons
This hotel is truely uniquie and beautiful! The rooms are embedded into the mountain, and you feel so remote. Its a great get away from reality and people, your in your own little world. You feel like you are in the middle of a tropical rain forest surrounded by trees, plants, flowers, humming birds, frogs and all different types of animals. The rooms are spacious and open where you can hear the animals and the ocean outside. The hotel staff were very friendly, the rooms were always clean and the beach was great! Snorkeling right outside the hotel was excellent. The food was average and the lunch menus could have had more options, but your in another country so I can't expect to get the same food quality as NYC has to offer. The best restaurant for dinner was the Indian restaurant on the beach. The Treehouse restaurant was ok. We ate at the Jade Mountain restaurant for dinner and it was ok for the price. But you should definitely eat breakfast at Jade Mountain - its much better than the breakfast at treehouse and its the same price! This was my favorite island, its blows Aruba, PR, and dominican republic away. There is so much to do in St. Lucia, and you should definitely climb the Pitons if you are active and fit. Anyone that complained about the road to get to the hotel or all of the steps you have to walk - they are not adventurous and clearly are just complainers. There is nothing to complain about - this place is amazing and worth every penny! it was MAGICAL
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Erie, PA
Private beach getaway overlooking the PitonsPosted Mar 8, 2015
Pros: - Secluded beaches - Hillside Deluxe rooms (7C for us) provided amazing views of the Pitons - The food was consistently excellent throughout
Cons: - Restaurant staff could be friendlier; it wasn't bad by any means…just seemed like many of them weren't happy. - A tad on the expensive side.
Location: Location was amazing. For us, views of the Pitons were critical so that ruled out anything up North near Castries. Zip lining was a blast as well.
My wife and I were looking for a relaxing beach vacation after a rather harsh Northeast (PA) winter, and Anse Chastanet delivered. The weather (late February) was almost perfect (low to mid-80's and a little rain on the final day) despite constant reports of "rain" throughout the week. No pools here which is a tad disappointing but we knew that going in and opted for "private beach" on our list of priorities. We went with the all-inclusive package and as a result, decided to stick around the hotel grounds most of the time and it was well-worth it. The food was great (including lunch and dinner up at Jade Mountain - & for the record, we recommend Lunch up there - much better view at that time of day). Activities-wise, the snorkeling right of the beach was very good and we enjoyed Kayaking and Paddle boarding as well. We loved our Sunset Sail with Kerwin and Thadeus (all to ourselves when the other couple cancelled). Their sister beach (Anse Mamin) is highly recommended for the increased seclusion, great snorkeling (south side is better) and the fantastic burgers (you'll see this mentioned in other reviews and they really are that good). Made our way off-site just once for Zip Lining at Morne Coubaril Estate in Soufriere and we really enjoyed that as well - Jimmy and Kasha were great hosts / guides and we enjoyed walking the grounds and learning about the history of the island, local lifestyles, sampled coconuts, coffee bean, etc. An amazing 5 day trip - we will be going back.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Ottawa, Canada
Great views, excellent food, and attentive staffPosted Mar 4, 2015
We had a wonderful time at this hotel. Our unit had incredible views to enjoy every morning, afternoon, and evening. We were very relaxed and were well taken care of by the friendly and welcoming staff. The food is very good or excellent, especially for a small resort, where there were many choices to keep our interest over our four days.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom New York, NY
Perfect Vacation DestinationPosted Mar 3, 2015
I booked this hotel because it had a high guest rating, but wasn't expecting very much because the company's website isn't so great. From the second that we walked in, I was completely blown away. The location is on a secluded beach, so you are away from the mainstream crowds. The beach has plenty of cabanas for guests to stay in. The food and drinks are delicious. Guest services are impeccable and around every corner they are bringing you a new surprise (from specialty drinks, to fresh fruit, to spraying you with eucalyptus water while you lay out in the sun). And, there is no shortage of things for you to do. From spa treatments that will take you to another planet, to an endless array of water activities (snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.), to private dinners and excursions to nearby gems (like the Emerald Estate Chocolate Plantation), this resort has everything you could ever want. Additionally, as someone that has a very difficult time disconnecting from work, this place was perfect. No wifi or TVs meant that I could truly relax and have a great vacation.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom South San Francisco
Unique location with the best beaches on St LuciaPosted Mar 1, 2015
Pros: Location, beaches, beach services , very responsive staff.
Cons: Road to hotel, overpriced restaurants and bars.
Location: Unique location with the best beaches on St Lucia. We rented car , so we explored St. Lucia very well. Diamond falls and local volcano is just 15 min.
We lived in room 9C that was just 2 steps from unique beach with very good snorkeling. Actually hotel has great second beach that just 5min walk from the main beach. Besides hotel has about 5 miles hiking trails in rainforest that were in very good condition.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Feb 21, 2015
Amazing staff, incredible food, memorable views and the best way we have found to escape completely.