St. Lucia's premier resort still has the right stuff, and good bones—both natural and manmade—have a lot to do with it. The open-air rooms and villas are terraced into a lush hillside, and it's a steep 103-step descent to the resort's azure cove and white-sand beach. Some tree-top units feel like rain-forest gazebos, a wonder to sleep in during a good rain. Several offer stupendous views of the Pitons and the blue Caribbean. Those with mobility issues may prefer a room down on the beach, which come with hammocks and private patios. All rooms are attractively furnished with wooden jalousie windows or walls, clay tile floors, original art, and madras-cloth accents.
St. Lucia› Hotel
Our Rating Neighborhood Soufrière Phone 800/223-1108 in the US, 758/459-7000 Prices Winter $540–$1,030 double, from $955 suite; off season $355–$1,075 double, from $695 suite. Children 9 and under not accepted. Children ages 10–15 staying in parent's room $60 (per child) per day. Extra person $100 per day. Package with breakfast and dinner $80 per person per day ($50 children). Dive and other packages available. Units 49 Amenities 3 restaurants; 2 bars; airport transfers $20–$80, art gallery, bikes, biking and hiking trails, boutiques, car-rental desk, concierge/excursion desk, gym, spa, tennis court, Scuba St. Lucia watersports center, watersports equipment/rentals, Wi-Fi (free; reception area only) Web site Anse ChastanetBook a Room Now
Anse Chastanet offers all-inclusive meal plans, spa and honeymoon packages, and dive packages that take advantage of the resort location—the Marine Reserve is a 2-minute boat ride away. You don't have to go anywhere to see plenty of marine life, however; the snorkeling right off Anse Chastanet beach is more than fine. Water taxis deliver guests from the resort into the heart of Soufriere.
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.