ST. LUCIA (September 12, 2015) – Anse Chastanet is a Caribbean favourite for Europeans!
So said the influential Conde Nast Traveller in the United Kingdom whose readers voted the St. Lucian gem as the number two hotel in the Caribbean and the Americas.
The leading travel magazine gave additional accolades and recognized the romantic resort built and managed by Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy as number six in the world.
The prestigious publication described Anse Chastanet as one of the best hotels on an island with many high-end resorts. Its breathtaking location with 37 rooms blessed with superb views from the vertiginous hillside and another 12 comfortable rooms on the beach make the property stand out from its competitors.
The highly regarded travel magazine, subscribed to by higher end travelers, noted the incomparable twin peaks rising out of an azure sea in full view of Anse Chastanet means “no two rooms are alike, but the best have double-take views of the Pitons; Petit in front, Gros behind.”
According to the magazine, Anse Chastanet’s older, more traditional rooms are attractive, “but there are also tree-houses on stilts overlooking the ocean and one enormous hill-top suite that has been constructed around a tree (guests are obliged to share their shower with the tree-frogs).”
As added attractions for its guests, Anse Chastanet, reported the magazine, sports a well-established scuba-diving school considered one of the best on the island which attracts its own clientele to the hotel, many of whom become repeat guests.
For those seeking a more active stay there are several miles of mountain-bike trails in nearby Anse Mamin Estate, a former plantation with 18th-century ruins belonging to Anse Chastanet, fronted by the resort’s deserted second beach. Serving the bikers is a specialist rider and Cannondale bicycles of varying sizes and shapes.
Guests who prefer a slower pace can choose from a selection of hikes and guided tours on the resort’s 600 acre estate and in the area. The resort also offers a variety of scuba and sailing packages, taking advantage of the crystal clear and clean Caribbean waters.
There is no chance of feeling confined, asserted the review, which pointed to the menu of dining options. There are several menu choices daily in three locations, from modern Caribbean to East Indian and St. Lucian fusion and even a dedicated vegetarian menu with produce from Anse Chastanet’s Emerald Estate organic farm.
“Anse Chastanet may not be the latest resort on the block but it has certainly managed to consistently shine with its authentic Caribbean feel and genuine St.Lucian hospitality,” said Executive Director Karolin Troubetzkoy.
“It is gratifying to learn that our discerning British guests recognized how hard we work to ensure they have a memorable stay with us at Anse Chastanet.”
Troubetzkoy was quick to note the contribution of her welcoming and well trained staff to the reputation of the resort: “It was an added pleasure to see the hard work, dedication and professionalism of our St. Lucian staff was so highly regarded by the savvy readers of this distinguished travel publication.”
Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia’s twin Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Reflecting the environmental philosophy of its owner/architect, Nick Troubetzkoy, the resort is in harmony with its surroundings from its low-roofed architecture to the tropical hardwood furniture in its 49 rooms. Making the most of St. Lucia’s lush tropical beauty, activities range from jungle biking, hiking, and bird watching to snorkeling on the reef within swimming distance of the beach, scuba diving in the surrounding marine reserve, relaxing in the tranquil Kai Belté Spa, or just swaying in a hammock by the sea.