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Wonderful vacation with conference
Fantastic resort. Our room was incredible. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The service was impeccable. The support for the conference I attended was very well organized coordinating meals, business and diving. The meals, snacks and drinks were perfect.
My husband and I came here for our honeymoon. I was a little disappointed that they didn't do anything to make it special for us and didn't have a honeymoon feel to it. The beach and amazing food made up for that. We did change rooms from a room with AC and 4 walls close to the beach to a a room up the hill with a nicer view which was nice. The food was just delicious and the chefs were great at executing the dishes. The reefs by the beach were breathtaking. The service was ok, some of the staff didn't seem to smile much and weren't as friendly but Melvin the bartender, Orion the driver, Fredrick the bellhop were great. The room was clean overall but it did get hot since we had an open wall, the fans at night helped. The resort provides complimentary water equipment such as paddle boards, kayaks and snorkeling gear. They also provide a free water taxi to the beach on the other side which has amazing burgers!!! It's also less crowded on that side. We are happy our travel agent Mitch Torren from TripGuy.com put this trip together for us along with private transportation.
Heaven on Earth!
All I can say is - wow!! This place is everything!!! The rooms and the views are amazing. The staff and food is wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about the dive crew. It is expensive, but I would go back here in a heartbeat. Let the photos speak!
week long dive trip
Yes, the road between Soufriere and the hotel is horrible. So it makes sense to stay onsite once you get there. Our room, 3D had views of the water and Grand Piton, but the 150+ steps to the beach was a bit much. Room and bathroom were large, as was the private patio. Not bothered by mosquitos. Had to be careful walking at night, lest you step on a snail. This hotel was serious about COVID, which is a plus for some people and a minus for others. The food was really good, but the menu was limited. Make sure you check that before you book. Meals are not designed for people in a rush. Dinner takes two hours, unless you forgo dessert. This place has three dive boats, and my group of 20 had the best one, which is two level. I liked that boat. Because of current concerns, boat dives all had dive masters marking the group's location with a diver below buoy. This means no individual diving. We even had local guides with us on shore dives in the afternoon and at night, so I'm guessing there is a local law involved. The hotel is on the west side of the island. Five of the six days we dived south of the hotel, near Grand Piton, and that includes dives right at its base, with it looming above divers. Typical time to dive site about 10 minutes. The reefs were in good shape, with plentiful schools of fish. The snack break between dives features a tray of fruit and a tray of sweets. The cookies in the latter tray were amazing.
My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in St. Lucia and chose splitting our time between Anse Chastanet (4 nights) and Ladera (3 nights). At Anse Chastanet we chose a standard room/ all-inclusive package, which we were happy with. Our room contained a small sitting area, comfy King bed, huge bathroom, great coffees/snacks, plenty of storage, robes, Molton Brown products, and a secluded view encompassing jungle and water. The fans kept us cool and the bug coils/sprays did the trick on the skeeters. Loved the peacefulness that not having noisy AC units, provided. We were happy with the all-inclusive package, but not entirely thrilled with 2 of our dinners. Breakfasts, lunches, teas/snacks...always good. Jade anniversary dinner was great. Entertainment was very good in Indian restaurant (however, food wasn't good the night we were there). Food was mostly good. Service great. Road is frightening. We didn't leave the resort in the 4 days we stayed. Didn't need to with all the activities. Anse Chastanet sits upon a gorgeous property that contains a reef, secluded beaches, and beautiful, well-maintained hiking and biking trails. We were fortunate our first morning to meet a wonderful groundskeeper hard at work clearing trees overturned from a recent storm. Arcadius (sp?), would stop what he was doing whenever he saw us each morning and present us with a new history lesson, directions to another trail, or answer our many questions about the fruit/plant life. His warmth and humor made our day. We found the St. Lucian people the perfect hosts and the island a true gem. Can't wait to return.
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