A luxury vacation to St. Lucia is already a dream come true for nature enthusiasts. Between the lush tropical forests, sulfur springs, volcanoes & the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, there is so much to marvel at on a getaway to this island. A stay at the Anse Chastanet on St. Lucia's southwestern coast offers an unparalleled experience that is bound to inspire awe in those who appreciate the natural world. That's because architect Nick Troubetzkoy specifically designed the hotel, which is set on a designated marine reserve, so that it would showcase the island's breathtaking foliage, majestic mountain scenery & of course, the sparkling sea.
The freshest flavors Not only do all of the restaurants on site at Anse Chastanet serve up meals with delicious natural ingredients, but they are also situated in ideal locations so that you can enjoy views of your stunning environment. At the open-air Tree-house, you'll savor tropical world cuisine while overlooking the Caribbean. Vegetarians will delight in the options at Emerald's, which has a menu that is entirely meat-free. Additionally, all of the produce in these dishes were grown on the resort's farm in the Soufriere hills, which only uses organic seeds. At Trou au Diable Restaurant, you can feast on Creole & Caribbean specialties right on the beach with the sound of the waves crashing gently in the background.
Nurture from nature A trip to the resort's on-site Kai Belté spa, which overlooks the Anse Chastanet reef, is essential for a truly relaxing getaway. Blending ancient Ayurvedic traditions with contemporary methods, the therapists here can customize every experience from the massages to the scrubs to meet your needs. All of the products utilize natural ingredients from the resort's organic farm, which are meant to restore balance to your body & mind. Try a Rose Renewal Facial to banish dryness from your skin & achieve a softer, smoother & more radiant complexion. Or go for the Ultimate Aromatherapy Experience, which allows you to choose from 12 signature essential oils from plants & flowers that, when combined with Swedish neuromuscular techniques, can stimulate your mind & soothe your muscles.
Exciting explorations Birdwatchers will hardly find a better resort for spotting some intriguing tropical creatures than Anse Chastanet. In fact, St. Lucia boasts five birds that can not be found anywhere else on the planet, & four of them can be seen on the grounds of the resort. You might also take one of the nature tours that are offered through the hotel, or take a half-day trip to the Diamond Mineral Baths. Jungle biking excursions are one of the highlights at Anse Chastanet, & allow you to cruise along 12 miles of private custom trails near one of the island's first plantations.