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By Chris Boyle


Tranquility, romance, adventure: Rediscover the classic Caribbean at Anse Chastanet on St. Lucia’s quiet southwestern coast where two magical peaks, the Pitons, leap from the sea, covered with luminous greenery.

Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy believes passionately in nature, so he created a hotel that makes the foliage and the flowers, the perfumes and the peaks, the sea and the birdsong an integral part of your vacation experience. The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.



Number of rooms in suite: One

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of baths: One, with an open-wall shower that overlooks the island’s magical Pitons yet maintains your absolute privacy

Suite style: All furniture in this spacious, open floor plan suite has been handcrafted locally, using tropical hardwoods. Royal Palm showcases the resort’s eclectic art collection by both local and international artists to the fullest: The walls are covered with vibrant paintings by one of Germany’s foremost modern painters, Elvira Bach.

Key selling points: This suite’s spectacular location and design offers sweeping, panoramic views of the Pitons, St. Lucia’s hallmark and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Number of suites in hotel: Five premium suites


  • Square footage: 1,350
  • Nightly rate: From $695 to $915, plus 18 percent tax/service charge


Kai Belté Spa: The resort spa offers a full spa menu with classic and ayurvedic treatment options, including complimentary yoga and fitness training five days a week.

Enjoy your treatment of choice in Kai Mer, an open-air cabana with stunning ocean views.

Spa Director Saroj Narang

(758) 459-6100


Most requested therapist: Olivet

Signature treatment: Forget the Outside World


The Treehouse: Caribbean cuisine at its finest, with a menu that changes daily.

Manager Andrew Harding

(758) 459-6100


Apsara: Inspired by cultural ties, Apsara serves creative East Indian/St. Lucian fusion right at the water’s edge.

Piton Bar: Don’t leave the island without trying one of this panoramic bar’s signature drinks, Stairway to Heaven.

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