Hotel Anse Chastanet Resort Soufriere
Secluded and with music provided by the forest's nocturnal tree frog chorus, the romantic Anse Chastanet Resort in SoufriÞre, St. Lucia, is a popular Caribbean getaway for couples, a tranquil world at the end of a two mile forest road. Perched on 600 acres of tropical foliage, the resort provides snorkeling and scuba diving within 100 yards of the beach, kayaking, jungle mountain biking and hiking, sunset cruises, deep sea fishing, and tours of SoufriÞre's "drive in" volcano. Five minutes away, the resort's second beach fronts a 500 foot wide, two mile deep canyon that once served as a 17th century sugar and cocoa plantation. Here, 12 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails snake through jungles laced with mangos, coconuts, bananas and cocoa. Guests can relax at the resort's Kai BeltÚ Spa with shiatsu and hot stone massages, warm oil and herbal wraps, and yoga. The resort's hillside Piti Piton features panoramic Caribbean views, candlelit ambience and "treetop" seating, and serves steamed mahi mahi, rack of lamb, pan seared kingfish, and chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese. The open air, beachfront Trou au Diable specializes in salads, sandwiches, rotis, and Italian and Creole foods. Secluded among tropical foliage on the beach or in the hills, the resort's 49 guestrooms offer terra cotta tile or hardwood floors, and furniture made from local mahogany, teak, breadfruit, greenheart and purpleheart woods and West Indian madras cloth. Accommodations also include locally made straw rugs, pottery, carved wood decorations and art, and yellow ceiling bulbs that cast soft light from underneath wicker shades. Ceiling fans and windows cool the Anse Chastanet Resort guestrooms. Televisions, radios, clocks and telephones are confined to the main building, so guests can relax without modern intrusions. Please Note:There are approximately 100 stairs leading from beach level to mid hillside level, making the property unsuitable for those with walking difficulties or cardiac problems. A complimentary shuttle from beachside to hillside level is provided on request. St. Lucia Super Summer Savers: Book a stay before November 15, for travel through November 30, 2007, and receive a discounted room rate and a savings book at check in. Savings books includes coupons for up to 25 percent discounts at participating restaurants, tours and attractions. Hotel discounts vary and the discount will be reflected in the price paid at the time of booking. Limit one savings book per room per stay. No refund on unused portion.