The Hotel Chocolat is great for those seeking a quick getaway. The staff usually outnumbers guests, the grounds are immaculate, and the infinity pool is really picturesque. My only issue is there's no air conditioning, even in the luxury lodges. Not a huge deal if the weather's nice, but I'd assume a 4.5 star hotelwouldhave a/c.
After 10 years of St. Lucia being on my bucket list, my husband and I booked the trip. We are in our mid-fifties and active. We wanted to go to Anse Chastanet because of the diving, mountain biking, food, and positioning of the resort near the Piton's. The drive from the airport was about 45 minutes and we coordinated this with the hotel so we didn't have to worry about it. I wouldn't go to Anse without being on the breakfast and dinner package. The food was wonderful but expensive so it was nice to know the two main meals were included. At the breakfast buffet I would ask for foil and pack a couple of ham sandwiches for lunch.
The scuba diving centre was fantastic. The food was excellent and I was surprised that they had such variety on their menu's. The desserts were 5 star as well. Each night they would have music which was always fun to listen or dance to.
We didn't do a lot of excursions but did do the Afternoon Sail (excellent) and the Mountain Biking. The Mountain Biking was good but not great. I think if they invested a little more in the facility it could be amazing. The bikes were good. Maybe I'm not a good judge because I bike a lot. The average person would probably be satisfied.
The Jazz boat cruise was also fantastic. We didn't go on it but heard it was great. They call it Jazz but really the music was broader and really upbeat.
On our last night, we had dinner on their sister resort, Jade Mountain. That was amazing.
I would describe the location as having lush tropical plantings, flowers, hummingbirds, etc wherever you turned. The private villa concept with personal use pools was just outstanding and the views from the villa areas and restaurant were breathtaking.
Imagine spectacular views of St. Lucia, the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, of the Pitons, a dramatic World Heritage …More
Phenomenal getaway! Private Cottages with plunge pool and butler for any of your needs. Nestled between the Piton Mountains...Magical. Rain Forest, Beach, Pools, A+ Spa, Gym, Tennis, Water Activities, Dining and Solace. Spectacular Resort!!
overall GREAT experience. Large rooms with stunning views. PHENOMENAL SERVICE at Jade Mountain & their affiliate resorts from arrival at airport till we boarded the flight with a smile. They even gave us a cell phone to be able to ring our majordomo (butler) - to take care of any needs small or large. They took care of everything for us. Jade Mountain is an adult hotel high up in the mountain - so not "accessible", but i loved the exercise and the fact that i didn't hear screaming children! Beautiful beach with nearby reefs to snorkel, water activity equipment handy, daybeds, etc. They had all sorts of other activities to do, but my husband kept it low key. Truly felt like i was in a tropical oasis, on vacation, and able to relax. They had a sister property, Anse Chastenet, which we could access their amenities and was beautiful, as well, but more family friendly. We will definitely be back!
Traveller from Miami
This St. Lucia hotel is 1.5 miles from botanical gardens and a mineral waterfall, and 2 miles from a drive-in volcano.Rooms …More
Ladera is perfectly situated on a ridge with unbelievable views of the Pitons, St. Lucia's most beautiful natural feature. Amazing staff, great food onsite and nearby, and lots of activities in the neighboring area for those that like to venture out.
If you are self sufficient, this is the place. There was no office, the maid gave us the keys, no check in, no check out. This is not a place that pampers you.
Continental breakfast included. This area was very poor. We did not get breakfast at all one day. No employees showed up.
Nestle at the northern end of Soufriere bay sandy beach is The Still Beach Resort. This quaint, family operated, beach side …More
La Haut was a great place to unwind after a week of sailing in the West Indies. They view is spectacular and the room we had was very comfortable. Guests may use the owner's infinity pool (overlooking the Pitons and the bay) during the day. We were only there for two nights and the hotel arranged a shuttle for us to the volcano and sulphur mud springs (and picked us up 90 minutes later!). We would definitely stay again.
A sleepy fishing village with an emerging tourist industry on the island’s southwest coast, Soufriere boasts several attractions. Among them include Sulphur Springs, a “drive-in” volcano, the Diamond Botanical Gardens with waterfall (featured in “Superman II”), historic mineral baths, and nearby black sandy beaches. South of town are the Pitons, two volcanic mountains and a World Heritage site.