The perfect mix of activity and relaxation!
2 weeks before our trip, I switched from a hotel on the north end of the island to Anse Chastanet, and I am so glad I did! We switched to Anse Chastanet because our children were recently certified and they have a dive center on site. Most of the dive sites are towards the southern end of the island, so it was very convenient. We dove almost every morning and then spent the rest of the day relaxing on the amazing black sand beach. In addition, most of the outdoor activities you may want to do with your family (ziplinig, Gros Piton hike, Margrotuete waterfall, drive in volcano) are all concentrated on this side of the island. Anse has an excellent activities desk and can schedule you for anything when you arrive. We paid extra for the AC rooms on the beach and the AI meal and drink plan and are very very glad we did...the food and drinks we consumed would have been very expensive and leaving the resort every night would have been a pain. The food in the Tree House was amazing - the dinner menu changed daily and had a mix of everything. We are a family that travels a lot. We do not typically stay at large mega resorts because we appreciate a more intimate and unique experience...and this hotel definitly delivered. What I liked most was the staff - I would like to recognize Alpha, Melvin, Elischer, Frances, Nyeness, and Dave (dive shop) for making our trip fabulous...and thanks Gerard (GM) for memorable evening on the Jazzy cruise, and for maintaining a great hotel!