Great stay - but oh! those steps!
We planned a Christmas family (3) holiday in the Caribbean and since we had never been to St. Lucia, decided on Anse Chastanet. It was expensive (for us anyway), but worth the cost. We are a scuba diving family and this resort had a 5 star PADI facility(Scuba St. Lucia) right on the beach. Anse Chastanet resort has several beachside cottages/rooms, but we chose to stay in one of the hillside rooms with a view of the Pitons. The room itself, and the bathroom, was very spacious with an open floor plan; a king size bed and a full size (for my 27 year old son) bed did not diminish the size. There is a sitting area inside and a terrace. We stayed in room 7A, about half way up the hill. We counted the steps to the beach - 263! Going down is not difficult, and shuttle vans are available at the beach to take you back up. Excellent dive facility and wonderful dive sites. I would highly recommend getting a meal plan. We purchased an MAP plan (breakfast & dinner) and were so glad we did as the meal prices are high. Every one of the staff were pleasant and accommodating. For those of you worried about insects, insect repellant is provided in each room although we weren't bothered by any at all - the beachside is surrounded by foliage and forest, so you might need it more. The staff can set up and schedule land excursions to the mud baths, botanical gardens & waterfall, and the Tet Paul trail. There may be others but since we were only there for 5 days, we did all 3 in one day .