Stay at this Jungle Hideout in Saint Lucia

Anse Chastanet Resort has hillside treehouses you can sleep in, plus there are hiking trails and two beaches nearby.

Photograph by Lucas Gilman/Anse Chastanet

Overview: With views of the iconic Piton Mountains, the property is set on 600 acres on and above its eponymous beach and is surrounded by a lush jungle landscape.

The rooms: Each of Anse Chastanet’s uniquely designed 49 rooms—the hillside “treehouses” are worth the splurge—feature locally crafted furniture and vibrant textiles.

Dining options: Whether you want traditional Caribbean fish dishes, organic vegan fare or just a good old hamburger and fries, the resort’s many restaurants will satisfy your cravings

Good to know: With a spa, two beaches, hiking trails, world-renowned diving centre, daily yoga classes and plenty of watersports, you might find it hard to leave the resort.

Nearby: Head to Sulphur Springs Park (located inside an active volcano) to soak in the mineral-room pools and slather yourself in volcanic mud.

Rates from US$660 (per couple)

[This story appears in the December 2019 issue of WestJet Magazine]