A member of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders Gold Level, Anse Chastanet (St. Lucia, Caribbean) is owned by Architect Nick Troubetzkoy and “was created with an environmental consciousness at heart long before this became not only fashionable but a mandatory resort philosophy.”
Anse Chastanet is one of those resorts that you can tell before you know for sure that it is an eco-resort. Why? It is built to incorporate as much as possible of the natural outdoor: the lush green vegetative landscape (600 acres), massive peaks (including the Pitons— designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) that rise out of the ocean, coast; and the uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea. The interior décor at Anse Chastanet is the embodiment of pure island elegance: the brightly colored cushions and bed sheets made from fabric accessories called madras, which is the island’s “national cloth”, the handcrafted wooden floors, ceiling, design accents and furniture, and straw-woven floor mats. Cuisine includes a whole lot of local flavors and Spices of the Caribbean; and ingredients are usually sourced locally such as from Anse Chastanet’s own Emerald Farm. The resort personnel said this about their farmstead “since 2007, Emerald Estate has been growing organic produce, from vegetables, micro greens, salads to fruits, spices, nuts and herbs- for the resort kitchens, under the supervision of consulting chef Allen Susser, taking the farm to table concept to a completely new level. Guests at Anse Chastanet Resort are able to visit our organic farm located in the Soufriere hills, approximately 20 minutes away from Anse Chastanet.” The Chocolate Laboratory came about for producing hand-crafted chocolate and is supplied by the over 2000 cocoa trees on the resort’s estates.
Then, it’s no surprise that the resort implemented a number of eco-friendly programs.
Some of the Green practices at Anse Chastanet include:
- Biodegradable toiletries
- Towel reuse program
- Organic toiletries
- Linen reuse program
- Energy-efficient lightbulbs
- Staff training on green practices
- Water and energy management
- Reduce, reuse and recycle
- Guest interaction & participation
Learn more about Anse Chastanet’s Environmental Practices.