My husband and I visited this resort on our honeymoon from 4/15- 4/22/2007. Before going, I printed out all the Trip Advisor reviews on the place and read them during my bus commute to and from work. It was all I imagined it would be and more. This review is my way of giving back. I hope it is helpful and informative. PLEASE feel free to contact me with any questions!
Ti Kaye, St. Lucia [--] : Never in my life have I felt more at peace. This place IS paradise.Ti Kaye (pronounced ‘tea-ki (like sky) is a resort made up of 33 private cottages on the side of a cliff in beautiful St. Lucia. We stayed in cottage A (Annafe’). It is the closest to the main building containing the restaurant, bar, front desk, and gift shop. The cottage was very clean and spacious. It has a comfortable king size bed, large closet, bathroom, CD player/ clock radio, refrigerator, A/C and an outdoor garden shower. The shower was actually really nice. It’s large and open on top and you’re surrounded by beautiful plants and palm trees. The front deck looks out to the ocean and there are chairs, a table, a hammock for 2 and our cottage had its own plunge pool which we used every single day! So worth it! It was so nice after a morning at the beach to come home and take a dip in the refreshing cool water while looking out to the beach and sapphire blue ocean.
All of the food we had there was just delicious, and I really mean all of it. We had the ‘gros’ meal plan and it was definitely worth it. It consists of 3 lunches and 5 dinners. It was so nice to not have to worry about paying for dinner each night. The resort’s beach is located in a secluded cove and is a great spot for snorkeling. We did this almost everyday after breakfast. George, the ‘beach dude,’ will help you with chairs, umbrellas, drinks, and kayaks. We kayaked one day which quite enjoyable! Kayaks are available for free to guests of Ti Kaye. We did the Land & Sea tour which took you to the Sulphur Springs, 2 waterfalls, botanical gardens, and lunch at a lovely restaurant. We really enjoyed the experience and recommend it for a day out. We also did the Sunset Cruise which is a 2 hour cruise on a sailboat with a few other couples. Drinks and snacks are included and we were lucky enough to see tons of dolphins and a whale while we were out on the water! Definitely a major highlight for my husband.
While at Ti Kaye, I highly recommend the Couples Massage. It was so relaxing and peaceful. Bring your own CD to play in the background. It was really great and my husband now wants to get more massages! He never had one before! Friday night was the big Fish Fry street festival in town. Most everyone goes from the resort and it’s quite a different experience. Take advantage of the free Rum Punches at the Ti Kaye bar before heading out in shuttles. When you’re there you get to support the local economy – sadly, it’s quite impoverished. The people were so nice and the food was yummy. The locals set up booths up and down the street selling food and souvenirs. It was neat seeing all the homemade items they had available. Families brought their food in their own personal pots, pans, and casserole dishes. The local drink is called “Spice” and it’s over proof rum seeped with spices. It’s INTENSE but worth a try. I used some Coke to dilute it somewhat! Ti Kaye provides an information sheet in the room telling you about this event in detail. Ti Kaye was the perfect honeymoon locale and the staff was warm and friendly (shout out to Gus, George, Pilgrim, Eldan & Kenny!) If you go to the library, look for Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. We donated it to their collection and put our initials and date in the front cover! Hello Kristin, Louic, Lydia & Car (for short!) It was so nice meeting you! It was great that we got to see you one more time before we left. All the best!!!
-Do carry small bills for the Fish Fry and for tipping people like the porter at the St. Lucia airport, taxi driver, etc..
-Do bring lots of sunscreen. Wear a t-shirt when you go snorkeling. A little extra protection couldn't hurt. My husband didn't the first day and his back got burned. I guess after hours in the water, the sunblock loses it strength!
-Do bring aloe gel in case one of you gets burned - it came in handy!
-Don't bring any "heavy" clothes - you won't need them. It is super hot there right now - I was constantly melting!
-You don't need to bring a hair dryer - there's one in the room, plus, it's like too hot to blow your hair dry anyway!
-Shower gel, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bug spray, a citronella candle, a shower cap, and a sewing kit are ALL provided. You might want to bring a pouf or sponge for use with the shower gel.
-Thankfully, there were not a lot of bugs! I just wouldn't recommend sitting on porch late at night. They are attracted to the outside lights.
-The pancakes were very yummy, in fact ALL the food was had was excellent.
-Ask Pilgrim to make you a Ti Kaye Touch -- his own concoction :-)
-Land & Sea tour was very nice and we had a great lunch afterward with the group at a pretty restaurant.
-The Sunset Cruise was nice and exciting actually. We saw dolphins and even a whale! Plus you get snacks and drinks. You'll want dinner afterward though.
-When you head to beach, make sure you have everything you need! The steps are a killer if you have to go right back up again! I always rested on each landing on the way up. There are 167 steps down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Anse Cochon Bay Ti Kaye Resort & Spa is located on the serene West Coast and is simply known as Ti Kaye, (which means small house in the native creole patois language of Saint Lucia). With only 33 rooms, 2 bars & restaurants, the Kai Koko Spa and a 600+ bin 'Wine Kave' there is no better place for romantic relaxation - combined with some of the best snorkeling and diving to be found anywhere on Saint Lucia right off the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ti Kaye Village Hotel Castries
- Ti Kaye Village Castries
- Ti Kaye Village Resort St Lucia