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When: 15 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016 (Sat - Sat, 7 nights)
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Anse Chastanet

Tranquility • Romance • Adventure

Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy believes passionately in nature. So he created a hotel that makes the foliage and the flowers, the perfumes and the peaks, the sea and the bird song an integral part of your vacation experience. The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.

With such a unique setting as his canvas, Nick Troubetzkoy was inspired to design a one-of-a-kind resort. He was committed to an environmentally conscious development before “green” became fashionable.

A dozen rooms are tucked in behind the coconut palms that line the beach and the remainder tiptoe up a flower decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing tradewinds octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower draped balconies and louvered windows.

Extra-large deluxe and premium suites underscore the visionary, innovative, sometimes whimsical side of Nick Troubetzkoy: in one suite, the balcony is built around a full-grown red gommier tree; in another a flamboyant tree drapes its red blossoms around the balcony. Some have their 4th wall open entirely to the vistas, yet are completely private.

Anse Chastanet’s ever growing art collection provides a visual feast of its own. There are impressive wooden sculptures and plaques, earthy burlap compositions, painted “sky ceilings” and vibrant acrylic paintings invoking memories of Matisse and Picasso.

And while the sensuous seclusion of the rooms provides some guests with the perfect excuse for lolling away the day on the balcony, others head out to partake in the many activities on offer; yoga, snorkeling,scuba diving, tennis, sunset sailing, sea kayaking or jungle biking, hiking and bird-watching among the ruins of an 18th century colonial plantation.

The less actively inclined simply do nothing, lie on the beach or get pampered in the resort’s spa, Kai Belté. There is a casual beachside bar and restaurant; on the hillside, a panoramic hillside lounge and two treehouses provide the romantic setting for candlelit dinners, with musical backdrops by local entertainers. Tranquility, Romance and Adventure at Anse Chastanet.

ANSE CHASTANET is St. Lucia's only resort property with the iconic view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains floating upon the Caribbean Sea. The location of the property is unsurpassed, a private estate of 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft-sand Caribbean beaches with pristine coral reefs just offshore. The resort property includes the historical plantation of Anse Mamin and Emerald Estate where the resort grows its own organic produce.

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Cathy Whelehan, RYT

Cathy is first and foremost a student of life, love and connection. Her yoga classes emphasize sound therapeutic alignment, integration with nature and celebration of the heart. Cathy inspires others to connect more deeply with their own heart and greatness. She has over 1000 hours of yoga training. Cathy is passionate about supporting students to develop daily, personal yoga practices that assist individual transformation & planetary evolution. She is the owner of Open Sky Yoga Barn in Redding, CT. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Janet Schroeder, M.A., L.M.T, Certified Yoga Teacher

Janet has had a private practice in personal training, massage therapy, meditation and yoga for over 25 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Neurosomatic Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher. She has studied mindfulness intensively with a wide variety of teachers including Jon Kabat Zinn, Jack Kornfield and Pema Chodron.  She is the owner of Integrated Pain and Stress Relief  in Bethel, CT.   She also has placed several hundred unwanted animals through her home-based rescue,  Second Chance Animal Rescue of CT.

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