Ti Kaye Resort & Spa – Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa in Anse La Raye (Anse Cochon), you’ll be minutes from Anse Cochon Beach and close to L’Anse la Raye Beach. This 4-star resort is within the region of Petit Piton and Gros Piton.
Make yourself at home in one of the 33 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink from a beach bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
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We had a short break at the Ti Kaye resort in Anse La Raye, and the rooms were wonderful, really spacious with large balconies and hammocks where the local birds came to visit, quite unafraid of us. The staff, especially those in the restaurants, were excellent, and the food good. We were a bit disappointed that the beautiful quiet beach was disturbed on a regular basis by many tourist boats disgorging their 'cargo' of passengers into the sea or on the beach for 15 or 20 minutes at a time and this went on from 9 am in the morning until mid afternoon. I was also annoyed that I was charged for 2 people on an all inclusive basis, I appreciate that I needed to pay for the room, staying on my own, but don't understand why I was charged for 2 people for food and drink when there was obviously only one of me.I asked at check-in why this was the case but didn't receive a satisfactory answer. It was also frustrating that we couldn't get wine for the mini-bar free of charge even if house wine was part of our all inclusive rate. It seems rather 'penny-pinching' for what was an expensive resort.
What a trip! We enjoyed every minute and the management and staff couldn’t have been friendlier or more accommodating. We enjoyed the adults only and made some very nice friends from around the world. The individual cabins complete with splash pools, hammocks and large enclosed porch made even a rainy afternoon during our visit pleasant.
A few observations: the resort is remote, 90 minutes by car to the airport; 172 steps (yes, we counted) to the beach. Day trips were nice, well organized and good value for the dollar but not scheduled frequently enough. I would be less than honest if I didn’t say that from time to time during our stay, we felt like captives to the resort. But what a place to be captive....... beautiful, restful and top-shelf!!
Ti Kaye is a luxurious resort at the Anse Cochon bay in St Lucia. We spent the second half of our holiday on this spectacular island at Ti Kaye. The rooms are individual chalets (detached or semi-detached) named after Creole words, dotted along the cliffs above the bay. Most, perhaps all, have splendid views of the bay below. The restaurant, bar, gym, spa, pool and reception are at this level, carved out of the luxuriant forest. We used the gym on the only rainy morning of our stay and found that it was well equipped. The grounds are well maintained with lots of exotic plants .The beach is reached by 165 steps down the hillside but the hotel has a restaurant and bar by the beach (open until 4.30pm) and so there is no need to come back to the top during the day.There is also a Dive Centre where snorkelling equipment, kayaks and paddle boards can be hired.
Our room was very comfortable and spacious with a large and comfortable four-poster bed, a generous-sized walk-in wardrobe with plenty of space for clothes, a safe and even facilities for making tea and coffee (not instant - a cafetiere was provided). In front of the room was a large balcony with a table, chairs and a hammock. There was a bathroom to the side of the bedroom and through it an outdoor shower in a little enclosed garden. We particularlay liked waking up to the sound of the tropical dawn chorus.
The food at Ti Kaye was of very high quality indeed. We stayed on half board basis. The dinners really were "fine dining". Each evening there was a choice of a few items always including locally caught fish and there was a sophisticated take on local Creole cuisine. There was an extra charge for some of the steaks. The starters included some excellent soups. One evening we had a seven-course taster menu - we infer that this takes place each week. Breakfast was first rate too. Cooked breakfast could be ordered from the kitchen but the cold buffet was so good that we never did. On a few occasions we had a pizza on the beach for lunch and these too were extremely good.
Ti Kaye prides itself on being environmentally aware and avoiding using plastic where possible. We were pleased to see recyclable straws with our cocktails. It has a desalination plant for all the water used in the resort including drinking water. Not only does this mean that there is no need for plastic bottles but it tastes very good too.
Ti Kaye aims extremely high and for all its very fine qualities it doesn't meet its own high standards in all respects, so it is only fair to mention its drawbacks.
Ti Kaye is in a remote location and that is part of its appeal. It is at the end of a long, rough road leading form the road on the east side of the island, so it is necessary to take a taxi or go on an organised tour to get away from the hotel. We booked a taxi (through the hotel reception) for a half day in Marigot Bay, further along the coast. It would be difficult, however, to go to another restaurant for a meal in the evening - there are none nearby. The beach, though, is not as secluded as one might expect. It is a favourite stop-off point for snorkelling and swimming for catamaran excursions from other parts of the island. This is not a great problem, even though there can be three or four tour boats in the bay at the same time, as the boats let their passengers into the water at the far side of the bay from Ti Kaye, and there is enough room for everyone. It does, however, detract from the luxurious, secluded image that Ti Kaye likes to portray.
There were two features of Ti Kaye that I found really unappealling. First, the air conditioning in the restaurant was very fierce. I had to ask to move away from the fans. In my opinion there was no need for air conditioning at all on a pleasantly warm evening in a room with open walls. I did not go to the Caribbean to be cold! Secondly, the light in our room was so weak ("subdued lighting", I suppose) that it was impossible to read once it had gone dark. These two factors really did detract from the experience.
There were a few other points that I would only mention because the hotel had such high claims. There was wifi in our room but the signal was not strong. Also, it would have been useful to have more electric sockets for phones, computers and other devices. There seemed to be a lack of consistency in the organisation of the place on occasion. We were given conflicting instructions about beach towels from different members of staff: should we return them all to the basket in our room or should the ones taken from reception be left there after use? On our first day we were not told that we needed to take our keys down to the beach as they opened the door to the toilets down there. Fortunately we asked! When the red flag was flying at the beach the staff at the Dive Centre were still hiring out kayaks and paddle boards. When we enquired we were just advised to enter the water at the far side of the bay. It was still not clear whether it was dangerous or not. Also in relation to the Dive Centre, notices stated that people who had not used equipement before would be given instruction, but we were not even asked if we knew what to do.
The staff were mostly very helpful and pleasant. We just had an issue one evening in the restaurant. Guests are asked to book a time for dinner which we thought was reasonable. We had booked for 7.30 pm but this had not been recorded properly and we were left waiting until the issue was resolved. There was no apology and it was implied that the error was our fault. We did not feel that this was acceptable (and would not have been acceptable in any restaurant). Still, this was very much the exception. Service was usually excellent.
We certainly enjoyed our stay at Ti Kaye. A few little issues stopped it from being quite as wonderful as it could easily have been. If you sort out the air conditioning and the room lighting we will consider coming back one day.
We stayed at Ti Kaye in February 2019 and were disappointed that our experience did not match the resort’s marketing material.
Despite our age we had no problem with the 160 odd steps up from the beach as we were made aware of this beforehand. What we were not prepared for was the mass beach invasion from catamaran day trippers with up to three vessels present at any one time. The resort boasts a relaxing intimate atmosphere but this was destroyed by the noisy racket of the catamaran revellers between 9.30-4.00pm.
Tranquility was not helped during our stay by ground maintenance. The resort information says this takes place on a Monday but strimming seemed to take place every day while we were there.
The ‘cottages’ are very comfortable and spacious but semi-detached, so hope for considerate neighbours. Despite the claim, wi-fi is virtually non existent in the cottages so access to the internet is only available in the lounge, dining area or, strangely, on the beach!
The cuisine is excellent with a variety of vegetarian options but the service was maddenly inconsistent, it seemed to depend which team was on duty whether or not you were served promptly, efficiently and in a friendly manner. Most of the resort staff from receptionists to waiters and room servicing, were lovely, helpful, friendly and cheerful but unfortunately not all.
The resort offers plenty of excursions and there is also a wine tasting evening which we participated in. The sommelier was excellent, well informed and made it a very interesting and fun experience.
Despite the invasion of catamarans, the hotel beach area is excellent with sun shelters, beds and service available from the beach bar/restaurant, The sea is beautifully clear for snorkelling and scuba with a wonderful range of brightly coloured fish.
So all in all a real contrast with some excellent aspects spoiled by some disappointments.
We visited Ti Kaye December 2018. After having been to Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, Barbados and more, Ti Kaye was BY FAR the best place we have ever stayed. The service, food, rooms, amenities- everything about it was absolutely perfect. The staff all knew us by name and it felt so personal. Nadine always took amazing care of us. We will most definitely be planning a return trip in the near future!!!