Nestled along a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea and away from the hustle and bustle of the island, lies a St. Lucian treasure. This laid back little resort 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 St. Lucia. It is a secluded, peaceful location - a great hideaway for those who seek complete relaxation in casual, yet beautiful surroundings.
Ti Kaye Village is located 45 minutes North of Soufriere and 45 minutes South of Rodney Bay. The resort is perched on a cliff overlooked the adjacent Anse Cochon beach. The resort opened in 1991 and offers unique accommodations high above the blue sea below. The spa is small (so is the resort) but offers unbelievable views! The Coco spa was built used from wood made from local Coconut trees knocked down by storms. All of the spa product ingredients are made locally as are all the merchandise in the small gift shop. This spa was ranked number 3 in the Caribbean! There is a shuttle to the beach or there is a path with 166 steps down to the beach. The beach is a typical St Lucia beach with the darker sand (due to the volcano) and the bluer water. Anse Cochon is considered the best snorkeling and diving on the island. In addition to the natural reefs, a freighter was intentionally sunk off the coast in 1986 which provides excellent diving. Naturally, there is a dive shop on premisis and they specialize in small group dives. There resort is very lush and many of the fruit trees end up on the breakfast buffet. The resort makes its own water (triple filtering process) in order to reduce the carbon footprint of the plastic bottled water (there are no recycling facilities on the island). There are two restaurants, one in the lobby, the other on the beach. Another unique feature of the resort is their amazing wine cellar (documented in Wine Spectator magazine) with over 445 different varieties of wine. A popular activity is a wine tasting in the cellar with their master sommelier ($40-50 charge per person).
Ti Kaye offers different meal plans, but most guests opt for the all-inclusive plan. I was told the all-inclusive plan is an additional $130 per person per night additional (plus 18% tax and gratuity). There are surcharges for certain fine cuts of meat and lobster. The all-inclusive plan has 8 house wines included along with a mix of premium and well liquor.
The most popular accommodations are the Le Cottage with plunge pool. These free standing cottages offer a large wrap around deck with hammock, private plunge pool, king bed, and fantastic views. The resort is committed to sustainable tourism and I love the refillable canister filler with locally grown coffee in the rooms.
I liked Ti Kaye a lot! However, it is considerably more rustic than Calabash. I’m always wary of resorts that charge surcharges on their all-inclusive plan.