Ti Kaye Village Hotel

, Castries, St. Lucia
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Ti Kaye Village Hotel

, Castries
3 star

Rooms: 32

Anse Cochon GM 669 - Castries - St. Lucia | 456-8101/2
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9/10
Cream of the Caribbean!
Submitted by: Kate in 18/04/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Ti Kaye was our base for following England during the group stage of their Cricket World Cup 2007 campaign. We could not have asked for a more beautiful, relaxing and friendly place to get away from England's somewhat comedic showing! On arrival at our own 'villa' complete with plunge pool, out door shower (heaven!), double hammock and the most glorious view of an azure blue sea, we agreed that the pictures on Ti Kaye's website do not do it justice. The staff at Ti Kaye were overwhelmingly friendly and accommodating allowing you to do as much or as little as you wished. We opted for diving, climbing Gros Piton and a rain forest hike culminating with a swim in a waterfall. The only downfall is that the beach is very popular and is raided on a daily basis by an influx of crowds coming in on large catamarans. However, we discovered that by hi-jacking one of the kayaks (free for guests of Ti Kaye), it was just a short 20 minute paddle round the corner to our very own private beach. Bliss!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Ti Kaye Village Hotel

This place is incredible

from A TripAdvisor Member
From the moment me and my new bride (we were on our honeymoon) set foot on their property, I knew I was going to really enjoy it. Jeanine, the manager and Gisselle, who seems to be her right hand, were waiting for me and Janeese as we arrived. As soon as we exited the taxi, they greeted us by name, offered us two rum punches and told us to enjoy our first sunset there while they took care of our bags for us. This is just a taste of the hospitality that was to come.

I can't say enough about the personal attention given by the staff to its guests. If we asked for it, we got it. For example, we had selected a package that had some different choices available. It was the honeymoon adventure package. It had a lot of stuff we wanted but some limits. Well, after a simple, "can we add this and drop this" question to Gisselle, Janeese and I had created our own little package that we couldn't be happier with.

Take advantage of the trip to Castries. The market has good souveniers and you can get some duty free shopping done. Go to the Coal Pot Restaurant - superb food!

The food is excellent at Ti Kaye so we advise opting for the Gros meal plan. Chef Paul really knows how to make a person look forward to dinner each night.

The grounds are beautiful; so lush. Each cottage has an ocean view which provides a fabulous view anytime of day. While, we were upgraded to a cottage with our own plunge pool, we didn't use it as much as I thought we would. The outdoor shower was awesome. Imagine showering under the moonlight - what a great feeling.

As one reviewer said, there are no screens on the windows of the cottages. But Tikaye thinks of everything. They provide plenty of bug repellant, citronella candles, and mosquito coils free of charge. We were lucky because there weren't many mosquitos the week we were there.

The long and short of it is this: it is an incredible resort, with a great staff and a fantastic aire about it. I am sure you will enjoy it.

Absolutely incredible - A slice of heaven.

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I honeymooned at Ti Kaye the week of January 4th. The resort and the island are absolutely beautiful. We looked at staying at Sandals and other resorts, but are so glad we chose Ti Kaye. We didn't want to leave! The staff at Ti Kaye is the friendliest I've ever seen and they are all willing to go above and beyond to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Rose, Giselle, Chantal, Joel, Cleus, William, and all the others whose names escape me are all great!! Jeanine, the manager, is great. Make it a point to meet her!! One of the previous reviews said the food was just okay and lacked variety . We were there for a week and the entrees offered for dinner were never repeated. We thought the food was PHENOMENAL. Paul is a great chef!! The spicy pepper pot stew appetizer is outstanding, as well as the penne pasta w/ shrimp and pineapple, the lamb, the lobster, etc, etc! Everything was great! A previous review suggested staying away from the chicken. My wife had a honey garlic chicken entree one night and thought it was awesome! One day for lunch I had a chicken sandwich and it was great. We purchased the "gros" meal plan and found it to be WELL WORTH the money! The resort does suggest men wear long pants or nice shorts at dinner. Most nights I wore nice "golf" shorts and a "Hawaiian" shirt and never felt under-dressed or out of place and the staff never said anything about my attire. I would recommend reading the information booklet in the room upon arrival. It does provide very good information - meal times, etc. One of the main reasons we didn't choose Sandals or one of the other all-inclusive resorts is because we knew there would be no way we could eat and drink enough to make it worth our while. We wanted to experience more "island specific" activities. Those types of activities are outrageously priced at Sandals and other resorts. That's why we chose Ti Kaye and the Adventure Lovers Package. We were able to choose from a variety of activities, the office then set up everything and supplied us with an itinerary. We didn't have to worry about getting a land or water taxi, everything was taken care of by the office. Service charges and gratuities are included in the package so you don't have to worry about tipping if you choose not to, although we additionally tipped our taxi drivers and guides. If you go on the land/sea tour, make sure you go to Ladera for lunch - another resort with great food. (We also looked at staying at Ladera. We're glad we chose Ti Kaye!!!) The cottages at Ti Kaye are great! We had an ocean front cottage with a plunge pool. There isn't a TV in the cottage (you can get one, all cottages have cable...), but you really don't miss it. We enjoyed having long dinners and chatting with couples we met from all over the world. I wouldn't recommend upgrading to the plunge pool cottages. Due to the privacy fence and plants/trees around the cottage, the sun doesn't warm the plunge pool water enough and it can be quite chilly. The garden shower is wonderful. My wife thought she was going to hate it. Now she wants one at home - a little difficult with Midwest winters! Be sure to take a nap in the two-person hammock - very relaxing!! If you are there on a Friday make sure you go to Anse La Raye for the "SEAFOOD FEST". What a great time!! As far as the beach, don't expect a pristine white sand beach. St. Lucia is a volcanic island and the beaches follow suit! The beach at Ti Kaye is very nice and the bay must be great for diving/snorkeling based on the number of boats that come in on a daily basis. We didn't do any snorkeling or diving. Ti Kaye has a beach bar and they are working on restroom facilities - a nice thing considering the 160+ steps up to the resort. One thing to remember (from what we were told), beach areas are common areas and owned by the government. Ti Kaye doesn't have any control over the beach area. We can't say enough about Ti Kaye!!!! Our stay was incredible and we can't wait to go back. If you are thinking about going to St. Lucia, we highly recommend Ti Kaye. It's beautiful and the people are great!!!! A perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle!

We want to go back!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We must say that the entire staff at Ti Kaye made our honeymoon a perfect experience! We arrived on 19-12-2003 for a 5 day 4 night honeymoon. The cottage (betize) is perfect with everything that you see in pictures plus more! Our most favorite thing to do was hang out on the porch and watch boats go by. The food that Chef Paul makes is out of this world, and the dinner menu changes day by day. We felt very much at ease at Ti Kaye, and got to know some of the other guests.

If I had to give suggestions to others about Ti Kaye, they would be: 1. Buy the meal plan. you'll feel less stress by paying up front, and then not have to worry about the cost of meals (Dinner ranged from 18.00 US to 28.00 US.
2. Go to the beach front early, stay late. Have lunch delivered to you via beach bar. Laugh at the big tour boats that pull up to the beach and allow their guests to swim for 30 minutes. Those boats come & go all day long. Maybe 3 to 4 a day. If you are a people watcher ~ it's great!
3. Take advantage of the packages that Ti Kaye offers. They'll set it all up for you, give you a schedule for each of your days, and ensure that you get what you want!
4. Before you come to St. Lucia, get a handle on what is considered a good tip for tour guides, baggage handlers, and local assistants. The exchange rate is 2.65 EC to 1 US dollar. Rememebr that. When visiting towns, and before making any purchase, get the price in EC dollars.
Sometimes there is a better deal to be had by spending the local EC dollar. I found that sometimes the price is jacked up when using US dollars.
5. Plan long days, and eat dinner late at Ti Kaye.
6. If you are staying on Friday night A must do is to go to the local town, Anse la Raye, for the Fish feast! A lot of fun, and you'll have a wonderful opportunity to meet others from the village, and from Ti Kaye.
7. Trust the staff at Ti Kaye. No one is trying to take advantage of you there. Ask questions about things to do, and what to avoid on the island. Experience both East & West sides of the island! there's a lot to see & do! have fun, and enjoy the service at Ti Kaye Village!

Any questions by Tripadvisor viewers: feel free to e mail me. If you go to Ti Kaye, I hope that you have just as a positive experience as we did! We Want to go Back!

A Special Thank you to everyone at Ti Kaye, including Jeanne, Cheryl, Joel, and Chef Paul!

Tom & Michelle

Fantastic Resort away from the main tourist drag

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just returned from a week at Ti Kaye. This is the place to go if you want a relaxing, go at your own pace vacation away from the tourist hordes on the northern end of St. Lucia. We didn't do much of the activities available around the island, but rather took advantage of the beautiful beach, the delicious on-site restaurant, and the double hammock and rocking chairs that are on the deck of each cabin.We did go diving however, and contrary to a previous poster, Dive Fair Helen came to pick us up two consecutive days (there were only two of us diving from the resort).The staff is outstanding, very friendly, and definitely enhanced our enjoyment of this beautiful St. Lucian getaway. Nick and Jeannine were equally fantastic. I can't wait to go back, and have been recommending the place to all my family and friends.The website, while outstanding, does not do the place justice. You have to see and experience Ti Kaye to really know how great it is.

No window screens , mosquitos in the mosquito netting

from A TripAdvisor Member
Ti Kaye was so beautiful, as is the island of St Lucia however we had to change hotels because of the mosquitos and some other bugs that devoured us! We had been traveling in the Grenadines for a month so are well acquainted with bugs but this was overwhelming. Ti Kaye Village was beautiful, friendly, well priced, could have been a bit of paradise with window screens.

LOVED TiKaye Village

from CTJODenver_CO
My husband and I went to St. Lucia in late September and stayed at Tikaye Village and LOVED it! The atmosphere was so laid back and the staff was WONDERFUL!! It is a small place so you get to know the staff and they were all great. It made our stay all the better. Our cottage was lovely and our view amazing! The whole place was everything we wanted and more than we expected!! If you are going to St. Lucia, you need to stay at TiKaye!!

Great staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful resort with charming staff. It's quite remote and the road to the resort is pretty rough. The rooms are nice with great outdoor showers. Food in the only restaurant is of a very high standard.

S PARADISE

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I went to Ti Kaye Village for our honeymoon in November. We had chosen that establishment after reviewing their web site. They advertise the great diving of the area with appetizing prices $50.00 boat dives and $35.00 beach dive. Once we showed up at the hotel the prices had miraculously gone up from $50.00 (boat dive) to $88.00. Furthermore the Fair Helen is reluctant to pick up only a few divers at the hotel so if you really want to dive, youll have to get a cab. The cab fair is not $15.00 as advertised but $25.00 to $30.00. I confronted the hotel management with the issue and it did not seam to bother them at all. Therefore, I would not recommend Ti Kaye to anyone because I was simply lied to and taken advantage of through false advertising. If you have any questions, e-mail me at guppy300@excite.com

Picture-perfect honeymoon spot

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I honeymooned at Ti Kaye Village in June 2002. It was spectacular. I am a vegetarian and they bent over backwards to accommodate my needs. The chef met with me daily to plan my dinners. We highly recommend this small, private resort!

Ti Kaye is exactly what it looks like online

from A TripAdvisor Member
Even though a slight hiccup during our check-in at midnight caused us to have to go back into Castries for our first night, we were instantly forgiving of Ti Kaye the next morning when we showed up and given the full treatment. The place looks just as it does on their website: Open and romantic, very friendly staff (Joel was our personal favorite), and the cottages are great.

This is a very secluded resort, so don't plan on getting taxis every night to go to dinner elsewhere. The road in to Ti Kaye is unpaved and takes a patient cab driver to maneuver. But don't fret because Ti Kaye's restaurant is excellent, serving up a different menu every night.

The beach is definitely one of the better ones on the island, which is why others drive or sail up to spend the afternoon there. Set up a water taxi with the front desk to take you from the beach to Marigot Bay for an afternoon. We highly recommend you eat at Chateau Mygo and then have drinks with your feet dangling in the water at the Shack.
(J.J.'s Paradise is a bit overrated)

Seafood Friday's in Anse Le Ray is tons of fun if you like to party.
Great food and drinks for dirt cheap prices.

The only bummers were: 1. Lots of mosquitoes. Wear bug repellant and be careful about sleeping with your doors and windows open.
2. The bar and dive shop down on the beach were only open intermittently.

As a side, the night we were leaving a family checked in to the resort.
This resort really doesn't offer much for kids and most of the guests are honeymooners. The pool is basic, the walk to the beach is 167 stairs, and getting in and out of the resort is time consuming. For these reasons, I wouldn't recommend those travelling with kids stay at Ti Kaye.

Top Local Tips for Castries

Just a warning to people who may have disabilities or problems with stairs There are 169 stairs down to the beach .......unfortunately there are also 169 stairs back up to the resort. The staff seemed willing to take people to the beach in a golf cart if needed, but once on the beach there are several stairs to get to the restroom near the beach.

The Biggest Mistake Use copious quantities of industrial strength sun screen. The nearly equatorial sun is much stronger than other, non-equatorial locations, and the biggest mistake we saw was some guests (especially those from Europe or Canada) not using suffficient amounts of sun screen or SPF early in their trip, resulting in uncomfortable or debilitating burns.

WEDDING PHOTOS We got married in St Lucia and we were very lucky because we found a great photographical studio for our wedding! the photos are the most important memory of an important moment! The studio wa www.reflectionsphotosandvideo.com: they are a family company with high quality and reasonable price!! They are honest, fiendly and kind but the most important thing is that they were able to look nice also me... usually I had a terrible face in a lot of shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Address: Anse Cochon GM 669 - Castries - St. Lucia
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