Ti Kaye Resort & Spa http://www.tikaye.com Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:25:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.tikaye.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-tikaye-resort-spa-favicon-32x32.png Ti Kaye Resort & Spa http://www.tikaye.com 32 32 DSD CURTIS http://www.tikaye.com/blog/dsd-curtis-2/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/dsd-curtis-2/#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:54:16 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=4432

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Curtis has always loved the water.

18 years ago Curtis took a lifeguard training course, and during the course the lifeguard instructor spoke passionately about recently completing his open water certification. The instructor encouraged his students to try it, and because Curtis knew he loved the water, he decided to give it a go – at least, until he found out the cost.

While initially disheartened, Curtis discovered another way: by accepting a job as a snorkel guide after completing his lifeguard training, Curtis found himself working at a dive shop, where he made a point of spending time around dive instructors whenever they were teaching.

After a month on the job his opportunity presented itself and he was able to try diving for the first time, a dive he still remembers vividly 16 years later.

It was the most amazing feeling to be under water and breathing. Nothing mattered at this point. As soon as I came out of the water, I went to the manager and ask to do the certification and become a dive master. Six months later I was a dive master.”

DSD Curtis, recalling his first dive

The life of a professional diver has led Curtis to take strategic opportunities, always building on his skills as he explores his passion. He has worked as a dive instructor while also doing dive equipment repair, captaining boats, and supervising and managing shops.

Visitors can look forward to having fun when DSD Curtis takes them out. While he is a strong believer of safety and checking divers frequently while underwater is routine, he always makes sure to find the most amazing aquatic life to point out, keeping dives exiting.

To keep in the loop with Curtis, check out @IslandDiversSaintLucia on Instagram!

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SEVEN COURSE WEDNESDAYS http://www.tikaye.com/blog/seven-course-wednesdays/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/seven-course-wednesdays/#respond Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:19 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=4430

Read More]]> The middle of the week offers foodies a mouth-watering journey at Ti Kaye: Wednesday Night’s Seven Course Menu!

Explore the tastes of Saint Lucia with seven courses of culinary excellence as Chef Denis Jarcot prepares a sampling of local Caribbean and Creole flavours. It’s a chance for diners to discover what makes each one of these ingredients so special, with a focus on fresh, natural organic produce prepared simply with traditional and modern cooking styles. Caribbean seasonings with fresh herbs and spices from our own gardens season and garnish each dish!

The highlight of this dining experience is that each course tells its own story:

  1. The Marlin Ceviche is a combination of subtle heat, with chilies, lime, ginger, and shando beni
  2. Crab and Calalloo Soup provide explosive Caribbean flavors
  3. Fresh local organic greens are on display with the Watermelon & Feta Cheese Salad
  4. Pulled Jerk Chicken Sliders combine an interesting blend of flavors with the jerk and traditional St Lucian fried bake
  5. In participation with St Lucia fisheries, the Blackened Lion Fish Fillet showcases delicate, light flavours, combined with traditional green fig salad.
  6. Guava BBQ pork Spare Ribs: a hearty comfort dish that is sure to bring back Mom’s cooking!
  7. And finally, the Trio of Chocolate Sampler is a celebration of local chocolate and chocolate-based products, supporting and promoting Saint Lucian chocolate and cocoa products

It’s a decadent night of delicious delicacies, sure to satiate the palate of weary travelers and foodies alike. We’ll see you on Wednesday nights!

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FOR THE LOVE OF RUM http://www.tikaye.com/blog/for-the-love-of-rum/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/for-the-love-of-rum/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:50:39 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=4428

Read More]]> Nothing says ‘Caribbean’ more than delicious, sugarcane-distilled spirits. And if you consider yourself a serious traveler, you are excited not just about the destination but also about experiencing everything that is local – and what could be more local than Caribbean rum?

There’s just something about toffee and caramel-like dark rum flavours, the warmth and spice of golden rums, and the clear, crisp rums that create the most refreshing of mojitos.

Not experiencing rum in the Caribbean would be like going to the Scottish Highlands and not having a classic, peaty malt whiskey.

If you can’t tell, we absolutely love our rums at Ti Kaye. In fact, rum is one of our passions, and in order to honour that passion our General Manager and resident Rum Master Sarah Watts has put together an all-new Rum List!

This list features five delicious Caribbean rums, each handpicked for their uniqueness and flavour. The next time you’re in Anse Cochon, stop by Kai Manje and sample some of the most delicious Caribbean spirits. It is sure to brighten your day or liven your night.

Of course, if you prefer wine over spirits, we can accommodate that as well, with our award-winning 600+ bin wine list.

A visit to Ti Kaye is a treat for the senses, sometimes taste most of all!

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CELEBRATING CHOCOLATE HERITAGE MONTH http://www.tikaye.com/blog/celebrating-chocolate-heritage-month/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/celebrating-chocolate-heritage-month/#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:43:26 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=4426

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Chocolate is beloved the world over, but it holds a special place in the hearts of Saint Lucians, and each August we celebrate Chocolate Heritage Month.

We’ll be celebrating Chocolate Heritage Month at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa as well, with a diverse selection of activities both culinary and recreational. Touring cocoa plantations and tasting a variety of local chocolates are essential to August here on Saint Lucia, but there’s also so much more…

Enjoy a nourishing chocolate wrap treatment at Kai Koko Spa – an experience sure to leave you relaxed, content, and floating on air – it’s 90-minutes of bliss!

Of course, if you prefer “tasting” as your favourite way to experience chocolate, you’re not alone! This August, swing by Kai Manje and dine off our Chocolate & Wine Tasting Menu. The only thing that can make chocolate even better is the perfect pairing, and we’re more than happy to put our Wine Spectator Award-winning cellar to good use in celebrating all things chocolate!

Spa treatments, wines, and chocolate – it’s a feast for the senses:

  • DINE: Chocolate Wine Tastings every Thursday!
    ($65 per person plus 10% service charge and 10% VAT)
  • SPA: Nourishing 90-minute Chocolate Wrap
    ($165 per person)
  • TOURS: ‘Sea & Land’ Tour includes a tour of the chocolate plantation
  • AMENITIES: Ti Kaye’s in-room bathroom amenities are locally-made:
    • Chocolate & Mint, Shower Gel, Shampoo & Conditioner

…and more secrets and surprises to be announced! Chocolate lovers won’t want to miss this 🙂

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DIVING SAINT LUCIA http://www.tikaye.com/blog/diving-saint-lucia/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/diving-saint-lucia/#respond Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:42:36 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=4424

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Saint Lucia is such a stunning beauty of a Caribbean Island, with so much to explore in her depths that one of her most prominent features can often be overlooked…

That’s right, we’re talking about the incredible diving (and snorkeling) off Saint Lucia’s shores!

An entire underwater world lies beneath the waves off Saint Lucia, with incredible varieties of wildlife and flora and fauna, from reefs to wrecks. In fact, 5 of the most popular wrecks off Saint Lucia are within a two-minute boat ride of Ti Kaye Resort & Spa. The most accessible of these wrecks is the Lesleen M, just 300’ off the shores of Anse Cochon, so close you can kayak out to it!

When you’re enjoying your boutique resort experience, eloping with a lover and enjoying the spa or simply getting away from it all for a private beach experience in Anse Cochon, don’t forget that there are countless adventures waiting for you beneath the Caribbean Sea.

Saint Lucia has a wealth of adventure on land with the Pitons, the drive-through volcano, beautiful rainforest hikes and colonial towns to explore – but never forget that the Caribbean is known for world class diving and our beautiful island paradise is no different.

We just happen to have an incredible wine selection and spa experience waiting for you when you get back, that’s all 😉

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VISIT BEFORE YOU VISIT: MATTERPORT VIRTUAL TOURS http://www.tikaye.com/blog/visit-before-you-visit-matterport-virtual-tours/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/visit-before-you-visit-matterport-virtual-tours/#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:40:19 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=4422

Read More]]> We’re excited to share something new with you. Ti Kaye Resort & Spa now features cutting edge Matterport virtual tours. Now you can visit before you visit Ti Kaye and get a feel for our boutique Saint Lucia luxury resort.

Whether its roaming our award-winning wine cellar inspecting some of our 600+ bin collection, taking a look at the incredible vistas from Kai Manje and Ti Manje, or just exploring your room before you head all the way to Saint Lucia, virtual tours offer a wonderful glimpse of what it is to experience Ti Kaye.

You can enjoy a taste of the spectacular ocean views our rooms provide, get a feel for your new home away from home – and all without leaving the comfort of your home or mobile device.

The accuracy of this technology is incredible! It shows us for what we really are, and there’s nothing quite like a “visit before you visit” to get yourself excited for a Saint Lucia vacation.

We invite you to explore Ti Kaye through the virtual tours below!

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KAI KOKO SPA RE IMAGINED http://www.tikaye.com/blog/kai-koko-spa-re-imagined/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/kai-koko-spa-re-imagined/#respond Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:38:11 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=4420

Read More]]> We are so unbelievably excited to talk about the new and improved Kai Koko Spa!

Every once in a while it is wonderful to spice things up with some changes, and in keeping in line with Ti Kaye Resort & Spa’s vision moving forward, Kai Koko Spa has become better than ever.

All of our new treatments are 100% locally produced and sustainable, with our all-Saint Lucian team taking care of your every need. From our locally-sourced vegan nail polish to the seaweed to the sulfur to the chocolate, every aspect of Kai Koko Spa provides a premier Saint Lucian boutique spa experience.

You won’t find Thai Massage when you stay at Ti Kaye, you’ll find Saint Lucian Massage, and your life may never be the same.

Head on over to our newly-updated Kai Koko Spa page for more information, or to browse the new Spa Menu.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Aerial Video of Ti Kaye http://www.tikaye.com/blog/ti-kaye-resort-spa-aerial-video/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/ti-kaye-resort-spa-aerial-video/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:35:16 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=4300

Read More]]> We are so excited to share the very first aerial video of Ti Kaye Resort & Spa!

Last week one of our guests was able to capture some drone footage of our beautiful corner of Saint Lucia. Enjoy a spectacular view of Anse Cochon Beach, Ti Kaye, Kai Manje, and Ti Manje — and even get a glimpse of the view beneath the pristine waters.

If you haven’t seen our video yet, you can view it here:

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Kai Manje Receives 2016 Wine Spectator Award! http://www.tikaye.com/blog/kai-manje-celebrates-2016-wine-spectator-award/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/kai-manje-celebrates-2016-wine-spectator-award/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=4266

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We are pleased to announce that Kai Manje Restaurant at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa has just received Wine Spectator’s prestigious Best of Award of Excellence for the second year in a row!

Big thanks to our Food & Beverage Director and General Manager Sarah Watts, who oversees the wine selection along with Restaurant Manager Kim Williams and Wine Waiter Keygan James.

“Two years in a row! This is just fabulous,” says Watts. “Wine and food is such an important passion of ours and it is wonderful for our team to receive this recognition. Sustainability is integral to the day-to-day function of Ti Kaye.”

Sustainable food initiatives at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa are the product of tireless work from Executive Chef Denis Jaricot along with Operations Manager Cheryl François, who work to bring local ingredients to the Kai Manje menu whenever possible.

“We work with local farmers and supplies to ensure we infuse as many Saint Lucian ingredients into our menu as possible,” explains Watts. “This includes locally-grown chocolate, all our herbs, and some of our fruits grown in the Ti Kaye Gardens.”

Following this latest accolade, the Kai Manje team will be introducing a variety of new food and beverage initiatives including a Rum Tasting Menu featuring 40 aged rums from throughout the Caribbean, evolving Seven Course Creole Tasting Menus, and a new Wine & Chocolate Tasting Menu to celebrate Chocolate Heritage month in August using locally-sourced Saint Lucian chocolate.

Since 1981 Wine Spectator has been honouring restaurants featuring extraordinary wine programs. The last four years have seen Kai Manje Restaurant rising in the ranks of the Caribbean’s best restaurants, earning Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in 2013 and 2014.

2015 saw Kai Manje reaching even greater heights by earning Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence, further highlighting Ti Kaye Resort’s commitment to showcasing an increasing breadth of wines, providing options from a greater variety of winegrowing regions and delivering a superior presentation to guests.

The 2016 Best of Award of Excellence is a testament to the team’s dedication, cementing Ti Kaye Resort & Spa’s reputation as a vacation destination for food & wine lovers. Kai Manje is amongst only a handful of restaurants in the entire Caribbean to achieve this level of award, and the only one in Saint Lucia.

It’s another amazing milestone for Kai Manje and Ti Kaye, and we couldn’t be more proud!

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Celebrating 15 Years of Ti Kaye http://www.tikaye.com/blog/celebrating-fifteen-years-of-ti-kaye/ http://www.tikaye.com/blog/celebrating-fifteen-years-of-ti-kaye/#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 20:06:18 +0000 http://www.tikaye.com/?p=3893

Read More]]> Can you believe it has been 15 years since Ti Kaye Resort & Spa opened? Wow! As they say, time really does fly when you’re having fun 🙂

When we set out a decade and a half ago to make a spectacular and sustainable slice of paradise here on Saint Lucia, we always hoped our dream would endure. It feels fantastic to look back at what we have achieved together in the years since we opened, to remember the challenges and obstacles we have overcome.

We dug our own well and built our own sustainable water processing facility – our very own Ti Kaye Water!

We still remember building our award-winning wine cellar, selecting our favourite bottles and building the best wine list in the Caribbean.

And of course, so many amazing people have come and gone through our doors.

Even now we continue to grow, enhancing our recycling facilities over the last few weeks.

We feel blessed to have made it this far, so we have decided to take the entire month of May to celebrate #15YearsofTiKaye!

Stay tuned for updates on specials and surprises we have in store.

We are so thankful for all of you. Check out our gallery of vintage Ti Kaye photos below 🙂

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