Review: The boho-chic Tet Rouge retreat jet setters are flocking to in St. Lucia

Nestled within the lush, vibrant landscape of St. Lucia lies an enchanting escape that will leave you breathless –  Tet Rouge.  Set against a backdrop of verdant rainforests and the Caribbean Sea, this captivating boutique resort offers an unrivaled experience for the discerning traveler. A harmonious blend of relaxed luxury and natural beauty, Tet Rouge is a rare gem that beckons with its charm, elegance, and mood-boosting serenity.

Tet Rouge takes pride in its unique design and attention to detail, with only six eco-luxe sea view suites scattered across the property. Each suite is a beautiful fusion of contemporary and traditional St. Lucian architecture, featuring an open-air layout that invites the gentle sea breeze and warm sunlight. The use of natural materials such as stone, wood, and thatch enhances the sense of being in perfect harmony with the environment.

Simple yet chic villa designs at Tet Rouge

Our suite was blissfully spacious and featured a dreamy outdoor rain shower – perfect for getting in touch with nature as you cleanse away the day. All suites boast unobstructed views of the breathtaking Pitons – St. Lucia’s iconic twin peaks – and the azure Caribbean Sea. The spacious bedroom and living area of our villa seamlessly flowed into the outdoor deck – complete with a hammock and just a few steps away from the hotels’s scenic pool. Seeking a hotel that understand’s the importance of a good night’s sleep? Plush king-sized beds, luxurious linens, and tasteful furnishings ensure a restful and rejuvenating stay.

Dining at Tet Rouge is a gastronomic journey that will tantalize your taste buds. The resort’s intimate, open-air restaurant, Ti Coco, prides itself on its farm-to-table philosophy, sourcing the freshest local ingredients from nearby farms and fishermen. The talented culinary team expertly crafts creative dishes that showcase the island’s rich and diverse culinary heritage, offering a unique blend of Caribbean, French, and Creole flavours.

Lunch with a view

We loved the grilled snapper with plantain and the morning breakfasts of freshly made bread, omelettes and homemade jam – all washed down with freshly picked coconuts. On our first night we arrived to the sound of live jazz courtesy of the talented saxophonist playing to a captivated crowd at the poolside restaurant.  The staff and the service at Tet Rouge was exceptional. Every staff member we had the pleasure of meeting were warm, friendly and extremely professional, offering personalised service that makes guests feel like family. From arranging excursions to recommending the best local restaurants, the staff were always available to ensure we had an unforgettable stay.

The restaurant’s cliffside setting offers panoramic views of the sea and the surrounding landscape, creating an unforgettable dining experience. Do not miss the chance to indulge in a romantic, candlelit dinner under the stars, where the gentle melody of the waves and the soft glow of lanterns will transport you to a world of enchantment.

Tet Rouge offers an array of curated experiences designed to connect guests with the vibrant culture and natural beauty of St. Lucia. Embark on a guided hike to the summit of the Gros Piton, where you will be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the island and the Caribbean Sea. Explore the pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life on a guided snorkeling or diving excursion, or sail the turquoise waters on a catamaran cruise along the scenic coastline.

The resort’s commitment to sustainable tourism extends to the local community, offering guests the opportunity to participate in authentic cultural experiences. Learn about the island’s traditional cocoa production process during a visit to a nearby chocolate plantation, or immerse yourself in the culinary arts with a hands-on cooking class, where you can master the art of preparing local dishes.

Tet Rouge‘s serene environment is the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. The hotel’s intimate spa offers a range of pampering treatments, incorporating local ingredients and techniques that will leave you feeling renewed and revitalized. Choose from an indulgent menu of massages, facials, and body treatments, or participate in a private yoga session with the resort’s resident instructor. In room massages can also be arranged for an extra rejuvenating treat.

In addition to the spa, the resort’s beautifully landscaped grounds offer several tranquil spaces for relaxation and meditation. Unwind in the infinity pool, which seems to merge with the horizon, or find solace in the secluded garden, where you can enjoy a moment of reflection amid the lush foliage and soothing sounds of nature.

Catching some Vitamin D at Tet Rouge’s local beach

One of the most notable aspects of Tet Rouge is its commitment to responsible tourism. The resort’s eco-luxe villas were built with locally sourced materials and designed to minimise their environmental impact. The hotel’s food philosophy supports local farmers and fishermen, and the hotel’s cultural experiences and activities offer an opportunity for guests to learn about and support the local community.

Tet Rouge is an enchanting retreat that offers a comfortable home away from home amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway to bond further with your other half or an immersive adventure filled with surpises, Tet Rouge will leave you feeling rejuvenated, inspired, and yearning to return…

Mitra Msaad

Editor in Chief