SEPTEMBER 23 – 30, 2023
1 spot (female) left
**** Current CDC guidelines for St. Lucia****
Location, location, location! This is the fundamental attraction ANSE CHASTANET resort has for traveling divers. It is in the heart of St.Lucia’s very best diving: the entire region surrounding ANSE CHASTANET is vested into an award winning marine reserve (SMMA) which has been established since 1995 to protect the pristine beauty of St.Lucia’s coral reefs.
Perfectly set up for both beach and boat dives, Scuba St. Lucia offers guests gear storage, a well equipped scuba store. three compressors, rental dive gear, and an underwater Photo and Video center.
All dives offered by Scuba St Lucia are guided by an instructor or dive master to maximize diver safety and enjoyment. The marine reserve policy is to “look but don’t touch”. Even empty shells should be left on the sea bed, and great care taken not to touch or kick the corals so hopefully the reef can be preserved for future generations of divers to enjoy.
While you are there, make time to visit the terrestrial delights of the island, including nearby wonders such as the Sulphur Springs, Diamond Waterfall and Mineral Baths, the Rain Forest and, of course, a closer view of the twin volcanic spires known as the Pitons.
The Anse Chastanet reef starts just 10 yards beyond the water’s edge. The reef’s remarkable ecosystem offers an amazing profusion of unusual tropical marine life, in 20 to 140 feet of calm, clear water. Anse Chastanet Reef, which is home to more than 150 different species of fish, makes for an amazing dive day or night. In the shallow areas be sure to keep your eyes open for peacock flounders, octopus, needle fish and turtles. Or drop down a little deeper over dense coral growth to see puffers, moray eels, parrot fish, lobsters and even sea horses. A unique dive site for all abilities and especially good for macro photography
The shore dive is a required “first” dive for dive guests. It allows divers to feel ensured that all equipment is functioning properly, that their buoyancy skills are adequate for entering the marine reserve and to provide an orientation to the type of diving for which St Lucia is known. This reef is a favorite of most professional underwater photographers and videographers who visit Anse Chastanet.
For the boat dives, dramatic walls beneath the majestic Piton Mountains, Superman’s flight, a drift dive in the shadow of the Petit Piton, Coral Gardens and Jalousie under the Gros Piton, Piton Wall, the wreck of the “Lesleen M”, Anse La Raye, and Anse Cochon. Closer to home for the afternoon boat trips but no less spectacular sites, the diver can explore Fairyland, Turtle Reef, Grand Caille, Trou Diable, the Pinnacles and much more…
Night dives are offered at least twice per week.
All of Anse Chastanet’s beachside rooms are deluxe category rooms. The beachside deluxe rooms are generous in space, with coralina or clay tiles and wooden jalousie louvre windows and large balconies or patios. All beachside rooms offer a tropical garden view and are just a few feet away from the beach and water’s edge.
The beachside deluxe rooms at Anse Chastanet are air-conditioned. This is an optional feature as louvres can instead be opened for natural air flow. Average size: 750 sq ft
All rooms have king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms with 2 sinks, shower and toilet. Upon request, extra bed or twin beds can be provided.
ANSE CHASTANET emphasizes the use of local woods and other local products in the room decor and furnishings. Cushions and bedspreads are made from colorful cotton fabrics called madras, the island’s “national cloth.” Even the resort bathrobes are locally made and have become a popular souvenir item!
The furniture has been individually designed and handmade in the region with the exclusive use of the island woods such as teak, mahogany, green heart, red cedar and wild breadfruit.
Please note that there are approximately 100 stairs leading from beach level to mid-hillside level, thus making the property unsuitable for those with walking difficulties or cardiac problems. This is never a question of age. A complimentary shuttle service from beachside to hillside level is provided any time it is requested.
Facilities at our 600 acre resort include two soft sand beaches, 12 miles of jungle biking, walking and hiking trails in the Anse Mamin valley with excellent birdwatching options, 3 restaurant locations serving a variety of menus including modern Caribbbean, East India-St.Lucia fusion and vegetarian. There are 2 bars plus the Jungle Grill and Bar at Anse Mamin, an excursions and car rental desk, 2 beachside boutiques and art gallery, the Kai Belte Spa, Scuba St. Lucia, a watersports center with complimentary snorkeling gear, windsurfers, sunfish sailboats, paddleboards, Bike St. Lucia with bike rental, Kayak St. Lucia with complimentary sit on top kayaks and Prijon kayaks at a rental fee. There is wi-fi available in our rooms and also, near our reception area and there are also computers for guest usage.
Our dress code in the evenings is smart casual. Gentlemen usually wear collared shirts and Bermuda shorts or trousers in the evenings. Light cotton or linen clothing is the most comfortable. At lunch, we request dry clothing in the beach restaurant and a light cover up.
- 7 nights at Anse Chastanet Resort
- Welcome cocktail
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Breakfast – Treehouse Restaurant
- Lunch – Trou au Diable Beach Restaurant or Jungle Beach Gril @Anse Mamin
- Dinner – Treehouse Restaurant (seafood inspired); Emerald’s in the Piti Piton Lounge (vegan menu); Apsara (East Indian-St.Lucia fusion); Trou au Diable Beach Grill (grilled fare and salads). Tuesday night in the Trou au Diable Beach Restaurant (buffet style)
- Afternoon tea – 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily (Piton Bar / Trou au Diable Beach Grill)
- Airport transfers and fees
- Resort taxes (including 20% VAT), resort fee, tourism fee
- Resort gratuities
- 12 boat dives, 2 night dives, scheduled shore diving
- Tennis court / equipment
- Water sports equipment (kayaking, paddle board, mini-sailing, wind-surfing)
- Sunrise and sunset yoga
- Beach chairs and towels
- Air conditioning (in beach deluxe rooms only)
- Electric tea / coffee maker
- Mounted hair dryer
- In-room electronic safe
- Iron / ironing board
- Free Wi-Fi
- Hand-made bathrobes
- Complimentary bottled water
- Twice-daily housekeeping
- R/T air
- Nitrox ($114 for the week)
- Marine Park Fees ($15)
- Dive Crew Tips
- Excursions (expect to pay additional 10% service charge + 10% VAT)
- Double Occupancy Hillside Superior Room (Diver) $3,095 pp
- Single Occupancy Hillside Superior Room (Diver) $4,549 pp
- Double Occupancy Beach Deluxe Room (Diver) $3,495 pp
- Single Occupancy Beach Deluxe Room (Diver) $5,454 pp