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.
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.
The boat dives should also not be missed – 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 weekly on Anse Chastanet’s Reef, which really “wakes up” at night, with many interesting crustaceans on the move, large basket stars, sleeping parrot fish, octopus and squid, bioluminescence and the “THING”.
Some of the best dining in Soufriere and St. Lucia can be found at Anse Chastanet. An enticing selection of menus is available in a number of intimate hillside and beachside locations and also, you can pre-book private dining arrangements at the water’s edge on Anse Chastanet beach or in our spa cottage Kai Mer overlooking the Caribbean. Whether you fancy fine tropical Caribbean Cuisine, exotic Creole flavors, or simple grilled fare, you will find it available and more. Our culinary options also include our St.Lucia-Indian menu titled Apsara, a wholly vegetarian restaurant called Emerald’s and last but not least our Jungle Grill for day time laid back dining on our second beach Anse Mamin. And of course, all of our kitchen receive organic produce from our resort farm Emerald’s in the Soufriere hills.
The superior rooms have either coralina tiles, clay tiles or tropical hardwood floors, glass or wooden louvered windows, balconies and beautiful views of the Pitons and/or the Caribbean Sea. Average size: 400 sq ft
All rooms have kingsize beds, ensuite bathrooms with sink, shower and toilet. Upon request, extra bed or twin beds can be provided.
In room amenities include fridge, tea/coffee/espresso makers, in-room electronic safes, hand made bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, Molton Brown amenities, free WiFi, twice daily housekeeping service with complimentary bottled water.
Want to sign up?
Please fill out the Trip Sign Up Form and send it in with your $300 deposit.
- Double Occupancy Diver: $2250
- Double Occupancy Non Diver: $1950
- Single Occupancy Diver: $3350
- Nitrox – $75 for the week
Room upgrade option – Beachfront Deluxe room with AC is $455/pp double occupancy (limited availability)
- 7 nights Superior accommodations at Anse Chastanet
- Round trip ground transfers
- Taxes & service fees
- Welcome cocktail
- 3 meals daily
- Non alcoholic beverages
- Afternoon tea / snacks
- (12) tank morning boat dives
- Scheduled shore diving
- (2) night dives
- Managers cocktail party
- Tennis courts
- Sunrise & sunset Yoga
- Guided tour of the Old French colonial plantation
- Drinks (alcohol)
- Airline baggage fees
- Incidentals/personnel items
- Travel/medical insurance
NOTE: $300 Non Refundable deposit holds your spot for this trip. Final trip payment is due by July 15, 2019. We strongly recommend travelers insurance, ask for details. Land/dive/air prices are payable by cash, check, or credit card and are quoted to reflect a 3% cash discount. If you wish to use a credit card, this 3% discount will not apply to the above quoted price. Airfare rates are based on early sign up, future rates are approximate, call for current price. Due to rising fuel costs, airlines have been imposing additional charges without notice, prices subject to change.