Anse Chastanet Resort has been created by architect and owner Nick Troubetzkoy. His passion for melding St Lucia’s natural environment with luxurious accommodation brings an unsurpassed sensual experience to your scuba diving vacation. This romantic dive resort delivers birdsong, scents of the garden, great views, and refreshing trade winds to your accommodation in a truly spectacular location on St Lucia’s southwest coast. Anse Chastanet Resort is an outstanding choice for scuba divers looking for a romantic dive resort to celebrate that special occasion; weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries become extraordinary in this enchanting romantic location. With just 49 rooms, individual attention is given to any celebration.
The resort hides away in 600 acres of private estate bordered by two white sand beaches. The location brings real power to the environmentally conscious description that it embodies; it’s the only resort with views of the magical Piton Mountains. Soft sand beaches and crystal clear bays, home to protected colorful reefs abundant with tropical marine inhabitants, infuse the back drop of your scuba diving vacation with stunning beauty.
Anse Chastanet’s 49 rooms are individual. Twelve lie in tropical gardens at beach level, and the rest are scattered about the hillside. Each room is simply a backdrop through which the surrounding beauty flows complimented by Caribbean colors and beautiful décor. Expect flowing spaces, tropical hardwood, clay orcoralline tiled floors and bespoke pieces of artwork in local styles.
Hillside locations invite the view within, and some miss the fourth wall which delivers unrivaled panoramas while offering total privacy. Most accommodations rely on the natural airflow through louvered walls to cool the spaces, but air-conditioning is an option in beachside accommodation.
Premium and deluxe rooms have living areas and offer the largest space followed by superior and then standard rooms. All rooms have king sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, handmade bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, Molton Brown products, free Wi-Fi, twice daily housekeeping and complimentary water. Extra beds can be added upon request, and twin beds can be provided instead of a king-size bed.
For complete privacy, Anse Chastanet Resort has two individual spacious abodes. The Piton Pool Suite offers the ultimate in romantic privacy featuring its own pool, deck, and flowing living space. The Beach House lies on the north corner of Anse Chastanet Beach and is the quintessential Caribbean beach house celebrating Saint Lucia’s heritage from its French doors to its claw foot slipper tub. Enjoy the sunset from your beach side patio with scents from your flower garden.
Enjoy a romantic candle lit tree house locations, panoramic hillside vistas, or laid back beach vibes while you choose from mouthwatering menus. Canapes and champagne can be delivered to your balcony to savor alongside sunset and for an extra romantic sparkle opt to dine privately by the ocean with your toes in the sand or take in the fabulous views from the Kai Mer spa cottage.
The historical plantations of Anse Mamin and Emerald Estate lie within the resort’s acreage and supply the resorts many restaurants with organic produce. Local farmers supplement The Emerald Estate to fulfill Anse Chastanet’s sumptuous dishes. Cuisine ranges from Caribbean and Creole to simple grill, superb Indian and a whole menu, Emeralds, dedicated to vegetarian delights. The team is also happy to cater to any other dietary requirements.
Treehouse Restaurant overlooks the lush tropical vegetation and serves tropical world cuisine on open air terraces. Menus change daily, and romantic candlelight delivers a starry eyed ambiance. Breakfast is also served here. Over on Anse Mamin Beach, the Jungle Grill is a guest favorite; it’s relaxed and laid back and ideal for lazy days. Lunch can be taken at Trou au Diable which is located on the beach at Anse Chastanet. In the evening this is where you can enjoy a casual beach grill or choose from the Apsara East Indian Caribbean Fusion Menu.
Explore and Relax
Anse Chastanet Resort offers peace and tranquility, and you can soak it all up and listen to the waves from the gentle rocking of a beach hammock or from underneath a palm thatched beach hut, both are perfect locations to while away time. To cool off, you can venture into the ocean to play; swim, snorkel, paddle board, or kayak straight from the beach. Mini sailing and wind surfing is available, and the resort’s 42ft Gulf Star sailing yacht is available for hire. Anse Chastanet’s catamaran delivers a weekly schedule of excursions from sunset champagne cruises to shopping trips. Sunrise and sunset yoga and tennis are also available at the resort.
With 600 acres to explore, walking, hiking, and bird watching amongst the ruins of the 18th-century colonial plantation are activities that will immerse you in nature. Guided tours and hikes are can be taken to discover this Garden of Eden, or you can explore the estate’s trails by yourself. Mountain biking jungle expeditions are also available if you like exploring at a faster pace. If you fancy more of a challenge, there are rainforest hikes and even Gros Piton to climb.
Culinary expeditions alongside the resort’s executive chef include harvesting as well as a gourmet cooking class and wine pairing. A varied calendar of events includes food celebrations with focusses on chocolate or spices or mangoes. Chocolate lovers will be right at home with the resorts 2000 cocoa trees and on site laboratory where hand crafted chocolates are created.
The Kai Belte Spa is the epitome of luxurious relaxation and has an unparalleled choice of treatments for both individuals and couples. There are five air conditioned treatment rooms, an open air nail and hair salon and open air cabana with views of the ocean or you can book treatments in your room too.
Anse Chastanet Resort is in easy reach of many of the islands attractions, transport and tours can be arranged to take you anywhere, the most popular locations include The Sulphur Springs, St Lucia’s walk in volcano, and Louis XVI Mineral Baths.The resort features its own helipad which puts Martinique and the Grenadines in island hopping day trip range.
Diving One of the Worlds Top Diving Locations
Scuba St Lucia is Anse Chastanet’s on site PADI 5 star center. It’s located on the beach and perfectly positioned to take advantage of St Lucia’s colorful and abundant diving. The region became a protected marine reserve in 1995, and the preservation of St Lucia’s reefs is tantamount to maintaining its position as one of the world’s top diving locations. Scuba St Lucia takes this challenge seriously and are proudly PADI Green Star Award holders.
The center is well appointed, crewed with an experienced and careful team and offers shore and boat dives as well as a full range of PADI courses. The house reef starts just steps from the water’s edge and slopes dramatically to 140ft depth; it’s a photographers dream and home to 150 species of fish. As such, it’s been voted one of the top five shore dives in the Caribbean by Rodale’s.
For sites further afield, the center has three boats which are quiet, ecologically sound and fitted for safety. Boat dives include walls, drifts, and wrecks; sites are dotted beneath the dramatic scenery of the Pitons. Boat dives are available in the morning and afternoon and night dives are available twice a week.
There’s guest storage and good quality rental gear is available for hire should you not wish to drag your gear along. Photographers and videographers will enjoy dedicated facilities; there are cameras for rent, and you can even request a photographer to record your diving for you.
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