Climate: Average daytime air temperature are 27°C / 80°F in winter and 30°C / 88°F in summer. Diving is great all year.
Water Temperature: 27 – 30°C / 81 – 85°F
Time: UTC -4:00
Language: English (official), Creole or French based Patois spoken by many.
Currency: East Caribbean Dollars, XCD and USD is widely accepted
Electricity: 220 volts, 50 cycles. Converters are usually available in hotels.
Marriage Requirements: St. Lucia does not have a residency period, so this allows marriage licenses to be obtained within 24 for hours of arrival with a same day marriage license application. For those who apply for the regular marriage license, the couple is required to be in St. Lucia two days prior to their wedding. As laws, fees, and requirements are subject to change.
Airport(s): Hewanorra International Airport (UVF)
Hyperbaric Chamber: Tapion Hospital Hyperbaric Chamber
From angelfish, frogfish, octopus and more, the healthy reefs of St. Lucia abound with life. Getting your fins wet for the first time? St. Lucia, with gentle currents and high visibility at most dive sites, is a great place to start.
Above the turquoise waters the island is a nature lover’s paradise. Hiking the rainforest or the twin peaks of The Pitons will help you get your nature fix. Shopping is a cultural experience when you visit Market Day, a 100 year tradition where the vendors sell their assorted sundries under colorful parasols.
Our trip to Anse Chastanet in St Lucia was wonderful.
We were not expecting much of the diving, but it was very good. The whole team at the dive shop were fantastic and I think Adam and Carmen (managers) are fabulous. They really took care of us. We were the only 2 divers on most days, occasionally there was a 3rd who joined us!
The resort is beautiful, although most rooms are up the hill; however there was never a problem getting a shuttle ride up. All hillside rooms appear to be fantastic—ours was. Open air, but very few bugs, and a gorgeous view. The staff could not have been more attentive, from housekeeping to concierge to food service. The food was quite good, and a good choice of restaurants
Anse Chastanet was truly lovely, and I’m so happy that we had a reason to try something new (not making light of the circumstances; just trying to think positively).
We may have to alternate between Bonaire and St. Lucia in future...Anse Chastanet should be so proud of its staff!!
We just got back from a week in St Lucia. Anse Chastanet resort was excellent. Meals were 5 Star! Great/Exceptional service, excellent resort facilities, good excursions and of course excellent dive operation. The staff was exceptional and made sure we were well taken care of.
Recommend it to anyone wanting a worry free first class vacation of diving and land activities. No sand flies during our stay and bugs in general were minimal. Be prepared for a good bar tab at the end of the week! We will keep this resort in mind for our future travels and would love to spend more time there again.
The trip was a great success! The resort, diving and staff all get high marks. The dive staff on our boat, in particular, were fantastic. We saw more frog fish in one spot by the pinnacles that I've seen in a week on other trips. We had afternoon dives included in our package, but by the time we got back from the morning dives and folks went back to their rooms and got cleaned up and had lunch it was too rushed. Next time I would ask for the afternoon dives be closer to 3:00 on the days there isn't night diving. Other resorts, where the food is buffet and the rooms are closer to the dive shop, it's not an issue for a 2:00 afternoon dive.
The food was fabulous and everyone (including those with allergies) were happy.
A few folks complained about it being a bit hot in the rooms but the staff provided stand-up fans as requested. The vans ran efficiently taking everyone to and from their rooms and the wait for one was never more than 10 minutes (well worth the wait than the walk).
We had a great time!
The resort was everything stated. Dive crew and diving was amazing. The food, entertainment and overall service was top notch.
We had a wonderful trip to St. Lucia! The resort was wonderful. "No" was not in the staff's vocabulary. Love that! Fantastic food that was beautifully presented. The whole experience exceeded my expectations.
Our room was fantastic. View of the ocean and the Piton's.
Diving was great. We saw seahorses on 12 of our 14 dives.
We were able to do a tour of Jade Mountain, the sister property. OMG the rooms were incredible. When we go back we want to stay at least 2 nights there and not leave our room.
It was even better than expected. Underwater was great and the above water was more lush than Hawaii.
Also, they put my wife and I in the beach rooms.
Had a great time in St. Lucia. The island is so tropical and beautiful. May idea of a tropical island for sure.
We did dive but not all 12. We did a volcano tour which was great and also hiked up the mountain behind Anse Mamin.
It wasn’t too bad not having A/C. The only hard part was getting ready for dinner and sweating while getting ready but we decided to go up later and get ready and that worked out well. The stair were a lot but not bad. It was 201 steps to our room from the beach. We did fine with them liking getting the exercise.
We were upgraded to a Deluxe Hillside and it was awesome. We had the view of the pitons right from our room. It was great waking up to this view every morning. And for every sweat that dripped every stair climbed, we’d definitely go back in a heartbeat!!
The Cuttlefish; The Undisputed Master of Camouflage.
The Undisputed Master of Camouflage.
Off the shores of every ocean except around the Americas hovers one of most ingenious creatures in the world. The Cuttlefish can blend in with almost any natural substrate and most divers will swim unknowingly right by them as they appear to look like a clump of seaweed, a rock, or a patch of gravel. To begin with, they are not a fish,...