St. Lucia: Anse Chastanet
WELCOME TO ST. LUCIA, A 5-DIAMOND, KIDS SEA CAMP FAMILY VACATION
2020: July 25th to August 1st & August 1st to the 8th
2021: July 27th to August 7th
Thanksgiving: 2021: November 20th – 27th; KSC Staff: Tom & Margo Peyton
ST. LUCIA, Without a doubt, Anse Chastanet located on the island of St. Lucia is one of the most romantic and bold adventure dive resorts in the Caribbean. Kids Sea Camp and Family Dive Adventures are honored to represent this world-famous honeymoon resort. Families enjoy coming back to enjoy what they once shared as a couple, but now with their family.
We have included these dive training courses for all ages. These courses are PADI Seal Team and PADI Open Water course for kids or adults. Additional courses that can be booked: PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Night Diver, PADI Dive Master(14-day course).
Our St. Lucia family week activities also include jungle biking, paddle boarding, sunrise and sunset yoga, Chocolate making, tasting, and a world-class spa treatment for the non-divers (chocolate hand and foot massage).
The resort: Anse Chastanet Resort encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two beautiful volcanic sand beaches. You will experience a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin pitons on land and the resort’s two crystal-clear bay marine reserves. These reserves are protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish. Guests can enjoy snorkeling and diving on this pristine house reef, known to be one of the best shore dive in St. Lucia.
While the sensuous seclusion of the most romantic rooms in the Caribbean provides some guests with the perfect excuse for lolling away the day on the balcony, others head out to partake in the many included activities we offer. The less actively inclined can merely relax, lie on the beach or get pampered in the resort’s spa, Kai Belté. There is a casual beachside bar and restaurant, a panoramic hillside lounge and two treehouses. This provides a romantic setting for candlelit dinners with musical backdrops by local entertainers. Tranquility, Romance, and Adventure can all be found with unmatched luxury at Kids Sea Camp Anse Chastanet.
A luxury outdoor adventure vacation for every member of your family
(Take 10% off both weeks with a 14 nights stay)
Kids Sea Camp is proud to be partnering with two of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean. Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain, both are 5-diamond resorts known for some of the finest dining, excellent service, romantic accommodations, and most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean. Not only can you dive, dine and relax, but there is also world-class jungle biking, spa services, kayaking, and culinary classes. You can hike through the ruins of an 18th-century sugar plantation just 5 minutes down the road.
Come and enjoy this all-inclusive family vacation at Anse Chastanet resort. There are 12 beach rooms with AC, and 4 two bedroom hillside rooms as well as hill deluxe and premium hill rooms offered at Anse Chastanet Resort and for those adults that want a bit more dreamy romance during their family vacation, Mom and dad or even grandma and grandpa can book a Jade Mountain suite and the young adult kids age 15 or older can stay in a close by room at Anse Chastanet. You can be spoiled and have a little romance during a family vacation.
A week with just about everything
- 7 nights, all meals, snacks
- 2 boat dives daily + 1-night dive
- Yoga (sunrise & sunset)
- Sunset cruise
- Jungle biking
- Culinary classes
- Chocolate tasting
- Mentor program for young adult divers
- Seal Team
- Dive Master: (14 days) does not include e:learning and crew pack (Additional cost)
- Rescue Diver: Does not include e:learning and crew pack (Additional cost)
- Digital photo: Does not include e:learning and crew pack (Additional cost)
- AOW: Does not include e:learning and crew pack (Additional cost)
- Live music
- Farm tour
- Chocolate hands or foot massage
- LionFish tracker
- Slide presentations
- Tote bags, T-shirts, flap straps and other giveaways (giveaways vary from sponsors)
Once you arrive on the island
This is a general Kids Sea Camp schedule that can change depending on the weather or other things beyond our control. Other activities such as lionfish hunting, photo dives, PPB dives, boat and drift dives for certified divers can be included in the normal schedule for activities. Unlimited shore diving is available.
- Saturday: Arrival day and orientation
- Sunday: 2 boat dives daily for divers and Sasy, Seal, JOW and AOW training, Young adult diver program all week.
- Monday: 2 boat dives daily for divers and Sasy, Seal, JOW and AOW training
- Tuesday: 2 boat dives daily for divers and Sasy, Seal, JOW and AOW training
- Wednesday: 2 boat dives and Sasy, Seal, JOW and AOW training and Pizza Movie night
- Thursday: 2 boat dives daily for divers and Sasy, Seal, JOW and AOW training
- Friday: Family dive day and closing celebration
- Saturday: Travel day — back to reality!
A view like no other in the Caribbean!
Nick Troubetzkoy and his wife, Karolin, had a dream to combine St. Lucia’s mountainous beauty and sweet sugar beaches with divine luxury which resulted in the creation of Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia. What a sweet vacation dream it is! Extra-large deluxe and premium hill suites underscore the visionary, innovative, sometimes whimsical side of Nick Troubetzkoy. In one suite, the balcony is built around a Red Gommier tree; in another, a flamboyant tree drapes its red blossoms around the balcony. Some have the fourth wall open entirely to pitons or ocean views. Beach rooms are the only air-conditioned rooms on the resort.
The resort rooms are tucked in behind coconut palms that line the beach and the remainder tiptoe up a flower-decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing tradewinds, octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower-draped balconies and louvered windows. If you want a bit of romance or majestic views, choose the hill rooms which offer you an open-air tree house like feel. Some with swings and Piton views. The Beach Rooms are glass enclosed, spacious and are the only rooms at the resort with AC. Walk out to the beach and dive shop to enjoy your daily adventures.
Extra-large deluxe and premium suites underscore the visionary, innovative and sometimes whimsical side of the owner and Architect Nick Troubetzkoy. In one suite, the balcony is built around a mature red gommier tree and in another room, a flamboyant tree drapes its red blossoms around the balcony. Some have their 4th wall open entirely to the vistas, yet are entirely private. There is also one two bedroom suite with its very own pool.
And then there is always Jade Mountain rooms up the hill. Jade Mountian is considered one of the premier honeymoon resort in the entire world.
These are the 2020 summer rates for the July 25th to August 1st and August 1st to 8th at Anse Chastanet.
|Diver and non-diver rates|
|Single adult: (A/C) Beach Deluxe 1 Bedroom||$4,125|
|Single adult: Deluxe Hill, 1 Bedroom (Piton and ocean views)||$4,349|
|Single adult: Premium Hill 1 Bedroom (Piton and ocean views)||$5,950|
|2 adults: (A/C) Beach Deluxe 1 Bedroom (No Ocean view)||$3,349|
|2 adults: (A/C) Beach Deluxe 2 Rooms (No Ocean view)||$4,125|
|3 adults: (A/C) Beach Deluxe 2 Rooms (No Ocean view)||$3,725|
|2 adults: Hill Deluxe 2 Bedroom||$4,349|
|2 adults: Premium Hill 1 Bedroom||$4,625|
|2 adults: Premium Hill 2 Bedroom (Piton and Ocean views)||$5,950|
|2 adults: Beach House (Ocean and beach views)||$4,825|
|Sasy (age 4-7), Seal Team (age 8 & 9) sharing same room as parent||$1,949|
|Jr. Open Water (age 10 and up)Certified kids (age 10 and up)||$2,649|
Reefs raising out of the Pitons Mountains
The diving: 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, needlefish, 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 staff are very accommodating and will do their best to help out with “special requests”. Equipment Rental: The rental facility is fully equipped with the latest scuba gear including Scubapro regulators with octopus, low-pressure inflator, depth, and pressure gauges, Seaquest/Aqualung BCD’s and 3mm shorty wetsuits. Also available for rental are masks, fins, and snorkels. All rental gear is serviced on a regular basis to ensure top quality and safety. The facility is equipped with four large fresh water rinse tanks with disinfectant inside and all gear is washed after each use.
Scuba St. Lucia is a renowned National Geographic/PADI 5-Star Dive resort and DAN (Divers Alert Network) Partner in Dive Safety facility. It is located in the heart of St. Lucia’s marine reserves at the south end of Anse Chastanet beach. Founded in 1981, Scuba St. Lucia has established itself as one of the best dive shops in the Caribbean. The reefs in St. Lucia are some of most underrated diving destinations in the world. This dive team is family focused and kid-friendly yet can cater to photographers and adults of all levels. There are no pools at Anse Chastanet, so dive training is done in a training area just off the beach.
Scuba St. Lucia is perfectly set up for both beach and boat dives and offers guests private gear storage, a well-equipped scuba store, small and large scuba tanks, ScubaPro rental dive gear and Sealife underwater photo and video rental. Kids Sea Camp is a dealer for both ScubaPro and Sealife, so you can always shop with us and be ready to dive and enjoy your family dive trip fully outfitted and ready to go, by just giving us a call.
Photo and Video: Scuba St. Lucia offers their clients an underwater Photo and Video center with camera rentals and custom videos creation. Digital underwater cameras are also available for rental. The staff can assist with all camera and video needs as well as offer a range of courses such as Underwater Videographer and Underwater Photographer.
The Staff: Scuba St Lucia has a talented and friendly multinational staff. Scuba St Lucia’s local dive leaders are true professionals who have logged thousands of dive hours in the marine reserve and will show you the fantastic sights on the reefs.
Boats: Scuba St. Lucia operates three dive boats; Miss Ina, Miss Bertha, and Jenny-Marie. The boat dives should also not be missed. From the dramatic walls beneath the majestic Piton Mountains to Superman’s flight, a drift dive in the shadow of the Petit Piton, the diving is amazing. Coral Gardens and Jalousie under the Gros Piton, Piton Wall, the wreck of the “Lesleen M”, Anse La Raye and Anse Cochon are other dives that need to be experienced. 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”. Scuba Courses: Scuba St Lucia is an ideal place to learn to dive, with warm clear waters and a shallow, protected reef so close to the Dive Center.
The pace in St. Lucia is always slow and relaxed, and the diving and activities are efficiently organized with the minimum of fuss. The dive boats are all equipped with fresh drinking water, full safety equipment, towels, first-aid kits, and a DAN oxygen unit.
Compressors: Scuba St. Lucia recently upgraded their filling station by adding a Bauer Securus Air System. This is the first and only filtration system of its kind in St. Lucia providing the purest air quality available in the industry. There are two Bauer K14 and a Bauer K15 compressor supplying close to 40 cfpm. Nitrox is also available.
Scuba Tanks: Scuba St. Lucia has over 200 Aluminum scuba tanks in both 63 cu.ft. and 80 cu.ft. All tanks are tested and serviced on a regular basis to ensure top quality and safety.
Kids & adults can take the following courses in both weeks this summer.
- 14 day PADI Dive Master for participants 18 and older
- PADI rescue diver for participants age 12+ either week
- PADI Underwater Naturalist
- Digital photo
- Coral Restoration
- Lion Fish tracker
Other programs offered
SASY for kids age 5-7 - a full day of water fun and other activities and excursions
PADI Seal Team for kids ages 8-10 that will learn through fun aqua adventures in the ocean daily. Seals will learn the first stage of scuba in under 12 ft of water. 1 Instructor per every 2 children.
PADI Jr. Open Water and Open Water. Anyone from age 10 and up can learn to dive. We provide this course for adults and kids.
Adult dive program. Adults will be pampered and cared for with Vallet Diving each week. Your gear will be set up, rinsed and put away for you each day. Just have your breakfast and board your spacious dive boat complete with private staff, snacks and fresh drinking water and you will be taken to some of the best diving St. Lucia has to offer. Family diving is available any day as well as unlimited shore diving
Fine dining around every corner
A wide range of dining experience at Anse Chastanet! 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 the intimate hillside and beachside rooms. 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 so much more. The culinary options also include St.Lucia East Indian menu titled Apsara, a wholly vegetarian restaurant called Emerald’s, and last but not least, the Jungle Grill for daytime laid-back dining on our second beach, Anse Mamin. And of course, all of the kitchens receive organic produce from our resort farm Emerald’s in the Soufriere hills.
Dine in at the resort's two open-air tree houses overlooking lush tropical foliage and the Caribbean Sea. Join us for award-winning tropical world cuisine made from a blend of Caribbean with other tropical world cuisine experiences. The dinner menu changes daily and is served in a romantic candlelit ambiance, surrounded by beautiful original artwork. Breakfast is served here daily as is dinner which is served daily with the exception of Tuesdays.
Anse Chastanet menus always include vegetarian options and our culinary team is also happy to meet any other dietary requirements. In addition, the resort serves our Emerald’s dinner menu which is entirely vegetarian, showcasing the organic produce grown on our resort farm Emerald Estate in the Soufriere hills.
Anse Chastanet only uses certified organic seeds. Menu selections offer new tastes and combinations regularly including appetizers such as Goat’s Cheese Fondant, Balsamic Caramel, Apple Curry and Crispy Rain Forest Calabza Gnocchi. Entrees such as tofu smoked paprika, sour cream, cilantro, cumin and sweet potato and plantain satay are available.
You have numerous choices for dining at Anse Chastanet; Emerald’s a vegetarian dining experience, Trou Au Diable, beach restaurant, Aspara, Indian theme menu at Trou Au Diable or the Beach Grill and the Jungle grill.
Fly to paradise
Airlines servicing St. Lucia
- American Airlines
- US Airways
- Delta Airways
- United Airlines
- British Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
- Air Canada
- Air France
- Caribbean Airlines
- Caribbean Star, and Corsair via Martinique.
Please look out for new non-stop, direct flights to Saint Lucia starting from Chicago (United Airlines) and Boston (JetBlue).
Airports: Hewanorra International Airport: UVF (18 miles) - approximately 60 minutes. George Charles Airport: SLU (inter-island) (30 miles) - approximately 75 minutes. At Hewanorra Airport, our airport representative is stationed right outside of the arrival hall. At SLU airport, we have a representative awaiting you once you have notified us of your flight details. If you plan to arrive with your private plane, please contact us and we will facilitate the arrival arrangements for you.
The Helipad: Anse Chastanet owns and operates a private, fully licensed helipad for the exclusive use of our resort guests. The helipad is located in the hills behind the resort where it can operate it without any noise disturbance to our guests. The helicopter company operates during daylight hours only. The helicopter transfers are approximately $265 USD (UVF) and $285 USD (GFLC) per person. Prices are subject to change without notice.
The helicopter company requires a minimum of 4 passengers booked on any given flight prior to sending final confirmation of the transfer to us. This final confirmation may only come through the day prior to your arrival day. As there is only one helicopter company there is good, steady demand and mostly, this final confirmation will come through.
If you wish to have an immediate confirmation and guarantee, you would need to agree to purchase a total of 4 seats and will guarantee payment for these 4 seats in case no other passengers will have booked by the time of your arrival. If you wish to book a private helicopter transfer, a payment of 6 seats is required. As there is a limited amount of helicopters, please know that mechanical issues or weather issues could always lead to last-minute cancellation in which case the resort would automatically secure a land transfer for you.
There may also be last minute delays over which we will have no influence as they could be caused by a variety of reasons. Please also be aware that your luggage will be transported to and reach the resort separately. Your hand luggage can travel with you. Contact us at Kids Sea Camp if you wish to book a helicopter transfer. 803-419-2556
PASSPORTS & DOCUMENTATION
All travelers must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket to travel out of the USA. Travelers must have a passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of entry to any foreign country.
It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Please check with the appropriate consulate as well as your chosen airline carrier to ensure you have the proper documentation. Always check your passport and visa requirements. US citizens may go to the US Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov for more information. The website also has information for consulates by country to assist with requirements.
There are special requirements for children leaving the US and many countries have adopted special requirements for the protection of children. If you are traveling with a child that is not your own, a single parent with a child, a child with a different last name, or traveling without both natural parents of the child, you will require documentation proving your right to travel with children. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country and visit the immigration site of the country you are traveling to for the requirements. Kids Sea Camp Reservation Office and staff will not assume responsibility for passengers not having the correct documentation.
When you are not diving
- Sunset cruise
- Jungle biking
- Culinary classes
- Chocolate tasting
- Volcano excursion
- Sailing lessons
- Spa treatments
- "Forever you" renewal of vows
- And the sixth annual KSC Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving day