St. Lucia Dive Resorts
Best Dive Resorts in St. Lucia: Our Picks
We think the following dive resorts offer the best amenities and dive packages:
- Anse Chastanet
- Jade Mountain
- Ti Kaye Resort & Spa
Do you miss the vacations you used to take back in the day? You know the ones: Where you felt so in tune with your natural surroundings you chose a colorful sunrise or sunset over the TV and when you actually turned off the A/C at night and let the balmy breezes blow over your skin.
Caribbean connoisseurs recognize that feeling as “classic.” You can now recapture that magic at this coastal resort estate in St. Lucia, under the shadows of the verdant peaks of the mighty Pitons, rising from the sea. This resort was designed by world-renowned architect Nick Troubetzkoy.
There are more than 600 acres of tropical playground acreage here, including two sandy beaches on two bays that comprise Anse Chastanet. The waters are in protected marine reserves, where tropical fish of every hue and stripe freely frolic, which you can spend your dive days admiring.
Your accommodations are in spacious cottages with wraparound balconies and panoramic views, nestled in a palm-laden grove. If you want a little larger spread, deluxe and premium suites are available.
And at Anse Chastanet, you can choose an active vacation of diving, snorkeling, tennis, sailing, kayaking or hiking — or a pampered one, where you can enjoy the latest massage therapies at the estate’s spa, Kai Belte. If romance is on the agenda, look no further than two tree-houses on site, where you and your special someone can enjoy dinner by candlelight, with local musicians providing the sweet soundtrack.
No matter what kind of vacation you have in mind, you can’t go wrong at Anse Chastanet.
Anse Chastanet Dive Packages Start at $2489 per person
Gallery: Anse Chastanet
Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty.
Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy has expanded upon his philosophy of building in harmony with Caribbean nature in his creation of Jade Mountain. The bold architectural design – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain one of the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort experiences.
Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.
Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors, the Jade Mountain Club caters exclusively to resident guests, celebrating James Beard Award winner, Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine.” Hovering in space above the Jade Mountain Club is the Celestial Terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails or star-gazing.
A wide range of spa services can be enjoyed in the privacy of the Jade Mountain sanctuaries or at Kai en Ciel, Jade Mountain’s boutique spa and fitness studio.
The Jade Mountain sanctuaries are deliberately techno-free; there are no telephones, radio or television. Internet access is available at reception for those who simply cannot let go of the outside world as the resort encourages you to! The resort major domos and a dedicated resort team ensure outstanding service around the clock.
Gallery: Jade Mountain
Ti Kaye Resort & Spa
Peacefully situated on the cliffside above Anse Cochon cove lays the 33 charming gingerbread cottages of Ti Kaye. Rustic elegance in the midst of nature. Each cottage, or house as the name suggests, (‘ti kaye’ is Creole for ‘little house’) are purposely built for stunning sunset views over the Caribbean sea and to afford an all consuming breathtaking view of the azure waters below. Each cottage is accessible by a matrix of paths and stairs which are lit up at night.
All cottages and ocean view rooms have a private outdoor garden shower, i-pod dock and a large balcony with a double hammock. Design allows for the easy flow of breezes off the water to keep the rooms cool, along with a ceiling fan. Just in case, all rooms are equipped with air conditioning. The rooms also have free WIFI service, in case you can’t completely unplug.
Ti Kaye Island Divers is a fully functioning dive shop. Fully furnished with a new dock, training room for certification courses, variety shop and new boat, Island Divers has raised the bar of the typical dive experience. Known on island as a well-appointed and expertly resourced dive shop, Island Divers reputation is well deserved. A well equipped dive shop offering a series of courses and specialty dives, Island Divers truly is a diver’s perfect one stop shop for everything dive located on the beach. Not only is the property located within a marine reserve, divers will enjoy some of the best dive spots on the island including the Lesleen M wreck; a 165-foot freighter that was sunk in the bay in 1986 and the Anse Cochon Cove, one of the best diving hotspots on the island.
Don’t forget about the new Kai Koko Spa! Drawing inspiration from the island, the Spa Menu features Treatments and Rituals created locally using Saint Lucian Treasures: natural, organic ingredients plucked from the virgin rainforest, lush mountain valleys and the mineral-rich, crystal waters of the island.