ANSE CHASTANET is situated in the heart of the St. Lucia marine reserves and virtually surrounded by most of the island's coral reefs which are excellent not only for scuba diving but also for snorkelling. Snorkelling can be enjoyed right off the Anse Chastanet beach. 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 shallow calm and clear water. Anse Chastanet Reef is home to more than 150 different species of fish. Anse Chastanet guests can obtain snorkel equipment on complimentary basis from the scuba centre at the south end of the beach. Snorkelling can be enjoyed unsupervised at the south and north end of the bay. In addition, guided boat snorkel trips are offered to other nearby reefs at a small charge.
Please visit our scuba page for more information about the reefs and scuba diving.
Windsurfing and Sunfish Sailing
The Anse Chastanet watersports center located at the north end of Anse Chastanet beach offers guests on a complimentary basis windsurfs and sunfish sailing boats. The resort beach attendants are able to provide beginner lessons if required. Being located on the calm Caribbean side of the island, the tropical breezes are gentle and easy to manage.
"Sit on top" easy to use kayaks are available on a complimentary basis from the Anse Chastanet watersports center. In addition, and against a charge, Anse Chastanet guests can also enjoy special "sit in" Prijon sea kayaks with our kayak centre KAYAK ST. LUCIA. The prijon kayaks feature rudders, ergonomic seats, knee braces and carbon fiber paddles.
Professionally trained guides provide first class training to newcomers to this sport. The first part of the beginner’s course is a fun learning experience on and in the water. Learn techniques on how to safely exit and re-enter kayaks on open water, basic paddle strokes and balance, as well as dry entry/exit from shore. Once the theory is completed, the fun begins: Don your PFDs, Personal Flotation Devices and paddle up the coast over reefs to examine the weathered volcanic cliffs that give St. Lucia its renowned rugged beauty.
Escorted coastal kayaking adventures are offered for the newly trained and also the experienced kayaker. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org