ST. LUCIA (November 14, 2019) – Anse Chastanet is one of the world’s best dive resorts, according to the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine.
In the magazine’s 27th annual 2020 Readers Choice Awards, the Soufrière-based property received first place for quality of resort, quality of room and quality of restaurant in the Caribbean and Atlantic regions.
Nearly 5,000 readers rated their top picks for scuba diving destinations, operators, resorts, and live-aboards from around the world.
Readers also named Anse Chastanet one of the best overall and for value, and gave Anse Chastanet the runner-up placement for quality of staff. The island of St. Lucia was recognized as one of the best destinations for a healthy marine life and beginner divers.
Karolin Troubetzkoy, Executive Director of Anse Chastanet, said the accolades speak to the importance of not resting on one’s laurels. “We would like to thank the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine for recognizing Anse Chastanet and our resort and scuba teams as one of the best dive resorts and experiences in the world, but more importantly, we want to thank our staff for consistently showcasing world-class hospitality each day they show up to excel in their respective careers,” she said.
Global travelers visit Anse Chastanet and Scuba St. Lucia for an ecologically rich experience.
Anse Chastanet’s in-house PADI 5 Star dive operation, Scuba St. Lucia, holds the coveted PADI Green Star Dive Center Award and offers divers a scenic and ecologically rich diving location right off the resort’s shores in the heart of the Soufrière Marine Management Area marine park.
Scuba St. Lucia is one of the longest established diving operations in the Eastern Caribbean and offers a daily scuba diving schedule for experienced and beginner divers alike. Beach and boat diving are offered daily and night diving on the Anse Chastanet reef can be experienced twice weekly.
The annual World’s Best Diving & Resorts issue of the magazine will be on newsstands through February 10, 2020.
About Anse Chastanet
Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia’s twin Pitons mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amidst St. Lucia’s lush tropical beauty, activities range from jungle biking, hiking and bird watching on 12 miles of private resort trails, to snorkeling on the reef within swimming distance of the beach. The environmentally friendly, award-winning resort comprises 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 that are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level. Innovative menus – one of which is entirely vegan – are offered in four different locations and feature fresh produce served up from the resort’s organic farm. Guests can partake in interactive chocolate-making classes in the resort’s chocolate laboratory and a variety of water sports are also on offer. The Travelife Gold-certified Anse Chastanet holds TripAdvisor GreenLeaders gold status and is a partner in the United Nations Environment Programme’s “Transforming Tourism Value Chains Program”.