Factbook: St. Lucia

Saint Lucia Geography Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago Geographic coordinates: 13 53 N, 60 68 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 620 sq km land: 610 sq km water : 10 sq km Area – comparative: 3.5 times the size…


Anse Chastanet – Where Romance Meets the Sea on St. Lucia

by Bill Harrigan Anse Chastanet is a place for lovers, where gentle waves whisper sweet nothings along the beach, inspiring tender kisses under a billion brilliant stars. It is the St. Lucia solution to stress, providing the kind of restful solitude that encourages two people to celebrate or rediscover the dreams they share. But, it…


Learn to Dive in St. Lucia

Warm, Calm, Clear Waters Make it Easy By Bill Harrigan Now, normally I wouldn’t use the words vacation and study in the same sentence. Vacation days are hard enough to come by; who wants to waste them poring through a textbook? Learning to scuba dive, though, can make a vacation exciting and truly memorable. And,…


Anse Chastanet

ST. LUCIA’S EXCLUSIVE HIDEAWAY Text and Photography by Stephen Frink Location, location, location. This oft-quoted real estate cliche can be used to describe the fundamental attraction Anse Chastanet resort has for traveling divers. It is in the heart of St. Lucia’s very best diving. I discovered this in the early 1980s, not by staying at…


St. Lucia

More Than Your Everyday Fish Tale Text and Photography by Bill Harrigan If you are into fishwatching, St. Lucia is the easy place to find those hard to spot fish. The reefs here are favorites with fish photographers because so many of the more exotic species are seen regularly. Even divers with years of experience…


St. Lucia’s 7 Best Dives

where the unusual is usual Text and Photography by Bill Harrigan ‘I saw something I’ve never seen before!’ is a exclamation frequently heard on dive boats in St. Lucia. The reefs here seem abundantly blessed with special gifts for divers. For instance, at a spot called Rosemond’s Trench, I saw a long train of nudibranchs…


Simply Beautiful

U/W PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST. LUCIA Text and Photography by Bill Harrigan, Nov. 1997  St. Lucia is one of those places that makes you wish a roll of film had more than 36 frames. The reefs on this Caribbean island consistently produce all the things that make U/W photographers happy. There are an abundance of subjects,…


Luscious St. Lucia

My recent visit to St. Lucia was also my first, and it was a revelation. After more than 25 years of criss-crossing the Caribbean, I may have finally found the most stunningly beautiful island of them all. Driving along frangipani-lined roadways that wound around verdant peaks high above bays and beaches, I was presented with…


Romantic Getaways – St. Lucia

Text by Bret Forbes Photography by Steve Simonsen S T.   L U C I A It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s some romantic rendezvous on St. Lucia. Down by the beach, bronze-skinned lovers embrace after leaving footprints along the water’s edge. Others hold hands as they snorkel over the vibrant scenery on a nearby reef.…