Golf in St Lucia
St. Lucia Golf and Country Club offers a stunning 18 hole golf course, only a 3 minute drive from Akasha. Our staff will make your t-time reservations for you.
“The par-71 plays to 6771 yards and overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The course opened in 2001 and has since become one of the most demanding layouts in the Caribbean; the par-5 opening hole gets players’ attention right away with a fairway guarded on the right by trees and on the left by bunkers. First-time visitors will be inspired by the natural splendour of the course and the wildlife that lives on it.”
St Lucia Jazz Festival
St. Lucia Jazz Festival is probably the most notable event on the calendar for the island. During the month of May, the worlds top jazz performers descend on the island to delight visitors with an abundance of shows, varying from formal performances to intimate late night open air and night club venues to open air picnic style events.
Performers in 2008 included Air Supply, Angie Stone, Michael Bolton and Wyclef Jean. Top artists in 2011 include John Legend so in any year you are sure to see some top artists. St Lucia Jazz Festival typically runs in the first week of May.
The main venue at Pigeon Island is a mere 7 minutes away.
Scuba Diving in St Lucia
There are many spectacular dive sites just off the island, ranging from easy to challenging. Most dives can be reached by boat, in addition to some great beach entry dives that are located within walking distance of Akasha. Our staff can advise on diving centers on the island having experienced many of them first hand, and can often book at discounted rates.
If diving is not your thing, then join a dive trip for a leisurely boat ride and snorkel whilst other dive, relax and eat a leisurely lunch.
Rodney Bay Marina, where most of the boats are moored, is only a 5 minute drive from Akasha.
The Pitons Hike St Lucia
The iconic Pitons rise majestically 771m from sea level and are designated a world heritage site. They are actually volcanic plugs. There are still sulfur springs and hot mud pools in the nearby Soufrière caldera, and visible remnants of former volcanic activity in the area.
Climbing the pitons can be a great challenge, and can be arranged by our staff with a recognised and knowledgeable local guide.
Boat Charters in St Lucia
Akasha offers several options related to boat charters, the chance to sample St. Lucia’s coastline in the fast lane from their 43ft Sunseeker Power Yacht or at a more relaxed pace from a Beneteau 505 Sail Boat. Our local contacts means the options are there.
Pigeon Island St Lucia
Pigeon island is a 40 acre former island that is now connected to St. Lucia’s west coast by a man made causeway. Offering many marked trails, Pigeon Island offers visitors a tour around an 18th century British Fort and also Fort Rodney, where the Admiral for which it is named, spied on the French ships from the strategic viewpoint. Pigeon Island also hosts St. Lucia Jazz Festival every year.
The land behind the villa is also a National Park and offers a short trek to the top where an old old encampment existed to spy on enemy ships. Views to Martinique are outstanding.
St Lucia Helicopter Tours
Serving St. Lucia for over 15 years St. Lucia Helicopters offers airport transfers that can drastically reduce your transfer time if traveling to Hewanorra (UVF) airport. St. Lucia Helicopters also offers scenic tours of the island. Helicopter is a great way to gain a different perspective on touring the island.
Offering a north, south and also a combination tour, your pilot will point out all major points of interest, enabling you to gain a great insight into areas of the island that you might want to visit during your stay at Akasha. Our staff can arrange for transfers or island tours and also co-ordinate respective transport to and from the heli-pad.