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Address: Soufriere, St. Lucia
Activities: Scuba diving, Swimming, Snorkeling
Description: This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving sites on...
This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving sites on the island.
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A great diving experience

Anse Chasternet is home to two quite exclusive resorts but is accessible to anyone. Access is from a steep concreted road at the Northern end of Soufriere Bay ... a 2 mile trek... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Anse Chasternet is home to two quite exclusive resorts but is accessible to anyone. Access is from a steep concreted road at the Northern end of Soufriere Bay ... a 2 mile trek that you just have to trust goes to the resort. Just watch out for staff minibuses coming the other way. Or alternatively take a water taxi from... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We dove here 2 different days with Dive Saint Lucia. The dive site was beautiful. Lots of things going on, beautiful reef and steep walls. The colors are pretty muted, but that is common to the island. It can't compare to other reefs like Cozumel. However, if you are looking for a fun, relaxing dive with sea horses, puffers, trumpets,... More 

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Bucksport, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visited Anse Chastenet three times during our stay in Soufriere recently. The beach area for visitors [folks not staying at the Anse Chastenet or Jade Mountain resorts] was very nice although the fee for chairs [$11] and umbrellas [$11] seemed a little high. They did wave the fee one day as one person in our party was diving with... More 

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We did not stay at the report, but visited the beach for snorkeling. Like other beaches we visited during our stay, the quality of the beach itself is not up to par with other beaches I have been to, such as the pristine white sand beaches of Turks & Caicos. This beach here is rather smallish, and unless you are... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Quite a good beach with clear water and clean sand. Loungers all belong to the hotels and rather dominate the scene. The beach shelves quite steeply but the water is safe and fairly shallow near the shore.You need to access the beach via a water taxi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We did two trips to this beach. One by car and one by water taxi. The drive from Rodney bay was long and lots of hairpin turns. The road into the beach itself was not as bad as some people made it out to be. Yes it was tight in some spots, but doable. The first 200 yards driving up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is perhaps the best snorkel spot on the island, and we visited several of the supposed "best" snorkel spots. That said, compared to other snorkel areas we have been to (Turks, Curaçao), this doesn't really compare. The water is. Very clear here, just not a lot of color. There is a tremendous drop-off cliff that makes for some interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Best "walk-in" snorkeling on the island. The beach is pretty and without vendors. Best bet is to get there by water taxi. We used Alex in Marigot Bay (he's great). Of course, if you want any food or drink, you're stuck with the resort's very expensive bar.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The beach is beautiful. It does feel a little crowded and the scuba is expensive. (11/hour). The beach down the way seems to collect much less people, I’d head that way if you’re looking for more peace and quiet. I’d also recommend suba diving at Sugar Beach. That being said, the beach is awesome and very scenic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a really nice beach, but wow, the road into it is a mess !! It starts out with a super steep hill, and remains very rough the whole way to the beach. There is a really nice tiki bar/restaurant at the beach, though very expensive. A rum punch was $18 US. I tried to rent snorkel equipment (... More 

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